Don’t go through it alone — the Gribbens

A friend invited Robert Gribben to Access Church, and by the time his future wife, Melissa, moved to Jacksonville, she knew it would be her church home, too. Robert and Melissa instantly loved the relevant and challenging messages from Andy Stanley. They connected right away with the music 13901539_10103180653157429_2511410496074364000_nand the vibe of the church. “It wasn’t so big that it would keep us from getting to know people, but it wasn’t so small that we wouldn’t find a place to fit in,” Melissa said.

The couple joined their first community group, filled with young married couples, after becoming engaged. “It was a good experience for us to be around other couples who had been married for a few years,” Melissa said. “They were able to share their wisdom with us.”

Schedule conflicts caused them to join another group when they were newly married. “In this group, we walked through lost jobs, new babies, and heartbreaking sadness together,” Melissa said. Their third and current community group began just before Melissa was hospitalized.… Read the rest

Posted August 17, 2016

Community Celebration Sunday

AC-SocialPostFallEventSummer vacations, beaches, picnics, and late nights may seem like they are fading into the back-to-school craze. Advertisements for water parks and sunscreen have been replaced by advertisements for calculators and binders. That is why we’re so happy to invite you to an event that will keep the summer fun going! This Sunday at Access we’re celebrating our community with a cookout, bounce houses, and water fun.

When: Sunday, August 14.

  • Join us at 9:00 or 10:30am for our family-friendly environments. We’re kicking off a new series in our services that explores what to do when we feel like we have problems with no solutions, when our lives, our jobs, or our marriages are stuck, and there are no good options.
  • Food and water play begin at 11:35.

Where: Access Church, 4911 Losco Rd.

What should I wear? Come as you are for our services, and bring swimwear and towels for the kids.

Will there be food? YES! We’ll be serving FREE burgers and hotdogs.… Read the rest

Posted August 9, 2016