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, Pilates, Ballet Barre and Hi/Lo Aerobics/Weights.
Please contact Vicki Beatty (803.926.9917) for more information, or pick up a copy of the current Aerobics Schedule in the SGPC Administrative Offices.
Men's Basketball League
The basketball league for men has ended. Check back for details on future leagues, which will include registration details and deadlines. All games are played in the SGPC Gym. Questions? Contact SGPC Deacons Terry Cagle or Ron Cathey.
On weekdays at noon we have pick-up basketball here in the SGPC Gym. Anyone is welcome to play, but church rules must be followed.
All players are required to fill out a registration form and have their driver's license on file with SGPC before playing pick-up basketball.
Please note that all pick-up sessions will have a designated church leader. This person will make decisions on disputes. Please respect this leader's decisions and thank him for making the session possible.
WE WILL PLAY IN A CHRISTIAN ATMOSPHERE.
WE WILL EXPECT ALL PLAYERS TO DISPLAY A CHRISTIAN ATTITUDE.
WE WILL HAVE FUN & PRAISE GOD FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.
Saxe Gotha reserves the right to refuse to allow anyone to play if he cannot abide by the church rules.
Questions about our weekday basketball? Please be sure to contact our leaders as listed below.
Ministry Leader: Jim Fisher
Church members and friends have the opportunity to play on a Saxe Gotha team in the Lexington County Church Leagues during the spring and fall. Men or women who are a minimum of 15 years old qualify to play. Men play on Monday nights and the co-ed team plays on Tuesday night. Coaches are Michael Elkins for Co-ed team (803.446.7574) and Mike Kinney for men's team (803.422.5414).
The fall season typically begins near the first of August.
Walking is a great exercise and conveniently available in a safe environment at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian. For the walker who likes temperature control or wants to stay dry on a rainy day, it is 16 1/2 laps per mile around the gym. Just check the SGPC Calendar to see if the gym is available for walking.
If you enjoy and prefer strolling in the great outdoors, it is three laps per mile around the church parking lot of the Main Building to the front side of the church (sanctuary side). You can walk the entire property at two laps per mile by going from the front of the church all the way around the rear of the Light House. Get a partner or group together and start walking on a regular basis. This is a great way to exercise, meditate and have prayer with God.
Children & Youth Activities
UPward Elementary Basketball League
Saxe Gotha will offers an Upward Basketball League as a ministry for elementary age children (1st through 6th grade). Upward Sports was established in 1995 and has become the world’s largest Christian youth sports provider. The mission of Upward Sports is to promote the discovery of Jesus through Sports, as it seeks to develop athletes spiritually, mentally, athletically and socially.
Registration is currently OPEN, click here to register. Games begin on November 27 and end in late February. Registrations are online only. All players must be evaluated in order to participate. Evaluations take 15-20 minutes. Evaluations will be held on Oct. 23 (3rd-4th grade), Oct. 24 (K-2nd grade), and Oct. 26 (5th-6th grade), Oct. 28 (make-up date). First practice will be the week of November 6th. Cheerleading orientation will be held on Oct. 21. (Time to be announced.)
Terry Cagle recruits coaches and other volunteers needed in support of this program. If you would like to volunteer for this ministry, please contact Terry via email or phone.
Lead Volunteer: Terry Cagle or 803.331.1622
MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
Church members and their friends looking for a church home are invited to play on our Middle and Senior High Basketball teams. We have fall seasons for Middle School and High School. Some years there is a Middle School Spring/Summer season. The purpose for this time is to help the players improve their basketball skills while playing in a fun, safe, and Christian environment. There is always at least one, and most of the time two, of our local middle school coaches present.
In addition to league play, Middle School students are invited to open gym play year-round on Fridays from 7:00-9:00 pm. based on availability of the gym. These are pick-up games and drills run by the Middle School coach Barry Sease.
Registrations are currently closed. Check back again for registration information. Teams will be formed by age groupings of 12-14 and 15-17 (age on Sept. 1) and will play against other church teams in the area.
High School Basketball: n/a - not currently in season
Middle School: n/a - not currently in season
Registration Fees : $40 per player & must accompany completed registration form. Add $25 if you need a reversible game jersey. Download Registration Form. Also, registration forms are available in the SGPC recreation/health area that's near the gym (please enter via the main administrative offices) once registrations are open.
Practice: High School Teams will practice Sundays from 2:30-4:00 pm starting early October. Middle School Teams will practice on Sundays from 1:00 to 3:00 starting early October. Middle School students are invited to open gym play year-round on Fridays from 7:00-9:00 pm. based on availability of the gym.
For questions or to get placed on the email list to keep up with the scheduled days, you may send an email to the appropriate leader below.
Saxe Gotha Kids: VBS, Activities & Camps
We have had many fun and exciting activities to offer children this summer through our 2017 Summer VBS - Galactic Starveyors, Activities & Camps! Our SGPC summer camps continue to be a big hit for the children in our community each summer. Kids play and learn about art, basketball and much more! We welcome the children of SGPC members, as well as any children in the community who are not a formal part of Saxe Gotha Presbyterian. So make plans to join us next summer for a LOT of FUN in a very wholesome, Christian environment! Be sure to check out the Children's ministry webpage, too, for other activities for kids that are planned!
Did you know that Saxe Gotha has a fitness center?
The Fitness Center has a treadmill, an upright and recumbent bike, an elliptical, free weights, and a wide variety of circuit type weight and resistance machinery. A Fitness Center Orientation is required to join!
Please contact Joe Moore via email to sign up for a fitness orientation or get details on when the next one will be offered.
Fitness Center Guidelines and Hours
Health & Wellness
Lexington Medical Center Free Health Assessments
A few times a year the Lexington Medical Center staff visit to offer free health assessments to our church members and individuals in our community. LMC will visit Saxe Gotha Presbyterian on Thursday, March 23, 2017. During these appointments qualified LMC medical staff will offer the following health screenings: Blood Pressure Assessment, Glucose (blood sugar) screening test for risk of developing diabetes, Lipid Profile (Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL and Triglycerides), and Screening test for coronary heart and vascular disease. You may also request the following additional screenings: Thyroid Profile (detects thyroid abnormalities) for $32; or Vitamin D Level (detects deficiencies) for $40. (Note: You must pay for additional screenings with cash or check only.) Please know that PSA testing is not available this year.
The LMC Health Screenings will be held from 7:30-10:30 AM in Main Building, Room 155 (across from gym) on March 23, 2017. Test are open to anyone, but you must make an appointment by calling or emailing Pansy Floyd (359-7770, ext. 11). Know that all testing requires fasting for 12 hours prior to the test. Please know that there are a limited number of spots available.
All participants receive their screening results via confidential mail and/or a telephone call. We strongly encourage participants with abnormal results to follow up with a physician.
CPR & First Aid Certifications
The American Heart Association conducts a CPR & First Aid Certification Class a minimum of once a year. This includes AED training and information on the Saxe Gotha emergency plan presented in the last 30 minutes. Ministry team leaders who will be using their skills for church events or mission trips will be free. All others will pay the required fee. Please our church newsletter, This Week at Saxe Gotha, for the next available date.
Lexington's Race Against Hunger
Saxe Gotha established Lexington's Race Against Hunger (LRAH) in 2001, with the goal of increasing awareness of world hunger and raising funds to benefit the hungry both locally and worldwide. One hundred percent of funds raised through LRAH go directly to charitable organizations. Charities that have benefited from LRAH include World Vision, the Souper Bowl of Caring, Lexington Interfaith Community Services (LICS), Oliver Gospel Mission and Area Churches Together Serving (ACTS).
Over seventeen years, LRAH has donated $372,598.06 to local charities and has grown to an average of 1000 participants each year. In addition, approximately 150 people from the community volunteer each year to help with the event. Over half of these are members of local law enforcement who help to keep our streets safe for the runners and walkers.
The seventeenth (17th) Annual Lexington's Race Against Hunger was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017. LRAH donated $18,052.75 to charities and 838 lbs. of food was donated to LICS through the event in 2017.
The 2018 LRAH has been cancelled due to increasing Law Enforcement costs to run the event and the increasing difficulty with closing portions of major roadways in Lexington for the race. The organizers are considering alternatives that would allow the race to be reinstated in 2019 on a more cost-effective course.
Thanks to the Town of Lexington, Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church, LRAH board members, sponsors, volunteers and many participants that supported this race over seventeen years. Without each of you, LRAH would not have been the success that it is today.