News Flash!

The Vestry is committed to reducing the deficit, so we are forming a committee to spearhead fundraising efforts. If you would be willing to help with this committee, please let Pastor Mary Ann, John Vavala or Mary Clark know. We’d like to have a meeting in the very near future to discuss ideas and put some fundraiser dates on the calendar.

Prayer Squares will meet the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 12:00. Lots of fun and no sewing skills necessary. Contact Cheryl Kusko at 610-345-0153 or ckusko23@gmail.com.
Benefit Concert for Family Promise: Sunday, May 20 there will be a concert from 3 to 4pm. A dessert reception will follow. The choirs of Unionville, Doe Run and Bethany Presbyterian Churches will sing traditional and contemporary choral music for our listening enjoyment. A free-will offering will be received to benefit Family Promise of Southern Chester County.
The Health Ministry is pleased to announce we will be offering Hatha Yoga Classes in June for a total of 5 sessions. The sessions will be held every Saturday morning at 10:00 am beginning on June 2, 2018 through the end of June. The cost for each class will be $7.00 ($35 if you attend every session) and payment is due at the door.

Experience is not necessary. While the instructor does have a few mats for those in attendance to borrow, it’s best for you to bring your own yoga mat which can be purchased exercise_10512online at Smile.Amazon.com or at Walmart. Plan to practice yoga in your bare feet.

This is a description of Hatha Yoga provided by the instructor, Shay Robb: “Hatha Yoga—a practice for all levels of experience and ability! Yoga helps us to build strength, increase flexibility, and calm the mind, using a combination of dynamic poses, relaxation techniques, and controlled breathing exercises. You will leave class feeling relaxed, renewed, and refreshed!” Hope to see you there. Please fill out the sign up sheet located in the back of the church. Namaste

Giant / Martins Gift Cards: You can help our parish when you shop by buying gift cards from us. We have cards for $50, $100 and $200. Make your check out to St. Christopher’s and put “Cash for Causes” in the memo. See Mary Clark or Ellen Neff if you are interested. Questions? mtclark39@gmail.com. 610-357-8698.
Who do you miss seeing in church? Do you notice when your friends or people who sit close to you haven’t been in church in a while. Have you ever thought to call them to tell them that you miss them and ask if everything is okay? To the degree that members are missing from our weekly worship, it is to that degree that the Body of Christ is made less visible in the world. We all matter. Our attendance and participation in Sunday worship builds up the community in faith and love more than anything else. Let’s take care of each other as Jesus called us to do.
We’re having a picnic! On June 3rd, we will have the Eucharist at 9:30 (or 10?) followed by a picnic. We’ll cook hamburgers and hot dogs to ring in the summer, and ask you to bring something to share. We’ll have a group activity/discussion while the food is being prepared, The Vestry is still working on that piece. There will be child care during that part of the day.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? We have purchased a zero-turn mower and need volunteers to mow and trim each week. Is this a ministry that calls you? There is a sign-up sheet in the back. There will be a short training for all volunteers soon.

Vestry meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in church house and are open to all members of St. Christopher’s.
Friends Folk Club of Oxford Schedule:
July 13th – The Heather Pierson Trio.
August 10th – Jen Chapin
September 14th – TBA
October 12th – The Sin City Band & Friends
November 10th – Spirit Wing and the Eastern Woodland Pathway Dancers
December 14th – Charlie Zahm’s Annual


Welcome! If you are new, or visiting for the first time, please sign our guest book in the back of the church.

 We hope you will consider making St. Christopher’s your church home.

8:30 a.m.  Quiet Service

9:30 a.m. Christian Formation and Education

Adults in the Church for Episcopal 101

9:30 a.m. Children’s Enrichment downstairs

10:00 a.m. Children’s Ministries downstairs

10:30am   Festive Service with music

Coffee/Fellowship Hour follows the 10:30 Service


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St. Christopher’s is proud to be able to use this symbol as a sign that we now have a hearing loop installed for those with hearing aids. If you wear a hearing aid with a T-coil, see your audiologist to make sure your hearing aid is in sync with the loop and then just flip the switch on YOUR hearing aid to Hear Every Word.

8:30 a.m. Quiet Service

10:30am   Festive Service with music

Coffee/Fellowship Hour follows the 10:30 Service- In our Church House


Pastor Mary Ann’s day off is on Monday’s.

If you have an emergency, please call the church office at 610-932-8134. Parish office hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9:30-2:30.