Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit or you have come a number of times, we would love to meet you at the doors on Sunday morning.  A member of our Welcome Team will meet you, help you get children settled, sit with you in the pew, answer your questions, help you become familiar with the campus, and find a place to connect. Please let us know when you plan to attend below and we will look forward to meeting you on the Sunday of your choice!  

It is NOT necessary to schedule a visit, but we offer this service for anyone who would enjoy a guide for the morning. 

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What Should You Expect When Visiting With Us 

Walking into a new church can be intimidating. If you are considering attending one of our worship gatherings, we pray that you would take the vulnerable step and come check it out! We can't fully describe what you will experience, but at least we can try to give you an idea of what to expect.

On a Sunday morning you might see some people in a suit and tie, others in a t-shirt and shorts, and a lot of in between.  We believe that God doesn't expect us to clean ourselves up before we come to Him and His church; so we say, come as you are.  Our 9 am and 10 am services are more casual and opens with a time of contemporary worship music followed by the preaching of God's Word and prayer, held in SUMC's Family Life Center.  Our 11 am service is more tradtional with a choir, and more formal elements of a worship service and is held in SUMC's Sanctuary.  On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate Communion and periodically conduct baptisms and times of healing prayer as part of our services.

Our prayer for every gathering is that you would feel welcomed and loved. We want you to leave our services amazed at God’s radical love expressed through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

If you don't remember anything when you leave our gathering except how radically awesome Jesus is, we view that as a huge success!  

Please contact us



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Feel free to call us whenever you have a question or need to know more about our ministries. You can even speak to our Pastor or ministry leaders regarding specific needs for you and your family.



Call us at 904-396-2676


We love seeing and visiting with you. You can stop by to ask a question or get a tour of our campus.

3120 Hendricks Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32207


We also welcome you to join us in serving our community.




9:00AM & 11:00AM

WEDNESDAY Dinner & Programs: 

5-7 pm


Mon-Thurs. 9 am-4 pm

Friday 9 am- 1 pm

On Wednesdays, our staff is onhand until 7 PM for our weekly dinner & programs, so swing by any time!




Phillip Short 

Phillip Short was born in Knoxville, TN and grew up between St. Petersburg and Leesburg, FL.  He received his A.A. from Oxford College of Emory University, his B.A. from Auburn University, and his MDiv from the Chandler School of Theology.  He has served churches in Tampa, Seffner, Lake Wales, Stuart and Coral Gables.  He has been married to Giova for 30 years.  They have a daughter, Carmen, an accountant who presently lives in Charlotte, NC.  They are presently empty nesters, but they have a dog, a Golden Doodle named “Cooper.”


Phillip received his call to ministry during his sophomore year of college.  He ran from it, wrestled with it, and surrendered to it.  He loves to preach, worship, and walk with Christ.  He describes himself as “a life-long work in progress.”  He enjoys sports, fishing, hiking, reading, story-telling, good conversation, and laughter.

Dale Tedder

Dale Tedder serves as the Minister of Discipleship at our church.  He is called to proclaim the faith of the church, teach God’s Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help them understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of Jesus Christ. He is passionate for teaching and developing leaders within the church through his online ministry, Walking Points.  [Read More]

Ian Stake

Ian Stake is our Contemporary Worship Leader and Connections Pastor.   He is passionate about reaching out into the community to serve the needs of people where they are.  You can usually spot Ian on the move with a cup of coffee or engaging with people in our community during outreach events.  In his every day life, his mission is to empower young lives through music and technology.