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Ministry Guide

FPC Weekly Ministries and Upcoming Events

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.

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Men’s Quarterly Dinner

Men’s Ministry Quarterly Dinner

Sunday, February 25 | 5:30 PM | Westminster Hall

Come join us for a gathering of men of all ages! Enjoy food, fellowship, and hear from our guest speaker Luke Parish, a Covenant Partner at FPC and owner of Hydraulic Supply & Service Company. Let’s strengthen our relationship with the Lord and each other while enjoying a delicious dinner from Smoke Shack BBQ. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for encouragement and connection.

For more information and to RSVP, contact Cody Heffron at codyheffron@yahoo.com or Carter Ray at Carter@WiatreksMeatMarket.com

Loving Our City: Washington Elementary School

Loving Our City: Washington Elementary School

Washington Elementary School is part of San Antonio ISD. The enrollment is currently 339 students in grade PreK through 6th grade. Their campus is 99% economically disadvantaged and 73% of students are considered at risk of dropping out of school.

Contact: Melanie Chaney, Local Missions
melbchaney@gmail.com, cell 830-570-0220


February 10 – Love Our School Day (may include other schools)

Sat, Feb. 10 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Our partners at School Connect SA are hosting service projects for schools across SA.  Volunteer opportunities include gardening, painting lockers or ceiling tiles, beautifying sites, etc.  This is a great way to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our city!  We still have a few schools that need volunteers.  If you, your family, or your church might be interested, please get in touch with Keli Caraveo at locktheshields@gmail.com for more information on projects and locations.


Donate to Washington Elementary School Store – All February

Washington Elementary needs help with the purchase of supplies for their school store.  The school store serves as a reward for hitting school attendance and academic goals.  Students earn points and are allowed to spend those points at the store.  You can purchase items from their Amazon wish list or feel free to drop off toys/items at FPC.

Amazon Wishlist


Volunteer as a Reading Buddy at Washington Elementary School Store – Next Training March 2

Washington Elementary, in partnership with San Antonio Youth Literacy, needs volunteer Reading Buddies. This 2nd Grade Reading Buddy program is an early intervention program focused on promoting the literacy skills of elementary school-aged children who are at-risk of school failure due to poor reading skills.

Requirements:

  • Submit background check with the school district
  • Attend Reading Buddy training (next is March 2)
  • Commit 1hr per week for a full school year (approximately 16 sessions, flexible hours)
  • Work one-on-one with two students, each for 30 minutes

Reading Buddy Application


Volunteer for Washington Elementary School Career Day – March 8

Washington Elementary would like to request your assistance with their Career Day. They need guest Career speakers for the morning session, afternoon session, or both, who will rotate to different classrooms for the presentations. The purpose of this event is for students to connect their academic learning to real-world careers.

Career Day Sign Up

 

WOC Spring Luncheon

Women of the Church Spring Luncheon

Westminster Hall 

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Join us for our annual Women of the Church Spring Luncheon; doors open at 11:00 AM. All are invited to enjoy a delicious luncheon and to hear

“Loving The Youth of Our City: Understanding Their World & How to Connect Them to Christ”

Our luncheon includes three dedicated speakers who have much to share about their work with children and young people throughout the community:

  • Annie Mays, Associate Regional Director for Young Life in South Texas,
  • Gilbert Hernandez, CEO for South Texas Youth for Christ
  • Kyle Bowden, First Presbyterian Church’s Director to Youth and Their Families

Reservations are $25 (scholarships available) and must be made by February 25, either online or at sign-up tables available on Sundays in February before the event. Email childcare@fpcsat.org for childcare.

Contact: Judy Kruger, judykruger@sbcglobal.net, 210-857-0122

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

A Praying Life Seminar

A Praying Life Seminar

Learning to Pray in a Distracting World

Friday, March 22 | 5:30 PM – 8:45 PM (Dinner & Seminar)
Saturday, March 23 | 8:00 AM – 12:30 PM (Breakfast & Seminar)

Registration is $20 per person (includes materials, dinner, and continental breakfast.) Register online using the button below or at the table in Mauzé Lobby on Sundays, February 25 and March 3 & 10. Reserve childcare by emailing childcare@fpcsat.org.

REGISTER

Many of us are quietly discouraged in our private prayer lives. In this seminar, taught by Adam Barker of A Praying Life Ministries, we will discover the why and how of having a praying life while addressing such questions as:

  • How do I focus when I’m distracted with so much to do?
  • How do I pray longer than five minutes?
  • How do I ask when I’ve tried it before and it doesn’t work?

Please consider joining us in examining the value, power, and privilege of prayer in our lives individually, as well as in community.

Questions?

Contact: Ginny Porrata, 210-508-5714, ginnyvan490@gmail.com

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

Easter Lilies

Easter Lilies 2024

Each year we have the opportunity to remember a loved one or honor an individual by purchasing an Easter lily to be placed in the historic Sanctuary of FPC.

If you would like to participate, the cost is $15 to reserve a plant for one individual or one couple.

Download the Printable Order Form

Your check should be made payable to the Sanctuary Flower Committee. Completed forms & payment may be mailed to First Presbyterian Church, c/o Sanctuary Flower Committee, 404 North Alamo, San Antonio, 78205-1918, or placed in the Sanctuary Flower mailbox in the workroom. Requests received later than March 18, 2024, will miss the insert printing deadline.

 

KEYS Concert this Friday

Join KEYS Older Adult group for a concert with gospel singer, Miles Pike, this Friday, April 16 beginning at 11:00 AM at fpcsanantonio.org/keys-concert.

Perspectives Class – Missional Living

Tuesdays | January 16 – April 30, 2024 (no class Spring Break, Mar. 14) | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
University Methodist Church North Annex, 5084 DeZavala Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249

Join thousands of believers on a journey into the heart of God for all people.  Fifteen weeks of learning from 15 different experts from all over the USA that will change the way you view the world around you. Visit perspectives.org/courses/san-antonio-tx-s24 for registration and more information.

Despite the first lesson having passed on January 16, 2024, there is still time and space for additional students! This course will radically change every student who attends in their relationship with God!

Course Levels:

Key Reading Level: Attends the Course, light reading, and is graded based on attendance and 5 Personal Responses throughout the course. Cost: $250.00

Certificate Level: Attends the Course, Moderate Reading, Turns in Weekly Review Assignments, 5 Personal Responses, and a Final Project. Cost: $250.00

Credit Level: Attends the Course, Heavy Reading, Turns in Weekly Review Assignments, 5 Personal Response, Mid-Term, and Final Project. Cost: $500.00

If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out to Matt Gruber (satx.outreach@gmail.com) or Daisy Whisenant (daisy.whisenant@gmail.com) coordinators for this Spring Class 2024.