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O Holy Night: Community Church Christmas Service on the Square

Religion

Make sure Santa knows your sizes

By Les Ferguson, Jr. Columnist The countdown to Christmas is in full swing, and I’m an enormous fan. ...

Lifestyle

Drop-off shoebox donations until Nov. 20 for Operation Christmas Child

As the Thanksgiving season approaches, many families and children are giving thanks for all their blessings and sharing ...

News

St. John rectory completed for Fr. Shoffner

‘Chi Ro’ house brings church, parishioners closer An exemplar of love and care, St. John the Evangelist Catholic ...

Religion

May 5’s Day of Prayer observed locally

The National Day of Prayer has been an annual observance in the United States since 1952. It is ...

Columns

Forever thankful for mean parents

By Les Ferguson, Jr. My parents were mean. I know I’m not the only person who has ever ...

Oxford

Dallas pastor Jeffress will speak at a major Christian event in Oxford

Organizers of what is being billed as a major Christian event in Oxford, have announced that nationally- followed ...

Opinion Main

Let the Church live loud

This morning as I sat quietly with the Lord contemplating all the things happening in the world and ...

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St. John’s new pastor Mark Shoffner is making Oxford his new home

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church’s new pastor is making Oxford his home and is looking forward to ...

News

A little perspective can change everything

As I scrolled through social media during the past week image after image of families celebrating special days ...

News

Excited about another year and a new era

What a week!  Tuesday, May 10…my birthday – bloody hell alarm went off at 4:00am, 4:30am, 5:00am, 5:20am ...

Religion

‘Eighteen years is a good run’: Father Tonos prepares to leave St. John

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the community of Oxford are losing a well-known and beloved leader ...

News

How to recap 18 years with your hero?

Eighteen years ago (18 years!) an eye-blink – 2004, I was just a wee lad, best shape of ...

News

Easter in Oxford: Observing the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus

Holy Week is coming to an end and Easter is just around the corner. Local churches and Christian ...

Lifestyle

Take time to count Easter blessings

Our weather changes somewhat abruptly from day to day, and keeps us on our toes figuring out what ...

News

We don’t have to walk alone

The brisk March wind whistles through the eves on the house and the chimes on the back porch ...

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Commission approves COA for St. John’s future rectory for priests

Plans for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church’s new rectory have finally received the Historic Preservation Commission’s stamp ...

Opinion Main

Willingly entering the ‘desert’ for Lent

Writing this the day after Ash Wednesday, ankle deep in the desert sand of Lent, on “Fat Tuesday” ...

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Lent begins with Ash Wednesday services

The season of penance and preparation Christians celebrate prior to Easter begins today with Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras ...

Oxford

FBC readying for annual Explorer’s Bible Study

First Baptist Church welcomes everyone to join its annual Explorer’s Bible Study with classes beginning Aug. 18. This ...

Lifestyle

The Orchard’s founding pastor to step down after a decade

The Orchard Oxford will be in need of new leadership, as the Christian church’s founding pastor is stepping ...

Lifestyle

Still Wrestling: Les Ferguson Jr. on the path to healing

Les Ferguson Jr. describes himself as a “broken guy,” as broken as anyone else. The reason for that ...

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