On Saturday, December 9th Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center will host its first annual Ugly Sweater Trail Run! This new event will feature a fun Trail run through part of its beautiful 167-acre property, local craft vendors, breakfast with Santa, crafts for young people, games, music and more! You can register for this event by visiting https://montgomerycenter.org/ugly-sweater-trail-run/ or by calling their office at 352-473-4516. PricingTrail Run: $30 (FREE for children 10 and under)***Price goes up to $35 week of event and $40 the day of***Breakfast with Santa: $10 (FREE if you signed up to run our 5k)Extra Ugly Sweater Shirts: $12Read More →

While it feels like fall has just begun, soon we will enter the joyous season of Advent and celebrate the wondrous gift of Jesus Christ, our Savior. “With Christ at the center this holiday season, we can follow in his example of servant leadership by serving our brothers and sisters in faith. Through the Christmas Joy Offering, we are able to support those in our community and give them the gift of hope,” says The Rev. Jonathan H. Reinink of the Special Offerings Presbyterian Mission Agency.  To help church leaders organize this season’s Christmas Joy Offerings at their congregations, PC(USA) Special Offerings is hosting a webinar on Wednesday,Read More →

The application period for the Young Adult Volunteer program, a faith-based year of service for young people ages 19-30, is now open! We encourage you to pass along this information to young adults and youth and campus ministry leaders who may be interested.  The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is a faith-based year of service in 22 sites around the world and in the United States. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in community with peers and mentors.  Program benefits include a regular stipend, housing, transportation and student-loan repayment options throughout the duration of theRead More →

Download highlights in PDF format We held our Fall Stated Meeting on October 3, 2017 at Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center.  Fall was truly in the air, with morning temperatures in the low 70s and a wonderful breeze all day!  Over 150 persons attended, including guests and MPCC staff. Friendships were renewed, and new friendships have begun. Our morning preacher was Ron Watson, who changed his text to Psalm 34 in light of the previous day’s news of a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas. Ron spoke of the senseless suffering of God’s people in Las Vegas and in other recent times of painRead More →

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9:00 AM Montgomery Presbyterian Conference Center 88 SE 75th St. Starke, FL 32091 (352) 473-4516 montgomerycenter.org Jeff Welch, Moderator JOIN US FOR:   -Worship and Fellowship -Meet New Minister Members -Area Gatherings with Area Coordinators -Receive Offering for Presbyterian Disaster Assistance -And Much More!   Preacher: Ron Watson Co-Celebrants: Joyce and Chris Lieberman Pianist: Rick Roberts   Presbytery Docket Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 21st. Please submit reports and docket information to the Stated Clerk at sandra@staugpres.org.   Display Space: If you would like a display table, please email requests to the Stated Clerk no later than Sept. 25th.   Registration: The registration tables will open at 8:15 AM.Read More →

  A Called Special Meeting of the Presbytery of St. Augustine was held on December 8 at the First Presbyterian Church of Starke. Pastor Don McGarity welcomed the presbytery to the church, and Moderator Cynthia Montgomery called the meeting to order with prayer and a hymn. Following a presentation by Ron Watson, the Moderator of the Committee on Ministry (COM), the presbytery approved the COM’s recommendation to establish an administrative commission to visit the Fleming Island Presbyterian Church and to inquire into and settle difficulties therein (G-3.0109b5 of the Book of Order). The meeting was closed with an Advent hymn and prayer.Read More →

By: Alexandra (Sandra) Hedrick, Stated Clerk “Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”  Matthew 18:20. We held our Winter Stated Presbytery Meeting on Saturday, February 2, 2014, at the historic Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Augustine, Florida.  The weather was warm, and the pre-meeting fellowship was especially delightful. Dudley Weaver welcomed us on Memorial’s behalf. We were called to worship with the sound of a magnificent pipe organ and enjoyed congregational singing, prayer, the Word, and the Lord’s Supper. We read the names of each teaching and ruling elder who had died during 2013 and gave thanks toRead More →