1. WEEKLY OPPORTUNITIES TO NURTURE & CONNECT

    Men’s Small Group Bible Study is on Mondays from 6:30 - 8pm in the conference room located in the church office lobby.

    Sisters Women's Bible Study meets on Mondays at 6:30pm in room(s) 204/215. Questions? Contact Erika Harnek 

    An Hour with Rev. Dr. Tom Walker @ Vicar’s Landing meets on the third Monday of each month at 11am at Vicar's Landing. 

    Men’s Fellowship Lunch meets on the second Tuesday of each month at noon at Lulu’s Waterfront Grille. Questions? Contact Bill Tickle at 285-2795.

    Men’s Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 7am in room 204. 

    Sack Lunch Theology gathers on the first and third Thursday of the month from 12-1:30pm in room 203.   

    Men's 50+ Basketball group meets on Thursdays from 6-8pm in Fellowship Hall! Questions? Contact Paul Short at 626-5305.  

    Young Adult Small Group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6:15pm off site. For more information and location(s), contact Mike Mantia

    Free Blood Pressure Checks on the first Sunday of each month. 9:30am and 12pm in Patten Hall, and 5:30pm in the church office conference room.

    Lectio Divina meet on Wednesdays at 9:30am in room 203.

    Fleet Landing Bible Study takes place on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at Fleet Landing.

    Caregiver’s Support Group is offered on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11-12:30pm in room 203. Questions? Contact Mary Hall at 241-1258.

    Wonderful Wednesdays Bible Study meets every Wednesday at 12pm in 203.

    Senior Women's Bible Study takes place on Fridays at 10am in the church office conference room. 

    Presbyterian Women’s Circles meet on the second Tuesday of each month at various times/locations which are posted in the weekly bulletin. Questions? Contact Neva Blackstock at 821-0569.

    Nursing Mom’s Support Group gathers on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:30am in room 211.

    Centering Prayer Group meets from on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm in room 207.

    Palms Ladies Small Group meets on Tuesdays at 9am in room 203.

    KAIROS is our special time set apart to worship, connect, nurture and serve together every Wednesday starting at 5:30pm in Fellowship Hall. For Session I listings, CLICK HERE.

    Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm in the Library. 

     

  2. ALZHEIMER'S CAREGIVER'S SUPPORT GROUP

    2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH @ 6:30PM / PALMS LIBRARY // 2ND FLOOR - This Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group provides emotional and educational support for caregivers. A place to exchange practical information on caregiving problems, and possible solutions, talk through challenges and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns while building a mutual support system. All are welcome to attend this monthly caregiver support group. Questions? Contact Pastor Laurie at 246-0594 x 223. 


  3. LIFE CYCLES @ PALMS

    Life Cycles is a bicycle mission here at Palms. Each week we repair used bikes with needed parts and provide them to our under-served brothers and sisters at the Beaches. Working with one of our mission partners, Mission House, we have been blessed and able to provide 100 bikes last year. We are in need of used and unwanted adult bikes! If you have or know someone who has an old bike and would like to join us in serving the Beaches community, you may drop off the bike(s) at the church office. You can also contact Palms’ disciple 
    Jim Simmons for donation pick ups. 

  4. OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

    Mission House Meals - Prepare fresh food at Beaches Mission House 10am-1pm on the third Saturday of month. Contact Carol Barbour.

    Health Ministry - A ministry comprised of health professionals who seek to meet the health care needs of the congregation through education, health offerings such as monthly blood pressures, health related literature and availability in answering health related issues affecting Palms disciples. Contact Linda Scaz.

    Loaves and Fishes - Provide transportation for disciples to doctor appointments, etc.; help with minor needs of disciples (i.e. changing light bulbs, etc.); help disciples move or just move around. Sign up on CCB or contact Karen Bowden.

    Congregational Care Callers – Make phone call to disciples who have not been in worship for a while, check in on them and offer the care of the congregation (several times a year). Contact Sandi Belt.

    Prayer Links - Prayer Chain Ministry praying daily for Palms disciples. Contact Barbara Johnson.

    Food for the Soul - Love to cook? Want to share your time and talents? Cook and deliver meals to Palms disciples coming home from the hospital. Contact Laura Kusumoto.

    Love Callers – Visit 1-2 homebound Palms disciples monthly and attend a monthly meeting to report on your visits. Contact Pastor Laurie

    Shepherds – Walk alongside a group of Palms disciples to help them remain connected and engaged. Contact Melodee Dixon.

    Preparation for Worship – Behind the scenes opportunities including tidying up the pews (weekly), preparing communion elements (monthly), Shalom Sabbath worship leadership (weekly), and special worship planning. Contact Doreen Boyd.

    Ushers and Greeters – Help during worship with on-the-job training, no experience necessary. Contact Doreen Boyd at the church.

    Life Cycles at Palms – A ministry where Palms receives donated bikes, refurbishes them and works with our mission partners who, in turn, give the bikes to homeless and low income people who need reliable transportation. We are in need of adult, used bikes to continue this work! To serve or donate, contact Jim Simmons.

    Palms Preschool & Child Care Center – Read to preschoolers, help organize special events, straighten closets, or help with fun crafts. Contact Twila Rhodes.

    Ministry Partner Liaisons – Serve as a Palms liaison with one of our local mission partners. Includes meeting with a mission partner representative, listening for celebrations, needs, and bringing those back to our Outreach Ministry. Contact FloAnne O’Brien

    Meals on Wheels – Deliver meals to homebound seniors in the beaches community. Contact Sallie Gipson

    Beaches Habitat for Humanity – As part of an interfaith build, work together to share the gift of affordable housing. No building experience necessary. Palms shifts are on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Sign up by visiting volunteerup.com/Login.asp?w=i&o=198. Be sure to note you are from Palms!

    Access Ministry Task Force - Small group of Palms disciples studying issues and answers to the problems of access to services and jobs at the Beaches. Contact Elaine and Rick Mann.

    Front Desk Volunteer Team - Share your smile and voice at Palms! Volunteers are needed to cover the front desk reception area during the week. Contact Doreen Boyd 246-0594 x 229 if you’d like to share your time and talent.                                                                                                    

    Flower Ministry – Volunteers arrange and deliver flower arrangements on Monday mornings made from the flowers that graced the sanctuary during Sunday services. Contact Jill Whitaker.                                                          

    EVERY DISCIPLE HAS A MINISTRY...where your greatest passion meets the world’s greatest needs!                                                      

     

  5. MEDITATION IN THE PEACE CORNER // A PLACE FOR YOU TO RECONNECT WITH GOD   

    Sunday morning is the busiest day for any church. Palms’ Peace Corner offers a place to meditate Sundays from 9:40am until 11am in the library for anyone who is seeking a quiet place. There are materials about silent meditation as well as other materials related to meditation in the bin beneath the table there. The corner is open to all every day. For more information, please contact Sally Nielsen.

     

     

  6. BIBLE & BREWS @ ENGINE 15

    Monday, May 22 @ 6:30PM & Every 4th Monday at Engine 15 // Join Pastor Tom Walker and bring your doubts, your questions, your wonderings about life in general, buy a beer and join us for an informal conversation about everything under the sun! Engine 15 is located at 1500 Beach Blvd #217, Jacksonville Beach, FL. Questions? Contact Pastor Holly at the church.


     

  7. WINE & WISDOM

    June 5 @ 6:30PM & every 1st Monday of the month at The Wine Bar // What is your source of wisdom? What do you use as your source, your ground for decision making, your guiding principle? Come share your experience of seeking wisdom with others over a glass of wine as we focus on a wisdom quote from a variety of sources and share in open, honest, spiritual conversation. The Wine Bar is located at 320 1st St N #1, Jacksonville Beach. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Pastor Holly.

     

  8. KIDS OASIS

    CALLING ALL KIDS! We hope you’ll join your Palms friends in the Kids Oasis for faith formation and fun each Sunday at 9:40am! // Parents - We have a new Facebook group just for you. Simply search Kids Oasis - Palms Presbyterian Church on Facebook, request to join and Pastor Jenn will add you to this private, parents-only group. It will serve as another source of communication & as a resource to help you nurture your children and faith at home! Questions? Contact Pastor Jenn.

     

  9. YOUTH CAR WASH Youth Car Wash Fundraiser, Saturday, May 20 Front Parking Lot, 10am - 1pm - Come out and support your Palms Youth! Bring your dirty, pollen-covered cars to be washed with joy by our Palms' Youth. Bring your neighbors and friends! All proceeds benefit summer youth mission trips.


     

  10. ARTIST'S GATHERING

    Spring Artist’s Gathering, Sunday, May 28, 4-5:30PM
    Patten Hall

    Are you an area artist? Are you creative? Calling all artists! If you identify yourself as an artist in any category, join Palms’ disciple, local artist and arbus magazine assistant publisher, Meredith Tousey Matthews for an afternoon of fellowship and art at Palms Presbyterian Church. Poets, wood workers, potters, metalsmiths, decorative artists, fabric artists, knitters, quilters, painters, garden artists, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, etc.

    All artists are welcome and invited to bring one piece that demonstrates their art for this mini-show. For more information or questions, contact Holly Inglis at 246-0594x 224.

  11. BEACHES HABITAT HOME DEDICATION

    Beaches Habitat Home Dedication Ceremony, Saturday, June 3, 1pm - Join us for the dedication ceremony of the Interfaith Home Build on Saturday, June 3 at 1pm at the build site at Mayport Road and Atlantic Boulevard. For more information, please contact Don Boothe. All are welcome!

  12. KID'S KITCHEN IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER

    Kids' Kitchen - June 12 through August 3

    Volunteer to help fight childhood hunger in our community this summer!

    For more than 10 years, a team of Palms volunteers has provided kid-friendly meals during the summer to the Gail Baker and Carver Community Centers.  These centers serve children in our beaches community and many of these children qualify for reduced or free lunches during the school year.  Kids' Kitchen is designed to help bridge the food gap that occurs when children are out of school during the summer months.

    Palms is looking forward to running another successful summer of Kids’ Kitchen, and many volunteers are needed for this project. Throughout the 8-week program, teams of volunteers are needed to transport food from the Marsh Landing Publix to Palms, pack 80 bags each week with child friendly meals and snacks, and deliver bags to one of the community centers. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact:

    Food Transport Teams (2 dates - June 12 and July 10) Volunteers should feel comfortable lifting up to 25 lbs. Contact Richard Miller at 994-3557

    Packing Teams (Wednesdays) Contact Erin Evans at 234-8318

    Delivery Teams (Thursdays) Contact Elizabeth Bernardo at 662-7816

    General Kids’ Kitchen Information Contact Susan Little at 728-0004

  13. VBS 2017 - PEACE AROUND THE WORLD

    We invite you to join us as we celebrate and share God's love in our beautiful world. Children will engage in a week-long exploration of peace traditions around the world and learn how they relate to the Christian faith. Additionally, we will learn about communication, conflict resolution and forgiveness from a Christian perspective. All are welcome, so bring your friends and neighbors. Vacation Bible School is for rising Pre-K students through rising 5th graders (2017/2018 school year). Registration is OPEN! 

    CLICK HERE to register online or stop by the church office or Patten Hall’s Information Desk and pick up a packet. *If registering multiple children, you must complete a separate registration form for each child.* The cost is $30 for 1st child, $15 for additional child(ren) in the same family and snacks are provided. 

    Questions? Contact Pastor Jenn McDowell at 246-0594 x 231. We can’t wait to travel to world with you this summer!