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 →

On Sunday, February 23, our new Youth Ministry Leadership Team hosted a presbytery-wide “Youth Day Get-Away” at Community Presbyterian Church in Atlantic Beach. About 75 youth came from 10 different congregations to make this an exciting event. Read More →

Ruling Elder Edd Norris was installed as Moderator at our Winter Stated Meeting. Learn more about Edd and the experiences that he will share this year.Read More →

Community Thanksgiving Dinner at First Presbyterian Church Lake CityBy Terri Millikin, Event Organizer In 2000, a Thanksgiving meal was started as a Mission outreach for the homeless in the Lake City area.  The meaning of Thanksgiving changed that day for our church and community.  Nineteen years and 20 meals later, we are still going strong. A traditional meal of smoked turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, and green beans is prepared. Tables are set with linens and our guests are greeted at the door, seated and served their meal.  Homemade desserts are the finishing touch.  Everything is done by volunteers from the church and community.Read More →