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, December 2

Sunday Morning Service - Genesis 4 (9:00am & 11:30am)
Jr. High School Study (9:00am & 11:30am)
Awakening: Young Adults Bible Study (6:00pm)

Monday, December 3

Women's Support Group (6:30pm)
Simple Reads: Women's Book Club - December 3 (7:00pm)
FMO: Men's Bible Study (7:00pm)

Tuesday, December 4

Back To Basics: 2 Thessalonians (7:00pm)
Barnabas (7:00pm)

Wednesday, December 5

Wednesday Morning Prayer (6:30am)
Wednesday Evening Service Luke 10 (7:00pm)
Jr. High & High School Study (7:00pm)

Thursday, December 6

Hope in Christ: Bereavement Ministry - December 13 (7:00pm)
Thursday Night Bible Study (7:00pm)

Friday, December 7

Single Moms Christmas Potluck - December 8 (7:00pm)
Embrace Her (On Break Till Jan 2019)
The Quench (7:00pm)

Saturday, December 8

Convalescent Ministry - December 15

Notables

GINGERBREAD HOUSE BUILDING - Let’s have some Christmas fun as a family by coming together to build a Gingerbread House on the Rock! This family event will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 9:00am-12pm here at The Ark. This event is limited to 50 families so please be sure to sign up in the Education Center. Cost is $25.00 per Gingerbread House (one house per family).

ANGEL TREE - Angel Tree provides gifts to children whose parent(s) is incarcerated. The Ark is looking for volunteers! Pick up an Angel Tag at our Angel Tree Kiosk and purchase the gift designated on the tag. Your gift and tag are due in December 2 but you can turn them in well before then. Thanks for participating and making a difference in the life a child.

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.

CIRCLE OF HOPE

PAJAMA DRIVE - Make this Christmas a little brighter by providing new pajamas, blankets, and slippers to babies and children up to the age of 18 currently undergoing cancer treatment. All items will be donated to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and congregants of The Ark. Items can now be placed in the Circle of Hope donation barrel in Building 3 until December 23.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Desire a time of prayer and fellowship with those who understand the difficult journey through cancer? Come and build a network of support and prayer with other cancer survivors and caretakers every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. Next meeting will be held December 20.

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.

EMBRACE HER

MINISTRY FOR SEPARATED OR DIVORCED WOMEN ON CHRISTMAS BREAK - 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.

HOPE IN CHRIST

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 at 6:30pm. Please call the Main Office for more information.

MARRIAGE MINISTRY

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 6:30pm. For our next meeting date will be announced soon.

LOVE COVERS ALL: VALENTINE'S DINNER - A romantic “Night in Paris” themed Valentine’s Dinner for dating, engaged, & married couples here at The Ark on Friday, February 8 at 7:00pm. Register today for only $55.00 per couple. The night will include an exquisite French dining experience, special message by Pastor Pancho, French music trio “French Toast,” and DJ Kingdom to provide the party on the dance floor. Space is limited so reserve your spot at the Marriage Info Center.

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.

MEN'S MINISTRY

CHRISTMAS AT THE LA MISSION - FMO will be heading down to Skid Row on Christmas Eve to distribute hygiene kits to those in need. If you would like to help donate hygiene items, please drop off donations in the Main Office or at the FMO Table before December 16!

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. Currently studying John Bevere's best selling book, "The Bait of Satan."

PRAYER

PRAYER & FASTING - Our next time of prayer and fasting will be held Friday, December 14 at 6:30pm in Room 112.

MOMS IN PRAYER - 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 praying for them. Our meetings take place in Room 106 in Building 1 from 9:00-10:00am.

STREET WITNESSING

SATURATE MONTEBELLO - Do you have a heart for the name of Jesus to be shared with people? As one body, we want to reach out to our city and “Saturate Montebello” with the love of Jesus! We will be meeting once a month to pack items into ziploc bags and hand them out. We have a plan and a goal to give every home in Montebello a ziploc bag that shares the Good News of Jesus. Come to our final meeting of the year, held December 22 from 8:00am-12:00pm.

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

HIS STAR WOMEN'S CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE - Our annual Christmas Boutique with special crafts and goodies made from our very own talented women here at The Ark is upon us! This year will be unlike years past in that this year we will be having our Boutique on a Saturday and Sunday (December1 & 2)! Ladies, space is limited to 200 women as we will provide a breakfast and devotion on Saturday morning. To join us Saturday, December 1 at 9:00am, reserve your spot with $15.00 at the Women’s Info Center. There will be no sign ups at the door.

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 "I Declare War" by Levi Lusko on December 3; January 7 - "Return" by Karen Kingsbury; February 4 - "The Hiding Place" by Corrie Ten Boom. For inquiries, please email Lisa Perez at lisapccm@yahoo.com.

SINGLE MOMS CHRISTMAS POTLUCK - All single moms and their children are cordially invited to our annual potluck held Saturday, December 8 from 9:00am - 12:00noon in Building 3. Register for this FREE EVENT at Women's Info Center by December 5.

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

WHAT IS WORSHIP? - We will be having a Worship Workshop for all Jr. High and High School students who desire to learn what the Bible says about worship. Students will have the opportunity to learn or enhance their skills on new instruments including voice. For a fee of $5.00, you can attend this workshop every Sunday through December 16 (1:30pm-3:00pm).

MUSTACHE MONDAYS - Come and join us every other Monday night at 6:30pm as we fellowship with one another over some food and football at Pastor Derek’s house. Cost is $5 and open to all Jr. High and High School guys. Sign up in either Youth room!

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.