On-going Mission Opportunities
Penn Avenue Soup Kitchen
- Members of Oxford Baptist Church prepare and serve meals at the Penn Avenue Soup Kitchen on fourth and fifth Fridays, January through October.
- Current meals being served are baked spaghetti or chicken and pasta.
- Food contributions needed are cooked meat, canned green beans, and fruit.
- Volunteers are needed to cook the food and serve plates.
- Sign-up sheets are posted outside the church library.
- Contact person: Mary Adcock (919-693-5181)
Back Pack Buddies
- This food ministry is patterned after a tried and true ministry, which was started in 2005 by the Food Bank of North Carolina.
- The Back Pack Ministry serves kindergarten, first, and second graders at West Oxford Elementary School who qualify for free lunches.
- Back Packs are filled on Thursdays, delivered to the school, and distributed to the children on Fridays. Children are required to return their back packs to school on Mondays.
- Monetary contributions are needed for this program.
- Volunteers are needed to pack the bags on Thursday mornings.
- Contact person: Jean Sobolak (919-690-8941)
Area Congregations in Ministry (ACIM)
- ACIM is a Granville County organization whose purpose is to assist persons in need. Oxford-area churches, including Oxford Baptist, support this ministry by making food and monetary contributions.
- There is a basket located in the lobby of the OBC Family Life Center for members to drop off their food donations. Any non-perishables are welcome. Don’t forget ACIM when you do your grocery shopping.
- Contact: Sue Hinman, Director (919-690-0961)
Church and Community Ministries (CCM)
- CCM is a Flat River Baptist Association Ministry.
- Mission: To advance the gospel of Jesus Christ through the meeting of spiritual and physical needs
- Hours: Tuesday and Thursdays 9:00 am-12:00 noon, and Wednesday 8:00 am-3:00 pm.
- Clothing, household, and furniture donations are accepted. These should be dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays, if possible. First, and foremost, these items are given away to those who lose their home to fire, domestic abuse, or simply a lack of financial abilities. Because of the large amount of donations, CCM is open to the public as a thrift shop on Wednesdays. Volunteers are also needed on a regular basis on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. A group of volunteers from OBC work every Thursday to organize the stock.
- CCM also organizes the Samaritan’s Purse Christmas Shoe Box Ministry. Many OBC Sunday school classes, other groups, and individuals pack shoe boxes for this ministry.
- The Children’s Toy Ministry serves children and families during the Christmas season. In 2012 578 children received gifts through this ministry. Recipients of the toy ministry must complete an application to be considered eligible to receive donations. Items for “stocking stuffers” are collected throughout the year. These items are listed on the “More Information” page of this website.
- The CCM monthly newsletter is available on a table outside of the church library.
- Contact person: Becky Currin, Director (919-693-8581)
- Operation Inasmuch is a one-day mission blitz for North Carolina Baptists.
- The Oxford Baptist major project for Operation Inasmuch is a turkey dinner served to elderly community members. In recent years 300-400 people have been served for each meal.
- Contact person: Lila Overby (919-603-0966)
- Men from Oxford Baptist are available to make small home repairs for those who need help.
- Contact person: Bob Wainwright (919-693-5004)
- Sponsored by Sisters Bible Study (WOM)
- Meet 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:45-7:30 pm
- Contact person: Frankie Marks (919-693-3955) or Marie Musgrove (919-691-1885)
- Meet 4th Tuesday of the month, 9 am-12 noon
- Members meet to work on various craft projects. Some of the projects include: sewing hats, neck and underarm pillows for cancer patients; making dolls, used in witnessing, for missionaries; making bibs, pillow, neck pillows, lap robes, and walker and wheelchair bags for nursing homes; making draft dodgers for the youth mission trip in Kentucky; making book bags for WEE School students; making clothing for children in Haiti; and making bandages for a hospital in Ghana.
- Contact person: Betty Wainwright (919-693-5004)