"I have the privilege of serving San Pedro as our Missions Deacon. I serve with a team to ensure the hundreds of thousands of dollars we've donated to local agencies is stewarded well, and to provide thousands of hours of service opportunities for our members. San Pedro is a very generous and loving faith family, and I am excited to see how God will bless our community through our mission efforts." Diane Redin
"And the King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it for one of the least of these brothers or sisters of Mine, you did it for Me.' " Matthew 25:40
Latest Missions Ministry News
San Pedro's mission team helped feed 125 meals to local folks through the Mobile Loaves and Fishes ministry in June. Clothing and hygiene items also went out to three different locations. Mobile Loaves and Fishes is a non-profit focused on helping local communities in a variety of ways. San Pedro is primarily involved with their mobile food distribution efforts.
You can sign up to help once a month by reserving your spot to serve at the narthex outside the sanctuary on any given Sunday. Read more about Mobile Loaves and Fishes HERE.
Current statistics confirm the average life expectancy for Americans at a record high of 79 years. As people get older, even the most independent among us may experience physical declines or financial hardship that strips away independence. Add to that an increase in geographic mobility of our families, and the result is millions of seniors left behind, hungry and alone.
Meals on Wheels is a national non-profit who deliver meals for people in need and/or who can not leave their homes. The Missions Committee at San Pedro has asked the Session to approve the use of our building as a pick up site for local Meals on Wheels drivers. The Session unanimously approved the request in April. Visitors to our campus will see signs outside the Arnold Building that serve as markers for the drivers who pick up meals Monday through Friday.
We are able to offer our building to other non-profits because of the generous donations of our members; your gifts keep our buildings in good condition and available for others in our community.
Read more about Meals on Wheels HERE.
San Pedro PC's own Gene Trevino represented our Missions Team at the recent expansion of Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services event. The official notice reads,
Greeting from PCHAS!
It is with great joy that we recently celebrated the expansion of our San Antonio campus.
The combined campaigns of “Epiphany: Standing in the Presence of Christ Capital Campaign” and the “Home Sweet Home Capital Campaign” secured more than $5 million for this expansion in South Texas. This will allow PCHAS to serve more than twice the number of single parents and children along with young adults moving into self-sufficiency, many of whom have aged out of foster care.
The San Antonio Express News published this article about one of our former clients and the campus updates, as well as the recent ribbon-cutting event.
Please feel free to contact me as your liaison to PCHAS and save the date of Wednesday, October 19, 2022 for the annual San Antonio luncheon.
Senior Development Officer
As we gear up for our summer missions activities, your San Pedro Missions Team conveys deep appreciation for the generosity shown from our San Pedro Family. For the previous quarter we helped build and dedicate a Habit for Humanities home for a local family, distributed food every month through Mobile Loaves and Fishes, collected clothing and shoes for folks in need, and supported local charities and non-profits with volunteer hours, financial donations, and prayer support.
Thank you, San Pedro family and friends, for continuing to express the love of good through mercy, kindness and your financial blessings. The previous paragraph and photo montage only show a portion of what we did in the name of Jesus through your faithfulness. Please keep praying for our efforts in missions as we prepare for our summer projects, programs and planning.
San Pedro Presbyterian has been collecting coats, socks and blankets for the past several weeks. These items all go to Christian Assistance Ministry (CAM), House of Neighborly Services, and the SAMM shelter.
Recently volunteers from San Pedro delivered 56 coats and 5 blankets to CAM to help our neighbors in need and area homeless survive the cold winter months. No truck? No problem! Our folks piled the items into their cars and made the trip over to CAM together.
San Pedro PC joins other Presbyterian churches to build another Habitat for Humanity home in 2022. Our build starts on February 5th and will continue through April 9th. Volunteers are needed every Saturday. No previous building experience is needed and all tools and lunch will be provided. Please contact the office with questions.
As a reminder, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio constructs modest, affordable homes alongside hardworking families in San Antonio and Bexar Counties. The people receiving the homes participate in the build. Habitat likes to say, "we provide a hand-up, not a handout." San Pedro has been a longstanding financial and hands-on supporter of this area branch of Habitat for Humanity. Read more about them HERE.
Please use this link below to sign up to volunteer.
If you have any questions please contact: Gene Trevino firstname.lastname@example.org 210-479-7650