For those of you who are not aware, it is with great sadness that I must report to you that Sister Betty Stephens was called home to be with her Savior on Thursday,June 21st, 2018. The sadness is not for her but for the family and myself. She is going to be missed by so many of us and personally, I have not only had to say goodbye to my sister in the Lord I have had to say goodbye to a wonderful friend.
Our deepest condolences to Sis. Carolyn and the family and I am going to ask everyone in our congregation to please pray that the peace of God will settle on every family member.
Sis. Betty’s funeral will be held Thursday, June 28th, 2018 in the chapel of Jax Memory Gardens, 111 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, Florida 32073. Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and the funeral will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at Jax Memory Gardens.
After the service the family will be coming to the South Middleburg Baptist Church where we will serve them a luncheon and give them time to fellowship and reminisce. We will be contacting many of you and asking once again that you help with food during this time. You always come through and are such an inspiration to grieving families because you are not only serving them nourishment for their bodies, you are serving them the nourishment of love for their hearts. THANK YOU!!!
God bless every one of you.
Greetings to All:
Just a quick note to let everyone know that the times have been set for Sister Sandy Kersey. The times and locations are as follows:
Viewing will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at Broadus Raines Funeral Home , 501 Spring Street, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043. (Family viewing will be from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m.).
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 at South Middleburg Baptist Church, 4565 Alligator Boulevard, Middleburg, Florida 32068.
Graveside service will be immediately after the funeral service at Black Creek Baptist Church, 3904 State Road 16 West, Green Cove Springs, Florida 32043
I want to remind our church family that we will be providing a luncheon for the family of Sis. Sandy after interment. Please keep this family in your prayers. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call.
Greetings to All:
It is with a heavy heart (for myself, not for Sandy) that I report to you that Sis. Sandy went home to be with the Lord on Friday, June 15th, 2018.
Sandy was at home with her daughter Kim and son-in-law Jeff when she slipped quietly into heaven. There were many of her family and loved ones present to witness her graduation.
Sybil and I had been there earlier in the afternoon and had the opportunity to pray and give her our love. This was a very precious lady and I for one am going to miss her smile and wit.
Our church family extends our deepest condolences to the family and I am asking each of our church family to please pray for them as they cope with the parting of Sis. Sandy.
Funeral arrangements are pending but I will update this post as soon as I have all of the details. What I do know at this point is that Broadus-Raines of Green Cove Springs will be handling the funeral and the service will be held at the church. As a heads up to our church family, we will be providing a luncheon at the church after the service.
Greetings to All:
I would like extend an open invitation to all of our friends and church family in and around Middleburg to come and join us for a time of great music and Christian Fellowship at South Middleburg Baptist Church, 4565 Alligator Boulevard, Middleburg, Florida on Sunday, June 10th, @ 10:45 am.
Bro. Ronnie and Sis. Mary Lou are talented singers that have dedicated their unique talents to serving the Lord and bringing the Gospel message through their beautiful music. Please accept our invitation to come and enjoy a time of music, fellowship and Christian love.
Look forward to seeing you here!
Bro. Delton Kilpatrick
Greeting to all in the named of the Lord:
I want to take a moment to invite our friends and family’s to our First Annual Summer Kickoff Children’s Carnival on Saturday, June 9th, 2018, from 3 pm until 6 pm. I hope those in the Middleburg area will accept this invitation to come and “get acquainted” with our church family. I believe you will find us an assembly of believer’s you can feel very comfortable with.
We are an Independent Baptist Church and we are excited about what God is doing in our area. Our Children’s programs are second to none and we are delighted about our reputation as a friendly, loving church. We would love to have you come and join us in our work for the Lord.
Our activities for the Summer Kickoff include:
- Hot Dogs
- Snow Cones
- Bounce House
- Face Painting
- Dunking Booth
- A Visit from First Responders from Station 14 Fire & Rescue (with Fire Truck!)
- There will also be games and prizes with a GRAND PRIZE every hour!
- Elijah’s Fiery Ring Toss
- Fishers of Men
- Noah’s Quackers
- The Jericho Cakewalk
- David’s Praise Musical Chairs
- Sowing and Reaping Corn Hole Game
- King Solomon’s Horseshoes
Everything is free and we look forward to seeing you and your children here to have a day of good, clean, and Godly fun.
It is important that every child be accompanied by at least one adult so please make plans to stay with your child during the time of their visit. We look forward to getting to know you and pray that this event will not only be fun but also a blessing to you and your children.
God Bless you all and I hope to see you on Saturday, June 9th.
Bro. Delton Kilpatrick
To all of our church family, THANK YOU for the love and support for Sis. Martha and the Morgan family. Ladies, as usual, you did a fantastic job with supplying the food for the luncheon the church provided for the family.
I would like to thank Sis. Belinda for the signing “The Old Ship of Zion.” Masterful as usual. Thank you Bro. Rick for always being there for us in the sound booth and thanks to Sis. Dominie for recording the songs for the family that was played at the funeral. God bless you all.
Bro. Stan will live on in our hearts and our memories and one day we, who are born of the spirit, will see him again in heaven. Please continue to pray for the Morgan family that God will give them peace and guide them through this trying time.
See you all Sunday!
To All of Our Friends and Neighbor’s:
I would like to extend a personal invitation to every one of you to attend our Easter service this Sunday, April 1st, 2018 @ 10:45 a.m. I believe you will find our people friendly and loving and our sanctuary conducive to worship. Our address is 4565 Alligator Boulevard, Middleburg, Florida. Our Phone number is 904-203-7577.
We strive to always put our Savior first and foremost at every service and remember that we are here to worship Him. The sermon title for Easter is taken from an old hymn, “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.” My sincere prayer is that you will come and be challenged by God’s Word.
For all of our members, please remember to ask, not only this Sunday but every Sunday, someone to accompany you to church. For our friends and neighbor’s please come because I have some good news for you; God can and will make a difference in lives! If you are searching for your niche in life and nothing seems to make sense you are not alone. If you are plagued with the idea that nothing short of a miracle can help, please, let God help you because He is in the Miracle Business.
“5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.” (Matthew 28:5-6a KJV)
Please come and join us in worship of the RISEN SAVIOR! See you Sunday.
Pastor Delton Kilpatrick
To all of the dedicated men in South Middleburg Baptist Church.
Our ladies have their coffee and Joy fellowship but now – IT’S OUR TURN!
I mentioned on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 during the morning service that we would be having a men’s retreat and fellowship time but I had to finalize the date. We will be leaving SMBC on Friday, May 4th, 2018 @ 12:00 noon. We will travel to Advent Christian Village, 10680 Dowling Park Drive, Dowling Park, Florida 32060.
I will give you more information in the next couple of weeks but I do want to let you know that this is a very large cottage with accommodations for 15 people. It is located within walking distance of the Suwannee River and is a very quiet and relaxing area ideal for fellowship, prayer and communing with God. Please come with those goals in mind and share with the group any special blessings God has given to you during times of testimony.
We will be doing our own cooking so make sure your health insurance is up to date (if it makes you feel any better there is a Fire & Rescue station just up the road). We will grill steaks Friday night with sides of baked potatoes and salad. Saturday morning we will have breakfast before we check out around 1:00 p.m.
On Friday night, I will have a short (if you believe that I’ll sell you the Suwannee while we’re there!) message about our duties to God, Country and family as men. If any of you would like some time to share anything that God has laid on your heart please let me know.
There will be a sign-up sheet in the foyer this Sunday. Please make every effort to attend and let’s make this a great time of fellowship.
Dear Church Family and Friends,
The funeral service for Bro. Stan Morgan will be on Friday, March 30th, 2018, at South Middleburg Baptist Church, 4565 Alligator Boulevard, Middleburg, Florida. Fellowship time will be from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and the service will begin at 10:00 a.m. Internment will be at Holly Hills Cemetery, 3601 Old Jennings Road, Middleburg, Florida, with a Military Honor Guard salute.
If anyone would like to have flowers delivered to the church I will be here by 8:00 a.m. on Friday to have the sanctuary open. Please don’t forget that we will have a luncheon for the family after the internment ceremony here at the church. Again, I encourage anyone who possibly can to prepare some side dishes as the church will supply drinks and chicken.
Please keep Sis. Martha and the family in your prayers as they go through this trying time.
God Bless you all!
I am sorry to have to report to our church family that Bro. Stan Morgan passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his home. I ask that you please pray for Sis. Martha and the family during this time of sorrow. Our deepest condolences go out to the Morgan family and all of Stan’s many friends.
As soon as arrangements are completed we will let everyone know.
Just for information for our church family, we will be providing a luncheon for the Morgan family following the service. The church will provide chicken and drinks but we would appreciate if members could prepare and bring some vegetables and desserts. I want to thank you in advance because you always surpass all of my expectations in caring for those when it is needed.
God bless you all and I will update this post as soon as the information is available.