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IT'S TIME TO SIGN UP FOR SUMMER CAMP AT KIRKMONT CENTER! Any child or youth who would like to go to camp this summer can find the full schedule at www.KirkmontCenter.org or on the handout displayed on the table outside the copy room. Parents, we will pay half your child's camp registration cost! Please register your child with Kirkmont, pay the deposit, and let Christine Garton know which week your child is registered and that you've paid the deposit. You will receive notification when the church makes a payment toward your account. If you have questions, please contact Christine Garton.
Church t-shirts designed by the youth going on our summer mission trip are in the design process and will be available in August for t-shirt orders. All proceeds will go toward the youth mission trip to Jackson, Tennessee in June. If all mission trip expenses are covered before t-shirts go on sale, the proceeds will go toward the 2014 youth mission trip.
Beanbags needed for the Drama room! If you are willing to donate a new or gently used beanbag to the Drama room, please let Christine Garton know. The large brown corduroy beanbags are being used in the youth room on Sunday mornings for the high school class, so we need regular beanbags for the younger classes when they watch a DVD in the Drama room for Sunday School. If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation toward the purchase of beanbags, please contact Christine Garton. It does not matter what color or pattern is on donated beanbags as long as they are in good shape. We would like 7-8 beanbags. Thanks in advance for your help with this!
THE SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE WILL START ON JUNE 2. Children who are ages 3 up through entering Kindergarten will go into the preschool class just before worship starts at 10 AM. Children entering 1st grade up through entering 5th grade will meet upstairs in the AV classroom (soon to be the youth room). They can be picked up after worship. Children will need to be signed in and out of class in both classes. It is the policy of Oxford Presbyterian Church that all children entering 3rd grade and younger be picked up in the Sunday School classroom by a parent, grandparent, or other adult known to the church staff and Sunday School teachers. Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!
ON JUNE 9 THE CONGREGATION IS INVITED TO A PRESENTATION CALLED, "WHERE HAVE ALL THE UNICORNS GONE?" BY DR. PAUL RUSSELL.
This event will take place in the Molyneaux Lounge at 11:30 AM. Please sign up on the poster on the church secretary's door. Here is a description of this presentation from Dr. Russell:
"Unicorns are mentioned eight times in the King James version of the Bible. Why were they mentioned and what was their Natural History? What was the basis of a considerable Christian folklore that developed about Unicorns during the Middle Ages? Come join us for a lively discussion of these intriguing animals as they appeared and disappeared from our religious heritage."
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE NEEDED FOR JULY 21 & 28, AND AUGUST 4 & 11. We will resume the school-year schedule August 18 with a Blessing of the Backpacks ceremony before the first day of school, which is August 19.
Summer Sunday School for Oxford Presbyterian Church will take place on June 2 & 9. Then, for 4 Sundays, starting June 16, we will worship at Oxford United Methodist Church. OPC children will participate in Sunday School with OUMC children. Children will be dropped off at their Sunday School classes just before worship and picked up at class after worship. On July 14 we return to OPC but due to Vacation Bible School, we will not have regular Sunday School that morning. Children are invited to take part in VBS activities on July 14. If you have any questions about this schedule, please contact Christine Garton. Thanks!
Librarians (or folks who love to organize books) wanted! This summer Christine Garton would like to go through the shelves of the church library to inventory what we have and see what we can add. If you would like more information or would be willing to help, please contact Christine.
THANK YOU to everyone who came to the youth car wash on Saturday, May 18. The youth going on the mission trip raised $298.
THANK YOU to everyone who has supported our Youth through fundraisers and private donations. Each of the 6 youth is trying to raise $550 for their trip. Plus we are trying to raise money to pay for 3 adult chaperones, van rental and gas. We appreciate all of your prayers and donations!
Dessert donations needed for the Dessert Auction on June 2. All proceeds benefit the youth mission trip to Jackson, Tennessee. If you are able to donate a homemade dessert, please contact Lisa Gayhart at 765-458-0998 or email Thanks in advance for your donations!
There will be a Dessert Auction June 2 immediately following worship in the Molyneaux Lounge. Bring your wallet and your sweet tooth! All proceeds benefit the youth mission trip to Jackson, Tennessee.
ALL RISING 6TH-12TH GRADERS ARE INVITED TO THE FOLLOWING YOUTH EVENTS:
- Friday, June 14~6 PM
- Laser Web in Fairfield & dinner out. Return @ 11 PM.
- Either Saturday, July 20 or July 27~Pool Party & cookout (Date & time will be announced)
- Saturday, August 10~10 AM Newport Aquarium & The Levee w/lunch out. Return @ 5 PM.
Christine Garton will be on vacation May 28-June 9.
All who are interested in volunteering for VBS or who would like to have a voice in the planning process are invited to the fellowship hall at Oxford United Methodist Church on Sunday, June 9 at Noon for a VBS informational meeting. For more information, please contact Kim Perkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 535-2813.
OUR VBS SERVICE PROJECT THIS YEAR IS PROJECT BACKPACK. In keeping with the "God's Backyard" theme, we will collect school supplies for the 3 elementary schools in our own backyard. Supplies can be dropped off outside the secretary's office starting July 14 and will be collected through August 12. Thank you in advance for your donations! The following supplies are needed:
*crayons (8, 16 or 24 packs)
*1inch 3 ring binders
*glue sticks (small or large)
*baby wipes or hand wipes
*tissues (box, not individual packs)
*plastic school supplies box
*rectangular pink erasers or pencil top erasers
*bold Crayola washable markers (8 count)
*5 inch Fiskars pointed scissors
*wide ruled notebooks (70 page)
*loose leaf wide ruled notebook paper
*packs of 3x3 Post-Its
THE VBS PLANNING TEAM ASKS EACH OF THE CONGREGATIONS INVOLVED WITH VBS TO PRAY FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Week of June 2~
- Pray for the registration process online to go smoothly. Pray for the June 9 informational meeting to go well and be well-attended.
Week of June 9~
- Pray for relaxation, rejuvenation and enthusiasm over the next month for all who are attending and volunteering with VBS.
Week of June 16~
- Pray for the final details of VBS to be worked out and for the efforts of those taking care of the details.
Week of June 23~
- Pray for the leaders of each of the churches involved with VBS. Pray they will get everything on their calendar done so they can enjoy the time with the children and youth at VBS.
Week of June 30~
- Pray for all the volunteers at VBS. Thank God for their gifts and talents. Pray that all the volunteer positions will be filled.
Week of July 7~
- Pray for everyone involved with VBS. Pray that the children will have a good time learning about serving God. Pray for the adult volunteers to be filled with energy, enthusiasm and love as they generously give of their time.
Week of July 14~
- Pray for the clean-up and debriefing efforts of the VBS Planning Team and volunteers. Pray that lots would be learned to help improve VBS for next year!