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Local Missions

Local Missions


Local Missions

FPC San Antonio partners with a variety of local mission partners around the city. These partners focus on showing the love of Christ in a myriad of ways; providing food, shelter, and assistance to low-income or homeless individuals and families, assisting with building life-skills and care, building mentorships, planting church families, evangelism, and education.

Pray for Local Missions during the time of COVID-19. Download the Local Missions Prayer Guide.

To find out how you can serve one of our local mission partners, contact Mitchell Moore (210-271-2726) or Lindsay Selli (210-271-2758)

Any Woman Can Testimony

Visit the Any Woman Can website

Loaves and Fishes


Loaves and Fishes is FPC’s monthly opportunity to welcome our homeless and under-resourced neighbors for lunch where they will be fed physically and spiritually. We meet in the Student Center on the third Saturday of each month. We begin with orientation and training at 9:30am and welcome guests in from 10-1 for worship, fellowship and food around tables, opportunities for prayer, music, and showers/haircuts.

In addition to our monthly feeding ministry, there are opportunities to serve weekly at our Monday Night Bible Study. Monday evenings The Faith Based Institutes hosts a Bible Study for our homeless and under-resourced neighbors from 6:30-7:30. These weekly gatherings provide opportunities to build a discipleship based community as we strengthen relationships with our homeless and under-resourced neighbors.

How We Can Help

  • Serve at Loaves and Fishes monthly
    • Provide desserts
    • Set-up
    • Work in the shower area
    • Sign-in table
    • Serve Food
    • Be a table host
    • Clean-up
    • Donate hygiene products, socks, or underwear
  • Serve weekly at the Community Bible Study
    • Set-up
    • Help serve food
    • Provide fellowship and prayer around tables
    • Lead through teaching
    • Clean-up

Any Woman Can


http://www.anywomancansa.com / 210-370-3939

Any Woman Can (AWC) is a Christ-centered pregnancy care center offering counseling to not only help clients sort out the options available for an unplanned pregnancy and STD’s, but also to help them learn how to recognize and begin to deal with circumstances, choices, and issues that contribute to the problems in the first place. Every woman who comes to the AWC center meets with a client advocate who helps her fill out the medical questionnaire forms and explains the procedures. The questionnaire has questions about her spiritual life and gives the client advocate the opportunity to have a spiritual discussion, and perhaps, share the Gospel.

How we can help

  • Become a hands-on client advocate (training required)
  • Become a One by One mentor (training available through FPC)
  • Assist with data entry support
  • Pray for the clients that AWC is able to reach.

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)


www.christianassistanceministry.org / 210-223-6648
The mission of Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM) is to share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis. CAM offers temporary assistance to individuals and families in crisis situations, alleviating the duplication of services by banding together to form one centrally located social service agency. 

How we can help

  • Volunteer weekly or on Saturday work days
    • Client Interviewer
    • Distribute clothes to clients
    • Organize the food pantry
  • Donate clothing and goods
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities for specific programs:
    • Back to School “adopt a child” program – adopt a child, help set up backpack distribution, or help hand out backpacks
    • Annual Christmas Shop – donate new toys, help set up the Christmas Shop, or help families shop for toys

Chrysalis Ministries


(formerly Bexar County Detention Ministries)
www.bcdm.org / 210-299-4540
Chrysalis Ministries (formerly Bexar County Detention Ministries) provides religious services, support groups, and/or educational classes in 10 adult and juvenile detention and treatment facilities in the San Antonio Metropolitan and Karnes City areas. The Family Renewal Center, located at 503 San Pedro, serves as the outreach center and administrative offices. A wide variety of religious and social services are provided at the Family Renewal Center to those formerly incarcerated in any detention or treatment facility. These same services are also provided to the family members of those incarcerated, or formerly incarcerated.

How we can help

  • Serve as instructors of character or development classes in the detention and treatment facilities
  • Facilitate worship services or Bible study groups at the Family Renewal Center
  • Assist with special events or fund-raising activities
  • Volunteers to answer the phone or help with other clerical duties at the Family Renewal Center.

Faith Based Institute


www.faithbasedinstitute.org / 210-842-4969

The Faith Based Institute has been working to nourish the lives of the homeless, under-resourced, and at risk in San Antonio through their ministry since 2003. They do this through a number of ministries that address both physical and spiritual needs. They provide opportunities for worship, discipleship, and community at their church location, at the Community Bible Study at FPC on Monday nights, and at Loaves and Fishes at FPC each month. They also have a men’s “House of Discipleship,” a home to aid men who are overcoming homelessness, addiction, or transitioning out of incarceration. They work with FPC in a close partnership to love and serve our downtown homeless and under-resourced neighbors more faithfully toward restoration.

How we can help

  • Volunteer to serve, teach, or attend fellowship opportunities or support groups
  • Serve at monthly Loaves and Fishes outreaches and/or the Monday Night Community Bible Studies at FPC
  • Tangible donations of hygiene products, clothing, or food
  • Pray
  • Contribute to an expanding network of community resources that serve the welfare of our city.

FPC L.O.V.E. Initiative and Grandfamilies


210-226-0215/email lindsays@fpcsat.org

The FPC L.O.V.E. Initiative (Loving Orphans Via Everyone) sprung from a partnership with the South Texas Alliance for Orphans. This is a ministry dedicated to caring for foster families within the FPC congregation and equipping new foster parents. This ministry also seeks to show God’s love, care, and concern through GrandFamilies: grandparents in need as they raise their grandchildren; helping to establish a safe environment through relational, physical, and spiritual support during a time of transition.

How We Can Help

  • Sign up to provide meals for foster families within FPC
  • Prayerfully discern the possibility of becoming a foster parent
  • Attend a training to become a babysitter for a foster family
  • Help with a Parent’s Night/Day Out at FPC
  • Become a hospital sitter
  • Serve with GrandFamilies (home repair projects, Interpreter, care)
  • Become a prayer partner

Habitat for Humanity


www.habitatsa.org / 210-223-5203

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian non-profit housing organization working in partnership with God’s people in need to build modest, decent, and affordable houses without interest or profit, thereby witnessing God’s love in action. They do not consider themselves to be a “handout” program, but rather they help families help themselves. Since their founding in 1976, Habitat has built over 1,000 homes for families who would not ordinarily be able to afford a home.

How we can help

  • Serve as a board member
  • Volunteer to build
  • Work in the administrative offices
  • Provide lunch for volunteers at the work site
  • Work at the Home Centers

Haven for Hope


www.havenforhope.org / 210-220-2100

Haven for Hope offers a place of hope and new beginnings by providing, coordinating and delivering an efficient system of care for people experiencing homelessness in Bexar County. They partner with over 185 partner agencies to help provide over 300 comprehensive services directly on the campus to address barriers to self-sufficiency such as medical care, food, legal services, mental health, substance abuse, child care, spiritual needs and much more.

How We Can Help

  • Volunteer needs:
    • Docents
    • Soul Friends
    • Spiritual Services Ambassadors
    • Make relational connections with those living on-campus and those who have moved off-site
  • Participate in a clothing drive
  • Assist with food preparation
  • Pick people up for Sunday worship at FPC

House of Neighborly Service (HNS)


www.hnstoday.org / 210-434-2301
The House of Neighborly Service (HNS) is a multi-service, nonprofit organization that serves the west side of San Antonio, primarily the 78207, 78228, and 78237 zip code areas. It was founded by Presbyterian missionaries in 1917, and has provided services to people in need for over ninety years. HNS’ mission is to join with neighbors in Christian love and service to enhance the quality of life in the community. Services include early childhood intervention programs, child care, parenting education, healthcare evaluations, outreach programs to senior citizens, food distribution programs including an emergency food pantry, and collaborative programs partnering neighborhood residents with volunteers from various other areas of San Antonio.

How We Can Help

  • Assist with the thrift store
  • Help with maintenance
  • General carpentry
  • Serve food to seniors in need
  • Landscaping

Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL)


210-226-0215/email: lindsays@fpcsat.org

The KRL is located on the first floor at FPC. This is a space in which FPC is strategically partnering with faith based ministries to holistically care for our homeless and under-resourced neighbors. Partnerships with the SA Christian Hope Resource Center, CAM, Haven for Hope, Any Woman Can, and One by One Ministries are providing resources, connections, and care to transform the lives of those who are struggling.

How We Can Help

  • Serve as a KRL Host
  • Donate items for the KRL Resource Room: http://bit.ly/FPCKRL
  • Host a care or hygiene kit packing party
  • Volunteer to organize and re-stock shelves in the Resource Room

Life Skills for Living


(Formerly Anger Management Skills)
www.lifeskillsforliving.org / 210-804-0085

Life Skills for Living is a Christian-based organization that offers classes and support around anger and stress management, conflict resolution, and relationship enrichment. They have helped thousands of individuals manage negative emotions as they deal effectively with the root causes of family violence and angry outbursts in the greater San Antonio area. They collaboratively partners with several organizations to facilitate Bible-based programs in prisons and jails, for the homeless, and for youth, to address their mental and emotional welfare.

How We Can Help

  • Become a prayer partner
  • Volunteer
    • Bible-based, English or Spanish speaking facilitator
    • Serve in the ministry office (receptionist or general office support)
    • Serve on the Board and Advisory Action Team
    • Participate on a strategic action team
    • Assist with student follow-up

Mission Road Ministries (MRM)


www.missionroadministries.org / 210-924-9265

Mission Road Ministries is a non-profit organization that serves children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities each day with residential, day services and vocation programs. They are a community-based family of agencies with a call from God to minister to persons with intellectual and other developmental disabilities by challenging them to achieve their full potential for independence, productivity and inclusion in the community. It is one of two organizations in Texas caring for children with developmental disabilities who have been removed from their family due to neglect and abuse. Their services include a housing program (on Mission Road Campus or in Apartments), personal care (the campus provides care by RN’s and a clinic to provide extensive healthcare support), social activities (a day program, chapel services, exercise, field trips, community service fun, and summer camps), and adult foster care placement and program management. The Unicorn Center focuses on helping adults with IDD find, get, and keep and appropriate job, continuing education for life skills, and an onsite workshop. This center is uniquely positioned to set goals with their customers and help them learn the skills to be successful in the San Antonio business community.

How We Can Help

  • Assist in the creation/sewing of bibs with the Edna Ralston Sewing Circle of FPC.
  • Contact Pastor Jim to volunteer on campus
    • Working directly with residents
    • Helping with maintenance of Mission Road facilities (painting, gardening, repair work, hanging Christmas lights).
    • Collect and donate items such as jerseys for Special Olympics, Christmas party supplies, toys, educational books, and tickets for community events.
    • Assist in on-campus programming (arts and crafts classes, music lessons and programs, tutoring, field trips, birthday parties, fundraisers, holiday parties, and more)
  • Volunteer with Shindig, Mission Road’s primary fundraising event.
    • Underwriting/Table Sales
    • Live Auction
    • Silent Auction
    • Country Store
    • Logistics
    • Decorations & Party Favors

MorningSide Ministries


www.mmliving.org / 210-734-1000

Morningside Ministries is the area’s oldest and largest not-for-profit, faith-based organization providing a full continuum of care to older adults in three retirement communities. Housing and services include independent living apartments and cottages, residences for individuals needing assistance with daily activities, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. Morningside has been offering affordable retirement living for seniors since 1961, and strive to meet the individual, physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual needs of each resident and their families.

How We Can Help

  • Visit residents
  • Help host events for residents during Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day and other holidays
  • Help with arts and crafts activities
  • Join in inspirational readings
  • Participate in musical groups or singing with the church choir.
  • Assist with care of residents

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)


www.nami@nami-sat.org / 210-734-3349

NAMI is a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals, families and friends affected by mental illness. They are a self-help, support and advocacy organization helping those living with mental illnesses. Course offerings and support groups include the Family-to-Family Education Program, NAMI Basics, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Connections Recovery Support Group, and various Faith-based and non-faith support groups around the city. NAMI works to bring education to the community as it is an essential part of understanding and coping with mental illness.

How We Can Help

  • Serve as a liaison for NAMI-SAT classes
  • Serve as an instructor for NAMI-SAT classes
  • Volunteer and participate as a NAMI Walk team member
  • Join the FPC Mental Health Committee to support local mental health activities

Pay It Forward


www.payitforwardsa.org / 210-212-2926

Pay It Forward was founded in 2008 as Pay It Forward Ministries by a recovering alcoholic that saw the critical need for sponsored sober living in the Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas area. Through the Bridge program, PIF provides emergency move-in assistance for individuals to move into one of 57 partner community sober living homes and funds the first two weeks or residency. This allows clients time to find gainful employment and begin to achieve self-sufficiency. Additionally, the Next Right Step program is a sober living dormitory on the campus of Haven for Hope. They offer 61 beds for men and women to live with us for up to one year after they have completed treatment. Residents also have access to all other partners on campus ensuring that any barriers to self sufficiency can be addressed and overcome.

How We Can Help

  • Volunteer by giving of your time and talent as PIF continues to grow and serve more people in need of scholarship assistance and spiritual counseling.
  • Share your “circles of influence” so that PIF can convey their solution for recovery – Invite PIF to be a speaker at your Rotary Club, Sunday School Class, etc.
  • Lead as a board member
  • Help PIF to counsel and assist its residents. Invite residents to come participate within the church family.
  • Pray for residents, staff, and families for continued recovery, strength, guidance, protection, wisdom and health.

The Porch


The Porch Campus Ministry serves the students, faculty and staff at St. Philip’s College. The ministry works to engage students, faculty, staff and administration in vital and effective Christian gatherings, practices, growth, and service. The group provides several opportunities for dialogue about faith in an effort to learn about the beliefs and traditions of others within an atmosphere of respect and understanding. As they grow, they hope to be able to incorporate more educational seminars, panels, and worship opportunities.

How We Can Help

  • Prayers for the students who attend The Porch
  • Provide contacts and recommendations for presenters of messages and programs

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS)


texas.pchas.org / 210-558-4770

PCHAS, founded in 1903, provides Christ-centered care and support for struggling children and families. Their core programs are aimed at bettering the lives of children and families who need it most. They strive to maximize resources, collaborate with partners, and empower those they help. Programs include Group Homes, Education, Foster Care, Adoption, Child and Family (in-home preservation), Single Parent Family, and Transitional Living. Many of the individuals PCHAS works with often need help because of crises such as unexpected death, divorce, illness, violence, homelessness, or alcohol/drug abuse. “The PCHAS Way” is family-centered, strength-focused, and goal-driven, and serves over 3,400 children and families across Texas and Louisiana each year.

How We Can Help

  • Become an Ambassador to encourage church support and provide volunteers for activities related to the ministry of PCHAS.
  • Become a mentor to families or children in PCHAS programs
  • Volunteer to provide childcare or transportation
  • Help host the annual fall BBQ, birthday parties for the children, haliday parties, etc.
  • Make or donate weighted blankets (a soothing mechanism to help children who have experience trauma.
  • Assemble welcome kits for new families and women in the Single Parent Family Program.

San Antonio Christian Dental Clinic, INC. (SACDC)


www.sachristiandental.org / 210-220-2300

SA Christian Dental Clinic was founded in 1979 by two members of FPC who recognized the urgent need for free dental care for low-income adults in San Antonio, and in 2010, the clinic moved onto the Haven for Hope campus. The Clinic has a two-fold mission: to provide charitable dental care to low-income and homeless Bexar County adults who might otherwise go without care, and to train and equip disadvantaged adults as Dental Assistants at no cost to participants. Their vision is a commitment to providing the highest quality of dental care and decreasing the gap in affordable, accessible dental care while demonstrating the loving nature of Christianity.

How We Can Help

  • Join the Board of Directors or Advisory Council
  • Volunteer as a dental professional
  • Volunteer for administrative support
  • Provide patient intake/discharge services
  • Provide dental care
  • Assist with marketing and communications
  • Review grant funding proposals
  • Assist with volunteer recruitment

SA Heals


www.saheals.com / 210-259-9931

SA Heals is a mercy ministry on the east side of San Antonio, responding to God’s call to love our neighbor. Generational poverty and all the aspects that accompany it plague the eastside neighborhood that SA Heals serves: addiction, abuse, crime, hunger, sickness and violence.  SA Heals programs are relationship-based as we seek to educate, equip and empower children to break the cycle.  Our goal is to reach them before we have to rescue them with feeding programs, mentoring efforts, educational opportunities and the Love of Jesus. SA Heals is on a mission to restore health and wholeness on San Antonio’s east side as they live in community with those they serve.

How We Can Help

  • Love One Feed One Pacing Party and Affordable Christmas (Quarterly or Yearly Commitment)
  • Lunch Buddy, Reaching Buddy, or Volunteer at the Rec (Weekly Commitment)
  • SA Heals Internship and Residency (Daily Commitment)

SA Hope Center


www.sahopecenter.org / 210-732-3776

The SA Hope Center serves individuals and families who essentially struggle with food insecurity, homelessness, health disparity, unemployment, and spiritual brokenness. The organization was founded in 2001, inspired by Christian principles, and has since become a full-scale services center and the leading advocate for low-income individuals and families. They work to enable individuals and families in crisis to become sustainable through holistic individualized services, accountability, and grace.

How We Can Help

  • Client-Choice Food Pantry – sort food, stock the pantry, and work one-on-one with families to help them shop
  • Clothing Ministry – Sort, organize, and help clients shop
  • Programs – Teach a class (health, financial literacy, craft, etc.)
  • Campus Projects – Help with various upkeep and maintenance projects
  • Community Garden – Help with various upkeep and harvesting of CHRC’s community garden
  • BSW and MSW Internship Opportunities (BSW and MSW students only)

San Antonio Marriage Initiative (SAMI)


www.samarriage.com / 210-651-5050

The San Antonio Marriage Initiative operates not as a small non-profit, but as a powerful movement. They unite the people, ideas, and resources necessary to advance the Gospel in the city by specifically investing in marriages. They are passionate about serving the pain that exists within the city, surrounding the breakdown of marriage and family. This is an old problem and one that won’t be solved by our small organization working insolation. Their mission is train up an army of passionate couples who, through the local church, will reach thousands of marriages across the community. Beyond the local church, they have moved to a multi-sector approach where they work with people in various roles throughout the community to empower everyone to work in their “highest and best role”, whether counselor, lawyer, lay couple, pastor, etc., to positively and proactively impact marriages and families.

How We Can Help

  • Participate in the “Couples Story Workshop”
  • Advocate for healthy marriages through leading in marriage ministry at FPC
  • Participate in FPC Marriage Ministry as mentors with Merge Modified, or the Foundations Marriage Enrichment Class (contact mitchellm@fpcsat.org or lindsays@fpcsat.org for more information).

San Antonio Metropolitan Ministries (SAMM)


www.samm.org / 210-321-5631

SAMM is an interfaith ministry whose mission is to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless attain self-sufficiency by offering, with dignity and compassion, shelter, housing and services. They also provide volunteers opportunities to be renewed and fulfilled as they serve. Their programs are designed to address and alleviate the full spectrum of issues associated with homelessness and ensure that clients are able to create and implement a plan to transition out of homelessness permanently. Program offerings include short-term financial assistance, financial literacy assistance, employment development assistance, academic support for adults and children, extra-curricular activities, basic life skill education, on-site medical, dental, and mental health care, Bible studies and other congregational support activities, household items, and case management.

How We Can Help

  • Host supply drives
  • Provide homework help for students
  • Provide spiritual activities (praise and worship services, Bible studies, VBS)
  • Act as monitors for the Teen Room
  • Host a family social event (movie night or BBQ)
  • Act as a mentor for teens in the Transitional Housing Program
  • Participate in a family volunteer day to help clean, paint, or do other day-to-day tasks

Servant Partners


www.servantpartners.org / mark.cloherty@servantpartners.org

Servant Partners is a ministry organization that functions in several U.S. cities and sites across the world. The ministry work in San Antonio is focused on the east side where the city has experienced decades of decline, leaving it economically depressed. The Servant Partners team launched a church plant seeking to reach their neighbors. They have grown from meals together every Sunday evening to a weekly bilingual church service held at the local YMCA. They seek to introduce Jesus and His love and care for neighbors in a new way, which meets them where they are at, to address the spiritual and physical needs of the community. Their goal is empower and equip their neighbors to become change agents in their community, build disciples and church leaders up to make the church their own, and provide good role models and encouragement for parents and children. They partner with a local elementary school to provide volunteer tutors in an afterschool program, they launched a sports program, provide opportunities to build life skills, and provide activities, like summer-long VBS, for the neighborhood children. Instead of creating a permanent Servant Partners presence, the team evangelizes, trains, and empowers people to transform their own communities in ways that will continue long after they are gone.

How We Can Help

  • Serve senior citizens by helping them with yard work and minor home repairs
  • Men are needed to volunteer as coaches for the growing soccer league (every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:00pm).
  • Volunteer in the neighborhood, meet new friends in the community, and learn more about Servant Partners.
  • Assist with summer VBS and kids activities

South Texas Alliance for Orphans (STAFO)


alliance4orphans.org / 210-216-6223

The Alliance was created to fill the huge gap between the Biblical mandate to care for orphans and the state and local organizations that govern the foster/adopt process. They strive to impact the full foster care continuum from crisis pregnancy to aging out youth through prevention (slowing the flow of children needing to enter foster care through mentorships, meeting tangible needs and wrapping around birth families), capacity (raising up “more than Enough” Christian families, mentors and advocates for the children) and support (ensuring longevity for families that say “Yes” by wrapping a trained, trauma informed community around them). They work with churches to equip and encourage them in their foster/adopt ministries. Caring for children and families in the foster system and beyond solves root issues and positively impacts all social service areas including welfare, prison population, homelessness, teen pregnancy, domestic violence, and mental illness. The Alliance was founded on the strong knowledge that the orphan/foster crisis is solvable and they want God to get the glory through what His church does. The church, in turn, gets to show the children their identity in Christ.

How We Can Help

  • Host a Parent’s Night Out and spend an evening loving on children from hard places while their caregivers get a much needed break.
  • Support families within the FPC church body who are or have fostered/adopted through the FPC L.O.V.E. Initiative.
  • Become a certified babysitter (trainings available through FPC).

Young Life San Antonio Central


sanantonioyounglives.younglife.org / 830-385-1015

Young Life is an evangelical urban ministry that focuses on tens who are marginalized academically, financially, and socially. Young Life San Antonio Central began in 2006 as YoungLives when adult volunteers, concerned about the lives of teen moms and their babies began working with teen moms at the Healy Murphy Center in downtown San Antonio. Since that time, YoungLives has transitioned into Young Life where both boys and girls gather, at FPC on Tuesdays, to share their lives with volunteer mentors, to participate in fun activities and to learn of the life changing power of Jesus Christ. YoungLife SA Central also provides opportunities to dig deeper into God’s Word through time on school campuses, summer camps, at Seton Home, and through the highlight of the Young Life year at summer camp – a week away enjoying the beauty of God’s creation.

How We Can Help

  • Serve through the YoungLife program on FPC’s campus on Tuesday afternoons
  • Mentor a teen
  • Provide and serve meals once a week
  • Be a childcare volunteer
  • Serve on the adult committee
  • Assist with fundraising activities
  • Volunteer with website design, design and printing of materials, record keeping, and prayer support
  • Volunteer at the Tuesday meetings on the FPC campus

The Encouragement Postcards Project

The staffs at our local mission partners have risen to the challenges COVID-19 has brought; however, they need our prayers and encouragement to continue offering God’s grace and love. The Encouragement Postcards Project is a simple and direct response where everyone at FPC can participate. The idea is simple:
  • The Local Missions Committee will provide pre-addressed, pre-stamped postcards directed to the workers of these organizations.
  • Everyone in the congregation will then be invited to take a postcard, or several, and write a short note of encouragement, a prayer or scripture on the postcard and pray for the individual to whom the card is directed to as the message is written.
  • All this can be done within a couple of minutes before or after service, during your Sunday School Class or Small Group Meeting.
  • The postcards will be made available at church and can then be returned to a designated drop box, located in the Mauzé Lobby, at FPC the same day.
  • From there, the postcards will be mailed to the staffs of the 25 partner organizations.
Having someone, even someone you don’t know, simply say thank you for what you are doing, provide some words of encouragement, and offer a prayer during these challenging times can have a profoundly positive impact. We hope you consider engaging with us on this project as we bring thanks and prayers directly to those working in our local missions partners.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Eugene Garcia at eugenegarcia@satx.rr.com.

Presbyterian Children's Home and Services

“Hope is on the way for single parent families in San Antonio struggling to keep their families intact,” announces President David Thompson.  PCHAS is nearing completion of building eight duplexes on its San Antonio campus which will provide 16 apartments for single parent families and will provide 16 efficiency apartments for youth who have aged out of foster care.

“Home Sweet Home” Campaign

This is an opportunity to help the campus expansion prepare for the new children and families which are anticipated to begin moving in within weeks.

  • All the units whether for a single parent & children or apartments for the children aging out of foster care need to be outfitted with linens, kitchen essentials and supplies.
  • To keep every unit consistent among all clients, our program staff has created registry on amazon.
  • Sorry but PCHAS cannot accept items outside of the registry for uniformity purposes AND because the families will be able to keep many items upon successful discharge from the program.
  • Since the program staff members have already conducted some ‘intake’ applications, the items being chosen for the registry will be relevant for the children and their ages & preferences. (unicorns, cars and such)
  • “Home Sweet Home” Amazon LINK:   https://a.co/19x5HUc

Become a PCHAS “Prayer Partner”

You will receive a true client prayer request once a month by email. Please contact Diane Carssow at (512) 940-3424 or email dianecarssow@gmail.com. 

COVID Outreach

Haven for Hope

During the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Haven for Hope sent out a request to raise enough money to put wi-fi in the Family Dorm.  They were able to not only put in wi-fi, but they were able to buy laptops, hot spots, head phones and tablets from the area schools for the children.  Not only is Haven helping Aurora’s 3rd grade daughter, but, 64 other school-aged children with virtual learning that spans 6 different districts and 20 different schools.

Mrs. Rodriquez was able to get a job that required working “virtually,” so she was also able to put these tools to use from her spot in the family dorm.

Haven has requested that you pray for their 230 employees.  They have done everything they could do to protect the clients who are looking for safety and hope…innovating, re-creating, adjusting…24/7. They have not stopped loving, encouraging and helping the homeless find housing, jobs, healthcare and more but it has been a BIG Job.  Please pray for their energy levels, stamina and safety.

Haven for Hope was just selected as the best places to work in San Antonio by the San Antonio Express News.  Please visit their website at havenforhope.org to find out more about them.

Glory Be To God…”Our ever present help in trouble.”  Psalm 46:1

Mission Road Ministries

Mission Road Ministries

During the COVID-19 crisis, the caregivers of the children at Mission Road have adopted an additional role as co-teachers, in order to effectively facilitate the children’s program. Another change has been that the adults receiving care through Mission Road have been unable to attend campus for schooling, but recently been able to perform limited hands-on activities in a controlled environment on campus. Praise Jesus!
Please check out missionroadministries.org for up-to-date information on what’s happening at Mission Road. Our prayer request is for the Lord’s guidance, wisdom, and discernment during the COVID-19 pandemic, and additionally prayers for the staff, children, and adults living at Mission Road.


Christian Assistance Ministry

Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM)

Throughout this COVID-19 period, CAM remained open to share the love of Christ by providing immediate assistance and encouragement to people in crisis. We have adapted to this “new normal” by moving operations outside, at first prioritizing the unsheltered homeless, then financial assistance for prescriptions and food. CAM has never been more needed.  We are blessed to meet the needs of people, often at 4 to 5 times the service levels before COVID-19.  Please visit https://christianassistanceministry.org/ for updates of our services and needs and watch for our article in the November 2020 FPC First Press Magazine.  Please continue to pray for our staff, clients and God’s abundant provision.  God is good!

Kingdom Restoration Lab

Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL)

Trish Sicari is the KRL’s new Job Readiness social worker. God has already blessed this role through several job placements. Randy, pictured below (with Abby, our new K-9 for Christ volunteer), went through the KRL job readiness training with Trish (and Chris gave him a haircut as a reward). Randy was placed in a job as a security guard and after the first week, the company contacted Trish and asked for more workers like Randy!

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The Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL) at FPC helps meet the needs of our under-resourced neighbors in their journey to becoming self-sufficient. The KRL is a collaboration of various prominent mission-focused ministries, including the SA Hope Center, Christian Assistance Ministries, Any Women Can, and Church in the Streets/Faith Based Institute, and is also in collaboration with the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), Haven for Hope/Next Right Step, and One by One Ministries.

You Can Make A Difference!

Donate: current needs – see our winter wishlist below
Make Care Packages:  this is a great class or group project (gallon ziplock bags with a water, a gatorade/juice drink, package crackers/cookies, granola bar, fruit snacks, and a pop-top canned protein)
Volunteer: Please contact Karen McCulloch (mc2karen@yahoo.com) for more information or to register for an upcoming training.

Winter Wishlist

  • Men’s and/or Women’s New Socks and Underwear (must be new)
  • Jackets / coats / warm clothing (for both 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.

Amazon Wishlist

Donation needs and items for Care Packages can be purchased from our Amazon wish list created by our partner, SA Hope Center. The items are then delivered directly to the KRL.

Thank you so much for your help in this endeavor to serve even more of our San Antonio community! For further information please contact Lindsay Selli at lindsays@fpcsat.org.

Currently, due to COVID, we are exploring alternative ways of continuing Loaves and Fishes and Bible Study efforts for our under-resourced neighbors. We pray the Lord will grant us wisdom and grace to continue these efforts in whatever ways we can.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes is our monthly opportunity to welcome our under-resourced neighbors for lunch where they will be fed physically and spiritually. We meet in the Student Center on the third Saturday of each month. From 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM, we begin with orientation and then participate in Loaves and Fishes. We have teams for set up, serving, showers, and clean up and we hope all participants will join our guests for a meal around a table. We build relationships through conversation and prayer.

Monday Night Bible Study

In addition to our monthly feeding ministry, there are opportunities to serve weekly at our Monday Night Bible Study. Monday evenings Pastor Jackson hosts a Bible Study for our homeless and under-resourced neighbors from 6-7. After our first three evenings we have had multiple men come to trust Christ as Lord and Savior! And have had two enter into long term, transitional housing with FBI (Faith Based Institute)!! We hope our FPC family can participate in the Lord’s work on Monday evenings through set up, sitting at a table, or helping clean up. Interested in participating?

Please contact Lindsay Selli with questions and when you would like to serve.