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, January 26

Sunday Morning Service - Genesis 34 "The Ravishing of Dinah" (9:00am & 11:30am)
Jr High & High School (9:00am & 11:30am)

Monday, January 27

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

Tuesday, January 28

Back to Basics: 2 John (7:00pm)
Barnabas Ministry: Men's Support Group for Divorced or Separated (7:00pm)

Wednesday, January 29

Midweek Service - Luke 22 (7:00pm)
Jr. High & High School Study (7:00pm)

Thursday, January 30

Bible Study: A Harmony of the Gospels (7:00pm)
Hope in Christ: Bereavement Support Group - January 23 (7:00pm)

Friday, January 31

Prayer & Fasting - February 14 (6:30pm)
Quench: Support Group for Individuals Struggling with Substance Abuse (6:30pm)
Bible Study: Friday Night Fellowship (6:30pm)
College Age Group Bible Study: For Everyone Between Ages 18-25 - February 7 (7:00pm)
Educators in Action - February 14 (7:00pm)
Embrace Her: Women's Support Group for Divorced or Separated - TBA (7:00pm)
Fresh Start: Support Group Promoting Healthy Dieting for Women (7:00pm)

Saturday, January 25

Moms in Prayer (9:00am)
Saturate: Montebello - TBA (8:00am)
Convalescent Ministry - February 15 (1:00pm)

Notables

QUENCH - If you or someone you know needs prayer and support to recover from substance abuse and chemical dependency. We meet every Friday at 6:30pm.

PURPOSE OF PAIN - If you are suffering with chronic pain, it does not mean we can not have purpose. God has blessed us with these things so that we may grow in wisdom and help those with the same ailments. It is our hope that our pain will glorify God and what His plan and purpose is for us. Meet with us Friday, January 24 at 7:00pm

ESTATE PLANNING SEMINAR - Learn about living trusts and estate planning on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00pm, presented by Alpha Omega Family Services. Uncover common misconceptions about wills, probate, living trusts and powers of attorney that often cost families unnecessary time, money, and heartache.

BIBLE STUDIES

BACK TO BASICS - We'll cover 1 John through Jude, verse-by-verse Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm. Our interactive Bible study class is a great place to have sweet fellowship all in an informal setting.

THURSDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY: A HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS - Survey Scripture with our Thursday Night Bible Study group that meets here at The Ark at 7:00pm. Our next series, "A Harmony of the Gospels" will help you explore the people, places, and stories in the life of Jesus as outlined in the four Gospels.

FOUNDATIONS OF THE FAITH - Building Upon The Rock. All ages welcome! Our interactive class is held on Fridays at 7:00pm Upstairs Lounge Area in Building 1. Come on over if you’re wanting to learn more, fellowship and study scriptures!

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.

BARNABAS MINISTRY

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.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

VBS PRAYER & PLANNING MEETING - This year’s Vacation Bible School theme is “Standing Strong in the Battle for Truth” and we’d love to have you help us out! Our next prayer & planning meeting takes place Monday, January 27 at 7:00pm in Room 106.

COLLEGE AGE GROUP (18-25)

BIBLE STUDY - Hey, if you’re between the age of 18-25, come on out to our group on Friday, February 7. We’ll meet at The Ark Community Cafe at 7:00pm. It’ll be a time of coffee, community, and Word Study. You do not have to be attending college to attend. Follow us on Instagram @thearkcollegeagegroup.

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.

CUB SCOUTS

PINEWOOD DERBY - Hey parents! Cub Scout Pack 1726 is having their annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, February 1 here at The Ark High School Room. Bring the family and experience pure race car enjoyment! There are no motors, rubber bands, or wind to move these little race cars...just pure gravitational speed! Race time is 9:00am! $20 secures your spot in the race, so hurry and register today at Building 1 Kiosk.

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. Next meeting date: February 14.

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 once a month on a Friday. Next meeting date: February 7.

FMO MEN'S MINISTRY

MEN’S RETREAT - Men of The Ark, join us for our retreat “EMPOWERED” located at Twin Peaks Conference Center in the San Bernardino mountains. Event will take place October 16-18. Cost $185. $80 deposit due at sign up. We are limited to 100 men so do not delay! Get over to the FMO resource center in Building 3.

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.

MARRIAGE MINISTRY

TABLE TALK: MARITAL SUPPORT GROUP - Marriages sometimes need a SAFE SPACE. A time to hear from seasoned married couples who have wisdom and advice for marital issues. No matter how long you’ve been married, come check it out. Refreshments provided. Every last Monday of the month.

THE ART OF PARENTING - Join us for a 9 week study focusing on developing relationships, character, identity and mission. Parents will be encouraged to parent intentionally, to launch their children into the next generation and how to to make Jesus central. Will be in various homes. February 23 - April 26.

MARRIAGE HOME FELLOWSHIPS - Home Fellowship is designed to provide an intimate setting for all married couples participating. Learn and ask questions while enjoying fellowship with other couples! Fridays from March 6 - April 10. Sign up at Info center to purchase book/ study guide $20 and to get location.

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

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, February 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 upstairs in the Children’s Worship Area.

COLLEGIATE DAY OF PRAYER - Thursday, February 27. 6:30pm. We will be gathering to unite in prayer and worship for a revival and awakening for our college campuses around the nation. Our students need our earnest prayer as they navigate through college.

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.

STREET WITNESSING

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. Next date TBA.

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

TAMING YOUR EMOTIONS - Ladies 16&over, join us for an 8 week community Bible study. We will look at different emotions, learn about triggers and seek God’s Word to learn how we are to respond. Sign ups begin February 2. Visit the Womens info center for start dates and times.

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 "Forgiven" by Karen Kingbury on February 10; March 16 "How Happiness Happens" by Max Lucado; April 20 "Found" by Karen Kingsbury. For inquiries, please email Lisa Perez at lisapccm@yahoo.com.

FRESH START - Join us every Thursday at 7:00pm through February 13 to gain an appetite for the Lord through prayer, fasting, the Word of God and journaling.

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

EVANGELIZE THE PRIZE - High schoolers come and evangelize to change lives. Defend the faith. Practice what we preach. We will meet at the Ark 6pm and then head out. Bring money for food. Dates: February 7. March 13. April 3. May 1.

GALENTINES DINNER - Join us February 15 at 6:30pm for a night of fellowship and girl time as we celebrate Valentines Day. Dinner, dessert and activities will be on the agenda for the evening. Most importantly, we hope to all be united as sisters in Christ through Jesus’ love. Come dressed in your most festive attire. Please bring a box of valentines to exchange. Sign up in High School to get address of location.

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