Every year, Presbyterians celebrate Heritage Sunday, a day to reflect upon and learn more about the long and rich history of the Presbyterian church in America. Our presbytery shares in this heritage. According to PCUSA statistics, our presbytery has 17 congregations that were founded in the 1800s! We are pleased to share a few of their stories as a small part of Heritage Sunday recognition. Read More →

Kanapaha Presbyterian Church in Gainesville was founded in 1857. The original church building was on the edge of a large cotton plantation. Read More →

Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine was the first presbyterian congregation in Florida. It was organized in June of 1824. The current sanctuary was built in 1890. Read More →

Woodlawn Presbyterian Church was founded in 1870 when members of First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville wanted to organize a Presbyterian Church with black leadership. Woodlawn recently celebrated their 150th anniversary.Read More →

First Presbyterian Church of Lake City was founded in May 1856 in what was then known as Alligator, East Florida. The history of the church has been formed by several generations of ministers from the Montgomery family.Read More →

Thanks to the support of the Presbytery, over 70 youth from seven congregations returned to Camp Montgomery for the first time since November 2019 for the “Light the Fire” Presbytery Youth Retreat from April 29 – May 1.   The energy was flowing from the beginning on Friday night and everyone had a great time.Read More →

Our presbytery has four churches that are designated by Presbyterian Mission Agency as Earth Care Congregations: Fort King Presbyterian Church, Westminster Church, First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach, and Riverside Presbyterian Church. We are pleased to highlight their amazing commitment to God’s creation! We also share about MPCC’s Farm to Table program, and earth care resources. Read More →

Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville also signed on to be an Earth Care Congregation in 2016. Part of the church’s mission statement is “… cherishing, sustaining, & enhancing the resources God has entrusted to us.” One of the church’s regular commitments is to publish “Eart Care Tips” to remind the congregation that little changes make a big difference!Read More →