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The Church Office will be closed on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  

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Current Sermon Series - Blessed Evangelism

BLESS is a new approach to prayer and evangelism. It’s less about downloading information or memorizing scripts, and more about loving our neighbors well. It helps us get “unstuck” and practice evangelism more effortlessly. BLESS is an intentional pathway for persons of all ages who follow Jesus to become like Jesus and join the mission of Jesus. BLESS is an initiative to Make and Deepen Disciples.

BLESS Small Groups:

BLESS is a new way of thinking about loving our unchurched neighbors and friends and living our faith effectively among them. BLESS consists of five missional practices that help us introduce people to Jesus. We have some groups that are doing the BLESS curriculum that goes along with the sermon series. These groups are open to any adult of any age, marital status, etc. Please join them to dig deeper into the new year’s sermon series and learn how to BLESS people.


Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm

Led by Bo Murphy - Room 154

Sundays Mornings from 9:45 - 10:30 am

Families in Faith - Fellowship Hall

Foundations SS Class - Room 130 in the Light House

The Explorers SS Class - Room 139 in the Light House

For more information, please contact HH Ham at: or 359-7770. 

2020 Winter Spring Classes
Wednesday Night Dinner

Wednesday Night Suppers and Classes

Dinner at 5:30 pm in the gym with classes following at 6:30 pm. Cost: Adults $5, Kids 3-11 $3, Family Max of $20. 

1/22 Menu:Chicken and wild rice, black eyed peas, slaw, cornbread & dessert. 

1/29 Menu: Baked chicken breasts, mashed potatoes, salad, rolls & dessert.

Make reservations at - Deadline to RSVP is Monday at noon.


SNL Children's Musical Auditions:

Sunday, January 26 at 5:30 pm in the Sanctuary (1st - 5th grade students). Audition packets will be mailed or can be picked up in the Children's Ministry Office. The musical will be performed in the Light House Auditorium on May 2 at 5:00 pm and May 3 at 10:45 am during the AWE service. Please contact Madonna Moore: or Kay Lee at with questions.

Please Note: If your child only wants to be in the choir, he or she does not have to attend the auditions. Also, any parents that have children only interested in dancing, can wait while their child has a quick audition from 5:30-5:45 pm.

Preschool Choir starts back on January 26: Ages 2-5K. Room 225 (Ages: 2, 3) / Room 224 (Ages: 4, 5). Contact: Anna Kirby at or Sandy Walker at

Senior Adult Ministry

Upcoming Senior Events:

Senior Adult Luncheon: Thursday, January 16 at 11:30 am in Room 151. An overview of the Belize Mission Trip will be presented by Jim Hickman. Reservations due by Tuesday, January 14. Please contact Pansy at or 358-7770, ext. 11.

Senior Adult Dinner/LCCS Concert:  Friday, January 31 at 5:30 pm in Room 151 (near Kitchen). Followed by the LCCS Concert at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary. Dinner: $8 - LCCS Concert $12 to be paid separately at the door. Reservation are required by Tuesday, January 28. Contact Pansy at 359-7770, ext. 11 or

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Covered with God’s Love Blankets:

As part of Congregational Care, free soft blankets are available for any seriously ill child or a child who has lost a parent or sibling. Call Patti Schmitz at 467-6379 or Renee Starnes at 359-7770 ext. 37 or


It hurts to lose a loved one. GriefShare is for people grieving the death of a family member or friend and offers a weekly support group led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. This group offers understanding and ideas to help you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Saxe Gotha will be holding our GriefShare group meetings Sundays, January 5, 2020 through March 29, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. You can register online, or contact Renee’ Starnes at for more information. There is a cost of $15 for the workbook. Please share this information with friends and neighbors that may be dealing with a loss.

Online Registration

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Meets on the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month in Room 154, MB (10:00-11:30 am). If you like to knit, or would like to learn to knit, this group is for you. Questions? Call Polly Askew at 803-359-7263.

Will resume January 16.

Amazon Smile: During the fourth quarter of 2019, we received $89.93 towards DF3 from Amazon!

Did you know that when shopping Amazon they will make a donation to Saxe Gotha that will go towards Debt Free in Three, with no additional cost to you? The only requirement is to go through instead of and choose Saxe Gotha as your charity of choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, but with each purchase you help reduce the debt.

Our Amazon Smile Program
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Lexington One Backpack Program:

Saxe Gotha partners with Lexington School District One to support the Backpack Program. Items Needed for Backpacks: juice boxes, cereal/granola bars, snack crackers, single serving cereal boxes/bowls, raisins, peanut butter, fruit cups/pouches (please no applesauce cups), pudding cups, oatmeal packets. If you or your small group is interested in donating food or packing bags to assist with this effort, please contact Holly Waldrip: Also, you can place donations in the blue bin in the church main office.  

Calling All Acolytes...

We are looking for new acolytes this fall. Any child that will be in 3rd grade

or above can by an acolyte. It is a great opportunity for your child to serve during worship. If you are interested, please contact Meredith Cully at or sign up online via the link below.

Register Now

F.I.S.H Teams:

1/19: Team 4, 1/26: Team 5, 2/2: Team 6, 2/9: Team 1, 2/16: Team 2, 2/23: Team 3... 

Sermons Available Online: 

To listen to past sermons, please go to our audio sermons page.

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