July 27, 2018
Join Us for Worship at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday!
Youth Mission Sunday
Scripture: Romans 10:14-15
Message: “Sharing Our Mission Experiences”

All are welcome to worship this weekend for Youth Mission Sunday!
Please join us as we hear from the high school students who served in Charleston, SC
for the 2018 Youth Mission Trip. We invite you to worship to hear from students from OPC as they lead us in worship, and as they share their testimonies from their time of service.
Upcoming Events
Habitat for Humanity
We have another Presbyterian Work Day TOMORROW, Saturday July 28. Work begins at 8:30 a.m. Needed are 5 volunteers and lunch for 20. Please contact Prue Dana (pdana@woh.rr.com) if you can do this.

We have been a part of 2 Houses! One is completed and moved into by the Johnson family and the second house is in the putting up the drywall stage.The family is working hard to hold up their work requirement. This 10th house completes Carter Court.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please write a check made out to the Oxford Presbyterian Church, put Habitat in the note-field, and place in the offering plate. If you prefer to donate cash, place the cash in a Pew Envelope, write Habitat on the Pew Envelope, and place in the offering plate.
Deacons Children's Food Drive
Many children depend on school lunches and need extra food at home during the summer. The Deacons Children’s Food Drive concludes this week.

If you would like to make a monetary donation, please make a check out to the Oxford Presbyterian Church with "Children’s Food Drive" in the note field and place it in the donation plate during offering. The money will be used to purchase food for the Oxford Choice Food Pantry.

According to the Oxford Choice Food Pantry, there is a real need for canned fruit right now. Other needs include: cereal, spaghetti sauce, canned meals (such as Chef Boyardee or Kroger meals) and peanut butter.

Toilet paper, child personal care items like body wash, deodorant, shampoo and hair conditioner are also appreciated.
Ripped from the Headlines -- What Can a Presbyterian Do????
The next meeting will be held on Sunday, August 5, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The meeting will be led by held at Jenn and Bella Walter’s home, 6479 Contreras Rd. Adults (including YOUTH) are encouraged to attend.

All are welcome whether or not you have attended any meetings in the past. Please consider joining the discussion in a supportive atmosphere where all views are encouraged and accepted.
Bed and Breakfast…..for a Cause
*Who? You, we hope!

*Why? Hospitality for Miami students’ families and support 4 local OPW Benevolences .

*What? Do you have a bedroom and bathroom to offer?

*When? Any of the following:

Miami’s Family Week-ends: beginning Fri./ Sat., Sept.28-29, 2018; May Graduation Weekends; future Homecoming Week-ends; Future Move-in/ Move-out Week-ends.

*Where do I sign up? Contact Paula Foltz 513-523-9873 (sign-up sheets available outside the church office and in the Molyneaux)

**We need 8 host homes by August 15, 2018, in order to publicize this project to students.

Sponsored by MEF (Mission, Evangelism, and Fellowship in partnership with OPW (Oxford Presbyterian Women).
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Tuesday, August 7
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Knolls of Oxford
Are you actively involved with youth? Do you want to help them overcome difficult obstacles, such as mental health problems or substance addiction? Attend this YMHFA training session and learn the 5-step plan to intervening in both crisis and non-crisis cases. The training covers normal adolescent development, common mental health problems (e.g., anxiety, depression, disruptive behavior disorders), and respondent action plans. Sign up today! For more information on YMHFA, visit: http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ 
Mark your calendar - OPC Community Meal

The next Community will be held on Wednesday, August 29.

Grilled meat (hamburgers, sausages and hot dogs) supplied. We will need salads, buns, chips and desserts.

Any dry goods for the dry goods pantry are also accepted. Please call or email Bill Fisher at 524-4504 or fisherwf@miamioh.edu if you can help.
VBS Project 2018
Each year the Vacation Bible School chooses a project for an offering. In past years, our offering has supported mosquito netting, Habitat Housing, water purification. This year’s project has been children helping children through a special offering given to McCullough Hyde’s Neonatal Unit. 

The Neonatal Unit cares for babies less than 28 days of age. Through VBS, children and adults have contributed their pennies, nickels, dimes and dollars to give to McCullough baby swings for children who have been born with a substance use disorder. After the moment of birth, the babies experience withdrawal. The babies then exhibit restlessness, agitation, and express this discomfort through crying. The motion of the swing is soothing to the baby and calms them down so that they can be held and nurtured. The swinging motion gives the nurses in that unit one more tool to help these babies who are experiencing withdrawal.

Pam Collins, the Chief Patient Services Officer and the whole Neonatal Unit is so appreciative of this gift of over $600. It will allow them to buy more than one swing and other items of equipment, which will help these little ones.
Your Stewardship Matters
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.
-    Winston Churchill
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