Easter Lilies or Cross flowers can be donated in memory or honor of a loved one. Click the buttons below or contact the church office with your request by Friday, March 26 if you wish to participate. 
The Session has called a congregational meeting, Sunday, March 21 following the 11:00 am worship service for the purpose of presenting the annual budget for 2021, approving the terms of call of our pastors, and for the dissolvent of the associate pastor’s call at First Presbyterian Church, Oxford effective May 5, 2021.
Worship - Sunday, March 14, 2021
4th Sunday in Lent

God So Loves the World...
John 3:14-21

This week's lectionary texts:

Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Ephesians 2:1-10
John 3:14-21
Join us for worship this Sunday, March 14 at 10:25 am on Facebook Live. You do not have to have an account to join us. The video will go live on the church's public Facebook group. If you do not have a Facebook account, a message will pop up asking if you wish to join. Simply click, "not now" at the bottom of that message and it will go away. You may then enjoy the video as it plays live.
In-person worship at FPC continues this Sunday, March 14, 2021. Please choose one service below to attend. Each person attending must be registered using one of these forms. Only 70 participants are allowed in each worship service. Everyone attending worship is required to follow guidelines approved by the Covid Task Force. They are listed in the pastoral letter here.

If you want to sign up for a service that is already full, you can be put on a waiting list. Just fill out the form below and someone from the church staff will contact you if a spot becomes available in that service.

If you have any questions, concerns or need help signing up for worship, please contact the church office by replying to this email or calling 234-1757.
This Sunday our virtual Sunday School will continue for Pre-K thru 6th grade from 9:45-10:00 am. We hope parents will support their children in participating. A Zoom link will be sent out to all parents in a dedicated email Friday, March 12.  
Ready to reconnect with our FPC children?! Sign up to volunteer for children's church. 
FPC's Lenten Studies continue each Sunday afternoon in March! The first class focuses on Spiritual Practices and the second one focuses on a devotional, "Lent of Liberation: Confronting the Legacy of American Slavery". All are welcome to participate in either or both of these wonderful offerings! The spiritual practices class will meet from 3:30 to 4:45 pm and the Lenten Devotional class will meet from 5:00 to 6:15 pm. Books are now available in the church office for $10. 
Bibles with Brews continues next Wednesday, March 17, with a late night digital edition from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. All are welcome to join the conversation as we bring and share different scripture passages about the topic, "unsung". Please contact David Randolph if you would like to participate.
PYF will not meet this Sunday, March 14 due to spring break.

7-9th grade

Fellowship: 4:00-5:00 pm
Dinner: 5-5:30 pm

10-12th grade

Dinner: 6-6:30 pm
Fellowship: 6:30-7:30 pm

Because in-person gatherings are limited to 15, a sign up sheet is sent out via GroupMe each week. To be added to the group or to sign up to provide a meal for the youth, contact Lindsay at lnfourni@go.olemiss.edu.
Please continue your support of Doors of Hope in one of several ways. Prepare frozen meals, donate new children's clothing, or provide common household goods and toiletries that are always in need. Deliver your items to the church office which will distribute them to clients. For more information go to doorsofhopeoxford.org or call the church office. Thank you!  
As our church family continues ministering during this season of social isolation, please continue to remember your faithful giving to our church. The ministry of FPC continues to make an impact within our congregation and throughout our community. Bible studies and various small group meetings continue online to enrich our lives through the sharing of scripture; local missional activities continue to care for others like More Than A Meal and Love Packs; partners in mission, like Interfaith Compassion, the pantry, Doors of Hope and more, continue their important work as well and we help make that possible.
 
There are a variety of ways you can give:

 
If you need help with any specific ways to give, please contact Frances Saralvarez at fsaralvarezfpc@gmail.com.
Remember in Prayer
 
FPC Members: Family of Walter Nance; Tommy Patrick; Family of Shirley Crawford; Helen Scruggs; Wil Howie; Martha Walcott; Family of Mary Sims; Lark Lindley Wells; Lydia Moak; Family of Pierce Buford; Max Williams; Family of Joe Burnett; Family of Doug Alexander; Family of Marleah Hobbs; Family of Elizabeth Black; Family of Jane Boykin; J. T. Davis; Becky & Joe Murphey; Lynton Dilley; Debbie McElreath; Director of Music/Organist Search Committee
 
Family and Friends: Ellington Family; Family of Tom Mullen; Norma Myers; Family of Tommie Waters; Family of Paulette Logan; Family of Florence Pulliam; Stephanie Polk; Taylor Polk; Wanda Lundstrom; Family of Jane Chancey Dubberly; Family of Randy Lutz; Charles Moseley; John Hamauei and family; Rhona Justice-Malloy & Amanda Malloy; Rachel & Bruce Robinson; Family of Betty Field; Joyce Sumners; Richard Bremer; Sarah LaPrade; Mary Tyler Browne; Patch Hailey; Family of Mary Poole; Family of Ruth Ellen Duvall Kuhnel; Family of Carolyn Stevenson; Sigrid Morrison Long; Family of Barbara Young; Pauline Dick; Bill Sessions; Family of David Brooks; Roun McNeal; Jamie Henderson Turner; Family of Joel James; Lowry Davis; Family of Don Gleason; Brad Hovious; B. Jones; Pat Gillenwater; Linda Chavers; Mark Barnes; Joe Houston; Matt Branch; Erica Baggett; Mackenzie Stetz; Mike Smith; Parchman Prison inmates; Haven House residents; Our Haiti partners; Oxford & Lafayette County First Responders; Community leaders
 
U. S. Military: SSgt Jason Freeland, USAF 4th Air Support Operation
 
Please pray, too, for those with unspecified needs.
 
If you wish to have a name removed or added to this list, please contact the church office.
The FPC prayer chain is ready if you or someone you know is in need. This is a confidential list that is independent from the names listed above. Please contact Carlisle Wood at carlislewood@gmail.com or 662-832-8606. All requests are held in strict confidence. 
Upcoming Birthdays and Anniversaries
March Birthdays:

11 Phillip Embry, Winn Hutchcraft
12 Lenore Hobbs, Ashley Wilkinson
13 Jason Freeland, Charles Roos
14 Ann Person, Claire Stevens, Brooks Williams
15 Neil Eads, Carolyn Gibson, Ella McIntosh
16 Henry Haney, Susan Joiner, Hannah Mayo, Griffin Tanner
17 Elizabeth Coon

March Anniversaries:

11 Ashley & Michael Abraham
15 Angela & Scott Manley
If we've overlooked your birthday or anniversary and you wish to have it included in Fast Facts, please contact Jessica McPhail in the church office.

These announcements are sent weekly from the church. If you don't want to receive them, or if your email address has changed, please send a message to Jessica McPhail in the church office at jmcgeefpc@gmail.com.