<![CDATA[Roxboro Presbyterian Church - RPC News]]>Fri, 15 Jan 2021 01:24:58 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Introduction from your Interim Pastor]]>Thu, 07 Jan 2021 19:13:39 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/introduction-from-your-interim-pastor​Hello Roxboro Presbyterian Church Members and Friends
Happy New Year to you all!  My name is Barbara Hager, and I am your new interim minister.  I moved into the manse just a few days before Christmas and am still getting settled in.  My little “family” is just me and my cat Max, and we are finding the Manse very comfortable.  I am from Connecticut so please be patient with me as I get used to the “North Carolina” way of doing things!  One thing I have noticed is you are all very hospitable and friendly.
One thing you should know about me was I have had two careers.  I was a solo pastor at churches in Minnesota and Pennsylvania.  Then for the last twenty years or so I have been a practicing lawyer!  Besides representing homeowner associations, I did some legal work for the church including serving on the presbytery Permanent Judicial Commission in Southern New England.  That is the Presbyterian church’s court. 
I retired from the law a few years ago and found God calling me back to service in the church.  I am very happy to be here with you all!
Over the next year (I have a year contract with the session on behalf of the church, renewable for 6 month periods thereafter) I will be working with you all and  the session to discover together where we are as a church and arising from that discovery, what sort of permanent minister we want to call.  Under my contract and Presbyterian rules, I cannot be your permanent minister – but I will help you find the next permanent minister who is just right for you. 
With COVID it will be a little harder to get to know each of you individually, but I will do my best.  I love visiting and will be making telephone calls and visiting in person (socially distanced, mask wearing of course) where you would like that.  Please feel free to contact me through the church office and let me know if you would like me to telephone, meet in person, or both.  We can meet at your home or in the pastor’s office at church.  I take COVID seriously so at your home, if you only feel comfortable meeting at your front door that is just fine.
I look forward to getting to know you all!
In Christ,
Barbara Hager
<![CDATA[Mission Committee - Thank You!]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2020 20:13:21 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/mission-committee-thank-youThe Mission Committee sincerely thanks you for your generosity and outpouring of love shown to the family our church adopted this Christmas! We have heard from a family member who said, “The
children loved their gifts and had a great Christmas!”
<![CDATA[Christmas Joy Offering]]>Wed, 25 Nov 2020 20:01:41 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/christmas-joy-offeringPicture
It is that time of year again! We will be collecting through the end of the year. The offering will be collected through December 25th and dedicated Sunday, December 27th, as we support church workers in their time of need and students in their time of promise.   Offering envelopes are in the offering plates, or write “Joy Gift” in a check’s memo line.  The love of God overflows our hearts as we celebrate Immanuel, God’s perfect gift!

<![CDATA[Candy Keeps on Giving!]]>Sat, 14 Nov 2020 16:38:10 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/candy-keeps-on-givingPicture
Many thanks to all who donated candy for our  Halloween curbside trick-or-treat.  Our donations were so generous that we were able to take several grocery bags of leftover candy to The Warehouse for the My Life Matters students. The leaders use candy as a reward for learning Bible verses. Some of the pre-bagged candies included scripture verse bracelets. This was a big hit!  Pastor Tim Bowes shared,

“It was really neat to see a lot of these boys showing each other the scripture verses on the bracelets y’all gave us."

“It was fun to watch them. It's hard to get them in the Word sometimes, so it was really a blessing to watch them enjoy that.”

 One boy put his on his ankle. I asked why, and he said, "You told us last year we have to learn to walk in the word, and I was just thinking this might help me remember that."

I said, "You haven't forgotten from last year! Good for you!"”

<![CDATA[Curbside Trick or Treat 2020]]>Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:36:11 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/curbside-trick-or-treat-2020Thank you to all of you that donated candy, your time, and prayers for this event! It seemed to be a big success! We did have some leftover candy that Laura Dallas is taking to My Life Matters. Not pictured are Pat Cobb and Angie Wilson who were taking pictures. Thank you also to Beverly Laws for helping us out!
<![CDATA[Join Us on Sundays at 9:00 am in the Fellowship Hall!]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:52:31 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/join-us-on-sundays-at-900-am-in-the-gardenPicture
When weather is questionable, we will gather inside Fellowship Hall and worship while social distancing.

<![CDATA[Virtual Communion]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2020 18:00:27 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/virtual-communionPicture
In lieu of Covid, World Wide Communion was recorded on Facebook Live on our Facebook page. Please feel free to view this any time. The link is ​www.facebook.com/RoxboroPresbyterianChurch/videos/655175088470955 

<![CDATA[Drive-thru Halloween]]>Thu, 08 Oct 2020 17:45:50 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/drive-thru-halloweenPicture
Drive-thru Halloween on October 31st. Candy donations needed - This year in light of Covid, we will be offering a drive-thru Halloween for the kids from 5 – 6 pm. We will have two stations with a table of goodie bags at each to hand out. We want to make sure the traffic keeps moving. We need volunteers to stand at the tables and hand out candy, and volunteers to be runners to Fellowship Hall. You may also contact the church office for more information.

<![CDATA[Reopening Plans for October 4th]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:41:17 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/reopening-plans-for-october-4thThe Church will reopen for in-person services on Sunday, October 4th. Sunday worship will be limited to 25 individuals in the sanctuary at one time. Because of the in-person limit, the Session approved an OUTDOOR 9am service (weather permitting) which will be like the 11am service, minus music. The pastor will attempt to leave a  recording on the phone with an update should it not be entirely clear that weather is an issue.

On Communion Sundays, the Pastor will record and post to Facebook a virtual observance of the Lord's Supper.
<![CDATA[Mission Committee - "Fill the Box"]]>Thu, 17 Sep 2020 15:34:45 GMThttp://roxboropc.org/rpc-news/mission-committee-fill-the-boxPicture
The Mission Committee invites you to participate in our “Fill the Box,” project as we collect items for the Christian Help Center.  They are currently in need of the following: 

​ 1. Food-canned soup, canned fruit, canned meats (tuna, chicken, Spam), canned
     beans (particularly green beans),     small packs of oatmeal & grits, and family-size macaroni &
 2. Toiletries-particularly toothbrushes, toothpaste, and soap.
 3. Monetary donations-please make checks out to RPC & write Christian Help Center in the memo
 4. Late Summer or early Fall clothing.
A box will be put outside the Community Room every Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm Tuesday, Sept. 15 through Tuesday, Oct. 6 for item drop off. Please call the church office to arrange for cash or check drop-off. You may also call or text Jane Forton to arrange another drop-off time if needed. Thank you for helping those in need in our community!
Thank you for your donations!                                                                                    The Mission Committee