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Advent Worship

Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Christmas Eve at 6 p.m.

The word Advent means coming, and during the four Sundays of Advent we prepare ourselves anew for the celebration of the coming of Jesus as the Savior of the world! On each Sunday of Advent, we light another candle in the Advent wreath that represents a theme of the Christmas season, and on Christmas Eve we light the Christ Candle in the center of the wreath. We invite you to join us during this wonderfully significant spiritual season of the year as we remember why God sent his Son and celebrate his great love for each one of us.

On Sunday, December 5, our Sanctuary Choir will present Tidings of Joy, a special musical worship expereince.

On Christmas Eve, we will enjoy our special candlelighting serving which will begin at 6 p.m.

"Characters of Christmas" 

What is Christmas to you? We all have our special traditions that help make Christmas meaningful. This year we will look at Christmas through the eyes of some biblical characters… 

 Date   Candle   Message or Feature
 November 28  The Prophets' Candle   The Magi: Christmas Gifts
 December 5  The Angels' Candle   Christmas Cantata: Tidings of Joy 
 December 12   Joseph's Candle   Joseph: The Forgotten Father Figure 
 December 19  Mary's Candle   Mary's Song: Let It Be
 December 24  The Christ Candle    ShepherdsSigns Are for Seekers
 December 26  All Candles Lit  Simeon: The Fourth Wise Man

 Don't miss a single opportunity for worship this Advent season. 

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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.)

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)