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 1
Sunday Morning Service - Genesis 28 "Divine Encounter" (9:00am & 11:30am)
Jr. High & High School Study (9:00am & 11:30am)
Monday, December 2
Women’s Support Group (6:30pm)
Simple Reads: Women's Book Club - December 2 (6:30pm)
FMO: Men's Bible Study (7:00pm)
Tuesday, December 3
Back To Basics (7:00pm)
Barnabas: Men's Support Group for Divorced or Separated (7:00pm)
Wednesday, December 4
Midweek Service - Thanksgiving Fellowship (7:00pm)
Jr. High & High School Study (7:00pm)
Thursday, December 5
Hope in Christ: Bereavement Ministry (December 12)
Circle of Hope: Cancer Support Ministry(December 19)
Thursday Night Bible Study (TBA)
Friday, December 6
Prayer & Fasting - January 3 (6:30pm)
Educators in Action - December 13 (7:00pm)
Embrace Her: Women's Support Group for Divorced or Separated (TBA)
Friday Night Fellowship - January 10 (7:00pm)
Single Moms Bible Study (TBA)
Saturday, December 7
Moms in Prayer (9:00am)
Convalescent Ministry - December 21 (1:00pm)
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD - If you still have shoeboxes, the absolute last day to turn your filled Christmas shoeboxes to the Main Office is December 10.
GINGERBREAD HOUSE MAKING - 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 Saturday, December 14 from 9:00am-12:00pm at The Ark. This event is limited to only forty families so make sure to sign up at the Information Center. Cost is $25 per family.
SENIOR CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - We are having our Christmas luncheon for our seniors ages 50+ on Friday, December 20 at 11:00am! We'll enjoy a time of festive fellowship, food, God's Word and worship. No cost or registration required, just show up! Main dish provided but we ask that you'd please bring a side dish based upon your last name: A-M: Rice; N-Z: Beans. Feel free to bring a friend. We'll see you there!
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.
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.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2020 - Please join us as we begin to pray collectively for VBS 2020! Our theme is “Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth.” Our next planning meeting will be announced soon!
CIRCLE OF HOPE
CANCER SUPPORT GROUP - Our support group is back and meeting here at The Ark on Thursday, December 19 at 7:00pm. If you or a loved one is battling cancer, consider participating in this time of encouragement through God's Word and fellowship with others.
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.
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.
FMO MEN'S MINISTRY
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.
TABLE TALK: MARITAL SUPPORT GROUP - Our monthly gathering meets on the last Monday of each month with a themed topic of discussion, food and fellowship. Won't you and your spouse consider participating on November 25? We'll gather at The Ark at 7:00pm.
VALENTINE’S DINNER - Saturday, February 8, from 6:30-11:00pm will be our annual Sweethearts Valentine’s Dinner. It will take place at Almansor Court in Alhambra. Cost will be $100.00 per couple. This event is great for couples that are dating, engaged, or married! You will be served a delicious meal, be able to dance the night away with your significant other, and hear a special message about relationships from Pastor Pancho. Couples from other churches also love this special event so make sure to sign up immediately as space is limited to only 100 couples.
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, January 3 at 6:30pm but we will end our fasting on this evening by having communion. These nights are held every first Friday of each month upstairs in the Children’s Worship Area.
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 praying for them. We pray together in Room 106 from 9:00-10:00am.
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.
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!
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 Case for Christmas" by Lee Strobel on December 2; January 6 "Mama Maggie" by Martin Makary; February 10 "Forgiven" by Karen Kingbury. For inquiries, please email Lisa Perez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HIS STAR CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST & BOUTIQUE - “We have seen His Star in the East and have come to worship Him” (Matthew 2:2). Heaven is near, join us as we remember the day heaven came down and made us whole. It will be a morning filled with worship, adoration, praise, prayer, His written Word, fellowship, & a scrumptious meal. Saturday, December 14, 9:00am-11:30am; Cost is $15 and includes breakfast event + boutique shopping. Breakfast event on Saturday is now full but the boutique will be open to everyone after services on Sunday, December 15.
SINGLE MOMS - Come and find rest here at The Ark every other Friday night at 7:00pm. We have nights of prayer, “refresh” nights, and nights devoted to fellowship. No sign ups necessary; just come as you are. For more information, please call the Main Office.
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 WINTER CAMP - Attention all Jr. High and High School students! Sign up to come along on our annual Youth Winter Camp. It’ll be held this year at Camp Cedar Crest where we will enjoy an abundance of snow, one another, and God’s Word. Winter Camp will be the weekend of January 10-12. Cost is $150.00 with a non-refundable $40.00 deposit. If you want an opportunity to discover more of who God is and what He has for you while creating memories that’ll last forever, sign up in one of the Youth rooms today! Space is limited.
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