When weather is questionable, we will gather inside Fellowship Hall and worship while social distancing.
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
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.
The 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.
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
Roxboro Presbyterian Church will continue to be a part of this wonderful program. We will deliver backpacks each Wednesday to Earl Bradsher beginning September 9th. The schedule is complete. Nancy Dallas has taken charge of this project this year. Thank you to all who have volunteered to help.
The Mission Committee would like to say thank you once again to everyone who donated items during the collections project in May. The final items, 25 bags of clothing for high school students, have been delivered to the Thrift Store on North Main Street. The high school is not currently having non-school personnel in the building due to Covid, and God opened the door for the clothing to go to the Thrift Store, where it is much-needed and well-appreciated. For the time being we will not be collecting clothing at RPC, but we will let you know if there is a need to resume this project at a later date. Thank you!
The sacrament of the Lord’s Table will be celebrated virtually Sunday, September 6th,
during the Facebook Live Worship Service at 11:00 am. The Session calls the Congregation to prepare with prayer and thanksgiving. Please have your bread and wine (or beverage) ready at home.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On behalf of the Session I would like to introduce you to our Bridge Interim Pastor. The Session met last week and had a wonderful discussion with Rev. Troy Lesher-Thomas about our church's needs during this initial time of transition, and we are confident that his gifts match what we need from our Bridge Interim pastor. Rev. Lesher-Thomas will begin serving RPC this coming Sunday, August 2nd, and as Bridge Interim will serve on a month-to-month basis until our Intentional Interim Pastor has been selected.
The Session has also named the following church members to be on the Interim Pastor Nominating Committee (iPNC): Mark Harrill, Kjersti Lockhart, Beth Miller, Mary Tucker, and Sam Wilson.
We ask your prayers for Rev. Lesher-Thomas, the iPNC committee members, and for RPC during this time of change.
Rev. Troy Lesher-Thomas is our Bridge Interim. He lives in Pittsboro with his wife, Mitzi, and two children, Mackenzie and Andrew. Troy has been pastoring in NC for over 20 years including 14 years of service to Pittsboro Presbyterian Church. Troy is a trained Interim Pastor through the Interim Ministry Network having completed Levels I & II along with supervised fieldwork. He holds a D.Min. from Union Presbyterian Seminary focused on Small Church Leadership and Family Systems Theory.
In his spare time Troy loves to garden, read, work on projects in his garage, and play music. Troy is very optimistic about the role of small churches across our denomination and in the present Covid environment. Troy serves as Co-Moderator for the Commission on Ministry(COM) of New Hope Presbytery and has served as a commissioner to the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic while serving in Salem Presbytery. He's looking forward to serving us here at Roxboro and getting to know the membership and our passions for ministry.
Troy is part-time and will be working Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday in Roxboro. Occasionally, due to his service on the COM, he may adjust his day in the office. You may contact Troy by contacting the church office on Tuesday or Thursdays.
Rev. Betty Hale will be preaching tomorrow morning at 11:00 EST on Facebook Live! She will be giving her message from Genesis 12:1-5.
9:00 Outside Worship
11:00 Inside Worship & Facebook Live
12:00 Congregational Mtg following worship service
10:00 Bible Study Facebook Live
10:00 Bible Study Facebook Live
Morning Devotion - Facebook Live - Time TBD