Summer Events At OUMC

Sunday, July 7: We welcome Rev. Bern and Vicky Kefer to Oxford! There will be a reception between services: from 9:45 to 10:45

Wednesday, July 17: Free Ice Cream Social from 7pm to 8:30pm Enjoy tasty treats, and it’s a great time to sign your kids up for VBS!

Sunday, July 28 – Thursday, August 1: Vacation Bible School Join us from 6 to 8 each evening for The Incredible Race! Sign up here:

Spring Events at OUMC

Spring and the Easter Holiday bring a lot to celebrate, that we want to share with you,

Sunday, April 14, 10:55:  Our choir shares their Easter Cantata

Thursday, April 18, 7pm:  Our Holy Thursday service, with Communion and foot washing

Friday, April 19, 7pm:  A joint Good Friday service with Allen AME, reflecting on the 7 Last Words of Christ.

Sunday, April 21:  HAPPY EASTER!

There is a community service at 7am on the green in the center of town.

                We celebrate at our place at 8:30 and 10:55 (our handbells will play at 10:55)

And here are some other events coming up at our church:

Our monthly buffet breakfast on April 27, from 7am-10am  (we do this every month on the 4th Saturday) – $7 for adults, $3 for kids 3-10)

Roast Beef Dinner on May 4th – seatings at 4:30 and 6.  $15 for adults, $8 for kids 3-10

Ice Cream Social on July 17th from 7pm-8:30pm.  FREE

Vacation Bible School July 28 – August 1 from 6pm-8pm:  “The Incredible Race”  FREE

Every Sunday, this is our schedule:         

8:30am – Informal worship service, with Communion (more relaxed, sing along with a guitar)

9:45am – Sunday School for all ages

10:55am – Traditional worship service (choir, organ), with Communion on the 1st Sunday of the month

We have nursery care all morning!

OUMC Makes Big Splash During Free Agent Season: Kefer In, Terry Out.

Gearing up for the 2019-20 campaign, management at OUMC announced a series of big changes the past 2 Sundays. On March 10, it was announced that the current pastor, Rev. Mark Terry, had been appointed to Covenant UMC in Springfield, effective July 1st. On March 17, the congregation learned that Rev. Bernard “Bern” Kefer would be the new pastor, also effective July 1.

“Terry has been a good fit for us,” an unnamed sourced shared with us. “Decent glove, high OBP, could play most positions in the field. But with Kefer we think we’ve got someone who can hit for power, and is an effective closer in tight situations.”

In reality, Bishop Johnson and her cabinet appoint the pastors to all the United Methodist Churches across Eastern Pennsylvania, and after 10 years under appointment at Oxford, Rev. Terry and his family will begin a new ministry at Covenant. His last Sunday in Oxford will be June 23. Rev. Kefer and his wife Vicky will be wrapping up their work with Zion UMC (Coal Township) and Clark’s Grove UMC (Paxinos) around the same time, and his first Sunday will be July 7. We are thankful for 10 years of ministry with the Terrys and are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership with the Kefers.

Who Are We In Oxford, Then?

You might be visiting our site this week to learn more about the Chocolate Festival, or you might be visiting to find out more about us, because the United Methodist Church has been in the news this week, and you’re wondering how we feel about what happened and our special General Conference.

Many of us were hoping for a Pentecost moment, where the Holy Spirit would descend upon the delegates, bringing a moment of clarity to the church. That didn’t happen, so we are left to wrestle with the work of those nearly 900 delegates from around the world, and the outcome.

While it is unclear where the Church with a capital C is headed, our little church here in Oxford is still looking to worship God and love our neighbors in all that we do, and welcoming everyone to join us in all the things that go on here. Jesus Christ lived and died and lives again for everyone, and we believe the church is here for everyone as well. Even as we disagree on what that looks like.

If what happened in St. Louis makes it hard for you to come to our particular church, fine. But don’t let something that happened far away among strangers keep you from connecting with some other group of believers in your town. We are made for community, Christ is found in community, and you will find joy in community. God loves you where you are and as you are.

The Illusionist – Tom Coverly

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Illusionist and Comedian Tom Coverly! Next on the schedule: Our monthly breakfast on Saturday, Janauary 26 from 7am-10am. $7 for adults, $3 for kids 3-10.

will be in Oxford for One Show Only at OUMC on Tuesday, January 8th at 7:00pm. This is a free, all-ages show, geared especially for youth ages 10-14.

“Tom Coverly is one of our favorite speakers . He is a very dynamic speaker who relates in a very positive way with our kids.  His message is always straight from God and his heart. Another bonus is his awesome magic!”

– Charles Huizinga {Campus Life director}

Thanks for coming, Tom! Hope to have you here again!

Rolling River Rampage is almost here!

July 22 – 26 will be here sooner than you know it!  Don’t miss out on a fun week of Vacation Bible School!

Sunday through Thursday, from 6pm to 8pm, we will be going on a Rolling River Rampage.  This is open for kindergarteners through 6th graders.  You can register online through the link below:

Oxford UMC VBS 2018