Classes are held during the school year both on Wednesday and Sunday nights! Check out the List of Classes that are being offered this spring. Looking for an adult Sunday school class? Well check out the many options that we have to offer you! Get involved in our church in other ways, too, as detailed on our ministry webpages. Give God joy through Worship, Growth and Service!
Through August 2017, we have a NEW Sermon Series:
Knowing Jesus - Gospel of Matthew
How well do you know Jesus? We brought in the new year with a sermon series on the Gospel of Matthew. The goal of this series is to help you know your Lord better through the study of this gospel. A more in-depth class on Matthew is offered on Wednesday evenings. Please join us for this marvelous study and invite family and friends! All you need is your Bible!
Are you seeking a new career or a job opportunity within your current company? If so, these workshops are helpful in making that possible. These workshops are helpful in making that possible, and they are open to the community!
Men In Ministry
The Men in Ministry here at Saxe Gotha is a strong and loyal group of men. They have servants' hearts and a strong passion for leading by disciples' examples.
Men's Fish Fry 2016 Men of the church held the annual Men's Fish Fry in May and had a terrific turnout! This SGPC Men's Ministry annual event was Thursday, May 12th and we asked men to invite male family members, friends, neighbors & coworkers to join us for live music, an inspirational message, worship and plenty of time to fellowship with other men for God's glory. Our speaker was Brett Freeman who is a Georgia Tech graduate & experienced Software /Systems Engineer who's done professional work and God's mission work in South Asia. He is called to make a positive difference for Christ in our world.
The menu was delicious and consisted of Fried Fish, French Fries, Coleslaw, Fried Pepper rings, Baked Beans, Hush Puppies and Tea. The event was again be held at Pine Island on Lake Murray. Thanks to everyone who volunteered, attended and/or prayed for this event! For more information about helping with future men's events, please contact Bill Seymour via email or phone (803.351.0830).
Wild Game Night 2016 Our men of the church had another wonderful event on with their annual Wild Game Night! It was held at The Barn at Harmon's on Highway 1 here in Lexington (3152 Augusta Hwy, Gilbert, SC 29054). The delicious menu included Venison Cube Steak, Sausage & Ham; Venison Chile; Barbequed Quail; Catfish Cubes; Raw Fries; Baked Beans; Cole slaw; and Catfish Stew. The evening included dinner and a speaker that provided an inspiring message that evening! Check back here for future events that the Men of SGPC will hold! It's wonderful Christian fellowship!
Men's Bible Study: Studying the Bible is more than just learning a bunch of religious or historical facts. Studying the Bible together with other believers can be much more than that…it can be life-transforming. Men, learn how the Bible truly applies to your life with issues such as leadership, character, family management and balance. Most importantly, learn why a man’s life without Jesus is really no life at all. Join this eclectic group of men on Monday mornings at 6:30 AM in the Light House, Rooms 112/113 as we continue our journey in the Bible. Currently we are studying the Gospel of Mark. For more information, please email or call Scott Welborn (803.318.2977).
Nailbenders: This is a dedicated group of men who work both on site and in the community to help SGPC members and friends in need. Past projects include improvements on our church campus to the SGPC Welcome Center, room color changes on the second floor, and Light House cafe improvements. These individuals also work to help those in need in our local community with home repairs and yard work. The group meets at 8:00 am on the second Saturday of each month at the Chick-fil-A in the center of Lexington, then they leave from there to work on the predetermined monthly project. If you would like to participate, you can show up on the designated Saturdays at CFA, or contact the group leaders at Nailbenders.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Presbyterian Women Saxe Gotha is blessed to have many women within the congregation who are committed to the word of Christ in a variety of ways. They gather to learn about God's word and serve others in His name. These women participate in a number of activities such as: luncheons, circles, Bible study groups, aerobics and congregational care small groups.
Presbyterian Women's Spring Luncheon: Spring 2017 Details Soon to be Announced...
Our 2016 spring luncheon was held on Sunday, April 17th! All women of the church were invited to join us for this event at 12:30 PM in the SGPC Gym and tickets were sold in advance. Our featured guest speaker was Dawn Smith Jordan, Christian singer, songwriter, author and speaker. Her topic was "Out of the Mire and into the Choir!" and she gave a moving message that focused on Psalm 40:1-3. Check back next spring for details on the future spring luncheon!
SGPC Women's Circles If you would like to learn more about the women's circles at SGPC, be sure to see our current Women's Circles list. It includes when and where the circles meet and leadership contacts.
Monday Morning Bible Study This group meets every Monday at 10:00 am in the Light House, Rooms 112/113, and welcomes anyone to join them - women or men! The group has focused on a variety of wonderful, Biblical topics and in the past has studied the Beth Moore Video Series on James, "Mercy Triumphs," "The Law of Love" and much more. For more information, please contact Debbie Knight via email.
Bible Study for Mothers of Youth Children This Bible study is for the mothers of younger children. It meets on Monday mornings at 10:00 am (we meet every Monday morning that Lexington 1 schools are in session) in the Main Building, Room 231 (under the Welcome Center). Childcare is provided for ladies attending the Bible study. Join this group as they fix their eyes on Jesus and encourage each other. Questions can be sent to Meredith Cully via email. All are welcome!
Wondrous Women Sunday School We invite women of all ages and life situations to join this group for lively faith discussions and life-giving friendship and support. The group meets in the Light House in room 138 (Sunday mornings 9:45 - 10:45 am). Questions can be sent to Carol Perrin via email.
Aerobics at Saxe Gotha will keep you fit and healthy year round. Vicki Beatty, our Aerobics Director, is a high energy instructor who keeps aerobics fun! Vicki leads the majority of the weekly sessions that take place both morning and evening in the Fellowship Hall. We offer Cardio Aerobics, Advanced Step, Body Sculpting, and Hi/Lo Aerobics/Weights. Please contact Vicki Beatty (803.926.9917) for more information, or click to view the current Aerobics Schedule.
Congregational Care Small Groups
Prayer Shawl Ministry Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayer ministry that reaches out to individuals in need of comfort or solace. Many blessings are prayed into every shawl that's created. The shawl maker begins with prayers for the unknown recipient and the intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. If you like to knit, or would like to learn to knit, then this ministry needs you. The group meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month (during the school year) in the Main Building, Room 154 from 10-11:30 am. This ministry is for beginners and advanced knitters, as instruction is provided for those who are new to this craft and ministry. Newcomers only need to bring needles. To get involved in this ministry, please contact Polly Askew (803.359.7263).
WinGS: Widows in Group Share This extra wonderful group of ladies get together monthly to provide support and share with each other in their unique journey of being a widow. Gathering to share a meal at a local restaurant every second Saturday of the month, they provide each other with vital fellowship, friendship and support, and have a lot of fun along the way! All widows are welcome no matter the age! Co-Chairs are Jan Harrison and Carol Harden. For more information, please contact Jan Harrison (803.520.6640).
Presbyterian Women's Ministry Council and Commitees
- Women’s Ministry Council meets the first Sunday of each month at 4:00 P.M. in Room 155. Council is made of a Moderator, Moderator-elect/Women’s Luncheon Coordinator, Secretary, Treasurer and Women’s Circle/Small Group Leaders and the Decorating Committee Chairs. For more information, please contact Michelle Smoak via email.
- Decorating Committee Madonna Moore and Sandy Walker co-chair our decorating committee and coordinate and implement special holiday decorating at Christmas and Easter including decorating the Sanctuary and sale of Poinsettia’s and Easter Lilies. Many hands make light work and volunteers are necessary to assist in the Decorating Committee’s responsibilities. For more information and to volunteer, please contact Sandy Walker via email or (803.331.0192).
- Women’s Spring Luncheon Committee This committee is formed each year and works with the PW Moderator Elect to plan and implement our annual Women’s Spring Luncheon. Committee forms in January each year and the luncheon normally occurs in April or May. For more information, please contact Michelle Smoak via email.
Saxe Gotha's Small Group Ministry offers all people of God the opportunity to grow as fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Small Group members gather in the name of Jesus to listen to God, to care for one another, to serve the church and community and to welcome the stranger. If you would like to sign up for a Small Group, please download a copy of the What is a Small Group insert and return it to Offering Plate or the Church Business Office.
What is a Small Group?A small group is a gathering, usually six to ten people, who meet to offer mutual acceptance, support for one another's goals, and encouragement for life's challenges. They may discuss The Bible, or another book with a spiritual focus, to discover truths for their own lives, learn who Jesus is, and grow closer to Him - while praying regularly for each small group member. When you join a small group, you should be committed to regular attendance and any reading assignments. Most groups meet at the church or in someone's home. Meeting frequency varies. The group could be once, twice, or four times a month.
Is a Small Group for me?If you sometimes wonder why you're here, or would like to know more about prayer, how to read The Bible, or how to live your faith day to day, a small group may be helpful. A lot of small groups are formed through the similarities of its group members. These similarities (life stages, circumstances and sometimes events) often mean that the group's members are traveling down unique paths, but feel free to talk openly with others who are on the same journey. Chances are that through sharing, as well as listening to others, you'll find out who you really are, learn more about who God is, and discover resources that will energize your life.
Current Small Groups
- Significant Bible Study
- Meaningful Relationships
- Leadership Development
- Life Enriching
Current Small Group Leadership & Schedules:
|Small Group:||Wed 7:00 pm||Kathy Howellemail@example.com||Open|
|Small Group:||Wed 6:30 am||Jim Davidfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open|
|Fellowship & Accountability:||Sat 7:30 am||Alan Medlenemail@example.com||Open|
|Small Group:||Wed 4:30 pm||Linda Davidfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open|
|Small Group:||Wed 6:00 am||Bootsie Wynnemail@example.com||Open|
Tables of Eight is a fellowship opportunity for singles and couples of all ages to become better acquainted with others in the church, to build new friendships and community, and to enjoy a monthly meal at someone's home. By participating in this unique small group ministry we are following in the footsteps of Jesus who so often enjoyed meals with his friends. It’s as simple as that - the simple act, yet enriching experience, of sitting down together and learning about each other’s lives. A Table of Eight "grouping" is assigned for a three month session. The Spring 2017 session will be held (Feb. - Apr. ).
Tables of Eight
How it works: The Adult Ministries team will group eight people from those participating. If a couple signs up, they are counted as two of the eight. Each Table of Eight decides the day and time they'll meet. Hosting is rotated among the group. The host is responsible for the main dish and beverages, and the remaining members bring the rest of the meal (e.g., appetizer, salad and bread, vegetable, and dessert). At the end of each gathering, the group decides who will host next and when to meet. Please read our Table of Eight FAQs, as well as sign up for this new fellowship opportunity. Please contact Helen Harrison Coker at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign-up.
If you don't already know, Saxe Gotha Presbyterian offers to its members an unlimited access to RightNow Media, which is the Netflix of Christian Bible studies. It currently has over 3500 studies (and growing!) that you can access on your computer, Ipad, and/or smartphone. RightNow even has its own App. RightNow has videos for all ages - children, youth, college, and adults; it has studies on a variety of topics such as marriage, finance, parenting, leadership, men and women; and it includes books of the Bible. On RightNow you'll see and hear from nationally known speakers such as Dave Ramsey, Francis Chan, Chip Ingram, Max Lucado, and more! All members of SGPC were sent an email invitation to log onto RightNow a while back. If you have lost that invitation or did not receive it, please contact Helen Harrison Coker and she will resend the email to you so that you can start taking advantage of our RightNow media membership!
Prayer Focus & Prayer Warriors
MONTHLY PRAYER FOCUS : Prayer Focus for February: Our Family and Friends
During the month of February, our culture focuses so much on romantic love between two individuals. The Almighty God has placed so many more people in our lives to give love to them. Let us pray for our family and friends during the month of February that they will come to know God’s unconditional love in deeper, richer way
Colossians 1:9-15 Paul’s prayer for his friends
“9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, 11 being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. 13 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
For Those We Love
Almighty God, I entrust all who are dear to me to your never-failing care and love, for this life and the life to come; knowing that you are doing for them better things than I can desire or pray for; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For our Family and Friends
Blessed are You, loving Father, For all your gifts to us. Blessed are You for giving us family and friends To be with us in times of joy and sorrow, To help us in days of need, And to rejoice with us in moments of celebration. Father, We praise You for Your Son Jesus, Who knew the happiness of family and friends, And in the love of Your Holy Spirit. Blessed are you for ever and ever. Amen.
For our family and friends who are far away from us
God, whose fatherly care reaches to the uttermost parts of the earth; I humbly beseech you graciously to behold and bless those whom I love, now absent from me. Defend them from all dangers of soul and body; and grant that both they and I, drawing nearer to you, may be bound together by your love in the communion of your Holy Spirit, and in the fellowship of the faithful; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER WARRIORS: Join Us In Prayer Each Sunday Morning! We need men and women to pray every Sunday morning. We begin at 7:50 am in the pastors office and then to walk the campus and pray over every classroom, teacher, parking lot, sanctuary and fellowship hall. If you cannot make it to the church at that time and want to pray from home, that works, too. As the week passes, we continue to pray for our pastors, staff and church grounds.
The best way to build our church and fire up our pastors is to be involved and pray for them constantly and continually! If you really what to put your faith where it is needed the most, commit yourself to support your church and pastoral staff. Realize that God loves us all, and we are still in His Hands, which is why prayer is needed. Pastors and church leaders face many opportunities and challenges each day, balancing the stresses of ministry - researching and writing the sermons, managing the affairs of the church, going to countless meetings and counseling others on significant problems. We can come together triumphantly as a caring, loving community powerfully for His glory and impact our community (Isaisah 6:1-12; Galatians 5:22-23; 1 Peter 3:12)!
This is an extremely important thing anyone at Saxe Gotha can do. Please prayerfully consider joining the Prayer Warriors.
To get involved, contact Bill Seymour (803-351-0830).
New Members and Guests!
I Want to Find out More about My Spiritual Gifts If you are a new member who has recently joined Saxe Gotha, or if you are considering becoming an officer of this church, we encourage you to take the SPIRITUAL GIFTS INVENTORY or analysis test. It will help you to know what your talents are and your spiritual strengths. A results email will be sent to you after you take the test; please forward these results via email to Melissa Peel, administrative assistment for membership. One of our membership leaders will then follow up with you to talk about your SGI results and/or your personal journey with Christ and the road ahead.