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A Study of the Letter of 1 Thessalonians

The Apostle Paul wrote his first letter to the church in Thessalonica to answer some very significant questions for the young church there. Two thousand years later, we still need to have these same questions answered as we consider life and death and our place in the world and the church. In this seven part series, our pastor will cover the content of this letter by asking six questions. He will end with a wrap up that, while not framed as a question, covers several final topics of importance...

January 16   What Makes a Great Church?
January 23  What Makes a Great Leader?
January 30  How Can I Stand this Suffering?
February 6  How Can I Please God?
February 13  What Happens When I Die?
February 20  When Is the End Coming?
February 27      Life's Little Instruction Book

 Our worship begins at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. You can also join us via livestream or watch a reply on our YouTube Channel. (See livestreaming menu item above.)

We also invite you to try out a Life Group—a small group Bible study—on Sundays at 9:40 a.m., prior to our worship at 11:00 a.m.

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To answer the questions of life . . .

Questions like, “Who am I?” “What’s my purpose?” “What is God really like?” and “Why do bad things happen?” Jesus Christ and His church are uniquely qualified to answer life’s most basic questions.

To share life’s happiness...

The precious moments of life are meant to be shared: the beginning of new life together in marriage, the birth of a new child, the baptism of new believers... these milestones, plus the joy of simple pleasures, are enhanced by the community of a loving congregation.

To help face tragedies...

Everyone faces trouble in life: sorrows, disappointments, sickness, death. Needed support and comfort flows freely from those who share a common faith. How much we need one another in times like these!

To teach about God and the purposes He has for us...

Survey after survey reveals an overwhelming belief in God. But what is He like? How do we know Him? God has answered those questions through the Bible, the special book that is the guide for the church.

To share God’s message and help those in need...

We can do more together than we can do alone. God has always called together a community of believers to help one another and to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. His message can bring healing to a hurting world. Yes, everyone needs a church, and at Ancient City Church, we would love to be yours!  


Our Worship Is Offered Onsite and Online

Masks Are Optional But Provided
UPDATE November 2021

With the high rate of vaccination in our congregation along with St. Johns County guidelines, we do not ask for the wearing of masks; it is entirely optional. However, for those who need or desire physical distancing, we offer options: the front right portion of our Sanctuary utilizes every other pew seating (rather than every pew), and our balcony is reserved for those desiring more physical distancing. Of course, anyone who desires to wear a mask is welcomed to do so.

We ask that you use your good judgment considering your own risk level and comfort level. We encourage those who wish to maintain more physical distancing and precautions than we are now providing to continue to watch online for as long as desired. (See more information below.)

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Pitts 2018 headPastor Fred O. Pitts
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"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart: and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Jesus (Matthew 11.28)