Interactive Civics Class

Wednesday, December 17 th, 10am - Noon

 Make plans to join Supreme Court Justice, Jeff Boyd, and Rev. Rafael Cruz, father of Senator Ted Cruz for our Christmas pot luck lunch. Former Civics class speakers will also visit with us on December 17th at 10:00 am.  Bring and tell a friend. All ages are encouraged to attend. No writing or tests. These men are dynamic speakers and have been blessed by God in many areas of service. They will share about their paths and take your questions.

Elected officials also plan to attend our class.  Our speakers will each share with the class and end with a lively session of Q&A from the audience. 

We will serve a Christmas lunch.  Please RSVP with your delicious side dishes. Meat and drinks will be provided. RSVP early, please, so that we may plan accordingly. It is good to give thanks to the Lord. There is no charge for the Civics class.  Please do bring a special year-end donation for FEAST facilities and staff support. A basket will be at the sign in table. RSVP early on the FEAST public calendar and to Gale at

Meet The Mayor of San Antonio... Ivy Taylor


Ivy R. Taylor was appointed to serve as Mayor of San Antonio on July 22, 2014. Mayor Taylor was appointed by the San Antonio City Council to fulfill Julian Castro’s unexpired term as Mayor. Prior to her appointment, Mayor Taylor served as the District 2 City Council Representative. Ivy R. Taylor was elected to serve as the District 2 Representative on June 13, 2009 and served two and a half terms for a total of five years.


Mayor Taylor began her career working for the City of San Antonio in the Housing and Community Development Department and the Neighborhood Action Department. While at the City, she worked with a variety of neighborhood associations, developers and nonprofit organizations in order to facilitate inner city redevelopment. She also planned several of the City's Housing Summits, which provided an opportunity for community partners to exchange practical ideas on how to address our city's housing needs. After six years, she left employment with the City of San Antonio to become Vice President at Merced Housing Texas. At Merced, she worked to create and implement programs focused on children, education, health and financial literacy for apartment community residents. Mayor Taylor is a lecturer at UTSA in the Public Administration Department.

She has served on the City's Planning Commission and as a Commissioner for the City's Urban Renewal Agency (SADA) and on the advisory board for Our Lady of the Lake's Center for Women in Church and Society. Mayor Taylor completed the Leadership San Antonio class sponsored by the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, and in 2004 was acknowledged by the San Antonio Business Journal as a "Rising Star" in their "40 under 40" class. In 2008, she completed Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Leadership Training Program.

Mayor Taylor obtained a Master's Degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998. In 1992, she received a Bachelor's Degree from Yale University. Mayor Taylor is a loving wife and a mother.

What is the Civics class?

Our Civics class meets each month at FEAST.  A PATRIOT PASS IS NOT REQUIRED to attend.  Please do bring a donation for FEAST facilities and staff support. The FEAST civics coordinator, Gale Sayers, spends many months handling arrangements with many local and state politicians and government and civic leaders in preparation for our free Civics Classes. It is a time to meet and greet our leaders in a casual setting. Our honored guests make unique presentations to the attendees and engage in open conversations with the group. Children and parents frequently testify publicly to the growth in their lives as a direct result of the ministry of the class. It is a joy to watch them grow in confidence and in boldness monthly. All glory to God and thanks to the leaders who attend and invest in these lives. Dress code is business casual. No shorts please. Please be modest in your dress. Skirts or dresses to knee length with no visible undergarments. No hats on male attendees. Thank you for honoring our guests in this manner.

Whole families are invited! There are no age limits(babies are loved and enjoyed here) and parents/grandparents do attend with the children. The class is very child-friendly. However, students must have at least one parent/adult in attendance unless a special arrangement has been made. Your faithful participation will ensure the success of these events, so please make it a priority on your family’s calendar to be physically present. NO writing is required, but personal notes are strongly encouraged. NO tests  are given. Many thanks for your continued prayers.  Please bring your most generous love offering for FEAST to help to defray costs. We seek to honor God. To Him be all praise and glory. 

Questions?  Email Gale Sayers at