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.
Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. for lunch)
Friday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Mail: P.O. Box 586, Lexington NC 27293-0586
Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
300 South Main St.
Lexington, NC 27292
Over the last week or so, I have had a number of people ask me what I thought about the Pope and the Pope’s visit to the United States. Even though I am a protestant minister, I have greatly respected the Catholic Church and its leadership over the largest Christian group in the world.
When I lived in Lexington, Virginia, one of my closest friends was the Catholic Campus Minister. We did many ministry events together, and I learned a great deal from him. I have often thought that the reformers in the 16th and 17th centuries may have discarded too much in their efforts to reform the abuses of the Catholic Church. I have always appreciated the Catholic Church’s emphasis on personal spiritual disciplines, ministry to the poor, and have loved the writings of the Catholic mystics.
One aspect of Pope Francis that I truly admire is his humility. He has relinquished claims to many of the special privileges of former Popes. He has chosen not to live in the papal residence but in a much simpler apartment that allows him to live in community with others. He wears simple white clothes with an iron cross rather than the more lavish clothes and gold crosses of other Popes. He likes to be around people and is much more accessible to the average person.
His visit to the United States has been encouraging and uplifting for Christians in both the Catholic and Protestant church. It is so refreshing to have a major Christian leader receive positive press about the good things the Church of Jesus Christ does. Too often, much coverage of the Christian church is negative. I’d rather have the Church known for what it is for than what it is against. The Pope’s visit has been a nice highlight of what is good about the Church and following Jesus.
We will have a fellowship dinner in our fellowship hall on Thursday, October 8 at 6:00 PM. We will be serving baked spaghetti (which will be available for sale/purchase alongside our chicken pies this fall), salad, bread, dessert, and tea. Not only will you get to sample the baked spaghetti, but you’ll also be treated to a short, informative and inspiring program by Donna Hurt, our former Director of Christian Education and Formation.
September 13, 2015
Can You Change the Course of a River?
Luke 12:1-4; John 3:8; Isaiah 43:19
September 20, 2015
Fools for Christ
1 Corinthians 1:18-24
September 27, 2015
October 4, 2015
Genesis 11:1-9; Psalm 8
October 11, 2015
The Sword of God
October 18 - Guest Preacher
Our thanks go out to all who have volunteered at Crisis Ministry’s Homeless Shelter for the coming year, whether in preparing and serving a meal or staying overnight. Men, there are still dates available for those who would like to volunteer to stay overnight at the shelter. If you would like to volunteer for an overnight stay on one of the following dates, or if you would like more information about volunteering at the shelter, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Samanta Henderson: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 25, Dec. 16, and Dec. 23.
Small groups offer a place to both grow in our relationship with God and in our relationships with other church members through fellowship and Bible study. If you are interested in joining or facilitating a small group, or if you’d like more information, please contact Blake Benton.
Please mark these dates on your calendar and make plans to join us:
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.
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.
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.