Watch the video from Jacksonville Together: Disrupting Division program on Sunday, November 1st. Participants were encouraged to be part of creating courageous conversations and create a paradigm shift from “us and them” towards “we the people”. Read More →

The Gainesville Community Counseling Center, a partner ministry at the Highlands Regional Ministry Center, was awarded a $158,000 grant from the Alachua County Cares Act program. This will allow GCCC to hire an additional part-time therapist and office staff to expand their services. Read More →

Chris Lieberman

As Chris Lieberman’s service at the presbytery as Relationship Coordination Director comes to a close, he offers some reflective thoughts of gratitude and a look ahead.Read More →

You are invited to participate in the service of installation for the Rev. Brian Lays as Pastor of Riverside Presbyterian Church. The service will be on Sunday December 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Presbyterian Church as well as via live-stream.Read More →

Our presbytery welcomes the Rev. Rebekah Hutto as an at-large member. Rebekah, her husband B.J. and their two children, Hannah Ruth and Elijah, are settling into Jacksonville. Currently Rebekah is the primary caregiver for her children, which has been especially challenging in the midst of the pandemic season! B.J. began as senior pastor at Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, in Jacksonville, on September 1, 2020. Welcome Rebekah!Read More →

This Matthew 25 Moment highlights the ministries of Middleburg Presbyterian Church and Memorial Presbyterian Church which have both had long-term Food4Kids outreach programs. While the two churches differ in membership size, compassion to feed hungry children fuels their commitment to these outreach programs and we are pleased to highlight their shared passions.Read More →

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 →