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      Alpha Course

                         Includes, dinner, video and conversation

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                          Wednesdays, September 20 – December 13

                                           6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

                         Reservations Optional/ All are welcome

  Menu October 18: Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas served with a hearty fresh            vegetable salsa

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YUMMY BITES AND FUN FRIGHTS are waiting for YOU.  Do not miss the fourth annual SJPC Fall Fest Community event featuring crafts, games, inflatables, great food, and other entertainment. IF YOU DARE… take a walk through the SoJax Night at the Museum being held in the Education Building. $5 suggested donation for dinner. Costumes welcome, Fun starts at 5pm on Wednesday, October 25th.

 THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NEEDED ASAP for Fall Festival, can you help?

1.      Small pumpkins and gourds to decorate tables

2.      3 white pumpkins and 3 orange pumpkin for Tic/Tac/Toe (Cantaloupe size)

3.      Fall themed décor (to loan to church)

4.      Cupcakes  (bring these October 25), but let church office know ahead how many  you            can bring

5.      Case of bottled water


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Wednesday Connect Details – Click Here

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                                     September Events- Children’s Ministry 

The Children’s Ministry Fall programming happens  on Wednesdays,  at 6:00 PM. We’ll have dinner, music, and lots of fun activities. We have lots of fun activities planned. No two weeks are ever the same. So please come out and bring a friend.

EVERYONE is invited and encouraged to come! It’s free and fun for ALL, so bring a neighbor and invite a friend.

For more information or to join our team, please contact Wendi Orr, Children’s Ministry Director at


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Small Group Study – “Painting the Stars” – Connie Smith and David Goedtke host this small group study in their home one Saturday each month. We are starting a new 7-part series that celebrates the communion of science and faith using a study guide from the Living the Questions study series. We gather together at 5:30 PM with prayer and song then view a 15-minute video resource and enjoy lively discussion. Upon conclusion we go to a local San Marco establishment for food and fellowship. The new series starts on September 9th. For more information, email or Connie at or by phone David 904-612-0468, Connie 904-704-4282. We welcome anyone to join this study with us.



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PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT to check out the Member Care board in the office area near the Harvin Hall door. We have put up a list of our homebound members, and a member birthday list, which we will change monthly; this is a way to not only connect with our homebound members, but also to know ahead of time any member who has a birthday during the month!


UCOM BASKET @ the Ask-Me-Desk: This month’s requests: Canned meat/tuna, pasta, rice and canned veggies. Also always needed are paper bags!

“WHERE’S BUBBA?” Come support Downtown Ecumenical Services Council (DESC) and our mission to help our neighbors in need on Saturday, November 4th at 5:30PM at The Haskell Building. It will be a fun-filled night including music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, drinks and indoor fishing simulators. Tickets are $50 for adults and $25 for kids. Buy tickets and learn more at DESC provides for Jacksonville families in emergency situations, including clothing, groceries and rent or utilities assistance.

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our Crop Walk.  Whether you baked goodies, walked, or pledged, we all came together for a great cause, to fight hunger in our community and worldwide.  South Jax Pres raised $1409, and collectively, with all the other churches, we raised $3831 together.  Twenty five percent will stay here with UCOM. We had a great turnout with almost 100 participants from 6 different churches! Thank you again for your support!  Angela Lopez


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ONLINE CONTRIBUTIONS: Your contribution to South Jacksonville Presbyterian  provides for general church operations, and also helps fund a wide variety of South Jax  ministries. Every gift will further the Kingdom and equip us to celebrate our mission. The site is accessible on your computer, tablet, or mobile device 24/7.  Click Here


Image result for sUNDAY sCHOOL IMAGESThe Book of Luke, Sunday 10am,the Rev Ana Lugo

The Book of Acts, Sunday 10 am, Ann Eadie

WORSHIP REFLECTION – SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS: Share with others how God spoke to you in worship through the Word, the music, prayer or just being together with other believers. It may just be the medicine they need.

SERMON TEXTS: Dr. Bruce Hedgepeth’s sermon texts are available on our website; we hope these will be a blessing to you or someone you know. Pass it on. Click here to review.


BUSINESS NETWORKING GROUP: Each Thursday in May @ 9:00 a.m. in the Music Building.  $5 each meeting.  Contact Charlie Eddins for info, 904-687-4290

FLOWER CHART: The 2017 flower chart is posted outside the church’s office. Payment is due ($50) at the time your selection is made. Take a look and sign up!

 Did you know that federal law greatly restricts the disclosure of patient information by hospitals? As a result, the pastor and church office may not know that a member of the church has been admitted to the hospital. If you are hospitalized and would like to notify the pastor, it is important that you (or a family member or friend) inform the church office as soon as possible, because we rely on you to let us know so that we can offer pastoral care and support! We would rather five people let us know rather than no one at all! Thank you for your help as we all join together to minister to the needs of our congregation!

Nursery Care is available during worship for the children ages 3 and under in the Church’s Parlor. Please take advantage of our staffed child care during the worship service.

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Please notify the church if you have any changes such as: email addresses, name change, physical or mailing addresses or phone numbers. Email us or call the office at  904-396-0567.


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