For real reasons the church is often perceived in a negative light. “There’s too much talk about sin! Too many rules! Too much judgment! Too many answers to things that just don’t have answers! Where’s the mystery? The wonder? The love?
People say, “I don’t want a God that I can fully understand. I want a God who loves me, even when it doesn’t make sense. I’m searching for a God of second, third and fourth chances. One who cares about the poor and the sick. One who cares about the inequities in our world. One who cares about the earth. I long for a God who is alive and working to bring it all together!”
Thankfully, there are places to begin experiencing such a God. “eucharist” is such a place. On the San Pablo Campus we strive to open the “experience of thanksgiving in community” to everyone, especially those who have felt shut out of the church for one reason or another.
We design “eucharist” so that it is accessible to a wide range of people, from diverse backgrounds and religious experience. Individuals participate as they are comfortable: quietly experiencing God’s love, saying a silent prayer, lighting a votive candle, asking for healing prayer or receiving Communion.
“eucharist” is ancient, yet modern. It is differently traditional, and peacefully joyful. It is healing, encouraging and fulfilling. It is the perfect end of one week, and beginning of the next. Recently, as “eucharist” was drawing to a close, someone was heard saying: “Now, that is what I call church!”
DINNER AFTER “EUCHARIST”
Following “eucharist,” we gather for a meal and a chance to visit. All are welcome.
On the San Pablo Campus, neither nursery care nor children’s programming is available during worship.
WANT TO CONTACT US?
Call our priest, Bob Morris, at (904) 285-7390, ext. 326, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to him at:
Christ Church San Pablo
2002 San Pablo Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32224
located @ 2002 San Pablo Rd S., Jacksonville, FL 32224
is a ministry of Christ Episcopal Church, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida