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GLOBAL MISSIONS SUNDAY

TODAY, Sunday, October 2
Meet, learn from, and fellowship with Global Missions Partners from AMO, The Antioch Partners, Mission India, and The College of Theology and Social Sciences in Poland. We also celebrate international Covenant Partners who have chosen FPC as their faith family.

Missions Partners will be in:
• Various Sunday schools and small groups (9:30 AM)
• Worship (9:30 AM and both 11:00 AM services)
• A fellowship/reception (10:30 – 10:50 AM & 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)

The fellowship/reception with our visiting Missions Partners will take place alongside FPC3 in the McCullough Room, Nowlin Tower, and the Upper Courtyard between services and after the later services. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/global-missions or the Mauze Lobby Schedule Board (by the front desk) for a full list of opportunities. Remember that October is Missions Month, fpcsanantonio.org/missions-month! Please pray for all of our Missions Partners Globally & Locally. A prayer guide is available on our new Missions Wall located just outside of Westminster Hall.


PRAYER TRAINING WITH ONE

Sunday, October 2 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Room 226
In John 17:21, Jesus prayed that we would be one with God and with each other. Practice hearing God’s voice together and learn to pray from a place of connection with God. This is the second of three sessions, which may be taken in any order. Contact Lisa Snow (210-226-0215 or lisas@fpcsat.org) to register. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/prayer for a full training schedule for this fall.


FALL CARE PACKAGES – UNIVERSITY MINISTRIES/EMERGING ADULTS

Sundays, October 2, 9, 16, & 23 | Mauze Lobby
Fall care packages will be going out soon, if you have a college student please stop by our table in the lobby or contact teradoerr@yahoo.com and give us their current address.


GRIEF SHARE

Wednesdays | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Room 228 | September 14 – December 14
Grief Share is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. Please feel free to connect with Joe Moore at 210-226-0215 ext. 226 or joem@fpcsat.org, if you have any questions or would like more information about the GriefShare seminar. Register for either class at fpcsanantonio.org/support-groups.


PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY
“On Location: The Peoples and Places of the Bible”

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM Covenant Hall
Thursdays | 9:30 AM (Large Group) & 10:30 AM (Small Groups)
Visit fpcsanantonio.org/pbs for more information. Questions? Contact Sheila Figueroa at sheilaf@fpcsat.org. For small group placement, please contact Lellen Lane at lellenlane@aol.com or (210) 860-1395.


2022 NAMIWalks Your Way San Antonio

Saturday, Oct. 8 | 7:30 – 10:00 AM | San Antonio Zoo
The time is upon us again for our NAMIWalks Your Way San Antonio 2022. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is excited for this year’s walk to be in person for the first time since the pandemic. Our walk will be held at the San Antonio Zoo on October 8, 2022. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM. We ask that you consider joining us and help us make this year extra special. If interested, contact Jenn Borges at jennborges@hotmail.com.


PRAY WITH THE MINISTERS

Sundays | 9:20 AM & 10:50 AM
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. To sign-up please go to this link for Praying with the Ministers: bit.ly/pray-with-ministers-fall22


FALL SUNDAY SERVICE SCHEDULE

FPC3 Fellowship (Coffee, Cookies, & Connection) will be set up in the McCullough Room from 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM. Be sure to stop by during FPC3 30 Minutes, a special half-hour specifically set apart for the FPC family to spend together.

EVENTS


GLOBAL MISSIONS SUNDAY

TODAY, Sunday, October 2
Meet, learn from, and fellowship with Global Missions Partners from AMO, The Antioch Partners, Mission India, and The College of Theology and Social Sciences in Poland. We also celebrate international Covenant Partners who have chosen FPC as their faith family.

Missions Partners will be in:
• Various Sunday schools and small groups (9:30 AM)
• Worship (9:30 AM and both 11:00 AM services)
• A fellowship/reception (10:30 – 10:50 AM & 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM)

The fellowship/reception with our visiting Missions Partners will take place alongside FPC3 in the McCullough Room, Nowlin Tower, and the Upper Courtyard between services and after the later services. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/global-missions or the Mauze Lobby Schedule Board (by the front desk) for a full list of opportunities. Remember that October is Missions Month, fpcsanantonio.org/missions-month! Please pray for all of our Missions Partners Globally & Locally. A prayer guide is available on our new Missions Wall located just outside of Westminster Hall.


PRAYER TRAINING WITH ONE

Sunday, October 2 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Room 226
In John 17:21, Jesus prayed that we would be one with God and with each other. Practice hearing God’s voice together and learn to pray from a place of connection with God. This is the second of three sessions, which may be taken in any order. Contact Lisa Snow (210-226-0215 or lisas@fpcsat.org) to register. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/prayer for a full training schedule for this fall.


2022 NAMIWalks Your Way San Antonio

Saturday, Oct. 8 | 7:30 – 10:00 AM | San Antonio Zoo
The time is upon us again for our NAMIWalks Your Way San Antonio 2022. NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) is excited for this year’s walk to be in person for the first time since the pandemic. Our walk will be held at the San Antonio Zoo on October 8, 2022. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM. We ask that you consider joining us and help us make this year extra special. If interested, contact Jenn Borges at jennborges@hotmail.com.


LOVE SATX – Local Mission Celebration and Participation

Sunday, October 16 – Sunday, October 23
Save the date for Love SATX, a week to love and serve our city alongside our FPC Local Missions Partners. Opportunities to love our neighbors and neighborhoods will include:

  • Love SATX Worship Service – October 16, 6:00 PM in Westminster Hall, dinner begins at 5:15 PM. Joint worship with local churches we have supported in planting, prayer, and fellowship (La Familia Church, RISE, ACC Downtown and more!) RSVP in Mauze Lobby Sunday mornings or online at fpcsanantonio.org/lovesatx.
  • Love SATX Serve Day – October 22. Service project(s), celebration, and free food! Sign up in Mauze Lobby Sunday mornings or online at bit.ly/lovesatx-serve.

Please contact Lindsay Selli lindsays@fpcsat.org or Debra Sirakos dsirakos@gmail.com for more information.


FOCUS ON MARRIAGE WEEKEND

Saturday & Sunday, October 15 – 16 | FPC

An Evening with Jon R. Anderson – Saturday, October 15 | 7:00 PM | Geneva Room
Marriage Ministry is bringing you a special guest speaker! Jon R. Anderson, author of “The Acceptance – What Brings and Keeps Lifelong Love,” will join us for dinner to discuss practical ways to pursue the principles of true love. He will explain what’s going on in our relationships and how to practice acceptance. Jon is the founder of Growing Love Network, has over 25 years as a counselor & therapist, and 35 years of ‘real life’ experience. Register at fpcsanantonio.org/marriage by Sunday, October 2.

Register for Saturday Dinner

Author Jon R. Anderson in Sunday School – Sunday, October 16 | 9:30 – 10:30 AM | Room 309

Small Group Leader Training – Sunday, October 16 | 12:15 – 2:00 PM | Geneva Room
Marriage Ministry is offering this Small Group Leader Training for couples who would like to lead 4-5 couples in their home or at church using “The Acceptance” materials provided by Jon R. Anderson. RSVP for the training and luncheon at fpcsanantonio.org/marriage-focus. Contact: Bobby or Downie Mickler, 210-284-1497 rmickler@gmail.com.


CHILDREN’S SUNDAY

Sunday, October 16

Children Lead Worship – 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM in Sanctuary | 11:00 AM in Westminster Hall
Join the FPC Children’s Ministry in worship in all three Sunday services as our children lead liturgy, ushering, and greeting! (Please note, rehearsal will be held on Saturday, October 15.)

Children’s Bible Workshops – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Third grade children and their parents will meet in the Geneva Room. Parents of two-year-olds will meet in Room 108. Bibles will be presented in both 11:00 AM Worship Services.


LADIES’ NIGHT OUT

Tuesday, October 18 | 6:30 PM | Home of Catherine Whitsett
Women of all ages are invited to an informal gathering at the lovely home of Catherine Whitsett (203 Haskin Dr 78209). We will enjoy delicious refreshments and the chance to visit with old and new friends. It will be a wonderful time of connecting! We will focus on the local mission, School Connect (schoolconnectsa.org), as part of the Love SATX week. Donations for school care packages will be collected at the door. There is no charge for this event, so bring a friend! So that we have a count of how many to expect, please register at fpcsanantonio.org/lno or at the registration table in the Mauze lobby on the three Sunday mornings before the event. Please contact Ellen Meadows with any questions at e.meadows@att.net or (210) 232-3738.


TEAM WORLD VISION (RUN THE ALAMO)

Race Date: March 5, 2023 | Training: Monday, October 31, 2022 – Thursday, March 2, 2023
Join us for the Run the Alamo Half Marathon or Marathon with FPC’s Team World Vision team. No experience is necessary—the training plans take you from “couch” to race. Training is on your own, but each Saturday morning there is an optional group run with other teams. If you’d rather walk than run, you may walk the Half Marathon. We run to raise money for clean water projects around the world through Team World Vision. Every $50 we raise provides clean water for life for one person. Contact Gordon Smith at gordons@servicetitlesa.com. To find out more, or to register, go to bit.ly/FPC-runthealamo.

ONGOING


2022 FALL MINISTRY GUIDE

Now updated online for Fall! Check out all of our Sunday school classes, Bible Studies, programs and many more ways to get connected at FPC. We look forward to seeing you this Fall at FPC! Visit fpcsanantonio.org/fall2022 to view or download the Fall 2022 Ministry Guide. The printed Fall Ministry Guides will be available starting today.


Join the FPC Team! Current Job Openings

We are currently seeking the following full-time positions. Details can be found at fpcsanantonio.org/jobs.

  • Director to Children & their Families
  • Director to Youth & their Families
  • Director of Emerging Adults & University Ministries
  • Media Coordinator
  • Receptionist (Part-time)

AUDIO/VISUAL SUPPORT NEEDED!

We are currently looking for contract and volunteer support for our Audio/Visual efforts on Sundays and for events. If you are interested, please contact Hank Cherry at hankc@fpcsat.org.


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FPC LIBRARY

Our church library has over 14,000 volumes! We are blessed with options such as fiction, nonfiction, biographies, reference, periodicals, and much more. The library is free to all covenant partners, adults and children alike. Volunteer work in the library is welcomed and, if you have an hour or more to share, please contact Suzanne West at 210-525-1499 or Morgan Fuller at mw.fuller4@comcast.net.


PRAY WITH THE MINISTERS

Sundays | 9:20 AM & 10:50 AM
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. To sign-up please go to this link for Praying with the Ministers: bit.ly/pray-with-ministers-fall22


WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY

Tuesdays | Sept. 6 – Oct. 18 | 9:30 AM | Covenant Hall
Join us for Melissa Spoelstra’s 7-session study, Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More. We will explore Isaiah’s message to the nation of Israel and its prophesies of the Messiah and how they teach us that following God isn’t about striving harder; it’s about trusting God more. Childcare available upon request. Contact Catherine Miller, 210-394-2045, grcmiller@sbcglobal.net.


STEPHEN MINISTRY TRAINING

Tuesdays | 6:00 PM | Room 226 | August 23 – November 15
Stephen Minister training teaches principles and skills that equip you to provide high-quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care to others. It gives you new insight into the thoughts, feelings, and actions of people who are hurting, equipping you with relational and caring skills you can apply to all aspects of your life. The training helps deepen your faith, as the Holy Spirit fashions you into a Christ-centered caregiver and builds a special bond of Christian community and camaraderie among all those in your class. Our class is highly interactive, engaging, and a lot of fun! For more information contact Rev.  Scott Simpson at scotts@fpcsat.org.


CHILDREN’S CHOIR

Wednesdays | 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM | Assembly Room | Started August 31

Children’s Choir is a fun and exciting way for your kids (Ages 4yrs – 5th Grade) to get involved, make friends, learn great lessons, and get the opportunity to perform! Register online at fpcsanantonio.org/childrens-choir. Contact Kathy Jameson, kathyj@fpcsat.org, for more information.


DIVORCE CARE

Wednesdays | September 7 – December 14 | 6:00 PM
DivorceCare is a video seminar series featuring some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on divorce and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussions of the materials presented during the video. Please feel free to connect with Butch Gerfers at 210-862-9998 or gerfers@flash.net, if you have any questions or would like more information. General information at www.divorcecare.org/about Group specific information at www.divorcecare.org/groups/151973. Special, one-day event, “DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays,” coming November 2, 2022 – more information.


GRIEF SHARE

Wednesdays | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Room 228 | September 14 – December 14
Grief Share is a video seminar series that features some of the nation’s foremost Christian experts on grief and recovery topics as seen from a biblical perspective. The video seminars are combined with support group discussion of the materials presented during the video. Please feel free to connect with Joe Moore at 210-226-0215 ext. 226 or joem@fpcsat.org, if you have any questions or would like more information about the GriefShare seminar. Register for either class at fpcsanantonio.org/support-groups.


PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY
“On Location: The Peoples and Places of the Bible”

Wednesdays | 6:30 PM Covenant Hall | Began August 31
Thursdays | 9:30 AM (Large Group) & 10:30 AM (Small Groups) | Began September 1
Join us this fall as we unlock the beauty of the Bible and our understanding of God’s Word by learning more about the historical, cultural and geographic context of God’s covenant history. Join Dr. Bob Fuller in Covenant Hall Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM (Preview Edition), or on Thursday mornings. You may also join us virtually via live-stream through the FPC app or fpcsanantonio.org. Questions? Contact Sheila Figueroa at sheilaf@fpcsat.org. For small group placement, please contact Lellen Lane at lellenlane@aol.com or (210) 860-1395.


FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

Thursdays | 7:00 PM | Zoom | August 25 – October 20
Financial Peace University is a 9-week class that teaches you to pay off debt, save, and invest for the future from a biblical perspective. Financial Peace University has helped nearly 6 million people discover the right way to handle money. We hope that you will join us by registering via this link: https://fpu.com/1153106. For more information, contact Morris Camp at morriscamp@gmail.com.


GOSPEL COMMUNITY GROUPS – YOUNG ADULT COMMUNITIES

Study the Bible in community with other young adults so that you can grow together in knowing God and His Word. These small groups meet at least twice a month for fellowship, study, and prayer together in homes. Don’t miss out on this chance to go deeper in God’s Word and in relationships with other believers! Contact Bella Martinez, bellajmartinez18@gmail.com or 210-379-7374, to sign up!


WORSHIP DURING THE WEEK

Worship playlists curated by First Pres are available online on Spotify at tinyurl.com/FPCspotify for continued worship throughout the week.


NAMI – THE National Alliance for Mental Illness

For family members that have loved ones that are suffering from mental illness, there is help and hope. The National Alliance for Mental Illness helps family members cope with mental illness in the family. You may contact Amy Joyce-Ponder at 210-734-3349 (ext. 102). Also NAMI is sponsoring classes for families coping with mental illness. These classes will be given at First Presbyterian Church. Amy can also give you information on the classes.


SERVE


SUNDAY COOKIE BAKERS NEEDED!

Help is needed to provide cookies for our FPC3 Fellowship each Sunday. If baking is your thing, follow the link to sign up for one or more Sundays! It’s a great way for you and your children or grandchildren to serve together through baking! Sign up at bit.ly/sunday-cookie-signup. A big thank you to everyone who baked in August: Muffin Camp; Katherine Cowles; Jeanne Douglas; Ellen Frazier; Mary Moore; Sandy Moore; Janet Pritchett; Linda Rittenhouse; Sara, Sarita, and Anna Sharpe; Jane Ann Temple; and Ginny Way.


FRIDAY SINGERS

Fridays | 9:30 AM | Choir Rehearsal Room
Friday Singers bring music to retirement, assisted living and rehabilitation centers by singing at two locations on a Friday morning. Music includes “oldies-but-goodies,” some patriotic songs, and hymns. We are looking for new members for this ministry to those often forgotten or isolated. There are no tryouts, just come wanting to sing. Rehearsals begin on Friday, August 12, at 9:30 AM in the choir rehearsal room on the third floor. For more information call Charlotte Hains at 210-710-7173 or Brittanie in our music office.


SING WITH THE SANCTUARY CHOIR!

Have you ever sung in a community chorus, high school, college, or church choir? Did you learn to read music as an instrumentalist, vocalist, or pianist? Would you like to lead worship through the art of choral singing? If your answer to these questions is ‘yes’ or even ‘maybe,’ we would like to tell you more about the work of our Sanctuary Choir. Our choir rehearses weekly and prepares 75-100 choral pieces each year. While we do not require a formal audition, we will do a basic skills/gifts inventory to help you evaluate the choir as a place of ministry. Please contact Tom Dooling, Minister of Music, at tomd@fpcsat.org or 210-271- 2717 to find out more about this unique opportunity in the life of our church.


UVALDE MEMORIAL FUND DONATIONS

FPC is partnering with ministries helping with counseling and other needs in Uvalde, Texas, in the wake of the crisis at Robb Elementary. We have set up a fund for Uvalde in Pushpay, and donations can be made HERE fpcsanantonio.org/05-20-22letter/. Please pray for everyone directly affected by this tragedy.