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Love SATX Week

Local Missions: Love Our City Week

Saturday, September 23 – Wednesday, October 4

Save the date for Love SATX Week to love and serve our city alongside our FPC Local Missions Partners. There are multiple opportunities to love our neighbors and neighborhoods!

Please contact Lindsay Selli lindsays@fpcsat.org or Debra Sirakos dsirakos@gmail.com for more information.

Love SATX Serve Days

If you would like to take part in one of our Love SATX Serve Days please click the Registration Button. Each project has a limited number of volunteer slots. Please download, complete, and return one release form (also available on the sign-up page) per participant to Lindsay Selli, lindsays@fpcsat.org.


Love SATX Serve Day – Saturday, September 23

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Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM):

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Join in celebrating our unsheltered neighbors by serving at CAM’s 2nd annual Houseless Birthday Celebration. FPC will host a booth with yard games, prizes, and a special craft to bring dignity and hope to our neighbors. The event is a part of the Love SATX service opportunities but will be held on Saturday, September 23 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.


Love SATX Serve Day – Saturday, September 30

Join us for a day to serve our neighbors and neighborhoods alongside our FPC Local Mission Partners, on Saturday, September 30!

Teams will gather at their work sites at 8:30 AM and will serve from about 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. (Please note Habitat team will meet at 7:45 AM and serve until approximately 3:00 PM.) Team leaders for each project will be in touch with those signed up for each project team prior to September 30 to provide more details.

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Communities Under the Bridge (CUB):

We will be packing about 200 gift bags for CUB to use as they care for our homeless and under-resourced neighbors.

Habitat for Humanity:

We will be working at a Habitat Home Build. Projects are subject to change, but include paint, trim, and shed assembly. Note: This project will begin at 7:45 AM and finish at 3:00 PM. Volunteers must be 14 years of age and older.

KRL Breakfast:

Prepare breakfast, serve food in the Meditation Garden at FPC, and spend time in fellowship with our neighbors.

Mission Road:

Serve the residents at Mission Road by hosting a fall celebration party! Please note that all volunteers must complete Mission Road volunteer paperwork and a training video prior to the 30th.

Morningside Ministries:

Serve the residents of Morningside through a morning of playing bingo and fellowship over coffee and donuts.

Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services (PCHAS):

Decorate the porches of residents’ homes for the fall.

Snack Pak 4 Kids:

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Help Snack Pak prepare items for a bag-packing event.


Love SATX Serve Day – Wednesday, October 4

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SA East Young Life:

Come and join in the fun at Young Life Club on the evening of Wednesday, October 4. Club will meet from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Volunteers will participate alongside Young Life leaders in games, singing, a message, and fellowship with students from Healy Murphy and St. Philips around the dinner table.

Mental Health – NAMI Walks & Fall Classes

NAMI Walks for Mental Health

Saturday, October 7 | 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM | San Antonio Zoo

FOLKS (at FPC) UNITE NOW on Team F.U.N. to show your support as advocates for mental health.  Gates open at 6:00 AM and the walk begins at 7:00 AM. Register to walk or donate to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) online at namiwalks.org/sanantonio. Registration and parking are free, and it will be FUN!


NAMI Mental Health Classes: Family-to-Family and Peer-to-Peer

September 27 – November 15 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | FPC Classrooms

Contact: NAMI of Greater San Antonio, 210-734-3349, admin@nami-sat.org

Description: Free, confidential 8-week courses for adults with mental health conditions who are looking to better understand themselves and their recovery (Peer-to-Peer) as well as for family members of adults living with mental illness (Family-to-Family.) Go to nami-sat.org to register for either class (registration is required.) Registration closes October 3rd or once the course reaches capacity.

 

Ladies’ Night Out RSVP

Ladies’ Night Out

Tuesday, October 10 | 6:00 pm | Home of Brooke Peacock

Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship at the lovely home of Brook Peacock (receive the address with registration or see the church bulletin.) We will have drinks and refreshments and enjoy lots of good company. All women are welcome, and there is no charge for this event. Please RSVP below and let us know if you will be bringing an appetizer or wine to share.

Please contact Jill Peavy with any questions at jill.peavy@gmail.com or 210-667-0525.


WOC Fall Legacy Luncheon

Women of the Church Fall Legacy Luncheon

Westminster Hall 
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Join us for our annual Women of the Church Fall Legacy Luncheon; doors open at 11:00 AM. All are invited to enjoy a delicious luncheon and to hear “The Legacy of the H.E.Butt Foundation” with Deborah and David Rogers. David is the Foundation President and both of them serve as Trustees and Board Members. They will share about their work and ministry with the Foundation and Laity Lodge Camps. Reservations are $25 and must be made by October 20 either online or at sign-up tables available on Sundays in October prior to the event. Email childcare@fpcsat.org for childcare.

Contact: Susan DeKoch, susandekoch@gmail.com, 210-508-7127

See additional Fall Women’s Events at fpcsanantonio.org/women.

Fall 2023 Ministry Guide

FPC Ministries for Fall 2023

Check out all of our Sunday school classes, Bible Studies, programs, events, and many more ways to get connected at FPC.

Our mission is to glorify God as we continue to Love Jesus Christ, Love One Another, and Love the City. We offer three regular worship services in addition to Sunday school classes for kids, youth and adults of all ages.

CLICK HERE for Ministry Guide

Stephen Ministers Need You

Stephen Ministers Need You

Next Training Class Begins on September 26
Tuesdays | 6:00 PM |  Room 224

Since 1975, over 600,000 people from all walks of life have been trained as Stephen Ministers, lay caregivers who make a significant difference during a time of great need in someone’s life, and in turn experience tremendous personal and spiritual growth themselves. If you desire to be part of this ministry, please contact Rev. Scott Simpson at the church office.

More information at fpcsanantonio.org/stephen-ministry.

alpha

Join the Conversation on Faith with Alpha Course

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ALPHA COURSE COMING THIS FALL!

Wednesdays, Sept. 6 – Nov. 22
6:00 – 8:00 PM | McCullough Room

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open, and informal environment. It is an 11 week course that is run worldwide. Alpha is a safe place to explore life’s biggest questions. Each talk looks at a different question about Christianity and it is designed to facilitate discussion. Alpha creates a culture of invitation within our church and it is a great front door for people exploring faith. Dinner and childcare offered each week. Visit alpha.org for more information on the class and contact Elizabeth Crites, crcrites@aol.com or 713-822-0222 with any questions

Youth Ministry Fall Retreat

All students and friends of students grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a fun weekend at Camp Buckner for our annual Fall Retreat! Activities will include team building exercises, good food and snacks, fellowship, and so much more. 

Friday, October 15 – Sunday, October 17 | Camp Buckner

To register go to fpcsanantonio.org/youth. 

Contact Alex at alexc@fpcsat.org with any questions. 

CAM Fire

CAM experienced a fire that has done considerable damage to the warehouse which is the heart of so much their work and enables them to provide resources to so many. This warehouse is located just down the street from FPC, on the campus of Grace Lutheran Church at the downtown location (110 McCullough).

How You Can Help

At this time, they are seeking your support through prayer and any financial contribution you would like to make in order for them to quickly repair and replace items. CAM is now ready for all the hands they can get. Sign up to volunteer to help them clean out their warehouse.

 

CAM will start accepting “in-kind” donations this Saturday (19 Aug). You can stop by the warehouse to drop these off beginning on Saturday, or you can purchase from the Amazon/Walmart registries and have things sent directly to them!

 


Sunday Cookie Bakers

Calling all Bakers!

We are offering home-baked cookies during our Sunday FPC3 Fellowship time and need your help to ensure we have enough each week for all to enjoy. Please consider signing up for one or more days in the coming months.

Our hospitality reflects the hospitality of God who embraces all people with love and grace. Your delicious cookies can bless someone’s Sunday and make them feel welcome to the FPC family.

Help us Love One Another!

Sign Up to BAKE!

Don’t forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! – Hebrews 13:2