Sunday, April 11
Easter Services - Exodus 26-27 "The Shadow and Copy of the Heavenly Things" (9:00am & 11:30am)
Jr High & High School Services (9:00am & 11:30am)
Children's Ministry (9:00am & 11:30am)
Monday, April 12
Women's Support Group via Phone (6:30pm)
Fresh Start: Women's Weight Management Support (7:00pm)
Table Talk: Married Couples - April 26 (7:00pm)
Tuesday, April 13
Back to Basics (7:00pm)
Barnabas: Service for Divorced/Separated Men (7:00pm)
Wednesday, April 14
Thursday, April 15 - The Ark Closed
Friday, April 16
Spanish Service - Romanos (7:00pm)
College Age Group Worship Night: Ages 18-25 - April 23 (7:00pm)
Hope in Christ - April 16 (7:00pm)
Connect Career Age Group: Ages 26-35 - April 16 (7:00pm)
Saturday, April 17 - The Ark Closed
Moms in Prayer (9:00am)
BLOOD DRIVE - Schurr High School Blood Drive hosted by United Student Body, The Ark Montebello & American Red Cross. Donors between ages of 16-24 will get a $10 eCard to a place they like to eat or shop at! Sign up online by visiting redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: Schurr. You can also call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767). Monday, April 19 from 2:00-8:00pm
SPANISH SERVICE - This is an interactive Bible class in Spanish. We hope this class will help you not only understand the Book of Romans but also how to share your faith with friends and family that speak Spanish.
Este estudio bíblico está diseñado para que pueda interactuar con el maestro (Preguntas y respuestas: Preguntas y respuestas). También obtenga una mejor comprensión del Libro de Romanos y comparta su fe con familiares y amigos.
BACK TO BASICS - This class is intended to help us have a better understanding of The Book of Romans. Our interactive class welcomes your questions. Come learn and have fun!
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY - We are looking for servants for Children's Ministry. Fill out a Ministry Questionnaire today!
ARKIETECH VOLUNTEERS - Technology is expanding daily and we want to keep abreast with the latest trends to reach those who otherwise would have the opportunity to hear and see the gospel. As an ArkieTECH, you will have an opportunity to be a sound tech, broadcast audio engineer, camera operator, or visual tech! If you have a desire or passion, come on down and fill out a ministry questionnaire today!
CREATIVES MINISTRY - Calling all creatives, if you are gifted in the arts (photography, videography, editors, graphic design, writers, etc), pick up a Ministry Questionnaire at our booth after service or in Main Office.
PARKING MINISTRY - Have you been attending The Ark for more than six months now and have been praying about serving? Parking Ministry is looking for helpers with 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.
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. Service is held Tuesday at 7:00pm here at The Ark. We'll study God's Word, pray, and fellowship. For details, email Rene or Gus on how to connect with us!
WELCOME BACK! - Our Little Arkies are meeting again at 1st & 2nd Service! Due to current restrictions, we can only accommodate a small number of children for these classes: Nursery (first come, first serve); 3 & 4 Year Old Class (8 max); K - 5th Grade Classes (12 max per class); Special Needs Class (2-3 max). If God puts in your heart, please prayerfully consider helping us out! We'd love to have you teach or assist in our Children's Ministry! Fill out a Ministry Questionnaire today, obtainable at Building 1 Main Office.
COLLEGE AGE GROUP
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICE FOR 18-25 YEAR OLDS - If you're between the ages of 18-25, you NEED to come out to The Ark on Friday, April 23 for worship night! Stop by the College Age Group Table before or after service! If you have Instagram @collegeagegrouptheark follow us and stay up to date with our group!
CONNECT: CAREER AGE GROUP
FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICE FOR 26-35 YEAR OLDS - Connect is a place for anyone between the ages of 26-35 to fellowship, hear God's Word and meet the others. If you are single, married, have children or not and fall within this age group, then this is for you! Our next meeting takes place April 16. See you there! If you have Instagram @connect_theark follow us and stay up to date with our group!
EDUCATORS IN ACTION
SUPPORT GROUP FOR EDUCATORS - Desire a time of prayer and fellowship? Build a network of support and prayer with other educators and those who serve with students of all ages (pre-school through college age) every 2nd Friday of the month at 7:00pm. Next meeting will be held April 9 on Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
SERVICE FOR SEPARATED OR DIVORCED WOMEN - Are you currently going through a separation or divorce? Find support and healing through God's Word as we gather at The Ark one Friday of the month for service. Our next gathering will take place April 9. Email email@example.com for details.
FMO MEN'S MINISTRY
FOR MEN ONLY BIBLE STUDY - Men, study God's Word with us Monday evenings at 7:00pm at The Ark. We'll meet for a time of worship, prayer and encouragement via God's Word.
BLENDED FAMILY ZOOM CLASS PROVIDED BY THE ARK MONTEBELLO - PUTTING THE PIECES BACK TOGETHER GOD'S WAY - Did you know Jesus and Moses were both raised in a blended family? That's right, look it up. In fact, Moses was raised in a household of a different ethnicity and religion than his. Imagine Jesus being your older brother. Would your mom be saying "why don't you act more like Jesus" or "WWJD"? Blended families go way back to the beginning of time. The Ark Montebello's Blended Families ZOOM class is based upon the scripture Proverbs 24:3 It takes wisdom to build a house, and understanding to set it on a firm foundation. This class teaches blended family parents that God can make it work. So ZOOM in and allow the Lord to put the pieces back together God's Way. Studies begin April 9. Purchase your Study Book and register at the Info Center in Building 2 or by calling the church office at 323-724-8464 during normal business hours. Each book is only $15.00. No charge for the class.
THE ART OF PARENTING - The Art of Parenting is an 8 week study for parents that encourages them to parent intentionally, in order to launch their child into the next generation. Topics include: Forming character; Applying discipline; Understanding and nurturing identity; and Preparing children for the mission God has for them. Cost is $13.00 (workbook included). Sign up at Info Center after service today!
ALLELON "ONE ANOTHER" KEYS TO STRENGTHENING YOUR MARRIAGE (DONE DEVOTIONAL STYLE) - The Bible calls us to be at peace with another, to love one another, and build up one another up. There are are 59 verses in God's Word that reference "One Another". The Greek term for "One Another" is "Allen". Come with us as we explore God's Word as it pertains to the One Another" scriptures in the Bible through Worship, Devotions, and Prayer. Our gathering will be done in devotional service form as a way to grow closer to God and learn more about the Christian life. The goal of a devotional then, is to help people apply biblical concepts to their daily lives and help people think about what the Scripture means to them personally. A 5.00 fee per couple will include all you can drink coffee and special sweets. For those with restricted diets, please let us know of your dietary needs at the time of sign up so we can have you covered as well. Sign up fast at the info center as space is limited.
TABLE TALK: MARITAL SUPPORT GROUP - Whether you are having marital issues or not, we invite you to an evening of conversation among newly and seasoned and married couples. We meet on the last Monday of every other month at 7:00pm. Our next meeting will be held on Monday, April 26 in Children's Lounge.
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 & 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 14 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.
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 over the phone every Saturday from 9:00-10:00am. Call 323-253-1219 to join our prayer.
SERVICE FOR THOSE STRUGGLING WITH 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. Service is held every Friday at 7:00pm. Must be 18 and over.
FRESH START - Our free women’s support group for weight control meets Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm April 12 through May 24. 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.
BEE A COMMUNITY - Spring into community as the Women's Ministry Community Groups begin April 19 for a 10 week journey together. This year's theme invites us to "Bee In Community," engaging like Deborah did in the Bible (or in her time). Join us as we connect, build, nurture, and flourish together. Groups will be hosted both onsite at church as well as virtually. Sign up at the Women's Ministry Tab on our church website or for assistance, consult the Women's Info Center.
WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP - Women's Support Group at The Ark provides a haven for women who are in need of prayer and Biblical advice. Our phone conferences are held Monday nights at 6:30pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. *NEW* In addition to our phone calls, we will now meet at The Ark Montebello on the last Monday of the month beginning April 26! No cost or sign up necessary. "She came and worshiped Him, saying,"LORD, help me!"" Matthew 15:25
FAITH & FRIENDS - Jr highers and High schoolers, come join us Friday nights at 7:00pm as we encourage one another in our faith and hang out with friends.
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