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Friday, May 22, 2015

First Baptist Church

Kindergarten transition meeting, info so crucial

This evening’s meeting at the First Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall concerning transitioning youngsters to kindergarten is extremely important. We applaud the effort by the local Excel by 5 Coalition to get the word out, and encourage all with young children to attend or follow up to get the information. (March 3, 2015, Page 4)

Providing a path for others

The congregations of First Baptist Church and Second Baptist Church in Oxford are providing a path toward racial reconciliation for others in the region, state and nation to follow. (September 4, 2013, Page 14)

Church seeks, finds forgiveness

In the second and final installment of  a two-part series about how two Oxford churches — one historically white, the other historically black — are reconciling the past through public apology and forgiveness, Second Baptist Church extends grace to First Baptist Church. (September 4, 2013, Page 1)

Church confronts past sin

In the first of a two-part series about how two Oxford churches — one historically white, the other historically black — are reconciling the past through public apology and forgiveness, today’s installment focuses on how the congregation of First Baptist Church confronted its past. To read the church’s recently adopted “Resolution on Reconciliation and Revival,” click on the “news” button above. (September 3, 2013, Page 1)

Busby honored for service

Mary Alice Busby said good bye to friends and fellow coworkers Friday night during her retirement party. Busby has served as Lafayette County circuit court clerk for more than 24 years. (December 12, 2011, Page 1)

Sav-A-Life Banquet

The annual Sav-A-Life Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the First Baptist Church of Oxford. The tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at the Pregnancy Test Center (on the left just before North Oxford Baptist Church) or at the door. Those who want to support Sav-A-Life, but can’t go to the banquet, can mail a check to P. O. Box 1193, Oxford 38655. (August 20, 2010)

OMS Choirs

The Oxford Middle School choirs, Sixth-Grade Singers, Cantabilé and Mixed Chorus, will present “A Spring Night of Choral Singing” at 7 p.m. May 4 at the First Baptist Church. Damein Wash is the director and Joseph Garrison is the accompanist.

The program will featuring choral works by George Frideric Handel, Johannes Brahms and Benjamin Britten; and show tunes by George Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, and Harold Arlen. Guest instrumentalists and accompanists include Carol Trott’s World Drumming Ensemble, Dr. Andy Paney, pianist, Jack B.Wilson Jr., cellist, and Liz Taylor, violinist. (April 22, 2010)

Choir spans gap

What began as a creative way to raise money for the restoration of the Burns Belfry has spun off an exercise in community building as an ad-hoc choir representing several local churches has been rehearsing for its part in The Worship Experience event set for Friday at the Ford Center. (April 19, 2010, Page 1A)

Thursday’s obituaries

  • Maureen Regina Halloran — A rosary service will be held Friday at 4 p.m. in the chapel at Waller Funeral Home. Visitation will precede the service from 2-4 p.m.
  • Mary Etta Martin — Services will be held at noon Saturday at the Tallahatchie-Oxford Missionary Baptist Association Building. Visitation is Friday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford.
  • Juanita Avent McCormick — Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of Oxford. Visitation will be held for one hour prior. Waller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  • Minnie Vaughn — Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Philadelphia M.B. Church. Hodges-Serenity Funeral Home of Oxford is in charge of arrangements.

 (January 14, 2010, Page 2)

Tuesday’s obituaries

  • Dennis Ray “DeDe” Fitts — Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Coleman Funeral Home, and for an hour and a half prior to the service.

 (January 12, 2010, Page 2A)

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