River City Community Church Serves San Antonio, Texas

 

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River City Community Church
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Douglas Grant has launched innovative programs as a teacher for San Antonio public schools. In addition to serving as a teacher, Douglas Grant is now a counselor for South Texas Rural Health Services. Doug Grant also worships at River City Community Church.

In addition to weekly worship, River City offers several programs tasked with educating members and reaching out to the San Antonio community.

Many River City members are part of small groups of eight to ten individuals or three to four couples. Participants meet three or four times a month to support each other, pray, and discuss the Bible. Before joining, prospective members sign up for Grouplink, a two-hour event that connects persons in similar life circumstances.

Another tool for growth is River City University, composed of classes and groups organized into five domains: marriage and family, Biblical studies, foundations, support and recovery, and pastoral leadership.

Real Life Christian Assistance ministers to the community on the third Saturday of every month. On that day, persons in need can select free items from a food pantry and enjoy a hot meal. Visitors also have the opportunity to buy gently used clothes and swap children’s clothes for different sizes.

Trinity Oaks – Redistributing Game Meat to Feed Texan Families

 

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Trinity Oaks Foundation
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A former teacher and counselor, Douglas (Doug) Grant worked in San Antonio, Texas, schools for more than 20 years. Currently applying his experience as a teacher to his work in the mental health field, Douglas Grant enjoys supporting local charities, including Trinity Oaks.

Trinity Oaks allows game hunters and nature enthusiasts to give back to their community by spending time in the great outdoors. Its programs use hunting and fishing as tools to help young people, veterans, and people in need.

The organization’s meat processing and distribution program allows hunters to donate the meat from game animals they procure. Trinity Oaks picks up large donations, whether they are already frozen cuts of meat or whole game animals.

Trinity Oaks workers process donated game in their commercial-grade kitchen. The resulting cuts of meat are sent to area shelters, kitchens, and other places where it can be used to feed families in need. This service supplies 1,150 meals every day, or 9,000 pounds of meat each month.