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Fall Classes and Activities

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Fall activities are starting up at FPC again! 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:

House of Prayer Big Event
Meets: October 17
Location: Westminster Hall
Description: Something powerful happens when the body of Christ prays together, and it is happening at First Pres! Our next House of Prayer Big Event is the evening of October 17, 5:30 PM for dinner and 6:15 PM for program. For more information or to register, contact Stacie Rodriguez at stacier@fpcsat.org.

Care Cluster Ministry Presentation
Meets: October 21 | 12:15-12:45 PM
Location: Covenant Hall
A brief presentation of the Care Cluster Ministry will be made for leaders of any group, class, ministry, fellowship, etc. at FPC. All Leaders are encouraged to attend. A light lunch will be served. To register or for more information, contact: Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2760.

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 the third Saturday of each month (Next event: Oct. 20) 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)

Fall Young Adult Retreat

October 26-28 | Franklin Family Ranch

Invest in a weekend away with friends at the beautiful Franklin Family Ranch where we will Re-focus on real life, real relationships, and real purpose. The cost is $50 if paid by September 30 and covers all meals, lodging, and all the fun you can stand. For more information, contact Mitchell Moore at mitchellm@fpcsat.org or Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.

 

Grief and the Holidays Workshop

October 28 | 12:15-1:30 PM | Geneva Room

This workshop is designed to help those who are grieving to better understand how grief affects us during the holidays, and how we can use this special time to continue to heal. A light lunch will be served. Presenter:  Margaret Berton, Ph.D., Psychologist. To register, contact  Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2760

 

Looking after the Orphan

November 11 – 12:15 PM – Covenant Hall

Opportunities for you & our entire FPC family. The FPC Local Missions Committee invites all covenant partners for a special Sunday lunch with ministry partners such as CASA, Ransomed Life, PCHAS, STAFO, Grandfamilies (and more!), as we faithfully steward our role in participation with God’s mission for the church – looking after the orphan (James 1:27). Please RSVP for lunch and childcare by contacting Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.

House of Prayer Big Event

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October 17 | Westminster Hall

Something powerful happens when the body of Christ prays together, and it is happening at First Pres! Our next House of Prayer Big Event is the evening of October 17, 5:30 PM for dinner and 6:15 PM for program. We will resume hosting several small gatherings at different locations this fall as well. For more information or to register, contact Stacie Rodriguez at stacier@fpcsat.org.

Care Cluster Ministry Presentation

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October 21 | 12:15-12:45 PM | Covenant Hall

A brief presentation of the Care Cluster Ministry will be made for leaders of any group, class, ministry, or fellowship at FPC. All Leaders are encouraged to attend. A light lunch will be served. To register or for more information, contact: Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2760.

Grief and the Holidays Workshop

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October 28 | 12:15-1:30 PM | Geneva Room

This workshop is designed to help those who are grieving to better understand how grief affects us during the holidays, and how we can use this special time to continue to heal. A light lunch will be served. Presenter:  Margaret Berton, Ph.D., Psychologist. To register, contact Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2760.

The Way of Jesus Hymn Festival

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The Way of Jesus Hymn Festival –
His Mission in Word and Song
October 28 • 3:00 PM • FPC Sanctuary

A special celebration of congregational song featuring hymns that connect us to the ministry of Christ.  Drawing from a rich history of hymn singing, we encourage you to join us as we all join our voices to sing about Jesus and reflect upon his ministry and relationship to us.  Our singing will be enhanced by readings and music provided by the Sanctuary Choir and organ.

Fall Young Adult Retreat

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October 26-28 | Franklin Family Ranch

Invest in a weekend away with friends at the beautiful Franklin Family Ranch where we will Re-focus on real life, real relationships, and real purpose. The cost is $50, and covers all meals, lodging, and all the fun you can stand. For more information, contact Mitchell Moore at mitchellm@fpcsat.org or Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.

The Gift of Christmas

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The Gift of Christmas
Now through December 2

The Gift of Christmas ministry at First Presbyterian Church has had a lengthy and generous history over at least 60 years. Previously known as “Christmas Clearing Bureau” and “Christmas Baskets,” today’s Gift of Christmas partners with House of Neighborly Service, a non-profit organization serving residents of the Westside area of San Antonio. Founded in 1917 by Presbyterian missionaries, HNS is now is it’s 100th year and consistently serves about 900 families. This is an area of San Antonio that is at high-risk for child abuse and neglect, family violence, and drug/alcohol abuse. More than 80% of the people who use HNS’ services earn less than $15,000 a year.

So, Christmas for most of these families is a stressful and uncertain time. Gift of Christmas ministry seeks FPC individuals, families, and groups to adopt 30 HNS families and bless them in the name of Jesus. Typical items of need are clothing, toys for children, and basic household items plus supply a gift card for food for their Christmas Dinner.

We at First Presbyterian Church are a community of generous Believers in Jesus Christ, not only in words but in actions. Experience the Joy of serving others and Making Jesus Visible by joining with a group or other FPC family by adopting a family for Christmas.

Family Request Forms can be downloaded here or found at the Mauze Lobby.

Information about this ministry is available each Sunday morning now through December 2 at the Christmas Tree table in the Mauze Lobby or by calling or emailing:

Diane Carssow  (512) 940-3424/dianecarssow@gmail.com

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.

Wednesday Women’s Bible Study

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September 5 – October 17 • 6:30-8:15 PM

Join us in Room 302 this fall for “1 Corinthians – Living Love When We Disagree” over 7 sessions.  Relationships are messy. Sometimes we struggle to get along, especially when there is disagreement. Often we find ourselves divided–even as Christians. How can we work out our differences and disagreements with humility and grace, always showing the love of Christ, while still remaining true to what we believe? 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. For more information, contact Sheila Figueroa at (210) 822-4082.