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Will your business survive

Will your business survive

in Faith, Community-minded Partners

Take a deep breath. Now one more. Look up and raise your hands in surrender to the King of Kings. After all, most of us and our businesses have not lived through a time quite like this.

March 26, 2020 By Beacon Editor

Strengthen your marriage and family during the coronavirus "stay home" orders

Strengthen your marriage and family during the coronavirus "stay home" orders

in Men, Family, Social Issues, Women, Marriage

We at SAMI are sending prayers for safety and health for you and your family.

March 25, 2020 By Beacon Editor

Building Christ-Centered Marriages

Building Christ-Centered Marriages

in Marriage, Where Hope Comes From

The San Antonio Marriage Initiative (SAMI) is a community of purpose – a Christian, volunteer, community based association focused on marriage whose goal is to network, equip, and mobilize the church community to strengthen marriages in the San Anton

February 22, 2019 By Editor Beacon

A call to the Church of San Antonio

A call to the Church of San Antonio

in Faith, Happening in the Church, Happenings, Where Hope Comes From

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?

January 7, 2020 By Duke Jonietz

Sharing our vision to positively impact our community

Sharing our vision to positively impact our community

in Social Issues, Happenings, Where Hope Comes From, Community-minded Partners

At DOCUmation, we know that technology can really help or hinder a business. As a locally owned technology solutions company that provides print, IT and software services for businesses and other organizations, we want to help ensure that your techno

December 16, 2016 By Editor Beacon

A safe haven for those who choose life for their unborn

A safe haven for those who choose life for their unborn

in Family, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

The Sanctuary of Hope (SOH) is the result of a life-long dream of Pastor John Hagee, Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Church. It is a home for young women, ages 12 through 23, who are faced with difficult life-changing decisions concerning their pregnanc

December 16, 2016 By Editor Beacon

Kris Hochart of Red Wagon Properties surprises his team with a unique gift bringing holiday joy

Kris Hochart of Red Wagon Properties surprises his team with a unique gift bringing holiday joy

in Social Issues, Real Estate, Where Hope Comes From

​​​​​​​Leaders want their teams to be happy. Allowing employees to work remotely, incentivizing longevity with more paid vacation time, offering great insurance coverage — undoubtedly, these perks rank high on every staffer’s list.

November 24, 2019 By Jennie Rosio

Ministry is partnering with entire school districts

Ministry is partnering with entire school districts

in Education, Young Adults, Faith, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

San Antonio Youth For Christ: Partnering with entire school districts. SAYFC impacts kids and changes lives in middle schools and high schools through mentoring.

January 22, 2020 By Jessa McClure

January's 'opening day' of divorce season

January's 'opening day' of divorce season

in Family, Social Issues, Marriage, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

We picture the holidays as a happy time, with families gathered cheerfully around the tree. Reality doesn’t often match the Hollywood image. For many, the holiday season adds increased pressure to an already struggling marriage. Issues like overspe

January 2, 2020 By Amy Morgan

From Being in prison to ministering in prisons. A miraculous story of redemption

From Being in prison to ministering in prisons. A miraculous story of redemption

in Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Tell Your Story: From pimping, drugs and prison — a light breaks through and God takes a man from being in prison to ministering inside prisons.

January 6, 2020 By Richard Zowie

A healing place in a hurting world

A healing place in a hurting world

Leon Springs Baptist Church. You don't have to stay in the valley. This church provides a unique springboard for positive mental health changes through its Freedom Biblical Counseling program.

November 29, 2019 By Jessa McClure

Redemption. Strong Foundation keeps homeless families together, offers more than shelter.

Redemption. Strong Foundation keeps homeless families together, offers more than shelter.

in Family, Social Issues, Health & Wellness, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

The family was desperate. Having been cast from their home, unexpected circumstances had taken them over a bridge which collapsed behind them. Their children sensed the chaos swirling around them, even while family and friends tried to help.

December 2, 2019 By Amy Morgan

Mr. W Fireworks partners with churches and nonprofits

Mr. W Fireworks partners with churches and nonprofits

in Community-minded Partners

Mr. W Fireworks was started in 1966 by W.A. Wildman but we recognize God as the founder and director of our family owned business. For over 50 years now, we have helped families celebrate the birth of our nation and the beginning of a new year.

November 24, 2018 By Editor Beacon

Los Verdes knows it all started in a garden

Los Verdes knows it all started in a garden

in Community-minded Partners

Owner Edna Posey started Los Verdes Interior Gardens, a local family owned business, in 1987. She has a passion for plants, art and helping transform spaces through her living creative vision. Customer relationships are important to her and she enjoy

July 31, 2018 By Editor Beacon

Adopt parents or grandparents this Thanksgiving and Christmas

Adopt parents or grandparents this Thanksgiving and Christmas

in Seniors, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From

Rose and Robert Reyes, directors of King’s Compassion, say they will be bringing Thanksgiving and Christmas to nearly 50 special individuals this year. They are the most forgotten of the forgotten: elderly men and women in our city who live below the

September 2, 2019 By Jennie Rosio

SA Hope Center — new name, new ventures, yet consistent commitment to Christ

SA Hope Center — new name, new ventures, yet consistent commitment to Christ

in Family, Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

SA Hope Center: New name, same commitment to Christ The SA Hope Center nurtures, empowers and transforms for God’s glory. Find out how you can be a part of their momentum.

October 22, 2019 By Editor Beacon

Believing that no child should have to walk the painful journey of grief alone

Believing that no child should have to walk the painful journey of grief alone

in Young Adults, Faith, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From

Children’s Bereavement Center: Believing no child should walk the painful journey of grief alone Volunteers and certified grief counselors ensure relationships are strong and healthy so families feel they can move on together.

October 19, 2019 By Amy Morgan

PTSD battle rages. A ministry brings a spiritual response.

PTSD battle rages. A ministry brings a spiritual response.

in Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Cru Military: PTSD battle rages but vets find peace The Dorners bring healing through the message of Christ to our veterans in Military City, USA. You can serve those who’ve served, too!

October 19, 2019 By Editor Beacon

United prayer is piercing the darkness with Christ’s light

United prayer is piercing the darkness with Christ’s light

in Faith, Social Issues, Women, Where Hope Comes From

Tell Your Story: United prayer is piercing the darkness with Christ’s light Have you been eager to pray with others for this city and nation? Find out how you can host a men’s or women’s prayer group.

October 18, 2019 By Jessa McClure

Church Under the Bridge ramps up homeless outreach during the holidays

Church Under the Bridge ramps up homeless outreach during the holidays

in Social Issues, Health & Wellness, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Church Under the Bridge (CUB) sacrifices for the least of these in our city unconditionally. As the old hymn goes, each can say he comes “just as I am, though tossed about. . .”

November 11, 2019 By Amy Morgan

Lisa Burkhardt Worley, former sportscaster and now a minister of the gospel

Lisa Burkhardt Worley, former sportscaster and now a minister of the gospel

in Family, Health & Wellness, Women, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Have you ever looked closely at a pearl? It is beautiful. You can even see your reflection in it if you look closely enough. But did you know it took years of irritation to turn that pearl into beauty?

October 7, 2019 By Denise R. Marcos

Kingdom Restoration Lab opens in downtown at historic church

Kingdom Restoration Lab opens in downtown at historic church

in Faith, Happening in the Church, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

The city’s oldest protestant church, First Presbyterian Church (FPC), recently took on a new tenant. The tenant, Kingdom Restoration Lab (KRL), hopes their secret will get out.

October 21, 2019 By Richard Zowie

Unicity Leader Café: We need each other in this city

Unicity Leader Café: We need each other in this city

in Family, Social Issues, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

On a recent hot August morning, Unicity Leader’s Café was held at the First Presbyterian Church. There, Officer Doug Greene articulated our city’s biggest problem in four words. “Hurt people hurt people,” he said.

September 10, 2019 By Jennie Rosio

Healing mind, body and spirit

Healing mind, body and spirit

in Faith, Health & Wellness, Where Hope Comes From, Hurts, Habits, Hangups

Divine Awakening: Healing mind, body and spirit Alicia Bryan’s revelation in the West Texas mountains leads her to start the Divine Health Center.

February 23, 2020 By Amy Morgan