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Special Music and Solo at Church Services

San Mateo Presbyterian Church is blessed to have a wonderful choir lead by Choir Director Lulu Gail Griffis. Along with our regular choir, the children of the congregation are directed by Lulu Gail and Andrea Wells. It is always a pleasure to hear the young angelic voices of the children. Some of the children, as […]


Fried Chicken Fundraiser Dinner April 19, 2012

Another great success with our monthly fundraiser dinners at The Potter’s House. We sold 275 chicken dinners and sold out of every last piece of chicken, beans, rolls, desserts, everything. This meant that we were able to lower the mortgage principal another $1,600. A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES OUT TO MARY BAIRD WHO PERSONALLY CUT […]


Easter Sunday Services 2012

Easter Sunday services were a beautiful expression of the Love that God has for his children, for all people on Earth. The Sanctuary was filled with beautiful Easter Lilies donated by members of the congreation in honor or in memory of a loved one. The children sang wonderfully in the spirit of Love. Pastor Noel […]


Good Friday Services 2012

Good Friday services were held at the Church Sanctuary at 7 PM. The church was dimly lit, and the cross was hung with a black drape. All flowers and greenery were removed to symbolize the sorrow of Christ dying on the Cross for us. An emotional service was held with the Stations of the Cross […]


Easter Egg Hunt & Picnic 2012

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Picnic was held at The Potter’s House April 7th this year, and it was a great success! A big THANK YOU to all those who worked so hard to making this such a fun day for the children (and the adults as well). One of the most popular attractions […]


Palm Sunday 2012

Palm Sunday was a beautiful celebration of Christ arriving with a parade of palms and joyous cheers. The children of the church paraded around the pews waving beautiful palms furnished by Inaree and Hank Evans. ALLELUIA!      


Youth Activity Center Planned for Anderson Hall


Janie Register & Charlie Baird Locally Honored in Palatka Daily News Applause March 22, 2012

Our members Janie Register and Charlie Baird were recently honored by their respective organizations and were featured in the Palatka Daily News Applause section of the newspaper. Our congratulations go out to both Janie and Charlie for their long time commitment to our community and the Armed Forces. CONGRATULATIONS JANIE & CHARLIE!!!  


Tanner Smith Makes Front Page News March 20, 2012!

  Our own Tanner Smith made the front page news of the Palatka Daily News on March 20, 2012! He is shown with Kyndal Sweat carrying their rabbit to the exhibit area at the Putnam County Fair on Saturday. Tanner’s proud dad is T. J. Smith and his also proud grandparents are Weezie and Tommy […]


Thieves Steal Copper From Our Church’s Air Conditioning Unit

Some unscrupulous thief or thieves stole the copper from the air conditioning unit behind The Potter’s House kitchen area. The theft was discovered Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s office was contacted, and 2 deputies came out to meet with Tommy Smith, Chairman of the Building & Grounds Committee, to access the situation and to report the […]

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