|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 Community Lunch Bunch meets at Oxford this Friday, March 10, with lunch at 11:30. Meat and drinks are provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
Oxford Forum and the Adult and Children's Sunday School classes.
Sunday mornings at10:00 A.M. Join us !
Oxford Forum Schedule:
March 12 - Dale Sherburne, on his involvement building the Rockbridge Courthouse
and the Mormon Temple. He will also real some secrets of human psychic energy
and other uncommon information.
Horace is researching material in order to present "The Story Of Collierstown" on June 25, 2:30 pm for the Rockbridge Historical Society meeting at Effinger. He needs old photos of the village when it was flourishing (1830s-1930s), He has Carmen Clark's history of the Collierstown Presbyterian Church and Firmstone Dunllap's "Walk Down Memory Lane." If you have pertinent material, please lend it to Horace.
From the Community Meeting to discuss the future of Hamilton School, the following is the consensus:
The old building will be restored on-site.
Historic Lexington Foundation will serve as the hub for guidance and tax-exempt donations.
Five Hamilton trustees will administer the actual construction.
Donations of money, material and labor are expected and required. Local news will report the progress. Plans are incomplete regarding future use of the site.
STOP HUNGER NOW ! Our community-wide event sponsored by Oxford, Colllierstown Presbyterian, Collierstown Methodist, and Mt. Horeb Methodist; is scheduled for 9:30am at Effinger Fire Hall, April 22. We need $3,000 to pay for the bulk ingredients which will be re-packaged into 15,000 units for shipping overseas. To donate, place your gift in the basket at our front door. For checks, write to Oxford Church, for "Stop Hunger Now". Also, nearly 100 volunteers are needed that morning for 2 hours.
The dates for Vacation Bible School at Mt. Horeb have been tentatively set for June 11-16th. Anyone interested in helping in any way is asked to contact Kari.
The Rockbridge Area Hospice is offering a “Grief to Growth Support Group” for 8 weeks, beginning January 31 at the Maury River Senior Center in Buena Vista. Please call 463-1848 or 261-7474 for time and more information.
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 March the Food Pantry requests donations of canned chili or stew.
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)