And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
– Mark 16:15
Outreach at Oxford Presbyterian Church seeks to offer the gifts of God’s grace to our neighbors and around the World. We are comprised of three committees including: Evangelism and Mission, Social Justice and Peacemaking, and Community Relations.
EVANGELISM & MISSION
The mission of the Evangelism committee is to reach out to the greater Oxford Community, to share the love of Jesus Christ, and to be “Lights of Influence” for Christ. We hope that through our words and actions we are able to welcome and encourage others to begin or continue their faith journey with the Oxford Presbyterian Church.
Look for our “welcome” table at both Sunday services; it contains information on our church and missions and we invite our visitors to review it. Our committee also works to follow-up with our visitors through phone calls or letters.
Before COVID, Oxford Presbyterian hosted a free community meal to all those in the local area, as well as the members of our church on the Fourth Sunday of every month. We are reviving this tradition in a new way and will have meals on the last Sunday of each month immediately following our 10:30am Worship Service. Food will be served 11:30am-1:30pm.
Here are the Community Meal Dates for 2023:
- January 29th
- February 26th
- March 26th
- April 30th
- May 28th
- June 25th
- July 30th
- August 27th
- October 29th
- November 26th
SOCIAL JUSTICE & PEACEMAKING
The purpose and responsibility of this committee is to assist the Session in fulfilling its commitment to peacemaking by witnessing and working in the following areas: racial and ethnic concerns, hunger, community concerns, women’s concerns, ecological concerns, disability concerns, housing concerns, and justice and human rights.
Every year we sponsor and participate in various missions including:
MISSION & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
The purpose and responsibility of the Mission committee is the distribution and oversight of all mission giving for Oxford Presbyterian Church. In conjunction with the Serving ministry, it is responsible to interpret the Mission work of the Church to the congregation and communicate the work to the greater community of Oxford. The Mission committee also seeks to understand the needs of the local community and to insure that Oxford Presbyterian Church is represented in all pertinent local community activities, issues, decisions, and discussions.
We also partner with the Oaks Ministry to women.
Mission beyond our area included such causes as Good News for India and the Onesimus Prison Ministry, which is our oldest mission.