|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!!
Nov. 26 - 4-H adventures of our local children
Dec. 3 - Tony McFaddin, sheriff's office
Dec. 10 - Cindy Miller, international students
Advent Season begins December 3. If you would like to put a poinsettia in the church for the Christmas season in honor or in memory of someone, please contact Evelyn A. by December 7. The cost will be $8.00.
The Oxford Sunday School students are delivered flower arrangements to the Community Table for their Monday Thanksgiving meal!
The children prepared the arrangements during their Sunday School class, and took them to the Community Table on Monday after school. This was a fun opportunity for the kids to learn about the Community Table and to be an active part of this important community resource!
The Oxford Christmas Program will be held on Sunday, December 17th , during the morning worship. The Sunday School will begin preparations on December 3. Please let Kari know if your child would like to be included and if they will be able to come to Sunday school classes in December. I will work the program around availability, and make sure everyone has a part.
There will be a congregational meeting at Oxford on November 26 to hear the report of the Nominating Committee and to elect 4 members to serve as Elders, class of 2020.
Session Meeting Highlights:
The contract between Oxford and Rev. Horace Douty was renewed for one year.
The Nominating Committee is working on nominees for the Session, Class of 2020.
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 November the Food Pantry requests donations of Thanksgiving items.
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. The Bookery for $39.95. Amazon for $49.99
Copies of Vol I are available 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)