Acts Alive Auction March 5, 2023

On Sunday, March 5, at 5:30 PM, Acts Alive will host a dinner and auction to raise money for their summer mission trip to the Dominican Republic. We hope you will make plans to join us for this fun evening in support of our youth. 
They are currently seeking donations for the auction. If you would like to help, here are some suggestions of items or services that could be donated:
  • Vacation Home Stays
  • Food items – dessert of the month, specialty cakes, BBQ dinner, casseroles or signature dishes, themed dinners, group brunch or dinner
  • Day trips – golf outing, hunting or fishing day trip, lake day, TopGolf, wine tours, hotel stay
  • Themed Baskets – game, holiday, movie night, outdoor, beach, children’s dress-up
  • Tickets – Panthers football, ice hockey, college football or basketball, concert
  • Services or Gift Certificates – local businesses (restaurants, spa or salon services, car wash, sports or activities, oil change, etc.)
Acts Alive would also welcome cash donations to help secure additional auction items!
Record of donation forms are available in the church lobby (look for the tropical-themed display).
Donations are due by FEBRUARY 5 to Katherine Team or Joy Harman.
THANK YOU for supporting our Acts Alive youth!

Women of the Word Winter/Spring Study 2023

Women of the Word is excited to announce its new seven-week study for Winter/Spring!
STUDY:  Kelly Minter’s revised and updated RUTH: LOSS, LOVE, & LEGACY
WHEN: Evenings – Mondays, starting February 6 at 6:30 PM; Mornings – Tuesdays, starting February 7 at 9:15 AM 
WHERE:  First Presbyterian Church, Lexington (corner of South Main Street and West Third Avenue)
Ruth’s story runs the gamut of human experience, inviting us to engage with God about our own stories. Despite heartbreak and trial, Ruth is an accessible image of integrity, kindness, purity, commitment, faith, and hard work as a marginalized outsider and vulnerable widow. She is godliness with its sleeves rolled up.  The story of Ruth reminds us that no matter our past, each of us is invited to find redemption and refuge under the sheltering wings of Jesus Christ.
Register by February 2 at with your name, cell phone number, email address, and which session – day or night – you plan to attend. (Invite friends!)
Due to the high cost of the Study Guide, books will be sold at our first session for $20, cash/Venmo or check. (Savings about $10)
Don’t miss out on how relevant the story of RUTH is for all of us today! Come see how God proves Himself faithful as the One who rescues, revives and redeems us!
Questions? Please contact Katherine Team.

Sunday School for Winter/Spring 2023

Winter/Spring 2023 is full of great Sunday School options for your entire family! All Sunday School classes meet from 10:00-10:50 am. Whether you worship at 9:00 or 11:00, Sunday School fits nicely into your worship experience! We have classes for all ages, and look forward to creating personal and meaningful relationships with our church family during this special time.  
Below are descriptions of the studies we will cover this winter/spring. Each person may choose to visit multiple classes or remain with the same group. You DO NOT need to be present each week, so jump right in at any point!  No matter what class or date you start, you are sure to build new friendships and find yourself more involved in the life of our church.
Sunday School Service Opportunity:
Pre-K, Elementary and Middle School students are looking for adult volunteers to join their class one Sunday. If you are interested in volunteering to help with crafts, games or teaching the lesson one Sunday, please call or text Ann Kiefer at 336-830-2752. You will enjoy the energy and abbreviated lessons we have each week.  Our children are eager to meet adults who they can talk to in the halls, sit with at church and get to know at church events. You will not regret volunteering to be a part of their Sunday School Class!
John Knox and Joyful Classes
The Book of 1st Corinthians by Jennie Allen is on RightNow Media, with video sessions between 8 and 12 minutes. Class leaders use a discussion guide after each video. Jennie walks into the messy lives of the Corinthians and takes us through Paul’s words to the conflicted church. We’ll see how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives. 
MOJOs Class
Don’t Give The Enemy A Seat At Your Table by Louie Giglio is a DVD series.  Each session is approximately 20 minutes with participant guides for each family. Giglio unpacks Psalm 23 to offer insight into how to overcome the enemy’s lies and find peace and spiritual security in any circumstance or situation.
Pre-K Elementary Grades
Celebrate Wonder curriculum is in print form (no DVD) for PreK-Elementary grades.  Facilitators will have a Leader’s Guide each week with detailed lesson plans. Each Bible story will have a lesson, craft and game.
Middle School
Drive Thru History Bible Backroads (the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke) hosted by Dave Stotts on RightNow Media is a fun, fast-paced, and educational series, encouraging us to dig deeper into the Gospel accounts together. We visit landmarks in Israel to get a better understanding of biblical history. Students will create an anchor chart for each book, recapping what they learned in each video.
High School
Students will study the Gospel of Mark this winter followed by preparation for the Youth Sunday worship service this spring.
Lenten Series with Pastor Jon 
20-30 minute lesson each week in the Sanctuary. Sunday School groups will break off and do small group discussion after the lesson.

Breakfast on February 5

Breakfast is back! Join us Sunday, February 5th at 8:30 am for a church-wide BREAKFAST provided by the Men of the Church! 

We are grateful to Travis Fortune and Sammy McFarland for co-chairing this event.  Don’t miss this delicious, hot breakfast and warm, loving fellowship on a cold winter’s morning! It’s the month of LOVE ❤, so come sit with new church family members for great conversation and breakfast. 

Sign up by January 22nd by either filling out a card on Sunday morning and dropping it in the offering plate or contacting Jeanna (336-248-2140 or

MLK Jr. Art Contest and Gallery

On Monday, January 16, 2023 at the new Arts Davidson County there will be a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Art Contest and Gallery open to youth: K-12th grade with art entries focusing on Dr. King or events of the Civil Rights Era. The Race Unification Committee has been invited to this event. It is open to everyone.

Installation Service for Pastor Jon

Everyone is invited to Pastor Jon’s installation service, which will be held at FPC on Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 PM. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. This is an important event in the life of our church, and we hope you will come celebrate with us.

Grace Episcopal Class Invites First Presbyterian Members to Discussion

As nearly 20 participants in the Race Unification Committee’s book study this past fall read and discussed Bishop Michael Curry’s Love Is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times, two other Lexington groups also began studying the book.  A new Sunday school class formed at Grace Episcopal Church to study the book.  Also, a small, independent Sunday evening women’s book study, including members of Grace Episcopal, First Presbyterian, and two United Methodist churches, began reading and discussing the book.
Now the “Love Is the Way” book study class at Grace Episcopal is inviting members of First Presbyterian to join members of Grace Church and the larger Lexington/Davidson County community for a one-night-only discussion of the book on Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m. in Grace Episcopal’s Parish Hall, 419 South Main Street, Lexington.  The meeting is open not just to readers from the RUC book study, but to all members of our church.  You don’t have to read the book to attend.  Refreshments will be served.  Participation is also possible by Zoom.
Lay facilitators from Grace Church and First Presbyterian will lead the open discussion, which will explore the relevance of Curry’s book for our community and world.  Curry, the presiding Episcopal bishop in the United States, writes that Jesus’ teachings about love offer the greatest hope for resolving the most challenging issues of our time, including racism, poverty, drugs and crime, community decline, LGBTQ rights, immigration, environmental preservation, deep political division, and the lack of constructive civil discourse.
Please RSVP to Barbara Presnell or David Inabinett and contact them for further information or questions.

Worship on New Year’s Day

We invite you to start the new year in worship alongside your church family! We will have a single worship service in the sanctuary at 11:00 AM on New Year’s Day. There will be NO Sunday School.

Holiday Office Hours

The church office will be closed Monday, December 26 and Tuesday, December 27 in observance of the Christmas holiday. The church office will be closed Monday, January 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Christmas Worship

On Christmas Day, we will have a single worship service in the sanctuary beginning at 11:00 AM. We invite you to join us for caroling, celebration, and rejoicing!