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Officer Nominations 2020-Extended Deadline

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2020 Nomination of Officers

Elders, Deacons & Trustees | Class of 2023

The life of the congregation is enriched by the many different kinds of service that members offer. This represents an expression of Paul’s great picture of the church as the body of Christ, with each member contributing to the health of the whole. (I Corinthians 12)

Congregational leadership is one important area of service in the church. Each year, members of First Presbyterian Church are called by the congregation to exercise a ministry of leadership within the church as Elders, Deacons and Trustees. These are distinctive leadership roles, calling for particular gifts and commitment.

FPC approved the Officer Nominating Committee in December. The work of this dedicated group is essential to the health and well-being of FPC.

The Church Officer Nominating Committee is now seeking names to consider for nomination for service as Elders and Deacons. The Committee asks the congregation to suggest the names of persons who have been regular in worship, active in the life of FPC, generous in support of our ministry and faithful in their life and witness to the gospel.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to January 31, 2020. Nomination forms are available in Mauze Lobby and around the church, and by clicking here:

2020 Officer Nominations Form

Spring 2020 Ministry Guide

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Welcome Home to FPC for Spring 2020

The spring semester is about to begin with Sunday school classes, Bible Studies, programs 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.

Our children and youth students have Sunday school classes (based on age and grade) during the 9:30 hour as they dive deep into God’s Word and enjoy fellowship with one another. Additionally, we have several different adult Sunday school classes to choose from, discussing different topics and books of the Bible that will engage adults of all ages in deep learning, fruitful discussion, and meaningful engagement with one another.

We look forward to seeing you this spring at FPC! Visit the ministry pages or download the Spring 2020 Ministry Guide for the updated spring information and detailed class offerings.

Women’s Events

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Women of the Church – Ladies’ Night Out

Tuesday | January 28 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Paloma Blanca (5800 Broadway)

Join us for a fun night at Paloma Blanca! All women are invited to attend. Dinner will be served at 6:45 PM. $25 per person. Your payment is your reservation.
A reservation table will be in Mauze Lobby January 5, 12, & 19 or you can make your reservation online beginning January 5.


Ladies’ Night Out Registration

Drivers available to pick-up and return non-drivers to and from Paloma Blanca. Gluten-free meals available upon request.
To reserve a driver or request a meal option, notify Shelley Bass by Friday, January 24 at
Bass.Shelley6@gmail.com or 210-861-6996.

Complimentary valet parking is provided.  Parking is also available at the Jones King Realtors and BBVA Banks at 5600 and 5700 Broadway.


Wednesday Evening Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays | January 8 – February 19 | 6:30 – 8:15 PM | Room 302

We begin our first of three different studies in our spring Bible Study line-up. From January 8 – February 19, join us as we learn to surrender to God’s will and rest our hope in Him alone as we study “Jeremiah” by Melissa Spoelstra. Contact Sheila Figueroa at shefig@earthlink.net or 210- 822-4082.


Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

Jan. 14 – Mar. 3  | 9:30 AM | Covenant Hall

From January 14 – March 3, join us as we study “Gideon” by Priscilla Shirer, that will encourage us to unlock the full experience of God’s strength in our lives. All women are invited! Childcare available by emailing childcare@fpcsat.org. Contact Catherine Miller at grcjmiller@sbcglobal.net or 210-394-2045.


Widows Might

Sunday | February 16 | 12:15 PM | Geneva Room

Widows Might is a group of Christian widows who get together for fellowship.  Widows Might will meet on Sunday, February 16 at 12:15 following the 11:00 AM church services. All are invited. Please RSVP by Friday February 14. Respond to Janet Wernli or Becca Price (210) 827-1440.

Mission Opportunities

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Loaves & Fishes

Saturday | January 18 | 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM | Student Center
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. From 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, we begin with orientation and then participate in Loaves and Fishes. We have teams for set up, serving, showers, and clean up and we hope all participants will join our guests for a meal around a table.


Blood Drive

Sunday | Jan. 26 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM | Geneva Room
Mark your calendars to donate blood on Sunday, January 26. The SA Blood Bank will be at FPC from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in the Geneva Room. Sign up and get more information at the table in Mauze Lobby on Sunday, January 19. By committing 15 minutes of your time, you can be what saves a person’s life.


Missions Day of Prayer & Fasting

Wednesday | Jan. 29 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Geneva Room
We will be having a special Day of Prayer and Fasting for the church’s missions in 2020. For those available, we will be praying in the Geneva Room as an FPC family. Material will be available for people to pray wherever they are during the lunch hour. Please join us for prayer wherever you find yourself 11 AM-1 PM!


Habitat for Humanity Cluster Build

Saturdays | Feb. 8 – Apr. 4
FPC is one of 15+ local Presbyterian Churches making up the Presbyterian Cluster. In 2020, the Cluster will sponsor, fund and build our 25th Habitat home. We are seeking volunteers for the build, beginning Feb. 8 and running each Saturday through April 4. No experience or special skills required! For more information contact Fred Wall at 210-887-2434 or fredkwall@aol.com.


Living Waters Mexico Mission Trips Spring 2020

February 15-22 & May 9-17 | Leona Vicario, Mexico
FPC will be working, through Living Waters for the World, to provide access to clean water in the Yucatan over the next year. Our first Clean Water mission trip to build the water processing facility will be February 15 – 22 to Leona Vicario, a small town 25 miles inland from Cancun. The clean water system build and installation mission trip is scheduled for May 9 – 17. The team rosters for both mission trips are being formed and have spots available. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/mission-trips or email lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information and to apply for the teams.


Support the KRL with Donations

The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC has been able to serve nearly 500 people since it opened in January 2019, and continues to bring hop and restoration to our under-resourced neighbors.

Help fill the food and clothing pantries with necessities for our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient. As the weather gets colder, our largest needs are: jackets/coats/warm clothing and men’s clothing (especially L, XL, & XXL sizes). An Amazon wish list has been created by our partner, SA Hope Center;  Click HERE for the list and to make a purchase. All of the items that you purchase from the Amazon wish list will be shipped directly to the KRL.


SA Heals Serving Opportunities

SA Heals is a ministry on the East Side of San Antonio which works with families and children in the neighborhood around Washington Elementary School. There are several opportunities to serve with the children just minutes away from FPC, through their Reading Buddies Program, volunteering as a Lunch Buddy, and more. Please contact Lindsay Selli (lindsays@fpcsat.org) for more information about ways to serve, and training opportunities.

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!

https://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

Classes & Studies Resume

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Our Sunday School and Bible Studies lineup begins the first full week of January; Sunday, Jan. 5 – Thursday, Jan. 9.

More about Sunday Schools More about Bible Studies

Sunday, Jan. 5  |  8:30 AM
First Class | Room 224
Pathways | Room 300

Sunday, Jan. 5  |  9:30 AM
Arthur Gray Jones | Room 312
Bridges | Covenant Hall
Connections | Room 224
Foundations Marriage Class | Room 302
The Uncomfortables | Room 228
Young Adults | Room 300

Monday, Jan. 6  |  7:00 PM
Young Adult Bible Study | Student Center

Wednesday, Jan. 8
10:30 AM | GriefShare | Room 228
5:00 PM | Middle School Bible Study
6:00 PM | DivorceCare | Room 226
6:30 PM | GriefShare | Room 228
6:30 PM | Women’s Bible Study | Room 302
7 PM | Pastor’s Bible Study | Covenant Hall
7 PM | HS Bible Studies | Various Locations

Thursday, Jan. 9
7:15 AM | Men’s Prayer Breakfast
  Geneva Room
9:30 AM | Pastor’s Bible Study Lecture
  Covenant Hall
10:15 AM | PBS Small Groups

Sunday, Jan. 12
9:30 AM | ABC | Room 310

Tuesday, Jan. 14  |  9:30 AM
Women’s Bible Study | Covenant Hall

Youth Ministry Upcoming

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Upcoming Youth Events

Wednesday, Jan. 8
All youth Bible Studies resume.

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Youth Rampage Game | $25 Tickets |
We will be taking vans from the church, meeting at 6:00 PM.

March 7-11, 2020
High School Spring Break – Wild West Wondering Big Bend Camping & Stargazing Trip
$175 per student – get your spot now!

More information coming soon for Spring 2020!


– Follow us on social media @fpcsayouth or text @fpcsa to 81010 for latest updates.

– For more information about youth ministry, contact: Emily Yergler (emilyy@fpcsat.org) or Mac Taylor (mccalebt@fpcsat.org)

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 1, 8, 15 and 22. You can pick up a shopping list, download one, or fill one out online, then submit it along with a check or cash to Lindsay Selli in the church office or use a credit card, debit card, or electronic draft online. 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.

Welcome Home to FPC – Fall 2019

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Welcome Home to FPC for Fall 2019

The fall semester is in full swing with Sunday school classes, Bible Studies, programs 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.

Our children and youth students have Sunday school classes (based on age and grade) during the 9:30 hour as they dive deep into God’s Word and enjoy fellowship with one another. Additionally, we have several different adult Sunday school classes to choose from, discussing different topics and books of the Bible that will engage adults of all ages in deep learning, fruitful discussion, and meaningful engagement with one another.

We look forward to seeing you this fall at FPC! Visit the ministry pages or download the Fall 2019 Ministry Guide for the updated fall information and detailed class offerings.

Pastor’s Bible Study

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PBS: Pastor’s Bible Study with Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller
Wednesdays | Jan. 8 – Apr. 1 | 7:00 PM | Covenant Hall
Thursdays | Jan. 9 – Apr. 2 | 9:30 AM | Covenant Hall & Various

Join us at two different times, as Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller leads the Pastor’s Bible Study on David: The Prayers of the King. Lectures will be on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM and Thursdays at 9:30 AM with small groups meeting only on Thursdays after the lecture.