Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Response to Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey You shall be . . . the restorer of streets to live in. —Isaiah 58:12                       Hurricane Irma, a record-setting storm, is now dissipating, but the devastation is just starting to be known. Members of PDA’s National Response Team will arrive in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina this week to provide aid, assess damage, and offer spiritual and emotional care for those impacted by the winds and flooding. While PDA has already been in contact with presbyteries throughout FloridaRead More →

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center 88 SE 75th St. Starke, FL 32091 (352) 473-4516 Jeff Welch, Moderator JOIN US FOR:   -Worship and Fellowship -Meet New Minister Members -Area Gatherings with Area Coordinators -Receive Offering for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance -And Much More!   Preacher: Ron Watson Co-Celebrants: Joyce and Chris Lieberman Pianist: Rick Roberts   Presbytery Docket Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 21st. Please submit reports and docket information to the Stated Clerk at   Display Space: If you would like a display table, please email requests to the Stated Clerk no later than Sept. 25th.   Registration: The registration tables will open at 8:15 AM.Read More →

As recovery efforts begin in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the St. Augustine Presbytery Disaster Assistance Commission (SAPDAC) is in the process of contacting all churches within the presbytery. We are grateful that no extremely serious damage has been reported thus far. Some of our churches are in areas that may be without power for some time.  We continue to work closely with the Florida Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Network (FLAPDAN) and are expecting visitors from Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. We continue to pray for everyone impacted by Hurricane Irma and will send updates from FLAPDAN and others as we receive them. Updates & Information from FLAPDAN: As aRead More →

The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has put together a bulletin insert as it is relying on the generosity of Presbyterians to provide financial and hands-on support to help the whole church stand with these communities and the Presbyterian family as it responds to its neighbors.  To download a PDF copy of the bulletin insert, please click on the image below:Read More →

The amendments proposed by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) and approved by the presbyteries are now included in the NEW Book of Order (2017-2019).  While physical copies are on backorder through, you may download a PDF version of the new Book of Order free of charge. The NEW Book of Confessions, which includes the new Confession of Belhar, is available for pre-order through at a 40% discount now through its “publish date” of Oct. 13th.Read More →

The Presbyterian Women’s Horizons Bible Study Kick Off was Saturday, August 19th at Montgomery Conference Center.  It was a day filled with learning and laughter.  A skit presented by Lakewood Presbyterian gave an overview of the Hebrews Study in an entertaining fashion.  Reverend Sheryl Sumlin-Walker from Trinity Presbyterian in Palm Coast gave the Bible Study introduction and officiated the Communion Service.   More than one thousand tee shirts were donated by the eighty-five women attending.  These went to Rethreaded, an organization in Jacksonville which helps get women and children out of sex trafficking.  Over $2000 was raised with sales of items made from tee shirts as wellRead More →

  With the deadline quickly approaching for servant leader applications, we are happy to share with you electronic forms which may be filled out on your computer and emailed to by Tuesday, August 15th. We hope that you find these forms more user friendly. If you have questions, please feel free to call Joe Risby at (904) 480-0683 (cell). Forms may also be returned via fax to 904-737-6658 or mailed to Presbytery of St. Augustine, 1937 University Blvd. W., Jacksonville, FL 32217. For more information about the General Assembly, scheduled for June 16-23, 2018 in St. Louis, visit here.        Service on Presbytery Team or CommissionRead More →

The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets every other year, and the next meeting will take place in St. Louis in June of 2018.  Serving as a GA commissioner or young adult advisory delegate is a wonderful and memorable experience. Please take a look at the application and consider whether you or someone you know is being called to serve the church in this unique way. If you have any questions, please call/write to Joe Rigsby at 904-480-0683(c) or    The application deadline is August 15, 2017. Please fill out and return to Sandra Hedrick, States Clerk, at Our representatives and alternates will beRead More →

The Presbytery of St. Augustine welcomes Kristen Magda as our Communications Coordinator! She is excited about serving in this key role in our new presbytery structure. Kristen will be responsible for communications within the presbytery, including producing a newsletter, sending emails to large groups, maintaining and improving the website, promoting gatherings and events, and much more.  Kristen, who has over 15 years of experience in the communications field, moved to the Jacksonville area last summer from Massachusetts. She most recently worked as the Associate Director of Communications and Media Relations at Stonehill College, a small Roman Catholic liberal arts college near Boston.  In that roleRead More →

Please enjoy these photos from the meeting of the Committee on Preparation for Ministry that took place on March 31, 2014: The following actions took place at this meeting: Raymond Guterman (pastor), Madison Munoz, and Susan Takis (CPM liaison). Madison’s final assessment was approved at the March meeting.    Susan Takis (pastor), Meagan Findeiss, and Ross Royce (CPM liaison).  Meagan is now an Inquirer under our presbytery’s care.   Becca Gillespie (CPM liaison), Whitney Caswell.  Whitney is now a Candidate under our care.    Read More →