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Vacation Bible School for 2021

Mystery Island

Monday-Friday,  July 12-16, 2021, 9-12 a.m.

This year's VBS at Ancient City Baptist Church is entitled Mystery Island and will lead children in "Tracking Down the One True God." The emphasis will be on some of the wonderful attributes of God: He is GREAT, He is ALMIGHTY, He is RULER, He Is EMMANUEL, and He is TRUSTWORTHY! Understanding these characteristics will help children place their trust in Jesus and follow Him.

VBS: Mystery Island will be held Monday through Friday, July 12-16, from 9 a.m.-noon each day at the facilities of Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084. Our VBS is designed for those who have completed Kindergarten through Grade 5. (We are sorry, but we cannot accommodate children who are outside these parameters this year due to the pandemic!)

Ready to register a child? CLICK HERE to go to our VBS Registration page!

Psalms for the Soul

Current Message Series

The pandemic and other recent challenges knocked many of our familiar supports out from under us. Life has seemed to many people different and unfamiliar, perhaps fearful. Some have been using the unique time ushered in with the COVID pandemic to take a fresh look at what life is really all about. And that can be good!

When a computer, program, app, etc., is behaving erratically, we hit the RESET button. We reboot. The interruption of life brought on by the pandemic and heightened by other challenges has given us time to reflect and meditate. Many of us have come to the conclusion that some things are very wrong and some priorities have become misplaced in our world—and in our own lives. We have decided to hit the "RESET” button in life: we are returning to the biblical worldview given to us by God in the very beginning. Genesis takes us back to God’s intention and helps us understand who he is, who we are, what we are to do, the impact of sin, how we are to treat each other, and much more. Let’s RESET… for good!

See "Upcoming Messages" under "Sermons" menu tab for individual messages... 

We Are Worshiping Both Onsite and Online

UPDATED March 18, 2021

Ancient City Baptist Church gives you the option. You can worship onsite with proper distancing. 
We also continue to provide the livestream on our YouTube channel. 
Most Life Groups are meeting onsite with proper distancing.

Please read the following details of our current plan to determine whether you want to worship onsite or online. We ask that you use your good judgment considering your own risk level and comfort level. We encourage you to continue to watch online for as long as you desire. Our Leadership Team has used the input of medical personnel in our own congregation as well as other guidelines to inform us as we have put together a plan that we think is appropriate for our own unique situation. Our hope is for everything to be as comfortable and cautious as possible as we  gather for worship. Please take seriously physical distancing and other precautions as we gather together. 

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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!  


Words from Our Pastor

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)