Masks Are Optional But Provided

We Continue to Offer Worship Both Onsite and Online

UPDATE August 4, 2021

Rates of infection in St. Johns County are rising with the new Delta variant and information and guidelines are constantly updated. We are, as you are, following the information as best we can. We know of one fully vaccinated person in our congregation who became infected with COVID in the past week. While we have not changed our "masks optional" decision at this point, our Leadership Team continues to monitor the situation. For now, however, our pastor encourages everyone to carefully consider the current CDC Guidelines:

Guidance for People Fully Vaccinated: To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.

Currently, we are in an area of "substantial or high transmission." Please consider wearing a mask this week. Remember, we want you to stay healthy and use good judgment considering your own health situation. We continue to livestream our worship and encourage you to watch via YouTube if you do not choose to attend in person.

UPDATED May 19, 2021

With the high rate of vaccination in our congregation along with CDC and St. Johns County guidelines, our Leadership Team has determined that the wearing of masks is now optional. (Previously we requested them worn until seated and when singing.) However, for those who need or desire physical distancing, we will continue to offer options: the front right portion of our Sanctuary will continue to utilize every other pew seating (rather than every pew), and our balcony will continue to be 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.)

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... 

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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!  


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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)