This Week At Fruit Cove

Check back here often to find out what’s happening this week, next week, and into the future at Fruit Cove! 

Maguire State Missions Offering

As a special offering emphasis for the month of September, Fruit Cove Baptist Church is collecting offerings for the Maguire State Missions Offering. This special offering is named for the late missions champion and leader of the Florida Baptist Convention, John Maguire.

100% of anything designated to this offering will go towards church planting, church revitalization, and church restarting efforts in the state of Florida. Simply select the “State Mission/Maguire” Fund when giving online at the link below.

Serve Day

Saturday, September 30th, will be Serve Day. On that day, a host of teams will be launched from hub churches throughout the First Coast to serve in a variety of projects. Our church will serve as a hub for this part of Jacksonville. Fruit Cove Families have a great opportunity to participate in a variety of ways. Be sure to look at all the options on the drop-down list.  Options are:

  • Packing & distributing care bags for local First Responders, businesses, and school principals 
  • Car Care – wash & multi-point inspection – for Senior Adults, Upward Families, and Single Moms 
  • Community Shredding Event – large truck will be on site for people to bring documents they need shredded.  
  • Painting/Light Construction/Cleaning for First Coast Women’s Services, James Gang, Senior Adults, and our own church campus.  
  • Gospel Conversations – a team of individuals stationed on the church campus.  
Saturday, September 30, 2023 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Go to SERVE Day Registration

Blood Drive

Fruit Cove Baptist Church is proud to announce the arrival of The Big Red Bus on Sunday, October 1 for a blood drive running from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The blood drive will not only help save lives but also give back to the community. All donors will receive a $20 eGift Card and a OneBlood t-shirt! To top it off, donors will be given a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening, for free. Appointments are highly encouraged to ensure a smooth process. Head over to and use sponsor code #30778 to book an appointment today.

Discover Gospel Conversations

A new Discover Gospel Conversations Class begins Wednesday, October 4, as part of our MidWeek lineup. The class starts at 6:15 pm in ROC Fellowship Hall B. Jeff Crick, and Lance Hemmer will help participants understand the story of God and the story each participant has in Jesus. Each one of us has multiple conversations daily in the home, school, and workplace. What if we knew how to turn some of these conversations into Gospel Conversations that focus on Jesus? This class is a great next step in knowing how to do just that. 

My Grace is Sufficient

Mark your calendar! Celebrate Recovery is hosting the event – “My Grace is Sufficient” on Friday evening, October 13th. Dinner will be served in the ROC-FH at 7:00 PM. Registration is required for the meal only.
Immediately following the dinner, the FCBC Celebrate Recovery service will begin at 8:00 PM in Building A-100. The Tara Strickland Band will be leading worship. All are welcome to attend! REGISTER HERE

Estudio Bíblico en Español

Estaremos comenzando un estudio bíblico para mujeres en Español. La clase comenzara el Miércoles, 18 de Octubre de 2023 a las 6:15 pm. El grupo se reunirá en el salon ROC 201. La clase esta diseñada para aprenda e interpretar la Biblia. El propósito es acercarnos a nuestra comunidad Latinoamericana y de habla Español, mientras aplicamos un punto de vista bíblico en nuestras vidas. Si tiene preguntas, por favor comuníquese con Yari Rojas via email

Embrace Grace Baby Shower Registry

Calling all kind hearts! Help us bring joy and support to single moms facing unexpected pregnancies. Visit our Amazon Baby Registry and purchase a gift today. All gifts are needed by October 22 and will be given to the girls as a token of love. Contact Windy Keene for more information at

Shabbat Women’s Fall Retreat

Attention Ladies! Take a break from your hectic schedule and join us for an unforgettable Fall retreat. Mark your calendar for the Shabbat Women’s Fall Retreat, on October 27-28 and join us for a weekend filled with empowerment and restoration. Don’t miss out! REGISTER HERE

Fruit Cove MOVE 5K

Fruit Cove Baptist Church is hosting its annual 5K & 1-mile fun run to raise money for Fostering Hope, a ministry that exists to provide awareness to the orphan care crisis in our community and provide support to foster and adoptive families. Please come join us in this fun family-oriented event while raising money for a worthy cause! REGISTER HERE

Parking Update

We’ve been asked by our neighbors in the shopping center to the north of our main campus (with Pet Supermarket, restaurants, etc) to not park in their lot as of Sunday, September 3. Towing will be enforced on any unauthorized vehicles parked in that lot.

To create more parking opportunities on campus we have better defined the parking spaces in the back fields.

For those of you who can do so please consider parking here as your first choice on Sunday mornings. We will be running the church bus to the back fields as a shuttle for pick up and drop off.

In coming weeks, you will also see better defined Guest Parking spaces. We are also looking at the possibility of adding additional handicap parking.

Thank you in advance for helping us create space for people to participate in what God is doing in and through Fruit Cove Baptist Church!

Giving Update

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July YTD Results:
$165K Surplus (Giving Exceeded Spending)
  • August Giving: $361.8K
  • Budget Needed: $484.8K
  • Difference: -$123.0K (25.4% below budget)
  • YTD Giving: $3,270.0K
  • YTD Budget Needed: $3,878.5K
  • YTD Difference: -$608.5K (15.7% below budget)

NOTE: As we prayerfully continue to pursue the Lord and seek to fulfill his calling, please consider being all-in with us by faithfully giving to the mission and ministries of the church. Though giving is currently tracking behind budget, our staff and ministry teams have currently been able to ensure budgeted spending stays within our means.

Your faithful giving not only helps us make budget, but also extends our efforts to impact our city, state, nation, and world with the Good News of Jesus Christ!