A Memorial Service for Cheryl Brown Hawkins will be held at 2:30 pm at Oxford United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 15, 2019 with a simple visitation after the service. A private family inurnment at a later date. Cheryl loved color and the family requests friends and family to celebrate her life wearing vibrant colors. Please continue to keep Phillip Hawkins and family in your prayers. Flowers are greatly appreciated and will be accepted by the Hawkins family or your local nursing home for all to enjoy. Memorials may be made in her honor to Oxford United Methodist Church Literacy Fund, P.O. Box 757, Oxford, NC 27565. To read the full obituary https://www.hallwynne.com/cheryl-brown-hawkins/?fbclid=IwAR17NueMWDYfCkm8RifI6T5fPXXQS_6-xlxwc6Ob39oDmb0GRKtJtUf8CpI
Come see Venite Adoremus, a Christmas Choral Concert! The choirs of Oxford UMC and Oxford Presbyterian are combining to present Venite Adoremus, a program of Christmas music, on Saturday, December 14th at 4 pm.
JOY meeting on Wednesday, December 18th at 12 noon at the House of Ribeyes. We will play the gift exchange game “Dirty Santa”. Call Ruth Carraway at 919-693-7647 with any questions.
The Will’s Way Project Collection and Upcoming events—Monetary and item donations due December 15th! Pick up a list of suggested items at the missions center,Tower Tidings, or Facebook page.
Will’s Way Sorting Party is this Saturday, December 14th from 8:00am -3:30p come and help sort the donations!
Will’s Way Packing Party is Friday, December 20th – 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Bring a snack for all the hungry elves that will be helping put the bags together!
Will’s light really shines brightly throughout this event! You don’t want to miss it!
Every Child Has a Story – Book purchases will support two excellent literacy programs in our community: Oxford Housing Authority’s reading program, and the Granville County Schools’ Book Bus. Choose as many tags as you like, make your purchases and return the books to this tree! Tags with book names have a price and ordering number for Scholastic books. However, you can get your books from any source! No need to wrap! If you need suggestions, Diane Averett has compiled a list of good books that children have requested from her library over and over. Take one! If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please note “Every Child Has a Story” or “Books” on your check! We will do the shopping for you!
Staff Christmas Offering – Our OUMC staff provide many services to our church operations, the people in our OUMC family and beyond. They always go the extra mile. Again as we engage in the Christmas Season we ask you to consider giving a cash contribution to our staff as our gift to them for their dedication. Just bring your gift by the church office or leave it in the collection plate in envelope and mark it Staff Christmas Offering. Checks can be made out to OUMC. Mark in memo space Staff Christmas Offering. We thank you for your continuing generosity. Merry Christmas.—Staff Parish Relations Committee
CHRISTMAS EVE Worship – 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm Carols, Communion, and Candlelight
The Just Older Youth “JOY” Group will meet Wednesday, December 18th for fellowship and present exchange at the House of Ribeyes. Please let Ruth Carraway know if you plan to attend. All are welcome to attend.Penn Avenue Food Ministry – If you are interested in volunteering in the mission please review and sign up in the Penn Avenue Food Ministry book located at the Missions center at the entrance of the Lyon Bldg. or contact Phil and LaVerne Pope to volunteer or inquire(Lpope53@gmail.com; 919-690-4720). Please join us for great fellowship and fun.Peanuts for sale $3.00/jar $33.00/case! Salted, No Salt, & Spicy!
Check out the video from Oxford UMC’s 2019 Summer Literacy Program an Initiative of the Duke Endowment. Summer Literacy 2019Check out the video from our 2019 Vacation Bible School – Athens! click here…ATHENS OUMC VBS. Or visit YouTube and search the title “Athens OUMC VBS”.