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, April 15

Sunday Morning Service - Romans 8:1-13 "The Agency of Sanctification" Part 1 of 2 (8:30am, 11:00am & 1:15pm)
Jr. High School Study (Cancelled This Week)
Awakening: Young Adults Fellowship (6:00pm)

Monday, April 16

Women's Support Group (6:30pm)
Simple Reads: Women's Book Club - May 7 (6:30pm)
FMO: Men's Bible Study (7:00pm)

Tuesday, April 17

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

Wednesday, April 18

Wednesday Morning Prayer (6:30am)
Wednesday Evening Service - Luke 7 "In Focus: John The Baptist" (7:00pm)
Jr. High & High School Study (7:00pm)

Thursday, April 19

Cub/Boy Scouts - April 12 (7:00pm)
Thursday Night Bible Study - April 12 (7:00pm)

Friday, April 20

Educators in Action - April 20 (7:00pm)
Embrace Her - May 11 (7:00pm)
The Quench (7:00pm)
Single Moms Bible Study (7:00pm)

Saturday, April 21

Moms In Prayer (9:00am)
Convalescent Ministry - April 21 (9:30am)

Notables

SUMMER SERVICE TIMES - This summer beginning June 3, we're going to 2 Sunday services. New times will be 9:00am & 11:30am. Please plan accordingly.

DECISION AMERICA: CALIFORNIA TOUR - This outreach event is a great opportunity for the church to invite their unsaved friends and family to a free evening of worship with Dennis Agajanian & Jeremy Camp and a message by Franklin Graham. Event takes place Monday, May 21 at 7:30pm at Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena. Save the date and bring your loved ones! Additional information at www.decisioncalifornia.com.

MEMORIAL DAY COMMEMORATION - The Military Ministry will be hosting a Commemoration Meet & Greet honoring those who gave their lives serving our great nation. On Friday, May 25 at 6:30pm, gather with veterans and their families for a potluck-style meal. Special message by Pastor Pancho. If interested or to register, visit the Military Table in Building 3.

CHURCH PICNIC - You're invited to our 1st Annual Church Picnic as The Ark Montebello! This will be such a special event and a fun time for our church family! Our celebration will be held at Whittier Narrows Recreation Area and will include games, food, and lots of fellowship. Feel free to bring your own chairs and blankets. To assure that there is enough food for the entire 'Ark,' please bring two pounds of meat and a side dish per family. We can't wait to see you there on Saturday, May 26 from 10am-3pm!

FAMILY CAMPOUT - Register your family for our annual campout at Yucaipa Regional Park for $170 (family of up to six, additional fee of $30 for each additional participant) at the Info Center in Building 3 (deposit is non-refundable). Price includes five days and four nights on the campground, Saturday dinner, and Sunday continental breakfast. Dates are August 8-12.

FRIDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY - 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! Classes will resume Friday, May 11 held here at The Ark at 7:00pm.

HOME FELLOWSHIPS - Are you yearning to grow in God's Word as well as met other believers at The Ark? Our home fellowship study is the perfect place to do just that! We're studying the Book of 2 Corinthians every Friday night through May 18 at 7:00pm. Purchase your book at the Info Center in Building 3 for only $10.

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 Family Ministry Questionnaire from Pastor Willie.

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.

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, May 11 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 next meeting held April 30 at 7pm here at The Ark. We 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 held Friday evenings though April 27 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! Our theme for this year’s retreat is “Steadfast” based on James 1:12. Register today 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, May 4 at 6:30pm in the Children’s Worship Area.

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

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

SINGLE MOMS - Come find rest here at The Ark, Friday nights at 7:00pm. We're excited to go through a study entitled "Women of the New Testament" together. We have nights of prayer, "refresh" nights, and nights devoted to fellowship. Childcare is available. No need to register, just come as you are! More details available at our Main Office by calling 323-724-8464.

WOMEN'S HOME BIBLE STUDY - Our five week home Bible study, "My Heart, Christ's Home" will be held at various locations on Tuesday evenings. Space is limited and require registration of $10 at Women's Info Center. Must be 18 years or older to participate. Sorry, no childcare provided.

SIMPLE READS: WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB - Our exciting gathering for readers meets once a month on Monday at 6:30pm here at The Ark with our next meeting held May 7. Be a part of the wonderful world of reading! We’ll discuss the book "Between Heaven and the Real World (Ch. 18-35)" by Steven Curtis Chapman, available at the Chapel Store. Following dates and books: June 4 - "Redemption" by Karen Kingsbury; July 9 - "Absolute Surrender" by Andrew Murray. For inquiries, please email Lisa Perez at lisapccm@yahoo.com.

FRESH START - Our free women’s support group for weight control meets Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:00pm through May 17. Gain an appetite for the Lord through the Word of God, prayer, a Word study, and journaling. Learn to control eating habits as we journey together sharing victories, recipes, meal planning, counting calories, and exercise. Must be 12 years & older to participate.

YOUTH MINISTRY

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.