Welcome to the worshipping fellowship of San Mateo Presbyterian Church. If you are looking for a church home, we warmly invite you to become a part of our Christian family.
We are people who are on the grow and we hope you will feel strengthened because of your worship experiences with us through our Sunday service as well as Sunday bible studies, small groups, outreach opportunities, fellowship events, our growing Children and Youth programs and so much more.
Location: 201 Currie Road San Mateo, FL 32187
Mailing Address: San Mateo Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 57 San Mateo, FL 32187
Church Office (386)325-4854 (Please leave a message and someone will return your call).
Prayers & Concerns (386) 649-6796 or (386) 983-0632
Email Address: SanMateoPres@gmail.com
The Presbyterian Church of San Mateo was organized March 28, 1882 with a membership of six persons. On the following Sabbath two persons were received into the membership of the church on the profession of their faith and seven others by letters from other churches. About a year later another person was received by certificate.
The building of the house of worship was begun in March 1884. The plans were furnished by H.N. White, Esq. of Syracuse, New York. The builder was Mr. George D. Vincent of Palatka who satisfactorily performed his work. The result is the neat and tasteful church in which one may take sincere delight. The total cost of the structure was about $2,800. The dedication of the church building was held on the Sabbath, February 1, 1885. Click here for a pdf of more church history.
The Potter’s House
In 2007 a new, larger, fellowship hall was built to accommodate our growing congregation for fellowship dinners, bible study classes for all ages and a room for choir practice.
Why do we call it “the Potter’s House”? It is in reference to Jeremiah 18: 1-3, 5-6 “Go down to the potter’s shop, and I will speak to you there.” So I did as he told me and found the potter working at his wheel….Then the Lord gave me this message: “O Israel, can I not do to you as this potter has done to his clay? As the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand.”
In 2012, due to the great efforts of many 3rd Thursday dinners and additional donations, the Potter’s house mortgage was paid in full. There was a “burning of the note” ceremony where the Potter’s House was dedicated to the children of the church, for they are our future.
Have thine own way, Lord.
Thou art the potter, I am the clay.
Mold me and make me after thy will.
While I am waiting, yielded and still.
We are a church on a mission: to share the love and joy of Jesus Christ with others, bring them into the church family, show the love by welcoming everyone to our growing church family.