May 2017
Ancient City Baptist Church

27 Sevilla Street  St. Augustine, FL 32084
Annual Offering to be received beginning on Mothers Day, May 14

At Florida Baptist Children's Homes, precious children in need have experienced the life-changing love of Christ because of the gifts made by God's people.

We are being asked to give our best so children will no longer be hungry, so more families can be restored and so that we can share the love of Christ with one more child in a multitude of dynamic, life-changing ways.

The Bible implores us to use whatever gifts we have been given to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace, and Florida Baptist Children's Home handles every gift with great care to change the lives of children and families. 

Prepare now for a meaningful offering beginning on Mother's Day, May 14.

Clint Porter with one of his students
Volunteer Ministry News

The school year is winding down. It has been a great year of ministry at the schools! We have been in three schools: Otis Mason, Ketterlinus, and Webster. Our church has given financially to meet the physical needs (undies, shorts, snacks, Christmas gifts, etc.) and our members have given of their time, energy, and talents to make a difference in the lives of children. Mrs. Mitideri, principal at Webster, said that since Ancient City joined them four years ago there have been no first or second graders reading at a Level 1. She expressed her appreciation for all of our help. It was a blessing having five new volunteers helping as reading tutors. Congratulations to Clint Porter for being the Senior Volunteer of the year! He just completed his third year at Webster.

Feed My Sheep
is our ministry to approximately 28 homeless families with approximately 60 children enrolled at the Webster School. The distribution of food to these families will begin on Thursday, June 1. Help is needed to sort, bag and deliver food weekly. If you are willing to lend a hand with this, be sure to connect with Cindy Lewis on Sunday or email her by clicking on her name in the right-hand  column of this newsletter. Everyone is encouraged to watch for the list of food items needed and to begin saving grocery bags and decorating them with art work and Bible verses. 

ACBC volunteers at Webster: front row, left to right, Ruth Hammond, Cindy Lewis, Sandra Caraway, Pat Foerch, Nell Porter. Back row: Rod Foerch, Handley Caraway, Clint Porter. Not pictured: Linda Parrish.

Webster students thanking the volunteers in song

                             Nursery Schedule for May 2017

May 07
Loise Trivette
Louise Meade
Terri Wampler
Holly Wampler
May 14
Dot Barnes
Cindy Athanaseas
Mary Perry
Linda Crosby
May 21
Joanie Steele
Brad Burnsworth
Ruth Mull
Polly Burnsworth
May 28
Sandra Caraway
Betty Lee
Jeanette Booth
Linda Parrish


  Greeters for May 2017
Cindy Athanaseas

Cindy Lewis

Marion Porter

May 07
Bob Booth
Jimmy Meade
May 14
Joe Blewett
Brad Burnsworth
May 21
Rod Hampton
Mike Doyle
          May 28
Larry Sheaffer
Nick Athanaseas

Deacons in Training 
Dr. Craig Culbreth

Dr. Craig Culbreth, Regional Catalyst for East Florida Southern Baptists, will continue his training of our deacons on Tuesday evening, May 21.  In the first session Dr. Culbreth focused on
The Deacon and His Worthiness and The Deacon and His Work.  Because he considers himself to be a visual learner, many physical objects were presented to the group to help with understanding and remembering the lessons. On May 21, the wives of deacons are invited to attend. In that session the topics will be
The Deacon and His Wife and The Deacon and His Worship

This training program was prepared by Rev. Johnny Hunt, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock, GA and endorsed by Dr. Mac Brunson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, FL.  Dr. Ravi Zacharias, well know author and speaker said, "The church at large will be richer in spirit if this study is taken seriously."


Homeschool Group Concludes Another Year at ACBC

Ancient City Baptist Church has had the privilege of hosting a Classical Conversations  homeschool  group for a second year.
Their opening assembly is held in our fellowship hall every Thursday morning beginning at 9 am when families take turns leading in the singing of the doxology, prayer, and the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag and the Christian flag. Then, there is a family presentation. Directors lead Scripture memory work and make announcements. After opening assembly, everyone goes to class.

Each class is made up of eight students in approximately the same age group and is led by a trained parent tutor. Students and parents attend this class together. From 9:30 until noon, the tutor leads the class in five 30-minute segments that cover new memory work, a science project, a fine arts activity, public speaking, and memory work review time. Tutors of different age groups cover the same memory work, but they may choose different ways to present the material based on the ages of the students. In the new memory work,  the Foundations tutor introduces interesting facts from seven subject areas: the timeline, history, Latin, science, English grammar, geography, and math. This is where the curriculum gets its name, Classical Conversations, as these are the classical studies.

Scripture Memory

Opening Assembly

A representative group came to the church office to thank us for hosting them this year.

Family Time

VBS at Ancient City Baptist
June 12 - 16     9 am - noon
Children ages 3 - 11

For many, many years Ancient City Baptist has held a dynamic VBS program every summer. Our primary goal has remained the same all these years--to bring God glory by boldly and unashamedly proclaiming Him to a strategic group--young people! From both a biblical and statistical point of view, young people are a big deal. They're not only awesome--we love them! And, they are also dearly cherished by our Lord and tend to be soft-hearted toward spiritual things. Researchers generally agree most people become Christians when they're children, so it's apparent this age group is a huge mission field.

We believe that children are a blessing, not a burden. Jesus said not to hinder the children but to let them come to Him (Luke 18:16). We want children to come to Christ and not be hindered in any way from doing so. To that end, our efforts have always been to combine a biblically rich VBS loaded with substance with off-the-chart, irresistible fun. In a day when content sometimes suffers, it's critically important to us not to sacrifice rich content at the expense of fun. We believe that VBS is a great way to introduce children to God and it is one of our biggest outreach efforts of the year.

We pray that you will find that every prayer prayed, every minute spent, every dollar invested, and every word spoken will bring glory to God as we reach kids for Christ.

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Vol. 4 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 10:30 am
Soup, Salad and Scripture
Now in seasonal recess

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

Upcoming Events

         May 2        

ACCA Board Mtg.
9:30 am

Prime Time Singers
10:30 am

        May 4       

10:30 am
(final meeting
of the season)
        May 9       

Trustees Mtg.
5:00 pm

        May 14       
Mothers' Day
Children's Home Offering

        May 16       
Deacon Training
with Craig Culbreth
7:00 pm

        May 20       
Jim Lee Dinner
6:00 pm 
        May 21       
Morning Worship Svc.
Heart 2Heart
Annual High Tea
1:30 pm
Flaire Celebrations
Jacksonville FL

        May 23       

ACCA Graduation
6:30 pm

        May 29       
Memorial Day
(Church Office Closed)


June 12-16
9 am until noon


Clarence Hackett
Interim Pastor

Larry DuBose
Associate Pastor

Mark Hall
Church Administrator
Email Mark

Cutis Powell
Director of Music

Pat Hampton
Office Manager

Cindy Lewis
Volunteer Coordinator
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Annual HIGH TEA - Sunday May 21, 1:30 pm

Private Fern Garden
2762 Park Street, Jacksonville

Fancy Food - Fellowship - Private Shopping Opportunity
Laura Lineberry will also "feed" us on the
Bread of Life with an excellent Bible study.
We will car pool right after church services.
Hats optional, but encouraged.
 RSVP to church office or Rosemary Bagwell
  (No cost to attend, but reservations are necessary.)


What a unique way to have sweet time
together and to be spiritually inspired
by the amazing Laura. 

April 27, 2017
 "Showers of Blessings"
I will make them and the places surrounding my hill a blessing.
I will send down showers in season;there will be showers of blessing.
Ezekiel 34:26

Learning ... Worshipping ... Sharing ... Growing

Ancient City Christian Academy News

The Academy has enjoyed a beautiful month which was highlighted by Easter celebrations.  Students participated in discussions and crafts in the classroom that prepared them for fun outside, thus incorporating an integrated approach to learning.  The Academy appreciates the parents for all they do in providing a well rounded and enjoyable experience for the children. Before going out for the egg hunt, Miss Amanda told a Bible story to the children.


Larry DuBose
Ancient City Baptist Church