|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.
The Oxford Session approved a Special Offering which was received August 14 and 21st . This offering will be sent to a church in flood damaged West Virginia. Please write your check to Oxford Presbyterian Church and mark “Flood” in the memo. Please place cash for this offering in a marked envelope. The current total is $1,500. Thank you!
Oxford Forum and the Adult and Children's Sunday School classes have resumed. Sunday mornings at10:00 A.M. Join us !
Horace's Hike: Next Sunday, October 16, we will eat our self-provided sandwiches after church, then convoy to St. Mary's Wilderness. The hike to the waterfall is not difficult, two miles each way along the stream.
Directions: from Steeles Tavern, take Rt 56. Just past Oceola Mill, cross bridge. Turn left up the river for a short way, then take a right under the railroad. Go until Mt. Joy Church is just ahead. Take a right onto St. Mary's Road. Follow it to the parking area and trailhead.
Oxford Forum Schedule:
October 9 - Horace and the group share their reflections on his past ten years as pastor of Oxford.
October 16 - Dave Clinton, an official with BARC Electric, will answer questions about their solar generator, and their Broadband Network.
October 23 - With Jane Harris, the group will tour Capt. James Hall's historic home near the church, with Horace as commentator.
The “Grief to Growth Support Group”, sponsored by Rockbridge Area Hospice will be meeting every Wednesday at 10:30 at the RAH office on Myers Street, beginning September 28 for 8 weeks. Contact Kam Flynn at 463-1848 for more information
Effinger Community Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 29 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Effinger Volunteer Fire Department. Hotdogs will be provided and individuals are asked to provide sides and desserts. Stations featuring Fall activities will provide lots of Fun for everyone. Costumes are encouraged. Also, volunteers are needed to help with this Community event. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.
POSTPONED: Oxford Hayride !! Our Hayride will take us across the creek and up the hill for wonderful views of Oxford and the surrounding area. Bring a bagged lunch and drink which we will eat on top of the hill. Following the hayride: s'mores by the creek!
Please join us for Celebrate the Journey, a women’s monthly informal discussion of Susan Kerr’s book, Intersections of Grace, a collection of reflections on everyday living from a Christian perspective. If you are new to the group, please purchase your book from Amazon, or if you need help, contact Carolyn Yawars.
We will meet again in October
Effinger Community Harvest Festival will be held Saturday, October 29 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Effinger Volunteer Fire Department. Hotdogs will be provided and individuals are asked to provide sides and desserts. Also, volunteers are needed to help with this Community event. A sign-up sheet is in the vestibule.
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 October we request donations of paper towels.
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)