Monday, February 20, 2017

Who We Are

Energized by grace, the First Presbyterian Church of Oxford seeks to provide a hospitable environment in which to worship God; to know and demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ; with the help of the Holy Spirit to support, nurture and sustain all on their journeys of faith; and to serve as the hands and feet of Christ here and around the world.

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First Presbyterian Church, PC(USA), is one of the oldest congregations in Oxford, having been founded in 1837. Yet, we are also a growing, vibrant twenty-first century community of faith whose goal it is to apply the convictions we celebrate each Sunday to our lives each Monday and beyond. We are a warm and hospitable congregation who live out God’s remarkable grace in service to one another and to the community around us.

At First, we live the questions of our faith and strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment to seek answers through Scripture, our creeds and confessions and our experiences. As Christ’s disciples, we strive to nurture each person’s unique journey of faith, to explore faithfully the challenges and mysteries of Christian living and to reach out to a hurting world with compassion and love.

Worship at First focuses upon the contemporary challenges of the faithful and the love of God for all people. Shaped by God’s grace as found in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we also seek to strengthen our faith through education, fellowship and mission in meaningful and practical ways. With that objective as our common bond, we celebrate and respect the rich diversity of background and belief to be found here. We hope you’ll join us.

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The Session
Class of 2016
Maggie Abernathy, Bill Bowlin, Bette Butler, Melissa Hall, Ernie Williams
Class of 2017
Tom Meredith, Walter Nance, David Shaw, Christina Torbert, Mary Glynn Wright (stated clerk)
Class of 2018
Darren Ashmore, Dorothy Lou Aldridge, Jane Lyle Byars, Paul Chiniche, Kathryn Hill

The Diaconate
Class of 2016
Betty Abdo, Sarah Brooke Gober, Anna Ruth Kesler, Tony Mize
Class of 2017
Kevin Christian, Catie Hester, Laura Montgomery, Diane Scruggs, Cliff Smith
Class of 2018
Whitney Bolen, Julie Chadwick, James Day, Teresa Flautt, JoAnne Oliver

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9:45am - Sunday School for All Ages
11:00am - Worship


join us on sunday

February 19, 2017 + Seventh Sunday of Epiphany
8:30 am (communion) & 11:00 am
Matthew 5:1-12
“The Richest Kind of Poor”
Rev. John M. Semmes

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