News Flash!

The St. Christopher Christ Bearers began their 2019 service to the Lighthouse Youth Center on Friday, Jan. 18, serving near 60 youth, staff and volunteers. They will return to duty on Thursday, Jan. 24, preparing spaghetti with meat sauce, a recent request by the youth.
Shown left to right are:
Front: Niki Keller-Powels with children Bram and Amelia (Bram, again, gave us a lesson on how to use the mop)
Back: Brian Fridley, Ken Mertz, Bud Hart and Nick Leo.
If you are interested in joining this ministry talk to Pastor Mary Ann.

The Health Ministry Team is also trying to bring awareness to different health topics. February is American Heart Association Awareness month. Blood Pressure Screenings will be available during the month.

Ash Wednesday falls on March 6th this year. There will be services at Noon and 7:00 p.m.

The Lenten Book Study begins on the day following Ash Wednesday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m. with light Soup Supper followed by book study.

Fun(d)raising Committee: We are forming a committee to brainstorm ways we can engage each other and the community in fun and lucrative ways that support our ministries. This is vitally important to our growth so we are asking you to consider if you have gifts that could be put in service to the parish in this way. If you want to come check out this new committee, please see Mary Clark or John Vavala, or talk with Pastor Mary Ann.

The Health Ministry Team is pleased to announce the Alzheimer’s Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group Meeting here at St. Christopher’s! They meet on the first Saturday of every month at 10:00 am in Church House. Please spread the word to whomever you think might benefit from this ministry.


Drop off GENTLY WORN or NEW SHOES.
From December 9 to March 9
We are working with Funds2Orgs. Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors in many developing countries around the world. They are typically operated by one person or family and friends depending on size. These small businesses sell the shoes we gather in their communities, thus creating business and commerce opportunities leading to sustainability. The shoes collected is a responsible way to dispose of shoes which can take more than a lifetime to decompose when discarded. AND you get to empty your closet of shoes you don’t wear any more or those you bought but never wore. Or you can purchase pairs to donate. Children’s Shoes . . . Women’s Shoes . . . Men’s Shoes. And please remember to ask Friends, Family, Neighbors, Classmates, and Co-Workers to give you their shoes to Donate too!

Women’s Breakfast is the third Tuesday (2/20) of the month at 9:30 a.m. in Church House. Please contact Kathy Hart if you have any questions:
717-786-4873.

If you are interested in reading the readings on Sunday, being an usher, serving, singing, being on the Altar Guild, baking bread, or doing any other liturgical ministry, we hope you put that on your pledge form. If you didn’t, just talk to Pastor Mary Ann. Training in each of these roles will take place in the coming weeks. Watch for the dates and times.


Ways to Support St. Christopher’s:
Purchase Giant / Martins Gift Cards
Shop at Redners with one of our save-a-tape cards and turn in your receipts
Shop at smile.amazon.com and choose to support.
“St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church of Oxford”
Bring your used toner cartridges for us to recycle
Attend the Fundraisers: Friends Folk Club Concerts
Breakfast with Santa, Cookie Walk, Soup Sales

Pastor Mary Ann’s Day Off:

Pastor Mary Ann+ likes to take Monday as her day off. Please hold emails and phone calls until Tuesday in order to honor her time off. If there is an emergency and you need to contact a priest, you may call or email either of the wardens, Reba Webb or Mary Clark, to assist you.