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Christmas at First

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Join us at First Presbyterian Church as we celebrate Christmas and the Advent Season!

 

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT

Sunday, December 9 – 11:00 AM 

A Joyous celebration of Christ’s birth during our sanctuary service, where kids of all ages participate as sheep, angels, shepherds, Magi and the Holy Family! Kids ages 4 – 5th grade are invited to participate!

 

MIDDAY NOELS
We offer you our holiday “gift to the city,” three FREE, midday concerts beginning at 12:10 PM and followed by your choice of “Grab and Go” lunch ($3) or full hot lunch ($9):

“Keyboards Ring and Voices Sing”

Thursday, December 6 – 12:10 PM

Our highly skilled organist, Dr. Jae Ha, and several of our outstanding singers combine to celebrate the season with great music.  Using new recording and playback technology, Jae will perform several pieces playing both the organ and the piano together!   Jae’s musical offerings for Christmas are always a highlight of our series and not to be missed!

“Sparkling Songs with the Cox Family Singers”

Thursday, December 13 – 12:10 PM

Join us as we welcome back the Cox Family Singers to FPC.  Carl and Bernita share their love of music and their wonderful family of eight adult children – a tradition they have shared with the San Antonio community for over 15 years.

“Brilliant Brass”

Thursday, December 20 – 12:10 PM

We are pleased to welcome the Gateway Brass, a brass quintet drawn from the United States Air Force Band of the West stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ensemble is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion and is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature, including festive sounds of the holidays!

 

ALTERNATIVE GIFT MARKET

Sundays, December 9, 16 and 23

Do you want to give Christmas gifts that will make a difference in San Antonio and the world? We will have a table with shopping lists in the Mauze Lobby on December 9, 16, and 23. You can pick up a shopping list, or click HERE to print one. Submit it along with check or cash to Lindsay Selli in the church office. Purchase a gift that will help to sponsor opportunities for people who are impacted by the work of several of our Local and Global Missions partners. For more information click HERE or contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES

Monday, December 24

Celebrate the birth of our Savior with family and friends at any of our five services!

3:00 PM: Communion Service

5:00 PM: Family Service

7:00 PM: Candlelight Service

9:00 PM: Candlelight Service

11:00 PM: Candlelight Service

MIDDAY NOELS ARE HERE!

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MIDDAY NOELS
Thursdays, December 6, 13 and 20 | 12:15-12:45 PM
Once again, FPC offers its holiday “gift to the city” through a variety of creative musical offerings. Each of these 30-40 minute concerts is followed by your choice of either a “Grab and Go” lunch ($3) or a full hot lunch served in Westminster Hall ($9).

 

Thursday, December 6:
“Keyboards Ring and Voices Sing”
Our highly skilled organist, Dr. Jae Ha, and several of our outstanding singers combine to celebrate the season with great music. Using new recording and playback technology, Jae will perform several pieces playing both the organ and the piano together! Jae’s musical offerings for Christmas are always a highlight of our series and not to be missed!

Thursday, December 13:
“Sparkling Songs with the Cox Family Singers”
Join us as we welcome back the Cox Family Singers to FPC. Carl and Bernita share their love of music and their wonderful family of eight adult children – a tradition they have shared with the San Antonio community for over 15 years.

Thursday, December 20:
“Brilliant Brass”
We are pleased to welcome the Gateway Brass, a brass quintet drawn from the United States Air Force Band of the West stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The ensemble is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba, and percussion and is dedicated to presenting to its audiences the total spectrum of today’s musical literature, including festive sounds of the holidays!

 

Childcare available by reservation – please contact us at childcare@fpcsat.org by Wednesday Noon prior to each concert.

Alternative Gift Market

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Alternative Gift Market

Do you want to give Christmas gifts that will make a difference in San Antonio and the world? We will have a table with shopping lists in the Mauze Lobby on December 9, 16, and 23. You can pick up a shopping list, or download one below, and submit it along with a check or cash to Lindsay Selli in the church office. Purchase a gift that will help to sponsor opportunities for people who are impacted by the work of several of our Local and Global missions partners. 

College Scholarships Available for 2018-2019

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Are you headed to or continuing college for the 2018-2019 school year? A native of Texas? In need of financial assistance? Then you may qualify for a Campbell, Jones, or Holland scholarship. Download the scholarships below to learn more and apply. Questions? Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2758. The deadline to submit an application is January 31, 2019. The guidelines for eligibility and the required document submission is noted on the Scholarship form.

Download the Holland Scholarship Form here.

Download the Cambell/Jones Scholarship Form here.

2019 Stewardship Campaign

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Our 2019 Stewardship Campaign is here. This is now our time to pray, get involved in a church ministry, and make a commitment to Love Christ through Worship and Christian Education, Love One Another through Community Fellowship and Care, and Love the City by serving with and supporting our Ministry Partners.

View the 2019 Stewardship Campaign Brochure HERE.

Brochures and Commitment Forms will be sent to covenant partners and available in Mauze Lobby in November. Commitments can also be made online HERE.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Are you looking for a way to get involved? Here at FPC, we have many ministry opportunities, for people of all ages and interests!  We believe that God has given each of us gifts, so why not use yours to help further His Kingdom?  It’s also a great way to meet new friends! Check out our “Volunteer Opportunity” page and sign up!

http://fpcsanantonio.org/serve/volunteer-opportunities/

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.”  1 Peter 4:10

Fall Classes and Activities

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Don’t miss this chance to reconnect, experience and discover the many ways you can get involved this fall, including Worship, Bible Studies and Christian Education, Upcoming Activities and Events, Sunday School for all ages, and Opportunities for Mission and Community Outreach. Kick-off the new school year with new possibilities!

 

WORSHIP
9:30 AM and 11:00 AM: Traditional Worship (Sanctuary)
10:30 AM: Half-time Fellowship (McCullough Room)
11:02 AM: Contemporary Worship (Westminster Hall)

 

FALL SUNDAY SCHOOL SCHEDULE:
ADULTS:

First Class
Meets: 8:30 AM
Room: 224
Description/Topic: “First Class” meets at 8:30 in Room 224 every Sunday and will begin a study of Galatians and 1 Peter on Sept. 9.
Teachers: Chuck Bunn and Pat Brodeen

On Ramp Class – NEW!
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 301
Description: The “On Ramp” Sunday School class is a 6-week class beginning on September 9 for new visitors, new covenant partners, or those who want to learn more and grow deeper in their faith!
Teacher: Becky Prichard

Foundations Marriage Class – NEW!
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 302
Topic: The Foundations class will be studying “A Biblical Portrait of Marriage” by Bruce Wilkinson, every Sunday beginning Sept. 9. If you are married or would like to be, this is a great class for you! Open to all adults.
Teaching Team: The Micklers, McCullochs, Eversons, Bowdens, Allens, Brooks, Smiths, Culps, Moores, and Carters

55 Plus
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 224
Teachers: Various

ABC (Agape Bible Class)
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 310
Description: ABC is for adults of all ages, for those with no biblical background, and also for those with a rich background of Bible study. Lecture combined with discussion.
Teacher: David Givler

Arthur Gray Jones
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 312
Description: Arthur Gray Jones class has been in continuous existence since the 1920’s, with a tradition of warm fellowship and good discussion.
Teacher: Harry Schwethelm

Bridges
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: Covenant Hall
Teacher: Rob Shelton
Description: This class for all ages serves as a “bridge” between God’s word and practical application. We connect with each other through fellowship, social gatherings, prayer, and service projects.
Coordinators: Charlotte Milner and Holly Youngquist

New Covenant
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 304
Description: Learn and discuss the Christian faith through Bible-based lessons that connect with real-life experiences. We are a congenial group of friends who enjoy reading and studying the Bible together.
Teacher: Ken Finch

The Uncomfortables
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 228 (Bride’s Room)
Description: The Uncomfortables is a class that explores the issues of faith in our modern world and takes on subjects or topics that sometimes make others “uncomfortable”. This fall’s topic is N. T. Wright’s PAUL: A BIOGRAPHY, where he examines Paul’s humanity and the extreme unlikelihood of what he achieved.
Teacher: Neil Williams, 210-523-1653 (h) or 210-601-2362 (cell)

 

YOUNG ADULTS:

Foundations (established young adults)
Meets: 8:30 AM
Room: 302
Contact: Mitchell Moore (mitchellm@fpcsat.org)

Foundations Marriage Class – NEW!
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 302
Topic: The Foundations class will be studying “A Biblical Portrait of Marriage” by Bruce Wilkinson, every Sunday beginning Sept. 9. If you are married or would like to be, this is a great class for you! Open to all adults.
Teaching Team: The Micklers, McCullochs, Eversons, Bowdens, Allens, Brooks, Smiths, Culps, Moores, and Carters

2:Ten and YAC (Young Adult Community)
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 300
Contact: Alex Solorio (alexs@fpcsat.org)

 

YOUTH:

High School
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: Student Center Upstairs
Contact: Derek Gordon (derekg@fpcsat.org) or Emily Yergler (emilyy@fpcsat.org)

6th and 7th Grade
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: Student Center Upstairs
Contact: Derek Gordon (derekg@fpcsat.org) or Emily Yergler (emilyy@fpcsat.org)

8th Grade/Confirmation
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: Student Center Upstairs
Contact: Derek Gordon (derekg@fpcsat.org) or Emily Yergler (emilyy@fpcsat.org)

 

CHILDREN’S:

Nursery 1 (Infants – Crawlers)
Room: 9:30 AM
Room: 101

Nursery 2 (Walkers – Young 2’s)
Time: 9:30 AM
Room: 103

2 year olds and 3 year olds
Time: 9:30 AM
Room: 116

4 year olds – Kinder
Time: 9:30 AM
Room: 139

1st and 2nd Grades
Time: 9:30 AM
Room: 138

3rd and 4th Grades
Time: 9:30 AM
Room: 135

5th Grade
Time: 9:30 AM
Room: 132

 

CHILDCARE:

Nursery 1 (Infants – Crawlers)
Time: 11:00 AM
Room:  101

Nursery 2 (Walkers – Young 2’s)
Time: 11:00 AM
Room: 103

2 and 3 year olds
Time: 11:00 AM
Room: 116

4 year olds and Kinder
Time: 11:00 AM
Room: 115

 

WEEKDAYS:
MONDAY:

Young Adult Community Bible Study
Meets: 7:00 PM
Room: Student Center
Teachers: Mitchell Moore (mitchellm@fpcsat.org) and Alex Solorio (alexs@fpcsat.org)

TUESDAY:

Tuesday Women’s Bible Study
Meets: 9:30 – 11:30 AM
Room: Covenant Hall
Topic: “God of Creation: A Study of Genesis 1-11,” over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Workbook is available (suggested donation $13). Child care is available by reservation.
Contact: If you have questions or want to register, call Judy Kruger at (210) 857-0122.

WEDNESDAY:

Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study
Meets: 6:30 – 8:15 PM
Room: 302
Topic: 1 Corinthians – Living Love When We Disagree” over 7 sessions. Join us as we explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians to learn how we as Christians are to deal with differences and divisions. Workbook cost: $14. Childcare is available with reservation.
Contact: For more information, contact Sheila Figueroa at (210) 822-4082.

Wednesday Night Middle School Bible Study
Meets: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: The Culp’s Residence
Contact:Derek Gordon (derekg@fpcsat.org) or Emily Yergler (emilyy@fpcsat.org)

Wednesday Night High School Bible Study
Meets: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Location: Student Center
Contact: Derek Gordon (derekg@fpcsat.org) or Emily Yergler (emilyy@fpcsat.org)

Children’s Choirs (Ages Pre-K to 5th Grade)
Meets: 5:00 – 5:45 PM
Location: Rooms 125-128
Contact: Kathy Jameson (kathyj@fpcsat.org)

THURSDAY:

Thursday Morning Men’s Breakfast
Meets: 7:15 – 8:30 AM
Room: Geneva Room
Teacher: Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

PBS (Pastor’s Bible Study)
Meets: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Room: Covenant Hall
Topic: “Ephesians – More Than You Can See.” Join us as we dig into the book of Ephesians as we learn that God is not small and that the struggles and joys of our natural lives have supernatural meaning.
Teacher: Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller

PBS Small Groups
Meet: 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Rooms: Various
Contact: Lellen Lane (lellenlane@aol.com or 210-860-1395)

FRIDAY:

The House (Young Adults)
Meets: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Location: Student Center
Teacher: Alex Solorio (alexs@fpcsat.org)

 

UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS:

 

Loaves and Fishes

Meets: 11:00 AM – 2:oo PM
Location: Student Center
Description: Loaves and Fishes is our monthly opportunity to welcome our under-resourced neighbors for lunch where they will be fed physically and spiritually. We meet in the Student Center on Saturday, December 15. We will begin with orientation and participate in Loaves and Fishes from 11-2. We will have teams for set up, serving, and clean up as we hope all participants will join our guests for a meal around a table. For questions or to serve, contact Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org)

Pastor’s Bible Study

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PBS: Pastor’s Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller
Thursdays • 9:30 AM Lecture • 10:30 AM Small Groups • Covenant Hall

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is a book of the Bible that draws our eyes upwards and outwards to the magnitude of God, and the cosmic importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The city of Ephesus was a destination of pagan tourism and worship. As such it was an active battleground of Spiritual warfare. Ephesians shows us that God is not small and that the struggles and joys of our natural lives have supernatural meaning.

Lecture begins at 9:30 AM. Small groups will meet afterwards for deeper discussion.

SCHEDULE:
Fall 2018 Pastor’s Bible Study Topics and Schedule

BIBLE STUDY QUESTIONS:
PBS Ephesians Questions – 9/20/18

PBS Ephesians Questions – 9-27-18

TO WATCH PREVIOUS LESSONS, CLICK HERE

FPC Children’s Choir

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Rehearsals each Wednesday
For: Ages 4 – Grade 5
Times: 5:00-5:45 PM

FPC Children’s Choirs rehearse every Wednesday from 5:00 to 5:45 PM. A light dinner is served after choir in the Nutrition Center. For more information, contact Kathy Jamison at kathyj@fpcsat.org. Register here.