We are a gathering of Christ followers in Lexington, North Carolina, and we invite you to join us on the journey of faith.
Our Vision: First Presbyterian Church is a loving community in Christ where we Call People to Faith, Develop them as Disciples, and Send them to Serve.
The Gathering: 9:30 a.m. - 9:55 a.m. (September - May)
Church School: 10:00 a.m.
Worship: 11:00 a.m.
Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)
Friday 9 a.m. - 12 noon
Mail: P.O. Box 586, Lexington NC 27293-0586
Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
300 South Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Greetings in the name of Christ!
I have just returned from the Acts Alive Work Camp mission trip to the Dominican Republic. This trip was the 3rd for Acts Alive (2005, 2009, 2014) and the 10th over all for our church (Adult 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) to work with Mission Emanuel.
This trip was as moving and meaningful as I have come to expect. The difference for me on this trip was sharing it with the youth and advisors of Acts Alive. It truly was a privilege to be a part of the Acts Alive work camp experience, and I came away more convinced than ever that our youth group ministry is special. Our leaders have a deep faith in Christ and a commitment to sharing that faith with our youth. Our youth are receptive to the guidance of the leaders and truly seek to serve those they minister too.
Our group has the reputation of being the hardest working youth group of the many churches that come to Mission Emanuel, and for this reason, they were given the most difficult job of the week. The work site was cut into the side of a steep hill more than 200 feet below the main street. Much of the work was passing the construction material down a human chain for hours. Once the material made it to the work site, the actual construction began.
While the work was hard and satisfying, we did not neglect the more important aspect of the mission - that being interacting with the people of Cielo...especially the children. Some of our youth took time to play with the children in the streets; others would find a cool shaded spot to engage the children in conversation; and a number of our guys organized an impromptu baseball game at the Mission Emanuel ball field.
I could continue to highlight our week, but I certainly do not want to give it all away! Please plan to join us for Acts Alive Sunday on August 10th. During worship, Acts Alive will share all about the trip and the impact it has made in their lives.
Our next Adult trip to the Dominican Republic will be in October 2015, when we go to help Mission Emanuel celebrate their 20th anniversary. I encourage you to begin making plans to join me for this meaningful and historic week.
Grace and peace to each of you.
Your friend and pastor,
During the Summer Pastor Lee will be doing a series of sermons looking at the 10 Commandments.
These commands are not the restrictive rules they are made out to be. Instead, they are God's provision for living a happy and abundand life. Come and learn to look at the 10 Commands from a new perspective.
July 27, 2014
The Ten Commandments: Pillars of Community - "Do Not Murder #6"
Aug 3, 2014
The Ten Commandments: Pillars of Community - "Do Not Commit Adultery #7"
In the month of May in worship, we spent some time looking at what is good about the church of Jesus Christ. Sometimes the perception of the church by those outside of the church is not very positive. (Sometimes even by those inside the church!) So, I wanted to remind us a number of positive results that have come from God calling the church into being. Some of you missed a Sunday or two, so I thought I’d summarize the four good things that I lifted up.
Well summer is just about upon us, and one of the things I like about summer is its different quality of time when compared to the rest of the year. There are more daylight hours, and life seems less rushed. Summer provides a great opportunity to catch our breath and catch up on any number of things that we have been putting off.
The Presbyterian Table meets Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, reserving a table at a different restaurant each week. Anyone who wants to eat out is invited to come sit at "the Presbyterian table." This is an informal group open to all with each person being responsible for his or her own expense. We invite you to join us any week for good food, fellowship, and lots of laughter.
I am excited to announce a new way that First Presbyterian Church can help you develop as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We have partnered with RightNow Media to make available to you a large library of free video resources. It's essentially the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. You can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector. There are over 2000 videos from some great teachers including Max Lucado, Francis Chan, Bill Hybels, Andy Stanley, and more.
FaithHealth NC, a program through Wake Forest Baptist Health, is dynamic partnership between faith communities and health care providers. The mission and purpose of Faith/Health is to develop strong links between medical and faith communities in providing ministries of help and healing to individuals. In Lexington that partnership is between our own Lexington Medical Center and various churches. Our congregation, in fact, has covenanted to be a part of the FaithHealth program.
Several years ago, a number of people from our church took a Saturday to drive over to Madison, NC to observe the men of First Methodist Church cooking peanuts. We had tasted their peanuts and were interested in how they cooked them. Following that trip we searched for a cooker we could use to cook peanuts ourselves, but couldn't find one. We now have contracted with the Madison church to sell us peanuts wholesale.
NUTS ON A MISSION is a unique, delicious gift for your neighbor, a relative, or just for yourself! Contact the church office or Emmy Floyd to purchase. Each pint jar costs just $6.00, or pick up two jars for $10. A case of 12 jars costs $60. All proceeds will go toward missions.