Holy Week at Ancient City Baptist Church

Sunday, April 2-Sunday, April 9


As the name implies, Holy Week is the most significant season of the year for believers in Jesus as we remember the events of his last Passover Festival on earth. We invite you to join us as we celebrate and commemorate many special events of the week with special worship opportunities...

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Colors of Grace

A Holy Week Cantata by Joseph Martin

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the day that Jesus came into Jerusalem in what we call "The Triumphal Entry." On this day our Sanctuary Choir presents Colors of Grace. Using simple symbols of worship, expressive music and a sensitive narration, this work is an unforgettable experience for Holy Week. We will gather together to reflect on the meaningful faith in Jesus that we honor and share. We invite you to join with us in person, but you can also join us through our live stream. 



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Messianic Passover Seder Meal

Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall

When Jesus held his Last Supper with his  disciples during Holy Week, he was practicing the ancient tradition of the Passover, commemorating the exodus of the Israelite nation from enslavement in Egypt. Yet, Jesus took this time honored festival and infused it with new meaning, for during this Passover Seder, he gave us what we today call Communion, or the Lord's Supper. Many Christians have never seen the full context of the Passover Seder and how we see the Messiah throughout the Passover as God was foreshadowing his plan to save us. The entire event, including a full meal, will take about one and half to two hours. You must RSVP with our church office (904-829-3476), as we are limited to 80 participants due to the nature of this event. Registration begins March 19 in Morning Worship.


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Good Friday Worship

Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary

This meaningful and meditative worship time will include drama and will focus on the aftermath of the death of Jesus as the disciples grapple with the reality of what has happened. During this special time of remembrance that includes the taking of the Lord's Supper (or Communion) and a brief meditation, worshipers will be reminded of the great love God has for us in sending his Son—and the great love of Jesus in giving his life for us. Taking part in this Good Friday worship will make Resurrection Sunday so much more meaningful! Walk with us through these last hours as Scripture tells the story...


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Community Egg Hunt and Fun Day

Saturday, April 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on our Campus

After the city's Easter Parade, stay around for a fun family time with an Egg Hunt, games, activities, lunch, and snacks! We will get started at 11 a.m. and the hunting of eggs for different age groups will begin not long after. Hot dogs, popcorn, and other snacks will be served, and we will have other fun activities, too. 


Resurrection Sunday

Resurrection Sunday (Easter)

Sunday, April 9, at 8:30 and11 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Celebrate the Risen Christ with us as we once again relive the joy of Jesus being raised from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion! Through the choir, congregational singing, prayer, and a powerful message, we will rejoice in Jesus' victory over death and what it means for us today. The pastor's message will focus on how the resurrection of Jesus 2000 years ago has the power to transform our lives today in so many ways!

We invite you to join us for as many of these events of Holy Week as you able!


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Vacation Bible School for 2023

The Road to Emmaus

Sunday-Thursday,  June 11-15, 2023, 5:30-8pm

This year's VBS at Ancient City Baptist Church is entitled The Road to Emmaus and follows Jesus's discussion with his disciples on the road to Emmaus after the resurrection, explaining his purpose through the topics of creation, fall, rescue, restoration, and celebration.

Dinner will be served at 5:30PM each day for participants and their families with VBS activities beginning at 6PM. Parents are welcome to stay to attend a class covering similar content while the kids' activities take place if they wish; they are encouraged to join the students for the Closing Assembly at 7:35PM in the Worship Center.  All activities will take place at Ancient City Baptist Church, 27 Sevilla St., Saint Augustine, FL 32084. Our VBS is designed for those who have completed Kindergarten through Grade 8. (We are sorry, but we cannot accommodate children who are outside these parameters!) There is no cost for VBS, but registration may be limited by space.

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

Psalms for the Soul

2023 Message Series

In the last book in the Bible, Revelation, Jesus dictates a letter that commends the church in Ephesus for many good things they are doing, but he also includes a breathtaking rebuke: "But I have this against you: You have abandoned the love you had at first.” Let's make sure that doesn't happen to us! Even as we hopefully use our gifts and talents to serve others, let’s ever make it our desire to rekindle our love for Jesus and our commitment to his Way. To help us in this, we are undertaking a studying of the Gospel of John, for one of the key themes is love: God’s love for us and our love for one another, both of which Jesus mentions in John 13.34-35:

“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

And this Gospel of John was penned by the Apostle John, the one known as “the disciple that Jesus loved." He was perhaps the person most close to Jesus in adulthood, and he offers insights into Jesus not found in any other place in Scripture. Let's grow in love for our Lord and each other as we learn more of him through the messages from this powerful book!

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

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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)