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Announcements August 1, 2021


WELCOME TO FPC

COVID Reopening Guidelines
Monday, May 10, 2021 our Session approved updated COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines for our church. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/reunion to read the letter from our Senior Pastor and our Clerk of Session and also for detailed information about worship, ministry, and meetings at FPC.

Services On-Campus and Online

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

We offer in-person Traditional worship services at 9:00 & 11:00 AM and a Contemporary service at 11:02 AM. We continue to stream the 9:00 AM Traditional & 11:02 AM Contemporary services live on our webpage at fpcsanantonio.org/media. A recorded version of these two services will be available online immediately following the close of service.

• 9:00 AM – Traditional Service
• 9:45 – 11:30 AM – Fellowship in McCullough Room & Courtyard
• 10:00 AM – Sunday School Hour
• 11:00 AM – Traditional Service (not recorded)
• 11:02 AM – Contemporary Service

Sunday Classes On-Campus & Online

Adult Sunday Class Information – fpcsanantonio.org/adult-sunday-classes
Youth Sunday Class Information – fpcsanantonio.org/youth-sundays

Children’s Ministry is offering childcare for Nursery – Kindergarten during all services and the Sunday School Hour and Summer Children’s Church for 1st – 5th Grade from 10:00 – 11:00 AM in the Assembly Room with Mrs. Rozlyn. fpcsanantonio.org/children-sundays


Women of Faith Retreat

September 10-11, 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. Register online at fpcsanantonio.org/women. Cost is $80 – scholarships are available. Contact Rev. Becky Prichard at beckyp@fpcsat.org for more information.


Sunday Cookie Ministry Bakers Needed!

Calling all Bakers! We are again offering home-baked cookies during our Sunday Fellowship time and need your help to ensure we have enough each week for all to enjoy. Please consider signing up for one or more days in the coming months. Go to fpcsanantonio.org/sunday-cookie-bakers to sign up.


Global Leadership Summit

Thursday – Friday | August 5-6 | First Presbyterian

You have influence, and your leadership matters! On Thursday – Friday, August 5-6, 2021 join a worldwide audience of curious, growth-minded, change-driven men and women like you for the premier leadership event of 2021—The Global Leadership Summit. Get your tickets today at GlobalLeadership.org/Summit and select First Presbyterian Church San Antonio as your Host Site. For more information contact Wendy Garcia at wendyg@fpcsat.org or 210-271-2716.


University Summer Bible Study

Thursdays | 5:00 PM | The Pearl

For all those who will be in San Antonio this summer, join us for weekly Bible study and fellowship! We hope you will be able to join us for some faith and fellowship. Contact Alex Solorio, alexs@fpcsat.org, for more information.


KRL Summer Support

Thank you for your support of The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC, fpcsanantonio.org/krl.

Help fill the food and clothing pantries with necessities for our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient.

Please donate in-season clothing, as we do not have storage for winter clothing.

CURRENT NEEDS:
• Adult casual clothing for hot weather*
• Men’s and/or Women’s underwear (must be new)
• Men’s and/or Women’s jeans/casual pants
• Casual shoes (for both men and women)
• Wallets and belts
• NO food at this time

*Please donate warmer weather clothes, as we do not have storage for out-of-season clothing. Additional items can be donated by shopping the KRL Resource Room current needs on Amazon at http://tiny.cc/krl-support and are shipped directly to the KRL. If you are interested in volunteering for our KRL ministries, contact Lindsay at lindsays@fpcsat.org.


Kick-Off Sunday

Sunday, August 22 | 8:45 AM – 12:00 PM | FPC
Welcome back to our future! All are invited to join us for a very special Kickoff Sunday on August 22, as we continue to celebrate FPC’s 175th year of ministry. We will have all three of our regular worship services (see schedule for details) in addition to Sunday school classes for kids, youth, and adults of all ages. In addition, we will have FREE brunch appetizers, cookies, juice and coffee in our Mauze Lobby throughout the morning so everyone can reconnect and enjoy fellowship with one another. For more detailed information, please visit www.fpcsanantonio.org/kickoff or download the FPC App to your device.

Schedule of Morning:

8:30-11:00 AM – Brunch appetizers served in Mauze Lobby

9:00-10:00 AM – Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (childcare available for ages 5yrs and under)

10:00-10:45 AM – Sunday School Classes for ALL ages (children, youth, and adults)

11:00 AM -12:00 PM – Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary (childcare available for ages 5yrs and under)

11:02 AM -12:00 PM – Contemporary Worship Service in Westminster Hall
(childcare available for ages 5yrs and under)


New Officers’ Reception

August 8, 2021 | 10:00 AM | McCullough Room
There will be a reception for our new Deacons and Elders on August 8, 2021 following their installation during the 9:00 AM service. Please join us in the McCullough Room where we will recognize our new officers and have them meet the congregation.


Remember & Honor Loved Ones with the gift of a “Worship and Rejoice Hymnal”

We will soon begin receiving donations for the purpose of purchasing new hymnals for the church.  Please watch for an announcement and instructions about how you can contribute in our Thursday ‘First Look’ email this coming week.  For more information on the hymnal selection process, see the July issue on ‘First Press’ on our website.


Pathways to Hope Conference

August 27 – 28 | 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM | Livestream online
The sixth annual Pathways to Hope Virtual Conference, focusing on mental health and including speakers from across the community and nation, will be held online this August. This community wide initiative will help us move toward breaking the stigma of mental illness. For more info, or to register, please visit www.pathwaystohope.net.


Pray with FPC

A Time for Prayer and Healing

FPC Virtual Prayer Room is meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, July 7, on Zoom from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Register online at fpcsanantonio.org/virtual-prayer-room.

The Prayer Wall at fpcsanantonio.org/prayer-wall is our online area for you to ask for prayer, pray for others, and see when people are praying for your needs.


Fall Financial Peace University & Ramsey+

Online Classes Begin Sept. 8 & Sept. 10
We are offering another Financial Peace University virtual class starting on September 8th! You’ll watch the videos on your own and then each week (Wednesday’s at 7-8pm) we’ll meet together on Zoom for discussion and accountability. And this year, all the resources are FREE! However, you don’t have to sign up for the class to have access to all the material.
Registration:
Sept. 8 class: http://fpu.com/1139130
Sept. 10 class: http://fpu.com/1139153
Ramsey +: Online membership for every family in our congregation to access all of Dave Ramsey’s best-selling resources and tools FREE for 1 year, including access to Financial Peace University, The Legacy Journey, Smart Money Smart Kids, premium membership of the EveryDollar budgeting app, and a host of other resources. (If you were to sign up for this on your own it would cost $130/year.) For more information: https://fpcsanantonio.org/financial-peace-university


Stay Connected

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 Meeting 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, get the Zoom information or join our email list by emailing joem@fpcsat.org.

LOCAL & GLOBAL MISSIONS
Connect with our FPC Missions Facebook Page www.facebook.com/fpcmissions.
Visit fpcsanantonio.org/global-missions and fpcsanantonio.org/local-missions for the most recent updates from our mission partners.
Contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information, to join our Mission 9:38 prayer text group, or to share ideas on how to help our community in this time.

MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY
Email Jenn Borges at jennborges@hotmail.com, call 707-372-3228, or visit fpcsanantonio.org/mental-hope for information regarding mental health resources and/or support groups. Volunteers are available to walk through this complex journey with you. There is help. There is hope.

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: fpcsanantonio.org/no-fear-podcast for links to all of the episodes of the No Fear Podcast, and fpcsanantonio.org/scripture-and-song for this podcast’s episode links.

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 or Instagram @fpcsayouth or visit fpcsanantonio.org/youth for updates. Email Alex Clary at alexc@fpcsat.org to get more information.

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

WORSHIP MUSIC
The music from Sunday mornings in the church is also available online on Spotify for continuing to worship through the week. Traditional Service music is at tiny.cc/FPC-Trad-Music and Contemporary Service music is at tiny.cc/FPC-1102-Playlist.