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 RALLY DAY/BOOK SALE 8-27: We need your unwanted books for a church book sale August 27, (Children’s, Youth, fiction and nonfiction books, puzzles and games). Proceeds will be used for the library and for the Sunday Fun Days.  We also need volunteers (adults and youth) to help separate books the week of 8/21.  We will be inviting neighbors from San Marco to attend, so say hi to an unfamiliar face.  Our chance to look inside/out!

Rally Day 8/27 is your chance to talk to church volunteers and find out what each committee does. You can learn about upcoming mission trips, Sunday School, youth and children’s programs, what’s going on with the exterior building improvements, the church finances, Christian Education programs, Fellowship opportunities, New Member recruitment and follow-up, Wednesday Connect, small group Bible studies and dinners out. Join us Sunday 8/27 for Rally Day 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and the Book Sale 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your own tote bag to fill with volunteer opportunities at Rally Day and to carry home books from the Book Sale.  See you there!

INCLUDED IN THE BOOK SALE will be a newly published memoir written by congregation member Amanda Ranney. Her self-published book, FitPeaceByPeace, is a personal account of how God turned a long struggle into strength, and includes helpful insight on a commonly overlooked illness in today’s society. Amanda hopes you will join her in this attempt to spread a God-given message of hope, peace, and self-love.


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Wednesday Connect Details – Click Here

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September Events- Children’s Ministry Fall Kick Off

The Children’s Ministry will kick off our Fall programming on Wednesday, September 6th 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.

The Children’s Ministry team will host a Sunday Fun Day! every other 3rd Sunday. The next one will take place Sunday, September 17th after the 11:00 Service from noon- 2:30 PM. Each Sunday Funday! is a new and unique opportunity for us all to share the love of Christ within this congregation and in this community! Please dress down for church that day. We will serve lunch and have some fun sharing the joy of Christ! 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!


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SANCTUARY SHINDIG: Friday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m. at the Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue. Tickets: $ 50; Dinner provided by Bono’s & Pastiche Catering.  For tickets: 904.356.3588 or

UCOM: There are two great upcoming events that you all will want to join in to help address the hunger insecurity in our neighborhoods.

The Crop Walk is September 24.  This is an annual walk to raise money and awareness.  South Jax is the host site and Angela Lopez is the chair. You may reach Angela at


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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, Steve Powers








ADVENT SYMBOLIZES THE COMING OF CHRIST, and the hope and anticipation that comes with celebrating his birth and presence in our life. Our worship ministry will be publishing an Advent Devotional book for congregational use during the liturgical season leading up to Christmas. You are invited to submit an original devotion or one that has been dear to your heart over the years.  You may submit your devotion by emailing  or  or drop it off in the church office. The deadline is Sunday, October 1st.

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!

Image result for church nursery imagesCARE is available during worship for the children ages 3 and under in the Family Life Center. 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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