Outreach Ministries

IMG_1090We put our faith into action locally, nationally and globally and seek to tell our story and invite visitors and new members through word-of-mouth and a variety of print and online publications.

  • Oxford Ecumenical Council:  Food Pantry donations and volunteers; CROP Walk to benefit Church World Service hunger relief; Ash Wednesday Service, Good Friday Walk and Community Thanksgiving Service
  • Bi-monthly Sunday dinner provided to Jeremiah’s Inn in Worcester
  • Share Garden – Planting for the season begins in May.  All proceeds of the harvest will go to the Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf for distribution on Thursdays.  Anyone interested in participating in this effort, caring for the garden, is urged to contact Ted Cioppa or Cheryl Almstrom.
  • Host weekly meetings of AA groups and Girl Scout troops.
  • Christmas gifts collected for area organizations and shelters.
  • Donations to the Worcester Area Missionary Society
  • Our Church’s Wider Mission: monetary support for United Church of Christ ministries in the state, nation and the world.
  • One Great Hour of Sharing: interdenominational disaster relief donations
  • Other charitable giving
  • Monthly newsletter, The North Spire
  • Pastor Barry’s weekly eUpdate
  • Flyers and notices of events and programs published in print media and online calendars
  • At Christmas we make memorials by purchasing Church World Service blankets  at a cost of $10.00 for 2 blankets. 

Mission Statement

The mission of First Congregational Church of Oxford, UCC, is to:
Acknowledge our Christian heritage and the gifts received from a loving God;
Affirm our faith in our worshiping, in our witnessing to the community and in our reaching out to the world;
Celebrate diversity whereby the dignity of all is embraced and respected; and
Encourage individual growth and family enrichment by giving joyfully of our time, talent and treasures.

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Contact us:

Location: 355 Main Street (Route 12), Oxford MA
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 585, Oxford MA 01540
Phone: 508.987.2211
Email: officeadmin@oxfordfirstucc.org
Office hours: 9-12 p.m., Mon; 9-12 p.m., Wed; 9-12 p.m., Fri.

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