Weekly Bulletin

General Information

Pancho Juarez, Lead 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, March 29 - Watch Online at 11:30am

Sunday Morning Service - Genesis 42:25-38 "Divine Vindication: God Speaks through Fear & Guilt" (11:30am)

Monday, March 30 - The Ark Closed

Women’s Support Group (Postponed until April 20)
Simple Reads: Women's Book Club (April 20)
FMO: Men's Bible Study (Postponed until April 20)
Table Talk: Monthly Gathering for Married Couples (April 27)

Tuesday, March 31 - The Ark Closed

Back to Basics: Revelation (Postponed until April 21)
Barnabas Ministry: Men's Support Group for Divorced or Separated (Postponed until April 21)

Wednesday, April 1 - Watch Online at 7pm

Midweek Service - Luke 22:31-33 "Satan is the lord of Fear" (7:00pm)

Thursday, April 2 - The Ark Closed

Friday, April 3 - The Ark Closed

College Age Group Bible Study: For Everyone Between Ages 18-25 (Instagram Live on April 3)
Bible Study: Friday Night Fellowship (Postponed until April 24)
Quench: Support Group for Individuals Struggling with Substance Abuse (Postponed until April 24)
Educators in Action (May 8)
Prayer & Fasting (May 8)
Embrace Her: Women's Support Group for Divorced or Separated (TBA)

Saturday, April 4 - The Ark Closed

Moms in Prayer (Postponed until April 25)
Saturate: Montebello (TBA)
Convalescent Ministry (TBA)

Notables

PURPOSE OF PAIN - If you are suffering with chronic pain, it does not mean we can not have purpose. God has blessed us with these things so that we may grow in wisdom and help those with the same ailments. It is our hope that our pain will glorify God and what His plan and purpose is for us. Next meeting April 24

BIBLE STUDIES

BACK TO BASICS - We'll cover Revelation, verse-by-verse Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Our interactive Bible study class is a great place to have sweet fellowship all in an informal setting.

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: THE BOOK OF ACTS - Survey Scripture with our Thursday Night Bible Study group that meets here at The Ark at 7:00pm. Our next series, "The Book of Acts" will help you explore the people, places, and stories in the life of Jesus as outlined in the four Gospels.

FRIDAY NIGHT FELLOWSHIP - All ages welcome to our interactive class is held on Fridays at 7:00pm Upstairs Lounge Area in Building 1. Come on over if you’re wanting to learn more, fellowship and study scriptures! We'll continue discussing the Book of Ecclesiastes.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

PARKING MINISTRY - Have you been attending The Ark for more than six months now and have been praying about serving? Parking Ministry needs servants so if you have a heart to serve and are interested, please fill out a Ministry Questionnaire and return it to the Main Office.

YOUTH MINISTRY - Do you want to make a lasting impact on the next generation? Do you have a heart for teenagers? Pray about serving in Jr. High or High School Ministry! Fill out a Ministry Questionnaire today!

INFO CENTER - Do you enjoy chatting and assisting the body of Christ? Consider serving at Info Center where you can assist others to register for events and also provide details for the various ongoings at The Ark. No experience required, just a willing heart and a big smile. To join our team, please complete and return a Ministry Questionnaire, obtainable at Info Center or Main Office.

BARNABAS MINISTRY

ENCOURAGEMENT FOR SEPARATED & DIVORCED MEN - God has a plan for you. Allow Him to take hold of your situation and be comforted by the wisdom found in His Holy Word. You can experience joy in the midst of this tumultuous season in your life. Gather with other brothers in Christ every Tuesday at 7:00pm here at The Ark. We will share in devotion, prayer, and fellowship.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

VBS PRAYER & PLANNING MEETING - This year’s Vacation Bible School theme is “Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth” and we’d love to have you help us out! Our next prayer & planning meeting will be announced soon.

COLLEGE AGE GROUP (18-25)

BIBLE STUDY - Hey, if you’re between the age of 18-25, come on out to our group on Friday, April 3. We’ll meet at The Ark Community Cafe at 7:00pm. It’ll be a time of coffee, community, and Word Study. You do not have to be attending college to attend. Follow us on Instagram @thearkcollegeagegroup.

CONVALESCENT MINISTRY

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

EDUCATORS IN ACTION

ATTENTION ALL EDUCATORS - Desire a time of prayer and fellowship? Come build a community of support and prayer with other educators and those who serve with students of all ages (pre-school to college age). We meet every 2nd Friday of the month at 7:00pm in Room 106. Next meeting date: May 8.

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 once a month on a Friday. Next meeting date to be announced.

FMO MEN'S MINISTRY

MEN’S RETREAT - Men of The Ark, join us for our retreat “EMPOWERED” located at Twin Peaks Conference Center in the San Bernardino mountains. Event will take place October 16-18. Cost $185. $80 deposit due at sign up. We are limited to 100 men so do not delay! Get over to the FMO resource center in Building 3.

MEN’S BIBLE STUDY - FMO will begin a new series out of Chuck Smith’s book, “Living Water: The Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life.” Both the book + work book are available for purchase ($12) at the Men’s Info Center or the Main Office. Studies held at 7:00pm in Building 3. Let’s learn to apply the Acts 1:8 power to our lives as men.

HOPE IN CHRIST

MINISTRY FOR THOSE HAVING LOST LOVED ONES - A bereavement support ministry to bring comfort and hope to those that are grieving the passing of a loved one. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at 6:30pm in Room 101.

MARRIAGE MINISTRY

TABLE TALK: MARITAL SUPPORT GROUP - Marriages sometimes need a SAFE SPACE. A time to hear from seasoned married couples who have wisdom and advice for marital issues. No matter how long you’ve been married, come check it out. Refreshments provided. Every last Monday of the month.

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 Main 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.

PRAYER

PRAYER & FASTING - Would you like to join us in our monthly meeting of prayer and fasting? It’s a time to lift up our burdens to the Lord, pray, worship, anoint with oil those that are sick, and have communion together as a family. When should you start fasting? It’s totally up to you! You can fast one, two, or seven days before Friday, May 8 at 6:30pm but we will end our fasting on this evening by having communion. These nights are held every second Friday of each month upstairs in the Children’s Worship Area.

MOMS IN PRAYER - Inviting and welcoming ALL mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters to have a profound impact on your children and their schools. Enjoy a time of fellowship, prayer, and engagement for our children. Every Saturday, we gather to pray for our children and we hope you can join us 9:00-10:00am in Room 106.

QUENCH

SUPPORT GROUP FOR ADDICTION - We are a fellowship of men and women who, through the power of Jesus, seek freedom from the sin we call addiction. We believe a person can be freed from this bondage through the power of God’s indwelling Holy Spirit and the application of His Word to our lives. We meet every Friday at 7:00pm. 18 and over.

QUENCH CHILDREN'S MINISTRY - Building 1 Rooms 103 & 104. This will make it possible for all attending Quench on Fridays to bring their children. They’ll have a time of play, crafts, devotional and prayer. Ages potty trained to 9 years old. Call our Main Office with any questions.

STREET WITNESSING

SATURATE: MONTEBELLO - As one body, we want to reach out to our city and “Saturate Montebello” with the love of Jesus! We pack items into ziploc bags and then hand them out to designated neighborhoods. We have a plan and a goal to give every home in Montebello a ziploc bag that shares the Good News of Jesus. We’ll meet select Saturdays at 8:00am in the Food Court Area. Next date TBA.

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 1:00-5:00pm. See you there!

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

SIMPLE READS: WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB - March 16 “How Happiness Happens” by Max Lucado; April 20 “Found” by Karen Kingsbury; May 18 “Boundaries” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend. We meet one Monday a month at 6:30pm. For inquiries, please email Lisa Perez at lisapccm@yahoo.com.

WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP - Every Monday at 6:30pm, our doors are open to all women who need guidance, prayer, and encouragement. Whatever the cause of the pain or trial, we have dedicated women here every week at our women’s support group. No cost or sign up necessary. "She came and worshipped Him, saying,"LORD, help me!"" Matthew 15:25

GATHER - Ladies from the ages of 18-35, join us on the last Friday of the month beginning April 24. This will be a safe place for women to gain support, Biblical wisdom, and strong friendships, as we walk together and grow in spiritual maturity.

YOUTH MINISTRY

EVANGELIZE THE PRIZE - High schoolers come and evangelize to change lives. Defend the faith. Practice what we preach. We will meet at the Ark 6pm and then head out. Bring money for food. Dates: May 1.

PARENT NEWSLETTER - Parents, ever wonder what is going on in our youth ministry? Our leaders want to stay connected with you so we have created a Parent Newsletter! We won’t spam your email, but you will get updates on events and current happenings within youth ministry from Pastor Derek. Subscribing is easy; just go to our youth website and enter in some simple information: www.montebelloyouth.weebly.com/parent-newsletter