TOP 3 with Chris!

1. If I have learned anything since March, I have learned the importance of grace. Grace is more than offering a little latitude. Grace is thoughtful. It takes into account someone else’s journey, someone else’s childhood and growing pains. Grace takes into account someone else’s inexperiences and experiences. Grace takes into account someone else’s life. The wholeness of their life. Not just a small slice of life, a moment in time, or one isolated conversation. Grace looks past someone’s bad day. Grace looks at someone the way Jesus looks at you. Someone that is in need of the very thing that Jesus offered over and over again, grace. Lean into grace with each other, with strangers, with your family and friends.
2. March also brought about the birth of something of which none of us ever dreamed, those Deermeadows Daily videos. Now with more than 125 episodes, our pastors and our lay leaders have shared how God has impacted their lives in the middle of the craziest year in recent memory. I’ve had the pleasure of editing all of the episodes, and I wanted to say thank you to all that have participated. If you would like to share your story, please let us know.  
3. Enough about March, let’s look to the future! One of the reasons I accepted the call as your student pastor almost 4 years ago was because of the potential I saw in the Deermeadows church family. I continue to see how you love God, love each other and love our community. Our future is bright, Deermeadows, and I’m thankful to be on this journey with you. You are all loved and prayed over on a daily basis.

Chris Gillespie,
Student Pastor

Special Called Business Meeting

When: Oct. 18th (this Sunday) immediately following worship
Where: Worship Center
What: Voting on the proposed Worship Pastor Search Committee members:
  • Terry Caldwell
  • Karen Davis
  • Isaiah Edwards
  • Asher Lohman
  • Sara Rowe
  • Julie Shuttlesworth
  • Allison Weaver

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

Click HERE to pre-register for October 18th Service.
(You can also register by calling the church office @ 904-642-2200 beginning @ 9am on Monday mornings.)
Chat, connect, and worship with pastors and other online members!
Click HERE to check out all the Deermeadows Daily episodes with DBC ministers & members!
Click HERE to sign up to receive the bi-weekly Prayer Guide!
The church ministers and staff continue to hold you up in prayer weekly! Please let us know how we can pray for you!
Some classes will continue to meet via Zoom.
Check with your small group leader for information.

Reminder for leaders of on-campus small groups:
Meeting Sunday, Oct. 18th immediately following the Business mtg., in Founders Hall.
Wednesday, October 21st - Grow Better Together
Be sure to check out all the fun resources for kids! Weekly Bible Stories, activity pages, and fun videos for Kids of all ages! 
(Look for Preschool, Younger Elementary and Older Elementary)
Click HERE!
Be sure to register kids in advance for ETC! This helps us to plan and prepare resources and staffing.
Click HERE to read On-Campus
safety procedures.
Student Choir:
Interested in participating in Carols By Candlelight? Student Band and Choir will be working on a piece that needs singers AND drummers (no drumming experience needed).
Short Meeting For those interested:
When: Sun, Oct 18th (after worship & business mtg.)
Where: Worship Center (physically distanced)
If you're unable to meet this Sunday but are interested, please contact Lynn Roberts (
Young & Median Adults
Click HERE for the most up to date calendar of events!
Senior Adults
New October edition available on communications page.
(updated monthly)

Interested in Disaster Relief Training?

Click HERE to read more!

Special message from Shoebox Recipients! Check out the Video!
Deermeadows Food Pantry needs your help!
Are you able to do one of these?...
♦ Volunteer your time. 
The Food Pantry provides so many opportunities to serve:
- organizing shelves of food
- packing food bags
- distributing food bags to people in need
- unloading food being donated/delivered  There are opportunities to serve in some way almost every day of the week! Everyone serving is asked to follow the DBC on-campus safety proceedures including wear masks and staying physically distanced. For more information, contact Evelyn Kormondy, DBC Food Pantry Coordinator, at (904) 476-4253. 
♦ Giving financially.
Help support the purchase of food for those in need. (If giving by check, please include “Food Pantry” in the memo line and make payable to “Deermeadows Baptist Church”.) You can also give online
HERE. (Select "Food Pantry" as the "Fund" where indicated.) 
♦ Clip coupons.
Save any food coupons you aren't using! Deermeadows has an extreme couponer that is helping with the purchases of additional food needs. Any coupons you have would be put to great use!
Thank you for your ongoing support for our Food Pantry! So many lives are being touched every day by this wonderful ministry!
For the Record:
New Members:
Charlie & Paola Setters
2020 through August
(Financial Reports approved by Finance Committee on 3rd Sun. of each month.) 
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