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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.

Youth Ministry Upcoming

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December Youth Events

High School Spurs Game
– Friday, Dec. 6, 7:00 PM, $25. Includes ticket, van transportation to/from the church, and hot dog/nacho food voucher at the game. For ticket info, contact Mac Taylor (
mccalebt@fpcsat.org).

Youth Christmas Party
– Sunday, Dec. 8, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Student Center

Jr. High Guys Sunday Shenanigans: Christmas Edition
– Guys 6th – 8th Grade, Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:00 – 5:30 PM, Mickler’s House. Includes Christmas themed games, snacks (not dinner), a short lesson, and time for discussion/prayer. Contact Mac Taylor (
mccalebt@fpcsat.org).

Future Events

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 | 6:00 PM
Youth Rampage Game | $25

March 7-11, 2020
High School Big Bend Camping Trip

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)

Mission Opportunities

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Support the KRL with Donations & Volunteering!

The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC would like to fill its food and clothing pantries at our new location 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, Christian Hope Resource Center (CHRC);  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. Thank you so much for your help in this endeavor to serve even more of our San Antonio community!

Volunteer! If you are interested in volunteering for our KRL ministries, contact Lindsay at lindsays@fpcsat.org.


Loaves & Fishes

Saturday | December 21 | 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.


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.

Mission 709 Update

Mission 709 has been an official FPC focus seeking to empower our congregation toward responding to God’s grace with more faithful participation in His mission of redemptive restoration in our neighborhoods and among the nations. We have prayed for 709 Covenant Partners to touch the lives of 5,000 people. We rejoice to announce we have touched over 7,000 people this year through our mission participation, but must understand how many Covenant Partners have participated. Would you please fill out our Mission 709 Service Report Form or email missions@fpcsat.org and let us know if you have served this year with one of our ministry partners; in a mission activity; and/or with an organization in our city, the nation, or among the nations?


Team World Vision for Run the Alamo 2020

Sign Up Online – Run the Alamo Marathon & 1/2 Marathon | March 8, 2020
Looking for a way to build community while helping transform communities around the world? We’re building our team for the 2020 Run the Alamo Half and Full Marathon, and we want YOU to join us! All shapes, sizes, ages, abilities, paces welcome (80% of our team is completely new to this). For more info, contact Christy Manacapilli at Fpcteamwv@gmail.com, or visit our table in Mauze Lobby.


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

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.

Downtown Road Closures this Weekend

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NOTICE:

Due to the Rock & Roll Marathon races this Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, multiple streets in the downtown area will be closed. We recommend using Hwy 281 for all traffic to and from church those days, (exit McCullough St. from the north, and Commerce St. from the south.)
For a map of the Rock & Roll race routes and list of closures and open intersections, visit:

Children’s Christmas Pageant

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Children’s Christmas Pageant

DECEMBER 8 | 11:00 AM | TRADITIONAL SERVICE

Kids ages 4 – 5th grade are invited to participate in the pageant. Rehearsal will be Saturday, December 7, 9:00- 11:00 AM. Please contact Rozlyn Miller at rozlynm@fpcsat.org for more details. Come join in the joyous celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus!

*** Saturday, Dec. 7 & Sunday, Dec. 8 Road Closures***

Due to the Rock & Roll Marathon on this weekend there will be several roads closed in the area, including parts of Broadway. Please plan to approach and leave the church from Highway 281 to avoid these closures. List of Closures on Saturday, Dec. 7List of Closures on Sunday, Dec. 8Rock and Roll Marathon Road Closures Website

Man Night: Fall Edition

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Sunday, December 8 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM | Mickler Home
Join us for a manly night of food, fellowship, and the spiritual fight at the home of Bobby Mickler (121 Laburnum Dr, 78209). All ages of men are welcome! Contact Bobby Mickler, Trebes Sasser, Eric Schluter, or John Brooks for additional information.

Bobby Mickler – bobby.mickler@gmail.com
Trebes Sasser – tsasser@rpitx.com
Eric Schluter – schluter.eric@gmail.com
John Brooks – jhbrooks1979@gmail.com

The Gift of Christmas

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The Gift of Christmas

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 in it’s 101st 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.

What a joy it is to announce that FPC covenant partner groups and individuals have adopted all House of Neighborly Service families provided to us for the 2019 Gift of Christmas program. Once again FPC has shown that we are a community of people who love Christ, love one another and love the city. Because of their generosity Christmas will be a little more special for these children of needy families.

For those groups who have “adopted” children, there are Spanish Bibles, children’s Bible storybooks as well as teen-appropriate books that are available at the GOC table in Mauze lobby on Sundays through December 1, or contact Cassie McMillan at cassiehager39@gmail.com to make arrangements to get these books.