Answering God’s call to serve His people, OXFUMC, graciously and lovingly supports our community through ministries designed to include those seeking and searching.
Soup For The Soul
Community outreach designed to reach the elderly, underprivileged, indigent, homeless, and transients in our community by providing a free meal to nourish their soul and body.
When: First Saturday of February, May, August and November
Location: Family Life Center
Time: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Sweetly Reaching Out At Christmas
To support our local first responders, the OXFUMC congregation provides baskets of home baked goods to those serving the community on Christmas.
Baskets are hand delivered directly following our Christmas Eve Church Service.
School Supply Drive
During the August Soup for the Soul Meal, the Young Adult Small Group sponsor a school supply drive and give away. This project supplies families with the needed classroom items for students entering the new school year.
Community Food Bank
The third Wednesday of each month Oxford First participates as a Mobile Pantry Partner distribution point for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama.
Through this agreement we distribute food boxes supplied by the Department of Agriculture on a first-come-first-served basis in the drive-through of the Tommy Moore Memorial Center beginning at 11:00 a.m. until packages are exhausted. Contact Tony Morris for more information.
Emmaus Cluster Meeting
OXFUMC continues to support the Emmaus Community by opening our Family Life Center to the Cheaha Emmaus Cluster for regular monthly planning meetings. Our facilities are also used to accommodate Emmaus Walk training sessions. OXFUMC recognizes the good works and God’s interaction with His people through this ministry.
When: Monthly Meetings – Last Thursday of every month
Location: TMMC (Family Life Center)
Time: Begins at 6:30 pm
OXFUMC participates with Interfaith ministries to serve people in need in Calhoun County. Together we provide assistance and serve as an advocate for individuals and families in crisis. We foster interfaith cooperation and understanding as we provide a caring environment for people of all ages and socio-economic levels. Specifically, OXFUMC provides much needed personal hygiene items, snacks, and bags of groceries to supply Thanksgiving meals.
To continue our efforts in supporting community-based outreach, OXFUMC, is actively involved with Community Enabler Developer. This outreach organization enables the community to become sensitized to the needs of the poor and to participate in public and private advocacy for the disadvantaged by supporting their needs of food, clothing, and utility assistance. To encourage the sustainment of the organization, OXFUMC has an active Board of Directors member.
Wednesday Evening Dinner
During the school season, we serve a meal on Wednesday evenings at a minimal cost ($5.00 per person with a maximum family cost of $12).
This is a well-balanced meal served in an atmosphere of fellowship and love. Directly following the meal, the children and youth gather separately for a time of biblical learning.
Note: Dates and Times are subject to change.
- Monday, July 31 - Oxford Church of Christ (8:00 pm)
- Tuesday, August 1 - Kelly Springs (6:00 pm)
- Monday, August 7 - New Home (7:00 pm)
- Tuesday, August 8 - Brookside Baptist (6:00pm)
- Monday, August 14 - MVC (7:00 pm)
- Tuesday, August 15 - Mt Paran (8:00 pm)
- Monday, August 21 - Munford Baptist (6:00pm)
Do you have a crochet needle and some yarn? Ever wanted to learn how to turn them into a beautiful blanket, shawl, or other item? We have the class for you and would love to have you as a member of our warm and welcoming group!
When: Thursday morning
Location: Family Life Center, Parlor
Time: 10:00 am