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Announcements May 2, 2021

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WELCOME 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.

Services On-Campus and Online

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

We have resumed our in-person Traditional worship service at 11:00 AM. We continue having and streaming the 9:00 AM Traditional & 11:02 AM Contemporary services live on our webpage 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 AM – 12:00 PM – 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 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


Vacation Bible School

Monday – Friday | June 21-25

Vacation Bible School will be offered both in-person and virtually this year. Want to volunteer for VBS videos or prep? Kids’ and volunteer registration now available at fpcsanantonio.org/vbs2021. Contact Rozlyn Miller Cline for additional information at rozlynm@fpcsat.org.


Men’s Ministry Monthly Dinner

TODAY | May 2 | 5:30 PM | 520 Elizabeth Road (Terrell Hills) 78209
All men, all ages: grandfathers, fathers, sons and grandsons, are invited to a meal with the FPC Men’s Ministry. It will be held outside with safe distancing, masks are encouraged unless at a safe distance and bring your own drinks. Food is provided (monetary donations appreciated – donate directly to the church “FPC Men’s Ministry” in memo.) This month we will have the Paloma Blanca Food Truck. Guest speaker is Richard Peacock, owner of Chris Madrid’s and Paloma Blanca. Contact Debbie Boston at dboston195573@gmail.com for more information. Hope to see everyone there! Guests encouraged!


Authentic Manhood Small Groups Forming Now

Bill Oliver is helping small groups of 6-8 men organize and begin a great Bible Study around the “33 Series from Authentic Manhood.” The series is rich in scripture based practical direction for living as a Christian man in our troubled world. So far, the men who have started this are overwhelmed by the way it supports them in living their roles as husbands, fathers, friends and leaders as God intended. Contact Bill Oliver at wholiver@oliverlawfirmsa.com or visit our website at fpcsanantonio.org/men for more info.


Women’s May Coffee

Wednesday, May 5 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Johnson Residence

Please join us for a May Coffee, honoring the Women of the Church’s past presidents and benefitting the FPC Children’s Center and KRL. All women are invited to the event held at the home and garden of Carolyn Johnson (128 West Brandon Drive, 78209). Valet parking available. For questions, contact Barbara Wood (210) 240-1893 or bebewood@att.net.


Women’s Dinner

A Celebration of Circles  & All FPC Women

Tuesday, May 11 | 6:30 PM | Paloma Blanca (5800 Broadway #300, 78209)
Circles have been a part of FPC for over 125 years—they have evolved through the years—and will continue to do so! Come see why they have been a key part of FPC’s history and are important to its future! All women attending First Presbyterian, as Covenant Partners or friends, are welcome. Safety protocols are in place for dining. $25 Reservation (with cash bar). Reservation Deadline: Thursday, May 6. Contact Betsy Zachry (210-262-1236 or betsyz@swbell.net), Janet Wernli (210- 414-8906 or janetw1966@hotmail.com), or Shelley Bass (210-861-6996). Contact Betsy Zachry for personal consideration of scholarships.


National Day of Prayer Walk or Ride

Thursday, May 6 | 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM | FPC Parking Lot, Travis Park, & Main Plaza
Register at fpcsanantonio.org/ndp2021

Join us on National Day of Prayer as we worship the Lord through a time of corporate prayer. We will begin at 10:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot with scripture reading and prayer. We will walk to Travis park to gather with others and pray for our nation, then continue to Main Plaza, across from the Courthouse, to participate in worship and prayer along with city officials, school children, business owners, and police among many others. The mayor of San Antonio will give the proclamation at noon. If you are unable to walk or plan to come for part of the program, shuttle vans will be picking up and dropping off at all three sites from 10 AM – 1:30 PM. For more information, contact eva.eckburg@yahoo.com or lisas@fpcsat.org.


May Literature Circle

Tuesday | May 11 | 1:30 PM | Westminster Hall (In person, live) | fpcsanantonio.org/lit-circle (recorded)

Reviewer, Martha Smith, will present BECOMING MRS. LEWIS, by Patti Callahan. Masks are required for in-person attendance and seating will be socially distanced. You may bring your own personal bottle of drinking water as no refreshments will be served. The recorded review is time delayed a few hours. This will be our final review before our summer recess until September 14, 2021.  A list of new book selections are available online at fpcsanantonio.org/lit-circle for your summer reading.


Parents’ Night Out

Friday, May 14 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM | Assembly Room
Register at fpcsanantonio.org/kids-events

Children ages 0 – 5th Grade are welcome. $5 per child. Children must be picked up by 7:00 PM: late fees will be charged beginning at 7:05 PM. Registration deadline is May 12. No snacks will be provided, but children are welcome to bring a packed dinner and wear their pjs. Email heatherb@fpcsat.org for more information.


Prayer Training Opportunity

Tuesday | May 11 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | First Presbyterian Church | Room 224
Connect with God through prayer. Compliments of the Prayer Ministry Committee, learn to pray with and for others effectively with Cayce Harris, Director of ONE Ministries (formerly known as Christ Healing Center) at a training opportunity. Register by emailing Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org. Contact Downie Mickler for more information at downie@ankoledesigns.com. Visit fpcsanantonio.org/prayer-ministry for a full calendar of prayer events.


175th Reunion Gathering

Sunday, May 23 (Pentecost) | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of First Presbyterian church in a combined worship service at 10:30 AM followed by a time of fellowship and celebration. This all-church experience will be a joyful time to catch up with members of our FPC Family, celebrate the past, and pray for our future. We look forward to seeing everyone! Contact Sheila Figueroa, sheilaf@fpcsat.org, for more information.


Cam Showers Giving Project

Christian Assistance Ministry has informed us that an FPC member has offered a $25,000 matching grant toward the building of a new shower facility for our homeless neighbors in need. The facility is part of a pilot program called “SHOWER THE PEOPLE WITH LOVE.” In addition, our Benevolence Oversight Committee has dedicated $5,000 towards this project. The committee is inviting you to support this project by making a special gift to help maximize this opportunity for our homeless neighbors. Every dollar you give will be matched (until the goal is reached). Please send a check payable to “First Presbyterian Church”, with “CAM Showers” in the memo line. You may mail your check to: First Presbyterian Church, c/o Lindsay Selli, 404 N Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205. You may also give online at fpcsanantonio.org/give-online with “CAM Showers” in the memo line.


KRL Spring 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.

Please donate warmer weather clothes, as we do not have storage for winter clothing.

CURRENT NEEDS:
• 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)
• Reading glasses, wallets, and belts

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.


Pray with FPC

A TIME FOR PRAYER AND HEALING

FPC Virtual Prayer Room is now meeting MONTHLY on the first Wednesday of the month. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, May 5, on Zoom from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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.


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 or call 707-372-3228 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 or fpcsanantonio.org/no-fear-podcast for links to all of the episodes of the No Fear Podcast.

REDEEMING THE CRISIS – CHURCH SPIRITUAL GIFTS SURVEY
fpcsanantonio.org/gifts-survey
The Spiritual Gifts Survey will help us to learn how the Lord has designed and gifted each of us to show His mercy in this moment. The survey assesses the skills, resources, relationships, connections and spiritual gifts we can bring to bear for the sake of our community.

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.

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.