Category Archives: Charities and Churches

Another View of the Cross — And of a Christian Message

By Linda Hart Green Why don’t I wear a cross? You’d have to have known [...]

Learn About Homeless Programs

If you’re curious about the increase in the number of unhoused people in our county [...]

Historic New Zion Church Undergoing Restoration

As you travel along Atlantic Avenue and N. 10th Street at the east end of [...]

Join the Dream Team: MLK Day of Service Seeking Volunteers

Calling all volunteers! United Way of Northeast Florida is looking for volunteers this Saturday in [...]

RYAM Annual Golf Tournament Raises a Record $91,000 for United Way

Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) and United Way of Northeast Florida last week announced that RYAM [...]

Barnabas Adds Online Market to Empty Bowls Event

A new Barnabas initiative keeps the creativity flowing at this ever-growing, home-grown social service agency. [...]

Events for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Each year, the month of October reinforces advocacy [...]

‘Shop With Cops’ Chili Fundraiser Will Be Nov. 9

The 11th Annual Chili Cook-Off Competition, benefiting the “Shop with Cops” program for Nassau County [...]

Commentary: Blindsided by a ‘Good Neighbor’ Church

By Samuel Jefferson Kennard I am shocked and dismayed to hear that Amelia Baptist Church [...]

Amelia Baptist Church Seeks to Rezone, Expand and Sell to Developer

By Mike Phillips The Amelia Baptist Church (ABC) owns 10+ acres adjoining its property in [...]

Commentary: Hard Choices for United Methodists

By Mike PhillipsMy first church fight scared the pants off me. I was only five [...]

Memorial Methodist Keeps Its Focus Amid Wider Debate

By Dylan BaileyThe United Methodist Church, known for its rich history and global reach, is [...]

Florida Housing Leader to Speak Here

The next community meeting for the Coalition for the Homeless – Nassau County will be [...]

This Piano Man Plays in Church — and Far Beyond

  By Dylan Bailey David Crout, who is the pianist at Blackrock Baptist Church, has [...]

There’s Spirit Behind These Crochet Hooks

By Elizabeth Matthews Retiree and avid crocheter, Brenda Brubeck is no stranger to northeast Florida, [...]

There’s Help for Women’s Eating Disorders

By Elizabeth Matthews In a world where the prevalence of eating disorders continues to rise, [...]

Dawn Mayes: the Newest Minister at the Oldest Church in Town

By Elizabeth MatthewsReverend Dawn Mayes has recently assumed the role of pastor at the First [...]

YoungLife: For Teens at Their Own Pace

By Elizabeth Matthews YoungLife Youth Ministry is a national organization that seeks to reach young [...]

Better Together: A ‘Village’ of People Helping Stressed Families

By Elizabeth Matthews Ramona is the single mother of two young daughters; a Florida transplant [...]

Front Porch Beaders Reach a Whole Community in Need

By Elizabeth Matthews Front Porch Beads began as an effort to bring a family together [...]

Commentary: A Church Where ALL means ALL

By Rev. Dr. Mark Charles I was told a story today about an individual in [...]

Gracie’s Kitchen: The Story of an Idea that Serves and Serves

By Elizabeth Matthews Gracie’s Kitchen is not a new organization. It’s not being rebranded, making [...]

Ancient Presbyterian Group Is Being Planted Here

By Elizabeth Matthews Pastor Tom Hawkes and his wife Ann did not relocate to Amelia [...]

Set Free: a Church for Recovery and Redemption

By Eizabeth Matthews I’m sitting across from someone I’ve spoken to many times over text [...]

Citrus Drive Delivers Local Fruit to Barnabas

Barnabas Center Press Release Submitted by Nicola Barnack Director of Development Jan. 25, 2023 Record-breaking [...]

Barnabas Fashion Show Fund-Raiser

This year’s second Barnabas Center Fashion Show Honoring Hometown Heroes takes place Monday, Feb. 27, [...]

Three Churches, One Partnership Offering Spiritual and Physical Support

By Elizabeth Matthews       The COVID impact was felt far and wide. During that time, three [...]

Church Work: Helping with the Pain of Divorce

Editor’s note: Nassau County’s many churches reach out into the community, finding and meeting needs [...]

A Partnership for Healthy Food Donations

First Presbyterian Church is supporting Barnabas Center to collect healthy food donations on Oct.13 from [...]

Habitat for Humanity Hopes to ‘Nail’ its Fundraiser

The Nassau Habitat for Humanity board of directors recently pledged to increase the number of [...]