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
Women of the Word returns for its 14th year with a new Bible study by Priscilla Shirer, "The Armor of God." All women interested in studying God's Word are invited to join us and grow deeper in their faith. The evening session begins Monday, September 21, 6:30-8:15 pm at First Presbyterian, and the morning session begins Tuesday, September 22, 9:15-11:00 am. Please bring your Bible, a pen, and $12 to cover the cost of your study book.
Questions? Please contact Katherine Team (336-242-4019) or Ann McMurray (336-239-4042). Childcare is available for the morning session, please contact Meredith Trout to reserve your space. The study brochure may be viewed or downloaded here.
While there are as many different types of churches as there are belief systems, there is more that unites those who follow Jesus Christ than divides them. Certainly it is God’s desire that those who follow Jesus dwell together in unity.
Experiencing unity, however, is not something that just happens. It takes initiative and a willingness to step beyond the comfortable spheres in which we live. Over the next month and a half we will have two opportunities to take this initiative and join with other churches in shared worship events.
At the end of September (27th) we will host the second annual Raise the Roof evening of worship as we join together with Fairmont, Second, and Shady Side Presbyterian Churches. Last year’s evening was wonderful, and everyone who attended insisted that we do this again. Like last year, this evening will be a time of fellowship and music with our Presbyterian brothers and sisters. Dinner will be a covered dish meal in the Fellowship Hall. Following the meal, we will go to the sanctuary where musicians from each church will share 3 or 4 musical presentations. There will be a free will offering received during the musical portion which will be used to purchase a portable metal handicap ramp that can be lent to someone who has temporary need of a ramp. Once the need is over, the Ramp will be lent to someone else.
The second opportunity is similar and different. It is similar as it is an evening of worship with other churches; it is different because our partner churches are new start-up and storefront churches. First some history: In February of this year, the Gathering Band was invited to participate in an evening worship service hosted by the Momentum Church which worships in the event center at the Smith YMCA. Their pastor Eugene had played drums for our Gathering Band during the months that Ed Snider was recuperating from his foot injury, and Eugene felt the Lord leading him to invite the Gathering band to represent First Presbyterian. Six other new churches participated. It truly was a special evening. In May, the Gathering Band joined these six churches again in another evening worship event at The River Church off of Hickory Tree Road. We were asked to host the next evening which will be held on Sunday, August 30th at 5 p.m. in our fellowship hall. The evening is part talent show, part mission presentation, part worship service mostly in the contemporary style. I am excited to share our unique 188 year old Presbyterian hospitality to churches who have been organized only within the past 5 years.
Both of these events are wonderful opportunities to show our unity in Christ and celebrate the truth that all are one in Christ Jesus. There also is an outreach component connected with this evening known as “Synergy Worship.” In February, cleaning supplies were collected to give to the Crisis Ministry Shelter. In May, a missionary from the Dominican Republic spoke about ministry there. Once the mission emphasis has been decided for the August 30th event, I’ll let you know. Watch the newsletter and bulletin for up to date information.
I do hope you will make plans to participate in these special times of unifying worship.
Grace and peace!
Your friend and pastor,
I am so excited about what God is doing here at First Presbyterian. The month of May has just been spectacular in the life of our church. Our new early service is being well received; we had a number of enjoyable church wide meals; we recognized 8 senior high graduates of our congregation; and we confirmed 10 youth in the faith.
July 26, 2015 - Guest Preacher, The Rev. Bill Sosebee
August 2, 2015 - Acts Alive Sunday
Come hear our youth report on this summer's work camp trip to Roanoke, Va.
August 9, 2015
Rules For the New Life
August 16, 2015
What Would You Ask For?
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
August 23, 2015
Preparing for Battle
August 30, 2015
We Shall Not Be Moved
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.