Several of our churches are stepping in to create masks for medical workers and other essential employees. They are doing amazing work and sharing resources. Thanks for all you are doing to support our community in the midst of the pandemic.Read More →

For those who would like an opportunity to worship from home, we have included multiple opportunities. Thank you for exploring new ways of being church and serving each other. Remember that caring for each other, and spending time in prayer and meditation is also “being church.” Do what works best for you and your family in these changing and challenging times.Read More →

Pastor’s Retreat in Matanzas Presbytery in Cuba After February’s mission trip to Cuba, plans emerged to offer a Pastors’ Retreat in Cuba, in partnership with the Matanzas Presbytery leaders. Retreat plans are being finalized, and pastors will receive event and application information soon! Here are the details you need to know now:    DATE: February 10-17, 2020 (the dates may vary by a day depending on flight availability)   LOCATION: Hotel Melia, Varadero and the Seminary in Matanzas   ANTICIPATED COST: $1200 per person (flexible depending on flights and individual schedules. This will include visas, flights, meals, rooms, transportation while in Cuba and translators.   ACTIVITIES: The tripRead More →

Rev. Tom Walker Retires from Palms Presbyterian Church After 17 years as Pastor of Palms Presbyterian Church (Jacksonville Beach), the Rev. Tom Walker is retiring effective September 7. Tom and his wife, Jan, have relocated to St. Simons Island, GA, where they will “rest, renew, and maybe even find time to play a round of golf or two, enjoy long walks with our golden Obie, fish, and possibly write a book or two.” He will continue to serve at Columbia Seminary as board chair. Blessings on your retirement as the Palms community begins a new chapter in their life together as a congregation. Rev. BobRead More →

Community Presbyterian Church Has a New Pastor After a diligent discernment process, Community Presbyterian Church has called the Rev. Melanie Marsh-Baum as their new pastor (head of staff).  Rev. Marsh-Baum is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, a lifelong Presbyterian, and has deep roots in the Presbytery of St. Augustine. She was born and raised in central Florida, and grew up in Ft. King Presbyterian Church in Ocala. Melanie served the presbytery in numerous ways in her youth, including as a summer camp counselor at Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center, and on planning teams for presbytery events. She has served the national church as part of worship,Read More →

Over 100 participants gathered on a rainy Saturday at Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center for the Presbyterian Women Summer Event. Together they spent time in fellowship, prepared 10 buckets full of disaster cleaning supplies to donate to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and listened as Rev. Joy Laughridge offered “a peek into the Word” of this year’s PW Bible study titled “Love Carved in Stone.” The Lakewood Players also shared a drama, titled “Flood Waters,” about what Presbyterian Women really do behind the scenes. Over $500 was collected for Montgomery. Thanks to all those who made this annual summer event such a success! Save the date for the WinterRead More →

If you are interested in learning more or would be interested in having Edi speak in your community, please contact Eduart Demo directly at (206) 414-2502, or contact Becca Gillespie at (904) 583-8884 or bgilluminate@yahoo.com.   The founder of the Illyricum Movement Albania, Eduart Demo (Edi) and his family are traveling to Florida in late September and early October, and are seeking out churches where they can share their incredible ministry of planting healthy and local Christian churches in Albania.  Edi and his family (wife and 11 and 14 year old sons) are traveling on faith and would need accommodations.  The Illyricum Movement Albania wasRead More →

“Here’s My Heart” was a Triennium theme, explored each day using different scripture passages, music, activities, and spiritual reflection.  In one activity, our presbytery group created acrostic poems using the first letters of the phrase, HERE’S MY HEART. Here is what they shared. Healer Everlasting Redeemer. Everywhere Savior Merciful Youthful Holy Eternal Almighty Reviver Trinity Holy Everlasting Righteous Eternal Savior My God, You provide Hopefulness, Even in tough times; Always here Right alongside us To the end He is Lord Everlasting God Right where we need him. Eager to love the Sunshine State My Savior Yahweh is Helping us. Everywhere Adonai’s Restless, and Trusting love.Read More →

Fall Stated MeetingTuesday, October 1, 2019 at 9:00 AMMontgomery Presbyterian Conference Center 88 SE 75th St., Starke, FL 32091 (352) 473-4516 montgomerycenter.org/   Rev. Diane Wilson, Moderator   JOIN US FOR:   Worship and Fellowship Meet New Minister Members Share Ministry Highlights And Much More!   Preacher: The Rev. Don Johnson, Pastor of Woodlawn Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville   Music: Music for worship will be provided by the bluegrass/gospel duo of pastors Wain Wesberry of First Fernandina and Ron Watson of First Ocala.   Celebrants: The Rev. Cliff Lyda and the Rev. Jessi Higginbotham   Watch for more details!Read More →