Classes are held during the school year on Wednesday nights! The 2018 Fall Class Schedule will be posted in August 2018. For a sample of last semester's classes, please see the Winter / Spring 2018 Classes offering. 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!
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. For a brochure of many of the men's activities at Saxe Gotha, click here.
Sunday—Men’s Only Sunday School / Damon Walker 803-331-7919
Monday Morning Bible Study / Scott Welborn 803-318-2977
Tuesday—Caring Connections / Ted Lightle 803-359-9996 or Mike Graves 703-481-8166
Thursday—Scott Taylor at the Garage / Scott Taylor 803-315-9789
Ministry Opportunities Overview
Nailbenders—Serving others through home repair (no experience needed)
Chuck Neil & Keith Hall / email@example.com
Habitat for Humanity—Help families build stronger foundations
Bill Seymour / firstname.lastname@example.org / 803-351-0830
Prison Ministry—”I was in prison, and you visited me.” Matthew 25:36
Damon Walker 803-331-7919
Act Like Men—40 Days to Biblical Manhood—Facilitator Needed
Bill Seymour 803-351-0830
F-3—Fitness, Fellowship & Faith—Free participant-led early morning workouts.
Travis Price 803-917-0368 or email@example.com
BBQ Fund Raiser—Have a good time, enjoy good food and raise money for debt retirement. Bill Seymour 803-351-0830
Men’s Fish Fry— The 2018 Men's Fish Fry was held on May 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Saluda Shoals Park. Please join the men of Saxe Gotha for good food and fellowship. Patrick Tyndall, from Ironman Outdoors, provided the "iron sharpening" to connect men to Christ in the Outdoors.
Menu included: Fried fish, French fries, coleslaw, fried pepper rings, baked beans, hush puppies and tea. Suggested donation of $10. Men of all ages are welcome!
The 2017 Wild Game Night was held at 6:00 pm at Harmon's Open Air Tractor Barn, 3152 Augusta Hwy., Gilbert, SC. The guest speaker for the evening was Scott Moore of Wild About Christ Ministries.
2018 Wild Game Night details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Golf Outing—Play or Sponsor. Gable Dulin 803-206-8013 /
Nick Cochran 803-609-0159
SGPC Men in Ministry golf shirts available in the church office.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
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 2018 Luncheon:
Our 2018 spring luncheon was held on Sunday, April 29. Our featured guest speaker was Sherry Thrift Bradshaw, from Back9Ministries. She is a former Miss South Carolina and 1st Runner up to Miss America in 1985. Sherry’s passion is encouraging others to be all that God created them to be so they can lead a life of significance.
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.
Bible Studies (
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!
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 Howellfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open|
|Small Group:||Wed 6:30 am||Jim Davidemail@example.com||Open|
|Fellowship & Accountability:||Sat 7:30 am||Alan Medlenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Open|
|Small Group:||Wed 4:30 pm||Linda Davidemail@example.com||Open|
|Small Group:||Wed 6:00 am||Bootsie Wynnfirstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.com 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 : The prayer focus changes each month and is listed in the bulletin and This Week At Saxe Gotha. For additional information, please contact Helen Harrison Coker via email.
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 Renee Starnes. 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.