|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.
Oxford recently awarded five scholarships to area college students. 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. Congratulations !!
Oxford Forum - Every Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M. - Everyone welcome!!
Oct. 15 - Nicole Ulrich on Young Life at Alum Springs
Oct. 22 - Robin Mayer, Rockbridge Legal Services
Oct. 29 - Dawn Kirk, trout stream renewal
Nov. 5 - Alexandra Brown, on the New Testament, and Paul
Nov. 12 - Jeff Schatten, "working in the robotic age"
Nov. 19 - Arborist Jennie Hughes, the trees of Lexington
Nov. 26 - 4-H adventures of our local children
On Sunday, October 15, plan to enjoy a covered-dish luncheon after church at Oxford. Come and visit with your friends and neighbors, old and new.
"Horace's Hike": Oct 22. Bring a sandwich to church. After worship we will eat lunch downstairs, then drive to Lake Robertson. This trail encircles the lake and is an easy hike. The Fall foliage should be beautiful !
Community Youth Group:
Saturday October 28th will be the Effinger Community Fall Festival at the Effinger Firehouse. Tentative schedule: hot dog dinner at 6:30, costume contest at 7:00, carnival type games to open at 7:30, followed by a haunted house. We are asking for two cans of food per entrant for admission to be donated to RARA food pantry. Each church will be responsible for setting up and manning two carnival games, and I will provide a sign-up sheet for food/drink/dessert/clean-up help.
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 October the Food Pantry requests donations of canned pumpkin.
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)