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

    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 people to help deliver refurbished bikes! To serve, contact Jim Simmons.

     

  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. FINE ARTS CONCERT // The UNF Chamber Singers

    The University of North Florida Chamber Singers
    Dr. Cara Tasher, conductor, Saturday, April 1, 2017 
    7:30PM, Sanctuary

    Come join the University of North Florida Chamber Singers for what promises to be a magical evening of music! You can expect to hear a wide variety of choral selections including a host of upbeat global a cappella repertoire, excerpts from Herbert Howell's Requiem conducted by Cara Tasher, and the top student soloists accompanied by Yume Omura.  All Fine Arts Series concerts are free and open to all. Nursery provided. Bring a friend or neighbor.

     

  6. MEDITATION IN THE PEACE CORNER   

    A meditation in the Christian tradition of contemplative silent prayer is held Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. until 10:40 a.m. in Palms Library. The silent meditation lasts 25 minutes. For anyone interested in or already practicing meditation. Materials on meditating in the John Main tradition are available in the Peace Corner area. For more information, please contact Sally Nielsen.

     

     

  7. BIBLE & BREWS @ ENGINE 15

    Monday, March 27 @ 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.


     

  8. WINE & WISDOM

    April 3 @ 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.

     

  9. PANCAKE BREAKFAST
    Come out and join us for a delicious pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 9! All are welcome in Fellowship Hall at 9:40am. All donations benefit the Palms youth summer mission trips.


  10. FIRST STEPS

    Have you been visiting Palms and have some questions? Maybe you’re not quite ready to make a commitment as a disciple, but want to know more about some aspect of Palms or want to become involved in one of our ministries. Then why not take the First Step – come to a Q & A session with our Associate Pastor of Community & Connection and find out more. First Steps will be held on Sunday, March 19 at 9:40am in room 126, directly across from Patten Hall. Grab a cup of coffee and take a first step with Palms. All are welcome. Questions? Contact Pastor Holly




  11. 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.

     

     

  12. NEW ---> FAITH @ HOME

    Families with children of all ages are invited to pick up a supply bag to engage in a Lenten study of Palms core values at home. All materials are included and bags are available at the church front desk, the Kids Oasis check-in desk and at the sign-up table in Patten Hall. Questions? Contact Pastor Jenn


     

  13. NEW DISCIPLE ORIENTATION

    All are welcome to attend the next New Disciple Orientation on Saturday, March 11 from 8:30 am -12 pm in room 126. Please contact Kelly Klein to sign-up.



  14. ALL DAY EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM @ PALMS PRESCHOOL

    Calling All Spring Break Kids! Palms Preschool is offering ALL DAY Extended Day Program beginning March 13 thru March 24 for K - 5th grade children. EDP is available Monday - Friday from 7 am -6 pm and the cost is $30/day. For more information, please contact Twila Rhodes at 247.0983. 


  15. PALMS PRESCHOOL CARNIVAL

    SAVE THE DATE // April 1 @ 10:30AM // Palms Annual Preschool Carnival is right around the corner and will be held on Saturday, April 1 from 10:30 am-2 pm in the church front parking lot. This event is open to all. Bounce houses, rides, yummy food, fun and fellowship for all ages! Be on the lookout for more information soon, but should you have any questions, contact Palms Preschool at 904.247.0983.

     

  16. PALM SUNDAY EVENTS AT PALMS

    Save the Date! Palm Sunday, our very own Sunday is April 9 and there's so much happening at Palms! Mark you calendars and be sure to join us in worship at 8:30 or 11 am. Then head over to Fellowship Hall at 9:40 am for a delicious Pancake Breakfast for the whole family. It's also that special time for the kids to hop on over to Fellowship Hall for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10:15 am. We will begin in Fellowship Hall. Questions? Contact Kelly Klein.


  17. HOLY WEEK AT PALMS

     


     

     

  18. GREETING MINISTRY

    THE GREETING MINISTRY NEEDS A COORDINATOR! The Greeters are a huge part of our hospitality and connection with all who come to Worship on Sunday mornings. We are in need of a coordinator to communicate and organize the schedule for a fabulous group of people who are willing to greet and assist those members and visitors on Sunday mornings. Please contact the Chairperson of the Connection Ministry, Marcele Gillum / 904-708-6956 if you would like to discuss this opportunity to serve and connect.



  19. CONGREGATIONAL MEETING The Session of Palms Presbyterian Church has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, March 26 following 
    the 11am worship service for the purpose of electing  Elders and Deacons for the Class of 2020, as well as congregational representatives to the 2018 Nominating Committee. The following persons are placed in nomination:

    Elders: Tom Brown, Sally Giles, Bill Martin

    Deacons: Melissa Good, Pat Kelk, Karen May, Richard Miller, Kathy Prosser, Bruce Reid and Janet Young.