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Announcements

Current Announcements

Please Use Designated Drop-off Area

For the safety of both drivers and pedestrians, we kindly ask that all church drop-offs occur in our small parking lot at the Ave. E entrance, not in the street. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our church community safe and accessible.

Job Openings

Current Job Openings

We are currently seeking an Emerging Adult (Young Adult) Ministry Director and more positions. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/jobs.

Apply for College Scholarships by March 1

Applications Due by March 1, 2024

Are you headed to or continuing college for the 2024-2025 school year? A resident of Texas & in need of financial assistance? Then you may qualify for a Campbell & Jones or Holland scholarship. Applications at fpcsanantonio.org/scholarships. The guidelines for eligibility and the required document submission are noted on the scholarship forms. Contact Marianne Ryan at marianner@fpcsat.org.

Now Taking Easter Lily Orders

Forms Due by March 18

Remember a loved one or honor someone special this Easter by purchasing an Easter lily for $15. Order forms available in the second floor workroom, Mauzé Lobby, or online at fpcsanantonio.org/easter-lilies. Return forms & payment to the Easter Lilies mailbox in the workroom or mail to the church office by March 18. Checks are to be made out to the Sanctuary Flower Committee.


Ministry Events

Loving Our City: Washington Elementary - All February and March 2 & 8

Text “Missions” to 210-981-3339 to receive updates about ongoing and upcoming opportunities to connect and serve with our FPC Mission Partners.

  • During February, donate to the Washington Elementary School Store, to reward attendance & achievements, by ordering items through Amazon or dropping off items at FPC. Wishlist at https://amzn.to/3w2XGB3.
  • Volunteer as a 2nd Grade Reading Buddy through San Antonio Youth Literacy, next training March 2. sayl.org/reading-buddy-application.
  • Volunteer for Washington Elementary Career Day on March 8. Sign up to be a guest speaker at https://bit.ly/btw-saisd-careerday.

For more information, contact Melanie Chaney, melbchaney@gmail.com or 830-570-0220 or visit fpcsanantonio.org/love-our-school.

Praying the Stations of the Cross for Lent - begins Feb. 14

Feb. 14 – March 31 | 2nd and 3rd floors of FPC

The Stations of the Cross will be set up at various locations on the second and third floor of the church during Lent. Our FPC community is encouraged to visit all of the various stations as we prepare our hearts for Easter, remembering the love and sacrifice of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You will  also be able to participate online at fpcsanantonio.org/lent-prayer. Contact Chris Scruggs, 210-620-3203, chrisscruggs@me.com.

KEYS Older Adult Ministry - Rick Cavender Concert - Feb. 16

Friday, Feb. 16 | Doors Open at 10:30 AM | Concert at 11:00 AM | Lunch at Noon

Join our 50+ adult community on February 16, to experience one of our favorite concerts of the year, Rick Cavender and his band. Concert is $15 with lunch. Contact the church front desk to RSVP at (210) 226-0215 or keys@fpcsat.org. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/keys.

High School Retreat - February 23 - 25

Friday PM – Sunday, Feb. 23 – 25 | Camp Eagle

Grades 9-12 students & friends are invited to our annual retreat at Camp Eagle in Rocksprings, TX!

This is a time to connect and refresh through fun, fellowship, and Bible study. We will gather together for large and small group activities/recreation. Guest speaker Pastor Jordan Sleed. Registration ($150, scholarships available) open at fpcsanantonio.org/youth. Contact kyleb@fpcsat.org or kerrin@fpcsat.org

Young Adult Monthly Gathering - February 26

Monday, Feb. 26 | 6:30 PM – 8:25 PM | FPC Student Center (Downstairs)

Monthly Young Adult Gospel Community Gathering for YA’s of all ages and stages. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM and program begins at 7:00 PM. Gathering will include teaching, food, fellowship, and fun! Contact Carrie Everson, carriee@fpcsat.org.

Women of the Church Spring Luncheon - Mar. 4

Monday, March 4 | Westminster Hall  | 11:30 AM (Doors open at 11:00 AM)

Enjoy lunch and hear from insightful speakers discussing how to connect the youth of our city to Christ. Speakers include Annie Mays from Young Life, Gilbert Hernandez from South Texas Youth for Christ, & Kyle Bowden from FPC. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/woc-lunch or table in Mauzé Lobby to may required reservations ($25, scholarships available) by Feb. 25. Contact Judy Kruger at judykruger@sbcglobal.net or 210-857-0122 for more information. Email childcare@fpcsat.org to reserve childcare.

A Praying Life Seminar at FPC - March 22-23

Fri. & Sat., March 22-23 | Westminster Hall

The FPC Prayer Ministry invites you to strengthen your prayer life and deepen your relationships with God and others. Fri., Mar. 22 (5:30 PM – 8:45 PM, including dinner) Sat., Mar. 23 (8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, continental breakfast @ 8:00 AM). Adam Barker, of See Jesus Ministries, will be leading a seminar, based on the biblical principles of prayer as discussed in “A Praying Life.” Cost is $20; scholarships available. Includes Friday evening dinner, Saturday continental breakfast at 8:00 AM, & childcare. Register at fpcsanantonio.org/a-praying-life or at the table in the Mauzé Lobby on Sundays 2/25 – 3/10. Questions? Contact Ginny Porrata at 210-508-5714 or ginnyvan490@gmail.com.

Donate Candy for Easter Egg Hunt - Due by Mar. 24

All children, infants thru 5th grade, & their families are welcome to join the FPC Children’s Ministry’s Easter Egg-venture on Saturday, March 30. You can help by donating new, unopened candy by March 24 to Rebecca or Heather in the Children’s Ministry. Contact rebeccas@fpcsat.org.

RSVP for Focus on Marriage Event - Apr. 13

Saturday, Apr. 13 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Westminster Hall

Featuring guest speakers Kristen & Pete Hatton of Redemptive Parenting, get ready for encouragement and direction on how we do marriage as Christians today. Free event. Learn more and let us know you’re coming at fpcsanantonio.org/marriage. Email childcare@fpcsat.org to reserve free childcare.

Save the Date for FPC Children's Center Spring Fling Luau - May 10

Friday, May 10 | 6:30 PM | Magnolia Gardens

Join us for the FPC Children’s Center’s 7th Annual Spring Fling Luau. Enjoy a cash bar, auctions, and a delicious dinner. Stay tuned for ticket and sponsorship details. Get ready to have fun while supporting our preschool! Contact amyl@fpcsat.org.


Grow

Sundays

Old Testament Overview Sunday School

Sundays | Jan. 7 – May 12 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Room 300

Take a journey with us through the Old Testament so that you can become more aware of God’s plan of redemption from Creation until the time of Christ.  We will be using the “CASKET EMPTY” curriculum.  Books and an Old Testament Timeline will be available for purchase for those who would like them. Led by Carrie Everson, email carriee@fpcsat.org for more information.

Sunday Morning Classes & Groups

Sunday AM

Weekdays

Pastor’s Bible Study Spring 2024: The Pen of the Pastor

Wednesday & Thursday Study in Covenant Hall
Wednesdays at 6:30 PM &
Thursdays at 9:30 AM

Join Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller for the Spring semester of Pastor’s Bible Study, exploring the pastoral role of the Apostle Paul and his impact on early Christian communities. Discover Paul’s minister’s heart, powerful doctrine, problematic teachings, personal reflections, practical advice, heartfelt prayers, and poetic affections in his New Testament letters. Attend in person or join us virtually via live stream through the FPC app or fpcsanantonio.org. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/pbs for weekly notes and discussion guides. For more info, contact Sheila Figueroa at 210-226-0215 or sheilaf@fpcsat.org.

Hollywood Park Area Bible Study and Fellowship

Starts Jan. 15 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Off Campus

Consider joining us on Monday nights in Hollywood Park for a time of Bible study and fellowship. Our first study will be the book of Jonah. We’ll explore God’s work in building His kingdom using this very short study. Contact: Ann Bunn, abunn811@gmail.com

Music with Families

Wednesdays | 5:15 PM – 5:45 PM | Room 139 | January 17 – April 24

Music class for parents & children 8 weeks – 3 years old. A light dinner will be served after class in the Nutrition Center with Children’s Choir. Register online at fpcsanantonio.org/music-families. Contact Rebecca Sweet, rebeccas@fpcsat.org.

Join a Women of the Church Circle/Group

September – May | Various times and locations

Circles are groups of church members and friends who meet monthly and share in Bible study, fellowship, service, and even knitting and book reviews! For the Spring Semester, many groups are studying the Digging Deeper Bible Study, written by our own Rev. Becky Prichard, which goes along with the Spring Sermon Series on Genesis.

Circle 8, for Mothers of Young Children, also gathers monthly for fun and fellowship – contact Susan DeKoch (susandekoch@gmail.com).  Contact Pat Brodeen at pat@brodeen.com or Sheila Figueroa at sheilaf@fpcsat.org for more Circle details. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/woc for more information about the Women of the Church ministry and their events and groups.

Join a Young Adult Gospel Community Group

Young Adult Communities – Gospel Community Groups

Ages 18-35 meet at least twice a month to help you grow. Sign up at fpcsanantonio.org/gcgroups. Contact Carrie Everson, 210-226-0215, carriee@fpcsat.org for more info.
Several Gospel Community groups are available for college-aged people meeting at various times, locations and dates.  Reach out to Ben Henderson, benh@fpcsat.org for information.


Serve and Care

Grief Support Group Forming

GriefShare is a 13-week video-based grief support group for personal loss. It’s helpful to family or friends supporting others in grief. Open to everyone. Contact Rev. Dr. Joe Moore at joem@fpcsat.org for info on the program at FPC.

FPC Missions Texting Group

Connect with FPC Missions

Text “Missions” to 210-981-3339 to receive updates about ongoing and upcoming opportunities to connect and serve with our FPC Mission Partners.

Pray for Global Emerging Leaders

Connect with seminary students or church planters across the globe.  Learn how to support and encourage these growing leaders in prayer.
Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.

Praying with the Ministers Sunday Mornings

Sign up to pray with the ministers ten minutes before each Traditional Service (9:20 AM and 10:50 AM)
in the Robing Room (227). A short prayer with the Pastors starts when all are present or the pastor gives the go-ahead.

SIGN-UP TO PRAY
Help Lead DivorceCare Group

Navigating through a divorce is painful and lonely. DivorceCare is a video-based support group that is led by facilitators who have a heart for healing.  FPC has provided access to this resource for the last 5 years and needs facilitators to offer care and concern through these ministries. Resources and training provided.  Please contact Rev. Dr. Joe Moore, joem@fpcsat.org.  More information is located at divorcecare.org.

Join the Friday Singers

Sing favorite hymns and songs to retirement and rehab communities. Rehearsals and performances are on Friday mornings. Contact music@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2730 for more information.

Volunteer at FPC

Serve at FPC – fpcsanantonio.org/volunteer

Are you looking for a way to get involved? We have room for you in several different areas around FPC for you to use your gifts and talents.

Let Us Pray for You

At the end of each Sunday worship service, a deacon and/or Prayer Ministry team member will be available for those seeking prayer.

Care and Concern - the Congregational Prayer List

To join the congregational care email list contact Lisa Snow, lisas@fpcsat.org or 210-226-0215. Care and Concern phone line: 210-222-CARE.


Give

Giving Options
Help Team World Vision Raise Funds for Clean Water

Team Running Training: October 30, 2023 – February 29, 2024 | Race Day: March 3, 2024

FPC’s Team World Vision for the Run the Alamo Marathon and Half Marathon are busy training and raising funds for clean water projects around the world. Donate at bit.ly/fpc-run-team.


Ongoing Announcements

Regular Church Office Hours

The Church Offices are available for business needs Mon. – Fri., 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The doors are locked. Please press the security doorbell at the entrance to be let in.

FPC3 - Coffee, Cookies, & Connection on Sunday Mornings
Fellowship together at FPC3 (Coffee, Cookies, & Connection), set up in the McCullough Room from 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM. From 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM is FPC3 30 Minutes, a special half-hour set apart for community.

Children's Choir Spring 2024

Wednesdays | 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | Assembly Room | January 10 – May 8, 2024

Children ages 4 years – 5th grade are invited to join weekly choir rehearsals from 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM. Light dinner served from 5:45 PM – 6:30 PM in the Nutrition Center. Register online here. Contact Kathy Jamison at kathyj@fpcsat.org.

Young Adult Community Texting Group

Connect with YAC

Are you 18-35ish? Text “YAC” to 210-981-3339 to join the YAC texting group. This is the best way to stay up to date on all that is happening in our Young Adult Ministry.

Missions Ministry Texting Group

Connect with FPC Missions

Text “Missions” to 210-981-3339 to receive updates about ongoing and upcoming opportunities to connect and serve with our FPC Mission Partners.
You may also visit fpcsanantonio.org/missions-serve.

Prayer with the Pastors Each Sunday Morning

The Deacons, Elders, and Covenant Partners are encouraged to sign up to pray with the ministers before the Traditional Services. The person is to be in the Robing Room 10 minutes prior to the service (9:20 AM and 10:50 AM). A short prayer with the Pastors starts when all are present or the Pastor says – go ahead. Please sign up for Spring 2024 by using the button below or going to https://bit.ly/pastor-prayer-spring24.

SIGN-UP TO PRAY
FPC Children's Center Taking New Registrations

We are enrolling for our regular toddler and preschool (2.5 – 4 years of age) classrooms both part-time (2-, 3-, 5-day 8:30-2:30pm) and fulltime (M-F 7am-6pm). Contact Laura Ortiz at laurao@fpcsat.org, visit fpcsanantonio.org/childrens-center, or call (210) 225-0960. Get on the waitlist for other age classrooms by filling out the form at bit.ly/fpccc-waitlist-form.

Current FPC Job Openings

We are currently seeking full-time, part-time, and contract positions. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/jobs.

Check Out the FPC Library

Check Out the FPC Library!

The library is free to all Covenant Partners (kids & adults.) Volunteer in the library – contact Morgan Fuller at mw.fuller4@comcast.net.