Book Discussion Open to Public

On Tuesday, June 27, at 3 p.m., the Lexington Public Library will hold a discussion of Art Chansky’s book, “Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town” (2016). 
The  book focuses on the civil rights changes that long-time University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith; Charlie Scott, UNC’s first African-American athletic scholarship recipient; and college athletics helped bring to Chapel Hill, the state of North Carolina, and the South.
The discussion is open to the public and is free of charge.

Flower Calendar Returns

It is with great joy that FPC is bringing back our beloved Flower Calendar! We have missed fresh flowers under our beautiful cross for many years. It is a wonderful opportunity to give flowers in memory or honor of someone or just for celebration.
The Flower Calendar will be located in the lobby. Please:
1) Sign up on the calendar
2) Give Jeanna the information you want put in the bulletin the Monday before your flowers will be placed in the sanctuary
3) Contact your florist to order your flowers and give them a door code that you get from Jeanna so your flowers can be placed in the sanctuary on the Friday or Saturday before your Sunday.
If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Sullivan or Katherine Team.

Prayer Partners for Acts Alive

We are only FOUR WEEKS away from heading to the Dominican Republic to be the hands of Jesus and extending love to the folks in the DR. Please join us by being a Partner in Prayer for someone on this journey and writing a letter for them that will travel to the DR! Prayers, encouragement, and love can be what this letter contains. These meaningful letters will be read at the evening devotions and will be your personal link to our youth and adult missionaries while away. Please contact Jeanna to sign up for an Acts Aliver or advisor, begin praying for your that person, and submit your letter to them to the church office in a sealed envelope by June 1st.

These heartfelt letters will mean more to folks than you can imagine, and we so appreciate your time and effort in writing them for our group members. For questions, please contact Joy Harman or Katherine Team.

Summer Worship Music Suggestions

Our Summer worship schedule begins on May 28, with one service at 10am in the Sanctuary. Do you have a hymn or song you would like us to sing this summer during worship? All congregational singing will come from your suggestions! Please share your requests! You may submit your suggestions by filling out the card in Sunday’s bulletin, or you may use the form here at our website.

New Class of Elders Elected

At our Congregational Meeting on April 30, 2023, the following were elected to the Elder Class of 2025: Bonnie Graham, Robin Team, Beth White, Ryan Harman, Cathy Fulp, Roddie Hobbs, Ashley Timberlake, Lane Morton, and Margie Clark. 
The following were elected to the Nominating Committee of 2024: Mike Kiefer, Donna Bryan, and Brian Turlington. Two Session members will also be elected by Session at a later time to serve on this committee.
We are grateful to the 2023 Nominating Committee for their work in presenting this slate and appreciate their willingness to serve.  

FPC to Host Community Prayer Service

First Presbyterian Church will hold a National Day of Prayer Community Service on Thursday, May 4 at 6:00 PM. Please invite your friends and neighbors and join us as we lift up our country and community in prayer alongside churches all across our nation.

Pictorial Directory News

The Member Care Ministry Team is working on a new in-house Pictorial Directory this Spring.  There are a couple of things happening that we need your assistance with.  
Jeanna will be sending everyone a Google Form to be completed online with your family’s basic information.  We will need full name and birthdate on each member of your household.  We will also need your home address, email address, and phone number.  We would also like contact information for dependents over the age of 18.  Look for this email sometime the week of April 17th. There will also be a paper form available for those who don’t have an email or prefer a paper form over an online form. The deadline for submitting those contact forms is May 7th.
Travis Fortune will be taking pictures of individuals and families on Sunday, April 23 and 30.  Pictures will be taken from 8:00 to 8:45 am, 10:00 to 10:45 am, and 12:00 to 12:45 pm on each of these Sundays.  Please come to the back half of the Fellowship Hall to have your picture taken. Paper information forms will also be available to complete at that time. 
If you have an individual or family photo that you have already taken and would like included in the directory, you can submit it to Jeanna. The deadline for submitting a photos is May 7th.
We are hoping to have the directory available by early Summer.  Any questions can be directed to Emelie North.

PW Spring Dinner – All Women Invited

Calling all women! The Women’s Circles are having a Spring Dinner on May 2 at 6:00 p.m. We have been studying Sabbath this year, and Pastor Jon will be our speaker on the theme of Sabbath. Dinner will be catered by Kathleen Watson and is open to all women of the church. The cost is $10 per person. We will also receive the Birthday Offering, which primarily has funded capital improvement projects throughout the world. If you plan to attend, please make your reservations with Jeanna, in the church office, by April 24.

Now Accepting Applications for Winnie Green Higher Education Scholarship

The Session and the Endowment Ministry Team of the Session would like to invite eligible persons to apply for a grant from the Winnifred Zimmerman Green Higher Education Scholarship Fund. The Scholarship was made possible by a generous gift from the estate of long time member Winnie Green to aid “worthy students of high academic achievement” with their college expenses.

The Session has established guidelines for the awarding of grants. Grants will be awarded each spring; students receiving scholarships shall not be guaranteed renewal of scholarships. Students must re-apply for a new grant each year.

The application deadline for this year is May 1. Application forms and the full list of applicant guidelines are available from the church office, on the lobby side of Jeanna’s service window, or may be downloaded by clicking here.

April Circle Meetings

Presbyterian Women Circles will meet Monday, April 3. The Morning Circle will meet in the parlor at 10:30 AM, and the Evening Circle will meet in the library at 7:00 PM. The Bible study leader will be Carol Beck.
This month, Presbyterian Women are collecting items for Dragonfly House: small bags of chips, refills of liquid soap, plain colored youth t-shirts, and fleece throws.