God is Still Speaking
In 2004, it was concluded that there was a present and real need for genuine welcome, openness and acceptance for all within the church.
The UCC responded to this call of extravagant welcome and radical hospitality with a new branding campaign to proclaim to the world that anyone could find a home in the United Church of Christ.
"No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here."
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Rev. Dr. Bruce Havens
PASTOR OF ARLINGTON CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH
Bruce Havens is a native of Vero Beach, Florida. His educational background includes a Bachelor's in Religion from Furman University, a Master's in Divinity from Harvard University and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Eden Seminary.
Bruce served churches in Florida, Virginia and North Carolina before accepting an offer to serve at Arlington Congregational Church. He and his wife Tammy have three children, Allen, Caroline and John, and they love being able to spend time at the beach here in Jacksonville.
DIRECTOR OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION AND YOUTH FELLOWSHIP
Twila Rhodes is a native of Jacksonville and a graduate of Flagler College of St. Augustine where she majored in philosophy and religion and minored in youth ministries.
She has called Arlington Congregational her home church since birth. Twila has worked with children and teens as long as she can remember and hopes to continue as long as she is able. She believes kids are not only the future but the present of the church.
Originally from outside Detroit, Michigan, Maria Connor has lived in Florida, Virginia and California.
Now a permanent resident of the First Coast, Maria divides her time between professional pursuits and raising four active sons.
Pat is the first voice you normally hear when you call the church.
She is a native of Gary, Indiana and has lived in Jacksonville for 24 years. She has served as an administrator in other local churches before coming to ACC.
She is married and has one son and two grandsons. When she isn't in church working or worshiping she loves to travel, sew, crochet, and read.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC
Jeannie Schub has served as the director of music for the past five years, directing the choir in joyful weekly praise and several wonderful cantatas.
Her love of music shows in the dedication she has to the church and choir. Jeannie works as a music teacher for elementary school-aged children in the Duval County Public School System.
Ashley Wilkinson joined ACC as accompanist in August 2005. He is a gifted musician, accompanying the choir both on the piano and organ, as well as writing special arrangements for weekly worship services and special celebrations.
He has been an accompanist at many congregations throughout Jacksonville, and ACC is pleased to have become his home church where Ashley generously shares his musical gifts and talents.