General Information

Pancho Juarez, Pastor
931 S. Maple Ave., Montebello, CA 90640
TEL (323) 724-8464 FAX (323) 724-8467
Office hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 9:00pm & Sat. 9:00am - 2:00pm
All activities can be paid for at Main Office during office hours.

Sunday, February 18

Sunday Morning Service - John Paul Jones - Psalm 121 "Look Up!" (8:30am, 11:00am & 1:15pm)
Jr. High School Study (8:30am & 11:00am)
Awakening: Young Adults Fellowship (6:00pm)

Monday, February 19 - The Ark Closed for Presidents Day

Women's Support Group (Cancelled This Week)
Simple Reads: Women's Book Club (March 5)
FMO: Men's Bible Study (Cancelled This Week)

Tuesday, February 20

Rise & Shine: Morning Devotion (7:00am)
Barnabas: Support Group for Separated & Divorced Men (7:00pm)
Back To Basics - 1 Corinthians (7:00pm)

Wednesday, February 21

Upper Room Prayer Meeting (6:30am)
Midweek Service - Luke 6 (7:00pm)
Jr. High & High School Study (7:00pm)

Thursday, February 22

Cub/Boy Scouts (7:00pm)
Thursday Night Bible Study (7:00pm)

Friday, February 23

Educators in Action - March 16 (7:00pm)
Embrace Her - February 23 (7:00pm)
The Quench (7:00pm)
Single Moms Bible Study (7:00pm)

Saturday, February 24

Moms In Prayer (9:00am)
Convalescent Ministry - March 17 (9:30am)

Notables

COLLEGIATE DAY OF PRAYER - Our students today, need our support through earnest and united prayer. Please gather with us, unified in prayer for our college students and an awakening in college campuses across our great nation. Our gathering takes place Thursday, February 22 at 6pm. Ages 14 and above welcomed.

HOW READY IS YOUR FAMILY? - The Ark will be hosting a free, one hour estate planning seminar on Living Trusts and Legacy Living, on Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm. We will be uncovering common misconceptions about wills, probate, living trusts, and power of attorney that often cost families unnecessary time, money, and heartache.

RISE & SHINE - Start your day off right by stopping by The Ark every Tuesday morning from 7:00am to 7:30am in Building 3 for a time of devotion.

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY - Friday evenings through April 27, The Ark is conducting a series of classes regarding the return of Israel to the Promised Land. We will study through the books of Esther, Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, Jeremiah, and Daniel. Don’t miss out on this Old Testament series! The class will be every Friday (except the first Friday of the month) at 7:00pm in the Children’s Worship Area. No sign ups necessary. Bring your Bible and a notebook to take notes with!

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

FAMILY MINISTRY - If the Lord is leading you and your family - whether married or single - to serve in the family ministry, please pick up a Ministry Questionnaire from Pastor Willie. An announcement will be made regarding an information meeting in the near future to all interested in serving. “How good and pleasant it is when brethren dwell together in unity.”

COMMUNITY CAFE - Have you been attending The Ark for more than 6 months and have been praying about serving? The Community Cafe would love you to consider serving in this unique area of ministry. We have openings for all services on Sunday and Wednesday after service. If you are interested, please obtain and turn in your completed Ministry Questionnaire at our Main Office.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

TREASURE CAMP KIDS BOOK CLUB - We're excited for Treasure Camp 2018! If you are interested in getting involved with our children's reading program, please attend an informative meeting at The Ark on Saturday, February 17 from 10-11am. For further details or questions, please call our Main Office at 323-724-8464. No registration required but you must be over 18 years of age to serve.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL MEETING - Calling all who are interested in helping out at this year's VBS: We're meeting on Monday, February 26 at 7pm for our monthly prayer and planning meeting. Please consider your involvement with this endeavor as we gather for prayer, fellowship, and sharing VBS plans for this summer!

CONVALESCENT MINISTRY

HELP SHARE GOD'S LOVE - Help us bring the gospel to those in convalescent care in the Montebello area every third Saturday of the month. For more info, sign up at the Info Center.

EMBRACE HER

MINISTRY FOR SEPARATED OR DIVORCED WOMEN - Are you currently going through a separation or divorce? Find support and healing at our gathering here at The Ark every other Friday. Join us in our next meeting held Friday, February 23 at 7:00pm.

MARRIAGE MINISTRY

MARITAL SUPPORT GROUP - We're excited about our new Marital Support Group that will highlight a specific topic pertaining to marriage and the family unit. We'll discuss "Communication in Marriage & Family" at our first meeting held February 26 at 7pm here at The Ark. We'll meet bi-monthly on the last Monday of that month with a new topic. Coffee and sweets provided.

PUTTING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER GOD'S WAY - Being parents of a blended family is a unique, and at times, difficult experience. Jesus exhibited a long-term perspective and in the same way, we believe that our new fellowship study will help parents of blended families put the pieces back together God's way. Study begins Friday, March 16 at 6:30pm. Register and purchase your study book today at the Marriage Info Center in Building 3 for only $15.

MARRIAGE RETREAT - The Ark’s annual “Sweetheart Getaway” will be held May 5-6 at the Double Tree Hotel by Hilton in San Pedro. Come and allow the Lord to breathe fresh ocean air into your relationship by investing in your marriage. Worship will be led by Raymond Gregory of Harvest Christian Fellowship. Total cost for this lovely weekend is $290. Please visit the Marriage Info Center for an easy payment plan.

PRE-MARITAL CLASSES - Couples, have you been attending The Ark for 9-10 months regularly and are planning to get married or renew your vows? If The Ark Montebello is your home church and you would like to get married or renew your vows here, please stop by the front office to pick up a pre-marital packet. Once you have completed and returned the packet, you will be contacted shortly in regards to your pre-marital classes.

MEN'S MINISTRY

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY - Men, be strengthened every Monday at 7:00pm through the studying of God’s Word as well as fellowship. We're currently going through the book, “The Making of a Man of God.” Purchase your book at the Men’s Info Center in Building 3.

MEN'S RETREAT - Men, it’s retreat time! The theme for this year’s men’s retreat is “Steadfast” based on James 1:12. Sign up for the retreat and learn what James teaches about remaining steadfast under trial. Retreat will be held at Twin Peaks Conference Center June 22-24. Don’t wait, put your deposit of $25 today at the FMO Info Center in Building 3. Total cost is $175.

PRAYER

PRAYER & FASTING - Our next time of prayer and fasting will be held Friday, March 2 at 6:00pm in the Children’s Worship Area.

UPPER ROOM PRAYER - Want to start your morning off right? Come to The Ark for a time of seeking the Lord in prayer every Wednesday morning from 6:30am-7:30am.

MOMS IN PRAYER - Mom, will you pray for me? Every Saturday, mothers (and aunts and grandmas too!) from The Ark get together to stand in the gap for our children and the schools they attend by prayer. Our meeting is held in Building 1 from 9-10am.

STREET WITNESSING

STREET WITNESSING TEAM - Grow your faith by coming alongside the street witnessing team as we pass out tracts and talk to people at local locations. We meet every 3rd Sunday of the month at the Montebello Mall between 1:00pm and 5:00pm. See you there!

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

FRESH START - Our free women’s support group for weight control will meet every Thursday through February 15 at 7:00pm. Gain an appetite for the Lord through the Word of God, prayer, and journaling. Learn to control eating habits as we journey together sharing victories, recipes, meal planning, counting calories, and exercise. Must be 12 years or older to participate.

SIMPLE READS: WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB - Upcoming books and discussions: March 5 - “Sons of Encouragement Series: The Prince" by Francine Rivers; April 9 - "Between Heaven and the Real World" (Ch. 1-17) by Steven Curtis Chapman; May 7 - "Between Heaven and the Real World" (Ch. 18-35) by Steven Curtis Chapman. Books available at Chapel Store. Our meetings gather Mondays at 6:30pm. For inquiries, please email Lisa Perez at lisapccm@yahoo.com.

WOMEN'S RETREAT - Register for “In the Master’s Hands” today at the women’s info center only. Ladies, this retreat does fill up quickly so please put your non-refundable deposit down quickly! Total cost is $200. Retreat will be March 9-11 at the Murrieta Hot Springs Conference Center.

WOMEN'S RETREAT CRAFTING NIGHTS- Ladies, our next retreat crafting night will be Tuesday, February 13 at 7pm in the Jr. High Basketball Courts Area. In addition to creating items for our retreat, it's a great time of fellowship and fun.

YOUTH MINISTRY

YOUTH CAMP - For all Jr. High & High Schoolers! Register today with your $30 deposit for camp up at Ponderosa Christian Camp, April 13-15. This is a great opportunity to grow spiritually and to expand your faith in this fallen world. Total cost is $160. Register at Jr. High or High School Room. Don't miss out!

IN THE BEGINNING... - All Jr. Highers, High Schoolers, and recently graduated seniors are welcome to attend our five week study into the wonders of Creation. Each night of study will include video, discussion, snacks, and fellowship. We want to equip our youth with scientific facts that support Biblical accounts of Creation. Register in Jr. High or High School Room today for only $2 per person.

YOUTH MINISTRY UPDATES - Stay connected and receive instant updates and reminders of all of our Youth Ministry ongoings by texting the keyword: JESUSFREAK; to the number: 41411.

AWAKENING: YOUNG ADULT FELLOWSHIP - A fellowship for those between the ages of 18-29 meets every Sunday at 6:00pm. Whether you’re single, married, divorced, guy or girl, this fellowship is for you! Impact our community and the world in a powerful and exciting way.