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Sing Me to Heaven Concert

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February 17 | 5:00 PM | Westminster Hall

Join us on Sunday Evening, February 17 in Westminster Hall as our Chamber Singers present a concert of inspiring choral music and reflections on the Psalms.

ONC 2019

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2019 Nomination of Church Officers

Elders, Deacons & Trustees | Class of 2022

 

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.

Nomination forms will be available starting this Sunday in Mauze Lobby and around the

church, and by clicking here:

2019 Officer Nominations Form

2019 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 new year, 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

Foundations Marriage Class
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 302
If you are married or would like to be, this is a great class for you! Open to all adults, and we encourage participants from last fall to return!
Teaching Team: The Micklers, McCullochs, Eversons, Bowdens, Allens, Brooks, Smiths, Culps, Moores, and Carters.

Topics we will cover: January – SEX, February – ROMANCE, March – LOYALTY, April – JESUS IN MARRIAGE, May – DIVORCED & REMARRIED

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: This is a class that explores the issues of faith in our modern world and takes on subjects or topics that sometimes make others “uncomfortable.”
Teacher: Neil Williams, 210-523-1653 (h) or 210-601-2362 (cell)

God’s Mission of Redemptive Restoration:  His Vision and Your Role – NEW !
Dates:  February 17 – March 31 (Seven weeks)
Time:  9:30 AM
Location:  Room 301

Teaching:          Mitchell Moore
Contact:            Lindsay Selli

Participate in the DNA of our historic congregation as we journey from the gospel out into our neighborhoods and the nations to glow for His glory!

 

YOUNG ADULTS:

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

 

Foundations Marriage Class
Meets: 9:30 AM
Room: 302

If you are married or would like to be, this is a great class for you! Open to all adults, and we encourage participants from last fall to return!
Teaching Team: The Micklers, McCullochs, Eversons, Bowdens, Allens, Brooks, Smiths, Culps, Moores, and Carters.

Topics we will cover: January – SEX, February – ROMANCE, March – LOYALTY, April – JESUS IN MARRIAGE, May – DIVORCED & REMARRIED

“Know the Word” Bible Class

Dates:  January 13 – February 10 (Five weeks)
Time:  9:30 AM
Location:  Room 301

Teaching:          Mitchell Moore
Contact:            Lindsay Selli

Read your Bible – and get tools to understand what you read! We hope you will make a goal to read God’s Word in the next year, and we want to empower you in your journey. Join a five-week class on Sunday morning – Know the Word, help others know the word. For more information contact Mitchell Moore at MitchellM@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 Covenant: A Study of Genesis 12-50″ by Jen Wilkin
There are no minor characters in the story of God. Beginning with Genesis 12, walk alongside the fathers of our faith-Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph-to discern Jesus in the stories of His people. Over 10 sessions, discover how God orchestrates everything for His glory and the good of His people. See how the God of creation and covenant is the same yesterday, today, and forever.  The Class runs January 8 – March 19, 2019. Suggested donation for workbook is $13, and child care is available by reservation. For information or to register, contact Judy Kruger at (210) 857-0122 or judykruger@sbcglobal.net.

Next Study
March 26 – May 7
Psalm 23 by Jennifer Rothschild

 

WEDNESDAY:

Divorce Care
Meets: 6:30 PM
Location: Room 226
Contact: Rev. Dr. Joe Moore (joem@fpcsat.org)

Women’s Wednesday Evening Bible Study
Meets: 6:30 – 8:15 PM, January 9 – February 20

Room: 302

Topic: ELIJAH by Melissa Spoelstra
In this six-week study grounded in 1 and 2 Kings, we will examine the life of the prophet Elijah, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things for God in the midst of the highs and lows of life. We’ll learn some of the spiritual stamina secrets that helped him to hold on and persevere in faith, including practical habits related to making decisions, caring for the soul, accepting his circumstances, mentoring, and finishing well-which was his ultimate legacy. Whether we’re currently in a mountaintop season where we’re experiencing God’s power and blessing, a valley season where we feel like running away, or somewhere in between, Elijah’s life will inspire us to go the distance in the life of faith. $14.00 for the study book RSVP to Sheila Figueroa at shefig@earthlink.net, or 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
HS Guys Meet at the FPC Student Center (Contact Derek at derekg@fpcsat.org)
HS Girls Meet at the Scheifele Home (Contact Emily at 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

Tribe
Meets: 6:45 AM (dates vary)
Location: Lee’s Taco Garage
Teacher: Rev. Mitchell Moore (mitchellm@fpcsat.org)

PBS (Pastor’s Bible Study)
Meets: 9:30 – 10:30 AM
Room: Covenant Hall
Topic: TBA
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:

KEYS “Keeping Everyone Young in Spirit” Older Adult Ministry
Join with other seasoned adults for a weekly program, lunch and fellowship.
Time:   11:00 – 1:00 PM
Location:  Westminster Hall
Contact: Joe Moore (joem@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2726)

The House (University-Age 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: 8:30 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 Saturdays – February 23, March 23, April 20, May 18, and June 22. 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)

 

Discover First!

Meets: Sunday, April 7, and Sunday, June 2

Time: 12:00-4:00 PM

Location: Geneva Room
Description: Explore the mission and defining values of First Pres, get to know others who are new to the congregation, meet staff and members, learn ways to get involved, and realize how important you are to God’s mission!

College Scholarships Available for 2019-20

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Are you headed to or continuing college for the 2019-2020 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.

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

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.

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.