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 !!
During September the Oxford Forum will feature memories of "The Way Things Were In Days Gone By". (Should be fun.)
Sep 24 - Clinton A.
Oct. 1 - Nadia Ayoub, biology professor from W&L, will show spiders at work making
silk. Children invited.
Oct 8 - Shawn Hamric on "How We Engrave Stone"
Oct 15 - Nicole Ulrich on Young Life at Alum Springs
Oct 22 - Robin Mayer, Rockbridge Legal Services
Effinger Community Revival
On October 1-3 the Effinger Community Revival is scheduled at 7:00 pm each evening as follows:
Oct. 1 - at Oxford Church, Jim Bollinger preaching, Collierstown Presbyterian with special music. Oxford provides refreshments.
Oct. 2 - at Mt. Horeb Church, Steve Willis preaching, Oxford has special music.
Oct. 3 - at Collierstown Presbyterian, Horace Douty preaching, Mt. Horeb has special music.
We hope you will plan to attend!
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 !
Thank you all for your love and support of Alva & Jed. The process is underway to plan/create a memorial garden on Alva's property as a peaceful place for her to remember & reflect upon her boys' lives. For those who would like to contribute, monetary donations can be given to help finance this place of respite. Checks can be made out to "Smith Brothers Memorial Garden Fund", c/o CornerStone Bank, 54 South Main Street, Lexington, VA. Please share with others. The thought of this quiet place of reflection & the process of helping to design & plan it are comforting to Alva at this time.
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 September the Food Pantry requests donations of cooking oil.
You can join in the response to Hurricane Harvey and Irma
Shenandoah Presbytery Responds to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Hurricane Disaster Response. In response to a plea from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and Church World Service the Presbytery Disaster Response Team is coordinating a collection of Cleanup Buckets and Hygiene kits for the survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Shenandoah Presbytery has set a goal of 1000 cleanup buckets to be collected by the Presbytery by October 3!
For a list of kit contents and specific instructions see the following websites.
The collection point for our area is:
Lexington Presbyterian Church: 120 S. Main St., Lexington, VA
PRAYER for Hurricane victims:
God, our Shelter,
Be a strong presence in the lives of neighbors who, having survived the winds and rains of Harvey, now face grief, uncertainty and weary days. May our generosity in prayer and in tangible signs of support overflow more than floodwaters, to sustain your work of healing and rebuilding and to bring comfort and strength to those who suffer. Amen.
For more information, visit pda.pcusa.org.
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)
**10:00 am Sunday School classes DO NOT
meet in the summer**