Thanks to the Presbytery of St. Augustine, and their invaluable support, Montgomery Center was able to accomplish what many camps around the country believed was impossible. We successfully welcomed 116 campers and 22 staff, counselors and volunteers — lives that were impacted in one way or another by this program. Read more about this year’s Camp Montgomery’s incredible summer session and see a few of many photos!Read More →

In cooperation with Sewing Hope for DESC, and a with an emergency grant from the Peacemaking Program of the Presbytery of St. Augustine, multiple small groups and individuals in our presbytery quickly began sewing and donating homemade facemasks for medical personnel in a wide variety of facilities at the beginning of the Covid19 pandemic when PPE equipment was sparsely available. Here are some updates!Read More →

Our presbytery welcomes the Rev. Brian Lays as Pastor of Riverside Presbyterian Church! Brian and his wife Sunelle are settling into the Riverside area of Jacksonville. Brian began as pastor at Riverside Presbyterian Church on August 14. Read More →

After almost 10 years of planning, fundraising and hard work, the Tooth Bus is finally in Jamaica! The mobile dental unit is outfitted with all the equipment needed to make and repair dentures. It will be used by the Jamaica Ecumenical Mutual Mission throughout Jamaica. Kudos to all those involved with this project and their commitment to make this a reality for our Jamaican mission partners.Read More →

The Presbytery of St. Augustine is pleased to welcome Cyndi Rigley as Office Manager. This new position was created to increase efficient office functions and provide administrative support to the presbytery staff and leaders. As the Office Manager, Cyndi will be working closely with the Coordinating Council, our Commissions and Ministry Teams, our Treasurer and Administration Committee, as well as all of our staff. She looks forward to getting to know our pastors, congregations, and all of our presbytery colleagues in ministry.Read More →

Living in a time of division, polarization, and heated rhetoric, Palms Presbyterian Church developed Project Common Grounds (PCG) to utilize education, guest speakers, the deliberative dialogue process, and sermon themes to “BE” the Beatitudes and live as “faithFULL“ citizens. Learn more about this project which puts Matthew 25 principles into practice.Read More →

Expect Resistance

Adult and youth members of Fort King Presbyterian Church joined in Ocala’s Black Lives Matter demonstration on May 31. As a Matthew 25 congregation, the focus on dismantling structural racism prompted their peaceful participation in the community march.Read More →

Our presbytery welcomes the Rev. Dale Ambler as an Honorably Retired member. Dale and his wife Tari have recently relocated to the Ocala area, are building a house, and will be seeking a new church home in that area. Read more about Dale and welcome him to our presbytery!Read More →

PW Moderator’s Report – February 2020 When I volunteered to serve as Vice-Moderator, lo, those many months ago, the Lord put the verse from 1 Corinthians 13:11-12, in my heart: “When I was a child, I talked like a child,  I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became grown, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see as if through a mirror darkly, as a poor reflection; then we shall see face to face.Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” I focused on the first verse of this passage, andRead More →