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Childrens Choir Sings at Putnam County Fair

The San Mateo Presbyterian children sang at the Putnam County Fair at 2 PM on March 18, 2012 to roaring applause. The program first started with a stirring English and Italian duet of “The Prayer” sung by our own father and daughter team of Chuck Register and Sabrina Crosby. They brought the house down (or […]


Fish Fry Dinner Fundraiser March 15, 2012

WOW, we had another successful fish fry fundraiser dinner this month. With the County Fair, the Bassmaster Elite Bass Tournament, and Bike Week all going on at the same time in Palatka, we had standing room only, a parking lot over flowing, and we ran out of fish, and had to turn away a few […]


Lunch Bunch at Corky Bell’s

The San Mateo Presbyterian Church LUNCH BUNCH had another great outing to Corky Bell’s in East Palatka on Wednesday. Although we had a smaller than usual group (12) we still had a lot of fun and a great time. The weather was perfect, and we spent time out on Corky Bell’s dock watching the Bass […]


Ron & Charlotte Hornback – New Members!

We welcome Ron & Charlotte Hornback into the membership of San Mateo Presbyterian Church Sunday, March 11, 2012. Their church partners are Gene & Kathy Gstohl. After becoming new members, the whole congregation came up to welcome Ron & Charlotte to wish them well and welcome them into San Mateo Presbyterian Church Family. Then Charlotte […]


Bill Futch Sends His Thanks

Our church member, Bill Futch, who recently had emergency surgery on a burst appendix, sends his thanks to all his family, friends, and those at the Putnam County Medical Center who helped him survive this ordeal and come home safely for his recovery. Below is a letter published in the Palatka Daily News Public Forum […]


Spring Is In The Air & It’s Azalea Time!

Spring is in the air, and it’s azalea time in the San Mateo and Palatka areas. The azaleas are particularly beautiful this year and we had a mild winter, and the warm weather came early. If you have not had the chance to stroll around the church grounds, please do so, as we have a […]


1st Sunday Fellowship Luncheon

The San Mateo Presbyterian Church 1st Sunday Communion and Fellowship Luncheon was a great and wonderful experience, welcoming many new visitors and guests. The food was wonderful, as always, with a great assortment of meats, vegetables, side dishes and desserts homemade by our church membership. The Ladies of the Church did a fantastic job of […]


Congratulations T.J. Smith for Outstanding Citizenship Reward!

One of our Church members has recently been given the “Outstanding Citizenship Award” presented by Sheriff Jeff Hardy for helping to save a man’s life. Here is the article from The Courier Journal newspaper, and it appeared in the “Applause” section of the Palatka Daily News as well. CONGRATULATIONS T.J.!  


Our Children Sing

The children of the Church and Sunday School are in top form practicing their hymns and bell ringing. Andrea Wells works with the children as they practice for a forthcoming service. When the children sing and ring their bells, they fill the church with such a glorious and joyous sound, as the innocence of God’s […]


Inaree & Hank Evans’ Beautiful & Inspirational Yard

A new feature we are adding to the site will be letting you get to know our members a little bit better. Each month we will plan to feature one or more of our members and what they symbolize to our “little” church. This month we are featuring Inaree & Belford “Hank” Evans who have […]

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