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, August 12

Sunday Morning Service - Romans 14:1-4 Part 2 of 5 (9:00am & 11:30am)
Jr. High School Study (9:00am & 11:30am)
Awakening: Young Adults Fellowship (6:00pm)

Monday, August 13

Women's Support Group (6:30pm)
Simple Reads: Women's Book Club - Sept 10 (6:30pm)
FMO: Men's Bible Study (7:00pm)

Tuesday, August 14

Back To Basics (7:00pm)
Barnabas (7:00pm)

Wednesday, August 15

Wednesday Morning Prayer (6:30am)
Wednesday Evening Service - Abel Maldonado: 1 John 2 (7:00pm)
Jr. High & High School Study (7:00pm)

Thursday, August 16

Thursday Night Bible Study (7:00pm)

Friday, August 10

Embrace Her - August 10 (7:00pm)
The Quench (7:00pm)
Single Moms Bible Study (7:00pm)

Saturday, August 11

Convalescent Ministry - August 18 (9:30am)

Notables

MOVIE NIGHT: TORTURED FOR CHRIST - The Voice of the Martyrs presents the inspiring movie “Tortured for Christ”, a cinematic retelling of the testimony of VOM founder Pastor Richard Wurmbrand who was tortured and imprisoned in Romania for his faith. You don’t want to miss out on this powerful movie...buy your ticket today! Cost is $9.00 per ticket. Movie will be shown in Building 3 on Friday, August 10 at 7:00pm. This movie is appropriate for ages 16 and over.

BLOOD DRIVE - “Give blood, give life.” Please join us for our annual Blood Drive with City of Hope. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 18 from 8:00am - 2:00pm. You may sign up for a specific time slot in Building 3 every Sunday after service. Must be 16 years and older to donate blood.

SUMMER BAPTISM - If you are a Christian and have never been baptized, now is the perfect opportunity! Mark your calendars, because Sunday, August 26 at 3:00pm at The Ark, you can make your public declaration of your inward transformation through Jesus! To celebrate, we will have a potluck! All Arkies are welcome to join in this happy time. According to your last name, A-M: bring a main dish and N-Z: bring a side dish.

WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE INTRODUCTION - Krav Maga, Hebrew for “combat contact,” is used by the Israeli defense forces as well as by law enforcement and military around the world. Learn self-defense techniques from 3rd degree black belt in Krav Maga: Duncan Pattle. Cost is $80 (4 two-hour sessions) and space is very limited so sign up quickly! Dates are September 1, 8, 15, & 22 from 12:00pm-2:00pm. Must be 14 years and older to participate.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

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.

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.

CUB SCOUTS

OPEN HOUSE - Parents-Come and join us for the Cub Scouts Open House on Thursday, August 23 at 7:00pm in Building 3. Get your son involved! Your son will go camping, hiking, and a bunch of other cool stuff so come on by. Your son will grow in the Lord, make friends, and know what it feels like to be part of one of America’s oldest tradition – to be a Cub Scout.

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, August 10 at 7:00pm.

FAMILY MINISTRY

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT - Come on out and bring the whole family for a “night at the movies.” Enjoy a fun Friday night out with your family and friends here at The Ark that won’t break your wallet! We will be watching a movie that has yet to be determined in Building 3. Event itself is free, however, we will be providing hot dogs, drinks, and other movie theater goodies for minimal cost. Date is Friday, August 31 at 7:00pm.

HOPE IN CHRIST

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY - A new bereavement ministry to bring comfort and hope to those that are grieving the passing of a loved one. We will meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month beginning in July. Please call the Front Office for more information.

MARRIAGE MINISTRY

END OF SUMMER BBQ - Our Marriage Ministry welcomes all married and engaged couples to our End of Summer Barbecue! Join us for a fun time of food, fellowship, and games! Grab your spouse and join us on Saturday, August 25 at 5:00pm here at The Ark. Cost per couple is $30.00. Don’t wait until the last minute...sign up today! Space is limited.

MARITAL SUPPORT GROUP - We meet on the last Monday of every other month at 6:30pm. For our next meeting on Monday, September 24, we will be discussing the topic of 'Forgiveness.' Coffee and sweets will be provided.

MARRIED COUPLES FALL BIBLE STUDY - "You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity" will radically shift the way you see this important relationship in your life. As a married couple, this study contains powerful truths and how to apply them into your marriage. Purchase your book and workbook at the Marriage Info Center in Building 3. Study will be at 7:00pm every Friday from September 14 - October 19 meeting at various homes. Visit Marriage Info Center for hosting locations.

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, study God's Word with us Monday evenings at 7:00pm here at The Ark. In addition to our study, we'll have a time of worship, fellowship and encouragement.

PRAYER

PRAYER & FASTING - Our next time of prayer and fasting will be held Friday, September 7 at 6:30pm in the Children’s Worship Area.

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

SCRIPTURES & SUCCULENTS - Ladies, we will be having a study + succulent workshop on August 28 at 6:30pm in Building 3. Each workshop/study will be $15.00. We will learn about hearing God’s voice through seasons of drought while using our hands to create a succulent arrangement. It will be a unique event for our ladies here at The Ark so be sure to sign up at the Women’s Info Center; space is limited.

FOR HIS GLORY DANCE WORKSHOP - Are you a young lady between the ages of 15 and 20 interested in learning a new form of worship? The Ark will be hosting a 5 week dance workshop which will consist of God’s Word and dance. Come ready for a warm-up, across the floor combinations, and a new dance routine. Cost for this workshop is $25.00 (includes a t-shirt). Sign ups being taken at Women's Info Center. Classes will be every Saturday in September from 10:00am-12:00pm. Water will be provided. For any questions, please see Evie in High School Room.

WOMEN'S FALL BIBLE STUDY - The Women’s Ministry is excited to announce that our Fall Bible study will begin September 11 - November 27 at 7:00pm. We will be studying through “A Life Beyond Amazing” by Dr. David Jeremiah. You can purchase your book at the Women’s Info Center for $15. No childcare available for these Tuesday evening Bible studies.

FRESH START - Our free women’s support group for weight control meets Thursday evenings through August 16, 7:00-8:30pm. 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.

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.

SIMPLE READS: WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB - Our exciting gathering for readers meets once a month on Monday at 6:30pm. Be a part of the wonderful world of reading! We’ll discuss the book "The Masterpiece" (Chapters 1-20) by Francine Rivers on September 20; October 8 - "The Masterpiece" (Chapters 21-39); November 5 - "Remember" by Karen Kingsbury. 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

YOUTH MINISTRY

SOJOURNER: HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SUPPORT GROUP - Are you a girl in high school struggling with depression, anxiety, or life in general? Our new Sojourners support group is designed to assist you through this journey with biblical guidance. We’ll meet at 7:00pm every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month through September in the High School Room. No registration or fee required.

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.