|Oxford Presbyterian Church. est. 1758.||
Oxford Presbyterian Church welcomes you and invites you to worship with us! Please join us! We gather as a company of God’s children in order to experience God’s presence, learn Christ’s ways, and serve our neighbors – all toward the end of making faith a way of life. We invite you to learn more about us by exploring our website.
In 2017 Oxford awarded five scholarships to area college students. Again this year, Oxford hopes to be able to award scholarships. The Reeves-Whitehurst Scholarships are made possible by the Reeves and Whitehurst families and also by donations from friends and members of Oxford Presbyterian Church. If you are interested in making a donation to the Reeves-Whitehurst Scholarship Fund please contact the church at 463-4723. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please contact Michael E.
Oxford Forum - Every Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M. - Everyone is welcome!!
March 25 - Rick Bruno, on "Religious Cults"
April 1 - not yet determined
April 8 - Christ Bilias, on local crime
Oxford will offer a brief service on worship on Maundy Thursday, March 29, at 7:00 PM in the Oxford sanctuary. The community is invited!
Oxford Easter Egg Hunt - On April 1, Easter Sunday, Oxford will host an Easter Egg Hunt for children of all ages immediately following the morning worship service. Always fun for the young and young at heart !!
One Great Hour of Sharing offering will be received on April 1 at Oxford. This offering supports a variety of causes.
The Lord's Supper will be celebrated on Sunday, April 1, during the morning worship service.
Oxford's children’s Jump-a-Thon on February 25th at Oxford, to benefit the American Heart Association, was a success with the children energetically jumping rope and raising $219! The adults in attendance enjoyed the children's enthusiasm.
The Oxford Cemetery committee asks that all arrangements be removed from the cemetery in preparation for the mowing season.
Effinger Community Youth Group will serve a fund-raising Spaghetti Supper at the firehouse on Friday, April 6, from 6 to 8pm. Proceeds to benefit the Rise Against Hunger project.
The community Rise Against Hunger Event is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, at Effinger Firehouse. Setup at 9:00 and the event begins at 10:00, with a hot dog lunch following our packaging event. Our minimum fund-raising goal as a community is $3,000- last year we broke the $5,000 barrier together. The event has grown every year, 13,000 meals the first year to 18,000 last year. Last year the 18,000 meals, we packaged here, were distributed to children in Nicaragua, including 6 orphanages. The hopeful goal for this year's event is 20,000 meals ($5,800), and if we raise more dollars, Rise Against Hunger will be glad to bring more ingredients! Oxford has been a strong participant in this endeavor. Let’s do it again !!
Our Pastor's Discretionary Fund of Oxford Church made a donation of $500 to the Puerto Rico Project in Lexington.
Culinary students from the devastated territory will receive free lodging and education here in Rockbridge. Some of you may want to befriend these visitors. Contact Jerry Nay: 460-8697.
Oxford Exercise Class ! We meet every Tuesday and Thursday, at 5:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We are using some of the Leslie Sansone, “Walk at Home”, dvds and are looking for new ideas, too.
Exercise is so much more fun together! Hope you will join us.
Celebrate the Journey: The Women’s Bible Study Group will meet Wed., April 11, 10:30 a.m., at the home of Carolyn Y. Please read chapter 4 of Traveling Light by Max Lucado. Study guide questions are at the end of the book. The topic of this book is the beloved Psalm 23. All women of Oxford are warmly invited.
Update on Hamilton School:
Work is to begin on providing the Hamilton Schoolhouse with a foundation. Cut limestone foundation stones are needed. If you can provide any please contact Will Harris. Grant money is available from the Historic Lexington Foundation for repair work on the rafters and roof. If you would like more information, please contact one of the trustees of Hamilton Schoolhouse: Steve Richard, Lisa Black, Ellen Campbell, Tommy Harris, or Michael Pursley.
On the first Sunday of each month Oxford Church collects the 4 Cents A Meal Offering. This offering supports two local needs: the Community Table which offers a free-will offering meal every week at the RARA building located next to the hospital, and the local Food Pantry for purchase of food items to stock their shelves. Oxford also accepts donations of food and personal items for the Food Pantry. For April the Food Pantry requests donations of personal hygiene items and household cleaning supplies.
The long wait is over! Horace’s second book, “History Lessons From A Country Church, Vol.II”, is now available! Purchase from:
Horace for $35.00. Rockbridge Music for $35.00. The Bookery for $49.95.
Amazon for $49.99
Copies of Vol I are available from Horace for $35.00.
Altar flowers add so much to the beauty of Oxford's sanctuary. If you would like to provide an arrangement for a Sunday, a sign-up sheet is available in the vestibule or you may contact Sunny.
The Oxford Session has established a Pastor's Discretionary Fund which the pastor can use as he deems necessary to help individuals in desperate need. This will be funded by donations only. If you would like to contribute to this fund please write the check to Oxford Presbyterian Church and write "Pastor's Discretionary Fund" in the memo.
There are copies of "Celebrate Effinger 1922-2010" by Clinton Anderson still available. Contact Evelyn Ayers.
The Oxford website contains a calendar with Oxford Happenings, community events and birthdays of Oxford’s members. If you do not want your name to be listed on the date of your birthday (month and day only) please contact Susan or Rusty Keith.
If you happen to take any pictures at Oxford events please share them with the website editorial team so the pictures may be used on the Oxford website!
Please assist Rev. Douty in his pastoral work by informing him when you or your friends need his particular attention, or when you simply desire a prayer in your home.....day or night.
Adult Sunday School**
Children's Sunday School**
(Nursery is available)
(Nursery is available)