November 9, 2018
Stewardship Sunday
Scripture: Revelation 21
Message: "Our Omega Stories"
Including: Reception of New Members

(Image: Stained Glass Windows from the Seminary Church)
Ministry News and Upcoming Events
Stewardship Campaign 2019
During the past year we have celebrated a time of momentum as we have come together to build a church that is Real, Relevant and Reformed. The year ahead challenges us to apply those gifts we have received to implement programs that address real needs of our congregation and of our community. Such needs are relevant to our purpose in achieving the work the Lord intends and offers us an opportunity to address our ever-changing mission that calls for progressive reform . As you consider your giving through your pledge, pray about our church as it exists now and how it might exist in the future. Consider what your role could be as we define ourselves as a body that is Real, Relevant and Reformed.
Fall Cleanup



 Bundle up and join members of the Trustees for the annual fall cleanup on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. We need rakes, gloves and your gifts of time as we all become stewards of our congregational facilities.
Special Congregational Meeting:
Sunday, November 11 immediately following worship
for the purpose of electing new church officers.
Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart
Here Are 2 Convenient Ways to Support the Ministry of Oxford Presbyterian Church:

Online:

Click the GIVE button on our website: https://oxfordpresbychurch.org/Give Or scan the QR code on your mobile device and select Giving from the menu icon upper left. From both options, select "Online Giving" Page.

Enter the amount you want to give, select a fund, and enter your email address.

Click GIVE and enter your payment information to complete the transaction.

If you have a login, you can log in when prompted and complete your transaction or schedule a gift.

Text :

Text opc1825 and (your designated amount) to 73256. For example text "opc1825 25" to for an offering of $25.

Click the link to receive in your text message response.

Follow the prompts to give.

Text giving even saves your payment information so you can quickly give again.
Church Services at The Knolls
If you are unable to attend some of our church services on Sunday mornings, we have another option for you. Becky Quay shows recent church services on DVD in the Country Kitchen at 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. In November, the dates are the 13 and 27. If you would like to join us, but need a ride, just give Becky a call at 523-5747
C.C.N.S News


If you want to support CCNS by purchasing a Warm Glow Candle, the order forms are still available in the Molyneaux Lounge. The last day to order is November 14. Thanks for your support! 
Bread for the World Offering of Letters Sunday, November 18
The Peacemaking Committee is asking again for 7 minutes of your time during Fellowship time to write letters to your congress people. Bread for the World Sunday arrives this year at a fortuitous time. Celebrated November 18, it comes a few months after the weekend in the fall, after the Senate passed the Global Food Security Reauthoriization Act and right around the midterm elections.

This annual event which mergers prayer and advocacy is an opportunity for faith communities to live out God’s vision of a world without hunger. All of the writing materials and suggestions for letters and addresses of our Congress will be available.

Here’s another way you can help end hunger: send Bread for the World Christmas cards to your friends, family and co-workers. Multiple designs are available all using dramatic images to convey messages of peace, and hope. The images reflect the world in which Bread for the World seeks to make a difference.
BackPack Food Program
Many children who receive free and reduced-price school meals are left without the nutrition they need on the weekends and holiday breaks.
The BackPack Program, a partnership between St. Mary’s and the Shared Harvest Food Bank, aims to reduce this nutrition gap by discreetly supplying 175 students from Kramer, Bogan and Marshall schools with a bag of food each Friday throughout the school year.

The cost to sponsor one student for a year is $50, though any amount is welcome. Checks can be made to Oxford Presbyterian Church with “BackPack Food” in the memo line.

This is a Mission and Outreach Committee collaboration with St. Mary’s as we address local food insecurity. Any questions, please contact St. Mary’s at 523-2153.
Creating a Healthy Oxford Community
Oxford Empty Bowls
A benefit soup luncheon dedicated to hungry people in our community

Held in conjunction with Hunger + Homelessness Awareness Week and the City of Oxford/Talawanda Schools/Miami University’s Veterans Appreciation Day

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Oxford Community Arts Center

Purpose: To join other Empty Bowls projects worldwide to raise awareness and money to combat hunger. All proceeds will be donated to the Oxford Community Choice Pantry and other area organizations to support their efforts to provide food to local people in need.

Cost: $10 adults; children 10 and under may eat for free (bowl not included).
 
For more information, please contact Connie Malone, 513-330-1273
Veterans Day
This Sunday, November 11, 2018 is a special Veterans Day. One hundred years ago on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice declared the end of World War I. Originally known as Armistice Day, this day was to mark the end of hostilities in the “The war to end all wars”.
 
Veterans Day in Oxford brings together the community in showing support and gratitude for war veterans in Oxford and the surrounding area. A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 11 at noon in the Martin Luther King Jr. Park Uptown.
Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums Concert Fall 2018


Hear bagpiper, Robert Reid, and the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipes and Drums on Saturday, November 10 at 3:00 pm in Sesquicentennial Chapel. This free concert is open-to-the-public and sponsored by Miami University Highland Pipes and Drums.
Tuesday Afternoon Circle
The Tuesday Afternoon Circle will meet November 20 at 1:30 p.m. in the Country Kitchen at the Knolls with Becky Quay leading the lesson, Lynn Cronk with Mission Yearbook and Pat Gifford conducting the Least Coin. An optional lunch at the Café is available at noon with reservations due to Rosemary Fisher by Friday November 16.  Visitors and guests are always welcome.
Safe Haven Farms
Save the date of Sunday, November 25. At 1:30 p.m. we will gather in the alley between our church and the hospital to carpool to Safe Haven Farms. Yes, it's that time already to decorate the Hatton Center for the holidays! The "farmers" at Safe Haven are autistic young adults who delight in the Christmas decorations that we put up for them. All the decorations are already there just waiting for us to use and turn their center into a magical place. Won't you please join us? If you'd rather not carpool, drive directly to Safe Haven Farms at 5970 No Mans Road, Middletown, OH 45042. Let Karen Shearer know if you can help so we don't leave anyone behind!
Christmas Season Kickoff Events
Cookie Sale 
Cookies, SERVV Gifts, Cookie Café

Saturday, December 1st
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Memorial Church 
101 N. Main Street 
corner of Church & Main

Workshop & Luncheon
Make-n-Take Crafts, Homemade Chili

Sunday, December 2nd
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Seminary Church
104 E. Church Street 
corner of Church & Poplar

Call Paula Foltz (523-9873) or Carol Klumb (280-6136) if you have questions.

 To volunteer for the Cookie Walk, please fill out the sign-up sheet in Sunday's bulletin and place in the offering plate or the Administrative Assistant mailbox.

Proudly sponsored by Oxford Presbyterian Church and Oxford Presbyterian Women.

~~~ All proceeds benefit missions and support youth programs ~~~
Save the Date!
What ?  Chili Supper

When ?  December 2nd at 11:30 p.m.

Where ?  Seminary Building (corner of Church & Poplar)

How much ?  $5 / person or $20 / family

Our youth will be selling tickets during coffee hour in the Molyneaux Lounge on Sunday, November 18 and Sunday, November 25. All proceeds will go towards funding our youth mission trip for the summer of 2019. Help our youth be able to practice their discipleship by serving others through this mission trip! 
Your Stewardship Matters
At its best, giving is an act of worship.
-   Cornelius J. Dyck (1740-92), colonel under
the command of Gen. George Washington
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