1. 6:30pm, Wednesday, September 16, in the Sanctuary
Deermeadows is having its first business meeting since the pandemic began. While several of the elements are common to all of these meetings, one is not: we’ll be voting about calling Rew Randolph as our Interim Worship Pastor (an interim is someone who serves before a permanent person is called).
Rew has three and a half decades of experience serving on church staff, several degrees including a Doctor of Worship Studies, but most of all, he loves Jesus and he loves Deermeadows.
2. Worship Pastor Search Committee
As you continue to pray over recommendations for people to serve on this important task force (Click HERE to recommend someone), I want you to know all the top candidates will not automatically be on the committee. 
Why? Because the Personnel Committee has wisely concluded it’s best for a variety of perspectives to be represented – choir and orchestra persons, older and younger persons, as well as a balance of gender and ethnicity.
(For more detail on how the Search Committee members will be chosen, look below in the "Serve" section!)
3. Sunday Morning Groups on Campus?
Some of you are eager to launch back to in-person Sunday morning groups on campus. 
I am glad you’re ready to be face-to-face with one another again. I thank God for the meaningful connections His Spirit has given your groups. My desire is for our groups to be strengthened and multiplied.
Please bear with us. Please exercise the fruit of the Spirit for a healthy perspective, and in your enthusiasm, choose patience and kindness. We’re currently wading back in to Wednesday nights... Let’s see how that goes. We’re also watching what’s happening in the brick and mortar schools... Let’s see how that goes. This is not a lack of faith on our part. It is loving our neighbor.
Thank you for cooperating with a Christlike spirit!
Your Friend,
PS: This was passed to me from a church member and it’s too good not to share with you!  Click HERE for a 3-minute boost in trust and inspiration.

Join us for Sunday Worship @ 11:00am
On-Campus & Live Stream

Click HERE to pre-register for September 13th Service.
(You can also register by calling the church office @ 904-642-2200 beginning @ 9am on Monday mornings.)
We've moved... 
interactive online worship
If you've been joining us online on our interactive site, we are no longer using as our interactive platform. We are now on Facebook Live! For those of you that like to chat and connect with pastors and other online members before and during the service, please join us there this Sunday! 
*The "viewer only" version of Live Stream Worship is always available on the website Live Stream page.*
Questions? Email Laura Pasquith or call the church office.
Be sure to register children for ETC when you pre-register your family for worship!
(Register K-5th graders as regular worship attendees.)
Click HERE to read On-Campus safety proceedures.
Click HERE to check out all the Deermeadows Daily episodes with DBC ministers & members!
The church ministers and staff continue to hold you up in prayer weekly! Please let us know how we can pray for you!
Click HERE to sign up to receive the bi-weekly Prayer Guide!
NEW DATE: Thursday, March 25th, 2021, 7 PM
NEW VENUE: Westside Baptist Church, 7775 Herlong Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32210
USING YOUR TICKETS: You're all set! Your tickets are still good for the new date. Arrive at the new venue at the new date and time, and use your tickets to enter!
CAN'T MAKE IT? Don’t worry – you have options.
  1. You can sell tickets to another fan
  2. Give your tickets to a friend who could use an event to look forward to right now. 
  3. Can't make the new date? If you purchased tickets from Deermeadows directly, you have until Tuesday, Sept. 18th to request a refund. Please email Laura Pasquith for information.
Wednesday nights for all kids ministry and student ministry families!
Come "Worship, Serve, Connect and Grow" together as we gather on-campus for evening activities and Bible study. Even the littlest ones will have fun activities and learning as we remember that we are "Better Together."

Way to go kids!
Children's message and social distancing! Great job!
Wednesday, Sept. 16th
Tuesdays from 10am - 12pm
"Sermon on the Mount:
ow Can I Be Blessed?"
(based on Matthew 5-7)
Leader: Barbara Gobbs
Where: Founders Hall
(physically spaced)
When: Tuesdays from 10am-12pm
Cost: $10 for workbook
Young & Median Adults
Looking for a new bible study?
Check out this short 5-video series:
"Runaway" by Jim Putman
In the Runaway Series, Senior Pastor Jim Putman shares his life journey of going from being a prodigal child himself, to becoming the parent of a prodigal child. It is a powerful story of restoration, Biblical truths, and practical advice. Jim walks you through what he and his wife experienced when their oldest son left home to live a life filled with drugs and bad decisions that ultimately led him to life on the streets. 
With personal wisdom that comes from experience, Jim speaks of the strength and power families can access from the Holy Spirit and through God’s people. He tells you how to welcome your prodigal back home when they return, and how to help them integrate back into the family and the church. This series will inspire, motivate and equip you to create a home that is hard to leave, but easy to come back to. 
On-Campus: Basic Class
Begins Thurs, Sept. 17th
from 6:30-8:00pm
in Founders Hall.
(Register HERE)
Click HERE for the most up to date calendar of events!
Senior Adults
Now available on communications page.
(updated monthly)

Do you know someone that you believe would be a great addition to the Worship Pastor Search Committee? We welcome your recommendations! 
A Personnel subcommittee will be receiving recommendations through September 20th. The subcommittee will then review all recommendations and select seven members and three alternates to serve on the search committee. They will then contact those individuals to assess their willingness/ability to serve. The goal is to have the committee in place by mid-October. Not sure what it takes to be a Search Committee member? CLICK HERE to see the characteristics a committee member should have and to recommend someone!
Deacon Recommendations:
Sunday Sept. 13th is the last day to recommend leaders to serve as Deacons.
Submit Deacon Recommendation
ESL Leadership Team Mtg.
Sunday, Sept. 13th ~ 3:30pm ~ Founder's Hall
Deermeadows is partnering with the Florida Baptist Convention to host a massive food distribution. Next Friday, Sept 18, a refrigerated semi will arrive with over 1300 boxes of meat, dairy and produce for local churches to pick up and give to those in their communities. Deermeadows will add a couple hundred of these boxes to our drive-thru distribution event on Saturday, Sept 19. These food boxes are provided by the federal government to the Convention because of the church’s unique distribution systems to get help to the needy. May God continue to use His Church to show love to our neighbors.
For the Record:
2020 through July
General Budget Contributions: $1,246,940
     Total Expenses: $1,141,757
   Difference:         $105,183

(Financial Reports approved by Finance Committee on 3rd Sun. of each month.) 

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