First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville
Welcome to First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, Florida. We hope you will take a few minutes to explore our website and see what we are all about, here in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. Our vision is To Know and Serve Christ. Our Mission is to make disciples and equip them for ministry. In everything we do, we make it our aim to point all people and all ministries to Jesus. New visitors will want to take a moment to read more about our Core Values. Rev. Robert L. Morris, Jr., the staff and congregation of FPC invite you to join us for weekly worship, special events and/or services throughout the year.
“The Book of James – A Manual for New Believers”
Rev. Dr. Robert L. Morris, Jr. is currently preaching a sermon series based on the book of James. The new testament Book of James is for those that have recently committed themselves to Christ and instructs us how to live our lives. Sermon topics in this series include “Strong Enough to Walk Away,” “Loving Enough to Say, ‘Yes and No,'” “The Power of the Tongue,” “The Power of Repentance,” and “Faith + Love= Work”. Rev. Morris will deliver the latest sermon in this series during worship each Sunday morning at 10:30 AM. If you would like to listen to a sermon that you missed, go to recent sermons on this web page.
Organ Dedication – Sunday, October 26 at 5:00 PM
You will not want to miss the Dedication Concert of our new Five Manual Allen Renaissance Organ on Sunday, October 26 at 5:00 PM. The concert will feature local church organists: Rodney Cleveland – Lakewood Presbyterian Church; Thomas Drake, our organ curator; Dan Francabandiero – Retired from Riverside Park Methodist Church; Mary Holliday – First United Methodist Church; Andy McCrimmon – Deermeadows Baptist Church; Dana Stroud – First Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville. Everyone is invited!
All Saints Service October 26 at 10:30 AM
This service is a time to celebrate the Saints we have loved so dearly with a special service of remembrance on Sunday, October 26 at 10:30 am. If someone you love has gone to be with our Lord during the past year, please contact the church office email@example.com or call 354.8439 ext. 111 by October 22 with the name of your loved one(s), so that they may be included in the names read aloud.
Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan, Nov. 9 at 10:30 AM
Our service Nov. 9 will be enriched by the traditional Scottish bagpipes and drums. We will recognize our church’s Scottish heritage as we present the banners of our clan tartans. Please contact the church office – 354-8439 x 111 if you would like to be a Tartan Bearer. This is an exciting tradition, so it is a service that you won’t want to miss!
New Member Recognition Day, Nov. 9 at 11:30 AM
Following the worship festivities of our Kirkin’ O’ the Tartan service, everyone is invited into Covenant Hall for a reception honoring all New Members who have joined our church within the past year. Please join us for refreshments, chat with our newer members, and let them know how glad you are to have them in our church family.
SERRV Catalogs Now Available
These catalogs are full of wonderful crafts, jewelry, home decor pieces, accessories and more. Why should you participate in this? 1) You’ll help to eradicate poverty wherever it resides by providing opportunity and support to artisans and farmers worldwide. 2) You can enjoy these marvelous handmade products yourself or give them as holiday gifts to family and friends. 3) You’ll support First Presbyterian’s Open Door Fund, with the money the church earns on the sale of every item. The money we raise from this effort goes to Pastor Robert Morris’ Open Door Fund. See Carole Banks in Covenant Hall for catalogs and order forms or pick one up in the office. Orders due by Nov. 14.
Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through simple, gift-filled shoe boxes and evangelistic materials that tell the Good News of God’s love. Won’t you participate with us this year? Packing instructions and labels are available on Sundays in Covenant Hall and in the FPC office during the week. Filled boxes may be placed on the stage in Covenant Hall or brought to the worship service on Nov. 16. All boxes are due to FPC by Sunday November 16th. Questions? Please contact the church office 354-8439 x 111.
7th Annual Ladies Night Out “An Evening in November”
All ladies are invited to our annual Ladies Night Out. We will once again have a delicious meal, beautifully decorated tables, door prizes, and a most heartfelt speaker, Christine Haithcock. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in Covenant Hall after worship each week.
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- Oct/Nov First Edition
- Summer 2014 First Edition
- April/May 2014 First Edition
- February / March 2014 First Edition
- December 2013 /January 2014 First Edition
- “Insist to Resist” – #8 in the “The Book of James – A Manual for New Believers” Series
- “The Power of the Tongue” – #5 in the “The Book of James – A Manual for New Believers” Series
- “Restoring the Lost Commission”
- “Freed by Grace, Free to Live”
- “Faith + Love = Works” – #4 in the “The Book of James – A Manual for New Believers” Series