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Discover Your Calling: Connect to Serving Opportunities

At FPC, we believe everyone has unique skills, resources, relationships, and spiritual gifts that can further God’s Kingdom. We’re excited to help you discover and connect to serving opportunities that match your God-given talents.

How You Can Get Involved:

**Complete the Gifts and Talents Survey**
Understanding your spiritual gifts, practical skills, and resources can help us match you with the perfect serving opportunities.

Take the Gifts and Talents Survey

By taking this step, you’ll not only grow in your faith but also make a meaningful impact within our church and the broader community. Join us in this exciting journey to discover and use your gifts for His glory!


Serve at FPC

Be a vital part of the FPC Family! We have serving opportunities for people of all ages and interests! We can be like Jesus by Loving One Another right here at FPC San Antonio. If you have an idea about a ministry or service that we currently do not offer, but you would like to see at FPC, please contact the church at (210-226-0215).

Hospitality / Loving People / Encouragement

Serve as Marriage Mentors

Support marriages through mentoring with FPC’s Marriage Ministry Team! We seek couples to be trained as mentors for both pre-marriage and established marriage support. Interested? Contact Pastor Joe Moore via Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org to make a meaningful difference!


Serve as Support Group Facilitators

Do you feel called to help heal broken hearts through emotional and spiritual support? We are seeking volunteers to facilitate GriefShare and DivorceCare support groups at First Presbyterian Church of San Antonio. With provided video and written materials, you can make a significant difference in the lives of those facing grief or divorce. To learn more, contact Pastor Joe Moore via Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org or visit fpcsanantonio.org/support to learn about all the ways to get help through FPC and community partners.


Traditional Service Ushers Needed! – Sundays

We are in need of Usher Team Members and Team Captain for the 9:30 AM Traditional Services for the Quarter that includes the months of March, July and November, as we currently do not have anyone currently serving! You do not have to be present each month in order to serve during this time. We hope to build a team with at least 12 people for these months so that we are covered during vacations or illnesses.  This is a great role for those who have recently joined the church or who would like to get to know other FPC family members better while serving the church during worship. Please contact Adam Sharpe, Usher Captain, at adam1980@pobox.com for more information or to sign up! Training will be provided for this easy, yet critical role.


Modern Service Ushers Needed! – Sundays

Our seats are filling up each Sunday, especially now that we have added a second Modern Service, and we need a few more people to serve as Ushers. Our Ushers provide important support to our worship services by welcoming attendees, helping with seating, handing out announcements, and assisting with the offering. To help, contact Jessica Fritz, jessikasey@gmail.com.


Help Greet the FPC Family – One Sunday a Month

Become a Sunday Greeter at FPC and create a warm and welcoming atmosphere by taking your assigned place at entrances twenty minutes before a service or class to greet and welcome all who enter – contact Wendy Garcia at wendyg@fpcsat.org to learn how to join a team on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th weeks of the month!

Hobbies & Skills

Bake Cookies for Sunday Fellowship Time

Calling all Bakers!  FPC loves our Family by offering home-baked cookies during our Sunday Fellowship time and we 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. Bakers deliver approximately three or four dozen homemade cookies for the Sunday(s) they sign up for. Contact Wendy Garcia at wendyg@fpcsat.org.

Sign Up to Bake!

Knit & Crochet With the Shawl Ministry

The Circle 5 Shawl Ministry meets the third Wednesday of the month at 1:00 PM. However, even if you cannot attend the meetings, we have lots of yarn that we would love to send home with you to help make baby blankets, caps for chemo patients, and shawls. Contact Kay Weber at kayweber276@gmail.com or 210-288-5290.


Drive a Bus for the KEYS Older Adult Ministry

Join the KEYS Older Adult Ministry and make a difference by volunteering as an occasional Bus Driver – contact Joe Moore at keys@fpcsat.org to get involved.

Loving the Next Generations / Teaching

Love Jesus & Love Kids? We Need You!

Please come and be part of the Children’s Ministry Team! We are looking for people who sing, play an instrument, rock babies, pray, play games, cut out crafts, decorate for VBS, shepherd kids, and laugh, to name a few of the many things you could do! We will use your wonderful gifts in a delightful way to minister the Love of Jesus to everyone who crosses the threshold. Come on down! We are especially looking for help with childcare with the addition of the new 9:30 AM Modern Service!  Contact Rebecca Sweet rebeccas@fpcsat.org.


Serve with the Youth Ministry

Experience the joy of impacting young lives by volunteering as Middle School Sunday School teachers, High School Sunday School teachers, small group leaders, or weekly Bible Study small group leaders with our youth ministry.

Kyle Bowden: kyleb@fpcsat.org


Serve with the FPC Scholarship Committee

Contact Marianne Ryan at marianner@fpcsat.org to learn more about the First Presbyterian Church Scholarship Committee and how you can contribute to supporting educational opportunities for deserving individuals.

Serving Behind the Scenes

Serve in the Church Library

Become a Library volunteer at FPC by assisting Nancy Johnson at nancyj1933@sbcglobal.net and help restock, organize, and check-out books to serve our covenant partners and the community.


Help Set up and Clean up Sunday Communion

Join us in preparing the elements for communion on Sunday mornings to help facilitate this sacred and meaningful part of our worship service. Contact Wendy Garcia, wendyg@fpcsat.org.

Prayer

Pray 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

Moms In Prayer Summer Meetings & Fall 2024

Tuesdays, July 2 & August 6 | 1:00 PM | Room 228

The Prayer Ministry at FPC is excited to announce the launch of a Moms In Prayer International group. This summer we will meet on the first Tuesday of each month with weekly sessions beginning in September. Come together to praise God and support one another in prayer. We hope you’ll consider joining us. If you require childcare, please let us know. Contact Debbie Taylor (rpdstaylor@gmail.com.)


Serve Locally

FPC San Antonio loves our city! We partner with a variety of local mission partners to show the love of Christ to our neighbors and neighborhoods.

Text “Missions” to 210-981-3339 to receive updates about ongoing and upcoming opportunities to connect and serve with our FPC Mission Partners. Learn about our Local Missions Partners and how you can connect by visiting fpcsanantonio.org/local-missions or contacting Lindsay Selli .

July 10 - Youth Mission Day

Wednesday, July 10 | 8:15 AM – 11:45 AM | Morningside Ministries

Youth, save the date to gather together to love our city! Contact: Kyle Bowden, kyleb@fpcsat.org or Preston Miller, prestonm@fpcsat.org.

Now - Aug. 3 - KinMart for Foster Families - Back to School Donations & Event Volunteers

KinMart – Foster Family Back to School Event

Saturday, August 3 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | FPC San Antonio

Contact: Lindsay Selli, lindsays@fpcsat.org or Marianne Ryan, marianner@fpcsat.org

FPC is one of the host sites for KinMart, an event designed by FPC partner, The Alliance, to help local foster and kinship families as they go back to school. On August 3, we will welcome preregistered families to FPC for an enjoyable and cost-less “shopping” experience for school supplies. You can help in two ways: donate school supplies by July 28 or volunteer the day of the event. Donate new, quality school supplies by July 28 to Marianne Ryan or Lindsay Selli at FPC, or via our Amazon Wishlist – https://amzn.to/44NeSY2. Volunteer at https://bit.ly/kinmart24-serve.

Volunteer Sign Up Donate From Amazon
CAM's Annual Back to School Donations & Volunteers

Christian Assistance Ministries’ (CAM)
Annual Back-to-School Program

Contact: Sylvia Garcia, 210-223-4099, sgarcia@cam-sa.org

CAM’s annual Back-to-School Program helps students with necessary school supplies. Donors can “adopt-a-child” by purchasing items on their supply list and packing them in a new backpack. CAM staff and volunteers coordinate this effort. Interested in adopting a child, volunteering, or distributing backpacks? Sign up to volunteer at https://bit.ly/CAM-b2school-volunteer and to adopt a child at https://bit.ly/CAM-b2school-adopt. We need more donors! Please share this message to encourage others to support children in need.

Volunteer Sign Up Adopt a Child
Serve with Life Restored

1st and 3rd Saturdays | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM FPC Nutrition Center

Join Life Restored at FPC for their Bible Study for young mothers on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. Whether you join in the Bible study, provide or serve lunch, provide transportation, or assist in the children’s room, you’re making an eternal impact! For more information or to sign up, please contact Carolyn Thomas (210-788-6201) or Sara Ames (210-849-6291).

Ongoing Serving Opportunities

Volunteer with CAM

Project Location:  Both CAM Campuses – 110 McCullough Ave & 5084 De Zavala Rd

Contact: Mary Henderson, 210-842-0208

Volunteer with CAM to make a difference in the lives of those experiencing homelessness!

  • Help hand out clothing and/or food,
  • Assisting with CAM’s ID Recovery Program at Haven for Hope
  • and many others!

This is your chance to live out your faith and connect with the community. Join us in serving those in need today!


Volunteer as a Reading Buddy at Washington Elementary School

Washington Elementary, in partnership with San Antonio Youth Literacy, needs volunteer Reading Buddies. This 2nd Grade Reading Buddy program is an early intervention program focused on promoting the literacy skills of elementary school-aged children who are at-risk of school failure due to poor reading skills.

Requirements:

  • Submit background check with the school district
  • Attend Reading Buddy training
  • Commit 1hr per week for a full school year (approximately 16 sessions, flexible hours)
  • Work one-on-one with two students, each for 30 minutes
Reading Buddy Application

Mission Road Chapel

Contact: Jacob Gray

Volunteers from FPC have the opportunity to help lead a chapel service for the residents at Mission Road on the second Sunday of every month. The service starts at 10:00 AM and ends by 10:30 AM; allowing members to attend the 11:00 AM services at FPC. Come and share Bible lessons and worship with the kids at Mission Road.


Mentor San Antonio Youth

Contact: Lindsay Selli

School is back in session and our Next Generation Ministry Partners are back on campuses. There are regular mentoring and serving opportunities with each of these ministries: SA Youth For Christ, Young Life SA East, Alamo Heights Young Life, YoungLives and FCA.


FPC L.O.V.E. Initiative – Loving Foster & Adoption Families

Contact: Molly Schluter

Learn more about ways you can serve those who have been impacted by the foster system, and FPC Foster Families in San Antonio.


Pray for Local Missions

Please hold the local church and all those serving our city in your prayers: Prayer Guide for Local Missions and Our City


Serve Globally

Learn about our Global Missions Partners, both missionaries and ministries, and how you can connect globally, visit fpcsanantonio.org/global-missions or contact Lindsay Selli or Mitchell Moore.

July 13-20 - Pray for the High School Mission Trip

Pray for Our Summer Mission Trip Teams and Interns

Please join us in prayer for our high school students serving with The Yucatan Peninsula Mission (YPM) and Armor Ministries in Quintana Roo, Leona Vicario, Mexico. May they be blessed with strength, compassion, and safety as they share love and make a difference in the community. May their efforts bring hope and transformation to all they encounter.

Pray for All Our Summer Mission Trip Team & Interns

Pray for Our Summer Mission Trip Teams and Interns

We are excited to announce that a total of 44 individuals will be participating in mission trips and internships from May to August 2024! Below are some of their prayer requests. For more updates and prayer needs, please visit our Mission Trip Blog at fpcsanantonio.org/mission-trip-updates.

  • Pray that students who hear the gospel this summer will receive it and respond positively.
  • Pray for safe travel, smooth logistics, ample provision, and divine protection for all teams and individuals.
  • Pray that through everyone’s efforts this summer, God will be honored and glorified.
  • Pray that our ministry partners will find refreshment and encouragement during times of rest and care.
  • Pray for reliance on and guidance from the Holy Spirit throughout these cross-cultural service experiences.
  • Pray for wisdom, courage, and the right opportunities to engage in meaningful spiritual conversations.
  • Pray that these experiences will inspire a deeper commitment to missional living after the trips conclude.
Sept. 2 (Training Begins) - Team World Vision: Run the Alamo Half-Marathon & Marathon

**Run the Alamo Race Date:** March 2, 2025

Join us for the Run the Alamo Half Marathon or Marathon with FPC’s Team World Vision. No experience needed—training plans help you go from couch to race. Training is on your own along with optional Saturday group runs. Prefer walking? Walk the Half Marathon. Our goal: raise funds for clean water worldwide. Every $50 provides one person with clean water for life. Learn more or register at https://bit.ly/fpc-run-team-2015. Contact Gordon Smith.

Encourage a Global Missions Partner

All of our missionaries welcome your prayers, support, and correspondence! Write to them, pray for them, and email them encouragement. Please contact Mitchell Moore or Lindsay Selli to get connected.

Pray for Global Missions
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.