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Announcements November 22, 2020

Read the November 2020 Session Notes


Reunion: Welcome Back to FPC

We continue to have in-person Sunday worship, Sunday Classes, and Midweek meetings and studies. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/reunion for reopening guidelines. As an added precaution, air purification units have been added around the church building.

Sunday Services On-campus & Online

Each Sunday | 9:00 AM & 11:02 AM

We have resumed in-person worship. We will continue streaming the 9:00 AM & 11:02 AM services live on our webpage fpcsanantonio.org/media. A recorded version of each service will be available online immediately following the close of service.

8:45 – 11:15 AM – Fellowship in Courtyard
9:00 AM – Traditional Service
10:00 AM – Sunday School hour
11:02 AM – Contemporary Service

Save the Date: 11:00 AM Traditional Service to Resume!

Sunday | November 29 | 11:00 AM | Sanctuary

At long last, FPC will resume our 11:00 In-Person Traditional Service, beginning with Advent and Communion on Sunday, November 29, in addition to our current 9:00 AM Traditional and 11:02 Contemporary Services.

Sunday Classes On-campus & Online

Adult and Youth Sunday classes are welcome to return to on-campus meeting at their leaders’ discretion:

Adult Sunday Class Information
fpcsanantonio.org/adult-sunday-classes

Youth Sunday Class Information
fpcsanantonio.org/youth-sundays

Children’s Sunday School Information
Children’s ministry is offering on-campus options for Nursery – 5th Grade and online options for two years – 5th Grade. fpcsanantonio.org/children-sundays


Fall Ministry Guide

Visit fpcsanantonio.org/fall2020 for the full ministry opportunities at FPC this semester for Adults, University, Youth, and Children.


Stewardship Commitment Sunday is Today

Brochures and Commitment Forms were sent to covenant partners. Commitment Forms are also available online at fpcsanantonio.org/give, and are inserted in today’s bulletin. Please take the complimentary pen with you after service today.


Renovation Room Closures

Today

Due to the flooring renovation on the second floor, the Arthur Gray Jones Class will move to Room 301 and the Connections Class will move to Room 308 for the day.


KRL Winter Support

Thank you for your support of The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC. Help fill the food and clothing pantries with necessities for our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient:

CURRENT NEEDS:

  • Men’s and/or Women’s socks and underwear (must be new)

  • Jackets/coats/warm clothing (men and women)

  • Casual Shoes (for both men and women)
  • Hygiene Kit Needs: Men’s Deodorant, Travel Size 2-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner, Body Wipes, Razors

*Please consider that we cannot give items that require cooking or microwaving. Also, we have plenty of women’s clothing at this time, but are in great need of men’s clothing.

You may donate by shopping the Amazon wish list at http://tiny.cc/KRL-support (link is case sensitive), created by our partner, SA Hope Center. All of the items that you purchase are shipped directly to the KRL. If you are interested in volunteering for our KRL ministries, contact Lindsay at lindsays@fpcsat.org.


Redeeming the Crisis

Church Spiritual Gifts Survey

fpcsanantonio.org/gifts-survey

One of our first steps in REDEEMING THE CRISIS is to gather information. We are working to inventory our congregation to assess the skills, resources, relationships, connections and spiritual gifts we can bring to bear for the sake of our community. The Spiritual gift survey takes us to the step of personal investment, and will help us to learn how the Lord has designed and gifted each of us to show His mercy in this moment. You will be hearing a lot more about REDEEMING THE CRISIS. The Lord is summoning us to REACH OUT to our city, to REACH IN to one another and to REACH UP to the Lord Jesus Christ in prayer and worship.


Family Advent Kits

Week of Sunday, November 29

The Children’s Committee would like to gift each family a special book along with a kit so that you may assemble an advent wreath at home! In light of COVID-19 we will not be hosting an Advent Festival, but we want our families to still be able to celebrate Advent and the coming of the King of Kings. Please contact Heather Beltrame at heatherb@fpcsat.org to reserve your kit. Pick up will be on November 29 and anytime after that week on campus.


FPC’s Drive-thru Christmas Pageant

Sunday | December 13 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Large Parking Lot

This year we will have a unique, drive-thru Christmas Pageant featuring families from our church in the large parking lot off of Ave. E and McCullough. Concessions of popcorn and hot chocolate will also be available. If your family is interested in participating in one of our 30 minute shifts, please contact Rozlyn Miller at rozlynm@fpcsat.org. Rehearsal is Saturday, December 5, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Set up is December 13 right after church and lunch will be provided.


Midday Noels Concert Series

A Seasonal Celebration of Merry Melodies and Holiday Harmonies

Thursdays | December 3, 10, 17 | 12:00-12:45 PM

Free, live-streamed video of three full concerts with limited in-person seating in our sanctuary: Thursday, December 3 –Shimmering Songs and Sparkling Singing; Thursday, December 10 – Sound the Trumpet!; Thursday, December 17 – Christmas with the Petersen Family. Free digital tickets for in-person attendance as well as the live-stream of each concert will be at fpcsanantonio.org/noels. You can reserve up to 2 tickets per person – parties of 4 or more should contact the church directly.  Following the concert, we will be offering ‘Grab and Go’ lunches ($5), available on the sidewalk just outside our sanctuary doors. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/noels for more information.


Gift of Christmas

Sundays | Nov. 1 – Dec. 2

Share the joy of Christmas with a family of need this year. Gift of Christmas matches FPC covenant partners with needy families in San Antonio who are screened by House of Neighborly Services and Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services. Please prayerfully consider, either with a group or individually, “adopting,” and sharing the joy of Christmas with, one of these less fortunate families. Information and Family Request Forms will be available online at fpcsanantonio.org/christmas-giving and at the Ave. E. porte-cochere entrance every Sunday in November, or contact Cassiehager39@gmail.com for more information. Completed forms are requested by December 2.


PCHAS Angel Tree & Home Sweet Home Campaign

Angel Tree Gifts Due Dec. 7
Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services, founded in 1903, provides Christ-centered care and support for struggling children and families. Adopt a child from the PCHAS Angel Tree by contacting Diane Carssow at dianecarssow@gmail.com or (512) 940-3424. Gifts due back by Monday, Dec. 7. More information at fpcsanantonio.org/christmas-giving. There is also an Amazon registry at https://a.co/19x5HUc for families moving into new efficiency apartments in the next few weeks through the PCHAS “Home Sweet Home” Campaign. *Only items from the registry being accepted.


Christmas Poinsettias

Deadline December 13

Each year during the Advent season the congregation has an opportunity to remember a loved one, honor an individual or recognize an occasion by purchasing a poinsettia to be placed in the Chancel. Order form available in First Press Magazine, or download from fpcsanantonio.org/poinsettias and turn it in by December 13 to get your poinsettias.


SA Heals Affordable Christmas

Market Day – December 21

SA Heals hosts an “Affordable Christmas” market each year on the east side of San Antonio. They do this by providing donated toys, reduced 90% in price, that can be bought to bring Christmas morning excitement to families, while empowering and bringing dignity to them. This year’s market is December 21.

If you would like to make a toy donation, please visit the Amazon Wishlist at https://bit.ly/SAHealsChristmas. For more information, please contact lindsays@fpcsat.org or visit fpcsanantonio.org/christmas-giving.


Christmas Eve Services

Thursday | December 24 | Sanctuary & Online

Celebrate the birth of our Savior with family and friends at any of our four services! 2:30 PM – Communion Service; 5:00 PM – Family Service; 7:30 and 10:00 PM – Candlelight Services. All but the 10:00 PM service will be live streamed to fpcsanantonio.org/media (recordings available after each service finishes.)


Women’s Faith Gathering Retreat

February 26 – 27, 2021 | First Presbyterian Church

Join women of all ages for a time of connection, fun, and worship as together we look at our identity as beloved daughters of God and what it means to live our lives in response to God’s love for us. Rev. Kristin Huffman will be our speaker. Contact Rev. Becky Prichard at beckyp@fpcsat.org for more information.


Children’s Center Fall Enrollment & Hiring

The FPC Children’s Center is enrolling children, ages 2.5 – 4 years, for this fall. We are also hiring part-time afternoon teachers and substitutes. For more info call the Children’s Center at 210-225-0960.


Welcome Team Needs You!

The Welcome Team is in need of Greeters for in-person and online worship services. We also need Ushers to serve in both our on-campus Worship Services. help us extend FPC’s greatest hospitality to those God sends through our doors. Please contact Wendy Garcia at wendyg@fpcsat.org to sign up.


Connect through Podcasts

Please listen, subscribe and share God’s promises of strength and comfort. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/podcasts for more information about all of our podcasts or fpcsanantonio.org/no-fear-podcast for links to all of the episodes of the No Fear Podcast.


Listen to Worship Music

The music played Sunday mornings in the church hallways to prepare us for worship is also available online on Spotify. Traditional Service music is at tiny.cc/FPC-Trad-Music and Contemporary Service music is at tiny.cc/FPC-1102-Playlist.


Stay Connected

Office Hours

The Church Offices are now available for business needs Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. The doors are locked, please contact the receptionist by calling (210) 226-0215 to be let in or contact your ministry leader to schedule a time to come in.

Adult Education

Contact Becky Prichard at beckyp@fpcsat.org for more information on our Adult Classes.

Children

Contact Rozlyn Miller at rozlynm@fpcsat.org for more info or to join the Private Facebook Group.

KEYS: Older Adults

Friday Mornings Zoom Meetings each week at 11:00 AM. This will be our weekly online meeting whether we have a scheduled speaker or not.

Request to join our private Facebook Group or get more information by emailing joem@fpcsat.org.

Local & Global Missions

Connect with our FPC Missions Facebook Page www.facebook.com/fpcmissions.

Visit fpcsanantonio.org/global-missions for the most recent updates from our global partners.

Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information or to share ideas on how to help our community in this time.

University

Email Alex Solorio at alexs@fpcsat.org. Connect with us on Instagram and Twitter – @FPC_UMin & Facebook – @ 2TenSATX.

Young Adults

Watch fpcsanantonio.org/ya for updates.

Contact Mitchell Moore at mitchellm@fpcsat.org or Carrie Everson at carriee@fpcsat.org for more info.

Youth

Visit our FPC Youth Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter page @fpcsayouth or visit fpcsanantonio.org/youth for updates.

Email Alex Clary at alexc@fpcsat.org to get more information.