May 2016                                     
Ancient City Baptist Church

27 Sevilla Street  St. Augustine, FL 32084

Our Ministry to Children in Florida

In 2015, Florida Baptist Children's Homes provided 155,384 services to precious children and families in Florida and throughout the developing world. We were able to meet tangible, immediate and long-term needs and show hurting children the life-changing love of Christ. This was possible because together, we planted seeds that are sprouting with hope in places near and far and in ways more spectacular than one can imagine.

In 2016, we will continue the fight to push back the darkness children and families endure by all means necessary and local Southern Baptists churches are being asked to stand together to help even more children.

On May 8th, Mother's Day, a special offering will be taken in our church just as it will be taken in other Southern Baptist churches throughout the state of Florida. The need is great. In Florida alone there are nearly 10,000 children in foster care available to be adopted into loving homes. On average, there are more than 20,000 children per month in Florida who are part of investigations of abuse, abandonment or neglect. Just as flowers and plants get their energy from the sun, so too, do these children and families find joy when we share our light source with them, God's Son, Jesus Christ.

Our Ministry to Children in St. Augustine:
Feed My Sheep

It's that time of year again when we are preparing for our Feed My Sheep program. We are in need of brown grocery bags which must be doubled bagged. It's always nice if you decorate those bags with Bible verses or with attractive pictures. These may be brought to the Fellowship Hall  where they will be processed and delivered to the Webster School every Thursday in the summer.  With the school year ending on May 26, distribution will begin earlier this year. We do not know at this time how many families will need our help this year.


1 jar of peanut butter               1 jar of jelly                                 2 Mac 'n Cheese

3 Spaghetti-Os or Ravilio        1 box of graham crackers           Packages of fruit cocktail or peaches

Pop tarts   


Enough food for 4 days for an average of 3 children.



National Day of Prayer

The 65th annual National Day of Prayer will be observed May 5. The theme for 2016 is Wake Up America, emphasizing the need for individuals to return to God in reverence and remembrance of His blessings on our country. The Scripture chosen this year is Isaiah 58:1, "Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet."  Dr. Tony Evans is the Honorary Chairman and he has written a special prayer to be read throughout the nation. Millions of people will gather at thousands of events facilitated by local volunteers. 

President Abraham Lincoln signed a Congressional resolution calling for a Day of Fasting and Prayer on March 30, 1863. In 1952 both houses of congress passed a bill and President Truman signed it into law requiring succeeding presidents to set a date each year for a National Day of Prayer. In 1988, congress passed a bill and President Ronald Reagan signed into law stating that the National Day of Prayer would be the first Thursday in May of each year. 

Locally, the National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 5, beginning at 6 pm at the Castillo de San Marcos. This is a non-denominational event facilitated by Market Place Ministry. Participants are encouraged to bring a folding chair or blanket. There will be special music, a brief message and...PRAYER. 

Heart 2Heart Women's Ministry

We have a great lineup for worship, Bible study, fellowship and fun.
Mark your calendar for this month's event.

Saturday, May 21, 2:00 - Fellowship Hall
SPEAKER: Sandy Beauchamp
Hats Optional - Reservations Required ($5)
Sign up today!

Stay tuned for more information

For more information about this  ministry or transportation to an  event contact Rosemary Bagwell
by clicking:  Email Rosemary
 or call the church office

At the April Heart2Heart event,
"Showers of Blessings" Rebecca Fussell (left) showed us how God can help us to live our lives between the blessings.

Top Right: Cindy & Martha
Above: Marla, Lisa, Mavis
Right: Mavis, Dottie

Fifth Sunday Lunch
Volunteer Sunday

May 29th will be a 5th Sunday and we will enjoy our usual 5th Sunday lunch on that day. It will also be the first Sunday after public school is out for the summer. Many of our members have served in various volunteer roles, mostly in the schools but also in other outreach efforts. We want to recognize outreach volunteers in the morning worship service and at lunch we will have a cake decorated in their honor. A "Volunteer" song will also be sung for them at lunch. It will be a holiday weekend, so bring a good portion of food fit for the holidays and summer. As always, the church will provide the chicken, both fried and roasted. 

VBS Workers Preparing for June 20-24
Dee Ellis
Cindy Lewis and Linda Parrish
Ruth Hammond (above) and Linda Crosby (right)

VBS is for children 3 years of age through 5th grade, June 20-24, 9 am until noon, no charge for anything. Theme: "Ocean Commotion" The story of Noah's Ark. Bible teaching, Crafts, Games, Drama, Music, Snacks. Register on-line now at church website (click on "website" in the banner head of this newsletter).
19 Volunteers were working at the same time on Thursday, Apr. 28. Thirteen were at the church and 6 worked at home. Thanks to all!

Ancient City Christian Academy News

Hermie and Friends will be featured in the summer camp of ACCA beginning May 31 this year! Children will discover God's special gifts for them in a unique, hands-on format. The fun will include puppet shows, games, songs and Bible stories. Each day will feature something special; Monday is Show & Tell, Tuesday and Thursday will be Arts & Crafts, Wednesday is Fun and Praise with Miss Janice, and Friday will be really special...Splashing in the Water outside and a Movie inside!

Earth Day was celebrated with the 3 year olds (left) doing a scavenger hunt and the 4 year olds (above) building things with recyclables.

Vol. 3  No. 9

In This Issue

Weekly Schedule

Adult Bible Fellowship
& Sunday School
f or children
9:40 on Sundays

11:00 am Sundays

Get Acquainted Time
following worship
every Sunday
in the Fellowship Hall

Prime Time Singers
Tuesdays at 10:30 am

Soup, Salad and Scripture
Tuesdays at 11:30
Now on summer recess
Begins again in the fall

1st & 3rd Thursdays
of each month, 10:30 am

Wednesday Night
Bible Study & Prayer
6:30 pm
Choir Practice
7:30 pm

Upcoming Events

May 3
Teacher Appreciation
May 5
National Day of Prayer
Fort San Marcos
6 pm

May 8
Mother's Day
Special Offering for 
Fla. Bap. Child. Home

May 10
ACCA School Comm.
9:30 am

May 16
Trustees' Meeting
5 pm

May 17
Deacon's Meeting
6 pm

May 21
Relay for Life
Calhoun Comm. Cntr.
Noon till Midnight

May 24
ACCA Graduation
Church Sanctuary
6:30 pm

May 26
Women's Ministry
7:00 pm

May 29
Volunteers Recognized during worship

5th Sunday Lunch
following worship


Reserve These Dates:
  VBS - June 20-24

Sunday July 3
First Coast Opera
Music for the 4th
Church Staff

Larry DuBose
Associate Pastor

Jim Davis
Church Administrator

Minister of Music
Curtis Powell

Office Manager
Pat  Hampton

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