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OUR PURPOSE AS A CHURCH:

CHURCH LEADERSHIP SENIOR PASTOR

Samuel Valverde Raquel Valverde Community Coordinator EXECUTIVE CORE Pastor Patrick Cisneros, Asst. Pastor / The Journey Pastor Timothy Valverde, Celebration/Youth Pastor Fernando Salgado, Volunteer Director Nat Ochoa, Administrator Andrew Rodriguez, Sanctuary Director MINISTERIAL BODY Joe Alvarez Steve Chaparro Daniel Covarrubias Ron Fernandez (Evangelist) Abel Gonzalez Gabriel Guerra Luis Gutierrez Caesar Huerta Noah Leon

Ben Medina Lee Millen Frank Raya Phil Raya Steve Rios Santos Valenzuela

*Standard rates may apply*

ONLINE GIVING is available on our website or to donate through PAYPAL, the church email is : FTCChurchFontana@aol.com

DEACONS Richard Flores

CONTACT INFORMATION Sunday Celebration Service: Church Office Hours: Church Address: Church Email: Website: Bookstore: IDCN District Website: Apostolic Assembly Website:

APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER

Find us on Facebook English 10:00am / Spanish 1pm/ Spanish 5:00pm Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 5401 Citrus Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336 (909) 822-5450 FTCChurchFontana@aol.com www.fountainoftruth.com www.fuentedeverdad.org Tuesday - Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Open all day on Sundays www.idcnonline.com www.apostolicassembly.com

INSIDE THIS EDITION: Matthew Dinners - April 1 - 19 TGIF - April 4 & 11 Resurrection Sunday - April 20


EVENTS

PASTOR’S THOUGHTS SENIOR PASTOR SAM VALVERDE

HE LIVES! HE LIVES!

REMNANT NIGHT! Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:00pm in the sanctuary

“And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5 On Sunday, April 20, 2014 we will once again celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. More than 2000 years ago Jesus was tortured on the cross and buried, but three days later he rose again. That changed everything! Because HE LIVES we have security for today and hope for tomorrow. Because HE LIVES we have eternal life. Because HE LIVES we have the opportunity to share this life and hope with others. MATTHEW DINNER For that reason we are once again inviting all FTC members who know this living Christ to share him with others in a friendly and effective manner. I encourage you to invite a few FTC friends and together plan a dinner similar to the one Matthew (Levi) celebrated with his friends: “And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.” Luke 5:29 Invite some those attending your Life Group and/or co-workers, neighbors or school mates. You may be surprised how many people will accept a sincere invitation to share a meal and some good conversation. Dinners can be planned between April 1 and April 19, 2014. For details and more information, pick up a Matthew Dinner packet at the bookstore beginning Sunday, March 30, 2013 or go to www.fountainoftruth.com. ELEPHANTS IN THE HOUSE Every year about April my Dad would get into, from my perspective, the dreaded springcleaning mode. We would haul carpets, couches, chairs and mattresses outside “for the sun to burn off impurities” (his words) that had accumulated during the winter months. We would wash, scrub and sterilize the furniture. While our stuff was being purified by “sun rays and fresh air, (again, his words) the crew, comprised of my brother and me, would give the floors, closets and hallways a deep cleansing. I remember that some items that “did not deserve to come back into the house” (You guessed it, his words) were replaced by new items. Some things had to be taken out, cleaned and returned; others had to be replaced. Sometimes some members of the family did not even want to talk about disposing of a favorite but unusable or unsightly piece of furniture.

BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS

to our SENIOR PASTOR Samuel Valverde! FTC is priviledged to have the BEST pastor in the world! Also, Happy Birthday to Sammy D, son of Sam Jr & Celeste Valverde and the 1st grandson of the Valverde family. He turns 4 this year! May God’s blessing always be upon you!

FTC IS GOING TO HONDURAS!

A group of volunteers are going to celebrate a Summer Camp in Honduras for orphans from the La Esperanza Orphanage. Partnering with Medical Brigade we are reaching out to the “fatherless” obeying a biblical mandate. So, if you are interested in being a blessing and making a difference, send Sis. Rachel Valverde an email to: rachv57@aol.com or attend meeting on Sunday, March 30 @ 3pm in Room 206. Honduras dates are July 5-12, 2014


PASTOR’S THOUGHTS

SWAG - Junior High Ministry

The church must also do Spring cleaning and allow the Son’s rays and the Spirits freshness to purify it. However, there are some things most everyone would rather left unmentioned, not dealt with. Some of these subjects have become elephants in the room. The slogan “elephant in the room” was probably coined in the United States on or before the 1950’s. The phrase refers to an important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but that isn’t discussed, as such discussion is considered to be uncomfortable. This month we will expose four elephants that have camouflaged themselves smack in the middle of the church - God’s House. APRIL 6, 2014 - HARVEST SUNDAY Sunday of Baptisms. A new beginning! APRIL 13, 2014 - LESSONS FROM AMBOSELI’S AFRICAN ELEPHANTS (WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LOVE FOR GOD’S WORD?) Have you ever received a love letter from a person about which you feel passionate? The recipient reads and re-reads the letter from every angle, reads between the lines and then reads it again. Then they share it passionately with their friends. Christians who are in love with their Lord read and study the God’s love letter to us, the Bible. What has happened to the love for the Word of God? The church ministers, sings, does...but does the church still feel passionate about the word? Pastor Abel Gonzalez’s message will motivate the church to go back to the word! APRIL 20, 2014 - THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT (WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CROSS?) Dr. Michael Brown writes: “Who changed things? Who changed things from the vibrant, Spirit-empowered “by life or by death” faith of the New Testament to today’s spineless home-and-garden Sunday-morning religion? Who changed things from “Leave everything and follow Me” (see Luke 14:33) to “Pray this little prayer and you’re set for eternity”? Who changed things from “All who live godly lives in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (see 2 Tim. 3:12) to “Ask Jesus into your heart and enjoy a comfortable life”? Who changed things from a fearless proclamation of the truth, whatever the cost or consequences, to a watered down, compromised message that is afraid to offend anyone?” People love to hear about the Christ’s cross on Easter Sunday. This Sunday I will preach about the cross every person must take up daily, after a good dose of self-denial, in order to be a true disciple. Bring a friend APRIL 27, 2014 - MAMMOTHS AND MASTODONS, EXTINCT ORDER OF PROBOSCIDEA (WHAT HAPPENED TO HOLINESS?) God possesses it. Jesus was declared the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of it. He wants us to be partakers of it. He called us to it; it is something we are instructed to perfect. It is a written and established biblical fact that without it, no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). Yet it seems that holiness is becoming extinct in the church. We should all heed to the warnings in this message... Respectfully,

Pastor Sam Valverde


EASTER / Matthew Dinners

THE JOURNEY / TGIF / 5PM SPANISH

MEMBERSHIP VALUES CLASS

This class is designed to introduce our new believers and transferring members to Fountain of Truth Church family our beliefs, church structure and organization.

These classes are for the following: • Those who have completed Level 1 & 2 classes • Anyone who has not taken the membership class to date and would like to become an official FTC member. The next class is Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:30am in room 210. Please call church office at (909) 822-5450 to register or email us at FTCChurchFontana@aol.com. For any questions regarding membership here at FTC, please see the Membership Directors Roy & Evie Hernandez

TGIF Thank God it’s Friday! An evening of prayer, worship and bible study. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

As of March 30, 2014, our current 3:30pm Spanish service will move to a new time: 5pm. In addition, this service will feature our old Apostolic heritage songs. It’s sure to touch your heart and soul! Invite a friend!


EVENTS

PASTOR’S THOUGHTS SENIOR PASTOR SAM VALVERDE

HE LIVES! HE LIVES!

REMNANT NIGHT! Saturday, April 12, 2014 5:00pm in the sanctuary

“And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5 On Sunday, April 20, 2014 we will once again celebrate the glorious resurrection of Jesus Christ. More than 2000 years ago Jesus was tortured on the cross and buried, but three days later he rose again. That changed everything! Because HE LIVES we have security for today and hope for tomorrow. Because HE LIVES we have eternal life. Because HE LIVES we have the opportunity to share this life and hope with others. MATTHEW DINNER For that reason we are once again inviting all FTC members who know this living Christ to share him with others in a friendly and effective manner. I encourage you to invite a few FTC friends and together plan a dinner similar to the one Matthew (Levi) celebrated with his friends: “And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them.” Luke 5:29 Invite some those attending your Life Group and/or co-workers, neighbors or school mates. You may be surprised how many people will accept a sincere invitation to share a meal and some good conversation. Dinners can be planned between April 1 and April 19, 2014. For details and more information, pick up a Matthew Dinner packet at the bookstore beginning Sunday, March 30, 2013 or go to www.fountainoftruth.com. ELEPHANTS IN THE HOUSE Every year about April my Dad would get into, from my perspective, the dreaded springcleaning mode. We would haul carpets, couches, chairs and mattresses outside “for the sun to burn off impurities” (his words) that had accumulated during the winter months. We would wash, scrub and sterilize the furniture. While our stuff was being purified by “sun rays and fresh air, (again, his words) the crew, comprised of my brother and me, would give the floors, closets and hallways a deep cleansing. I remember that some items that “did not deserve to come back into the house” (You guessed it, his words) were replaced by new items. Some things had to be taken out, cleaned and returned; others had to be replaced. Sometimes some members of the family did not even want to talk about disposing of a favorite but unusable or unsightly piece of furniture.

BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS

to our SENIOR PASTOR Samuel Valverde! FTC is priviledged to have the BEST pastor in the world! Also, Happy Birthday to Sammy D, son of Sam Jr & Celeste Valverde and the 1st grandson of the Valverde family. He turns 4 this year! May God’s blessing always be upon you!

FTC IS GOING TO HONDURAS!

A group of volunteers are going to celebrate a Summer Camp in Honduras for orphans from the La Esperanza Orphanage. Partnering with Medical Brigade we are reaching out to the “fatherless” obeying a biblical mandate. So, if you are interested in being a blessing and making a difference, send Sis. Rachel Valverde an email to: rachv57@aol.com or attend meeting on Sunday, March 30 @ 3pm in Room 206. Honduras dates are July 5-12, 2014


APRIL CALENDAR 2014

Fountain of Truth Apostolic Church

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

FRIDAY

TGIF SWAG - Jr’s Class

7:00pm 7:00pm

Sanctuary 206/Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

SUNDAY

Road to Maturity Celebration Service

9:00am 10:00am

210 Sanctuary

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

SATURDAY

Junior HIGH “SWAG” Park Day

10am - 5pm

Rosena Park West Fontana, CA

LG Training & BBQ

4:00pm

Wright Home

SUNDAY

Journey in Christ Road to Maturity Celebration Service SWAG - Jr High Class

9:00am 9:00am 10:00am 10:00am

Q&A 210 Sanctuary 206

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

April 1

April 3

FRIDAY April 4

April 20 EASTER

TGIF SWAG -JR. Class

7:00pm 7:00pm

Sanctuary 206 / 210

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMMY D VALVERDE! SATURDAY April 5

SUNDAY April 6

TUESDAY April 8

April 22

Celebration Potluck Celebration Service *HARVEST*

Prayer Service

3:00pm

10:00am

10:00am

Offsite

Sanctuary

Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

FRIDAY

LG Training, Communion & Footwashing

7:00pm

Room 210/Q&A

April 10 April 11

SATURDAY April 12

Remnant Night

5:00pm

April 13

9:00am 10:00am 10:00am

210 Sanctuary 206

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

April 15

April 17

April 24

April 26

April 27

Sanctuary

Road to Maturity Celebration Service SWAG - Jr High Class

SUNDAY

April 18

April 29

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SENIOR PASTOR SAM VALVERDE!


APRIL CALENDAR 2014

Fountain of Truth Apostolic Church

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

FRIDAY

TGIF SWAG - Jr’s Class

7:00pm 7:00pm

Sanctuary 206/Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

SUNDAY

Road to Maturity Celebration Service

9:00am 10:00am

210 Sanctuary

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

SATURDAY

Junior HIGH “SWAG” Park Day

10am - 5pm

Rosena Park West Fontana, CA

LG Training & BBQ

4:00pm

Wright Home

SUNDAY

Journey in Christ Road to Maturity Celebration Service SWAG - Jr High Class

9:00am 9:00am 10:00am 10:00am

Q&A 210 Sanctuary 206

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

April 1

April 3

FRIDAY April 4

April 20 EASTER

TGIF SWAG -JR. Class

7:00pm 7:00pm

Sanctuary 206 / 210

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMMY D VALVERDE! SATURDAY April 5

SUNDAY April 6

TUESDAY April 8

April 22

Celebration Potluck Celebration Service *HARVEST*

Prayer Service

3:00pm

10:00am

10:00am

Offsite

Sanctuary

Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

FRIDAY

LG Training, Communion & Footwashing

7:00pm

Room 210/Q&A

April 10 April 11

SATURDAY April 12

Remnant Night

5:00pm

April 13

9:00am 10:00am 10:00am

210 Sanctuary 206

TUESDAY

Prayer Service

10:00am

Q&A

THURSDAY

Music Practice

7:00pm

Sanctuary

April 15

April 17

April 24

April 26

April 27

Sanctuary

Road to Maturity Celebration Service SWAG - Jr High Class

SUNDAY

April 18

April 29

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SENIOR PASTOR SAM VALVERDE!


LIFE GROUPS

THE JOURNEY

THE JOURNEY

SCHEDULE & INFORMATION

This series of classes are designed for those who are interested in knowing more about God’s plan of salvation and seeking water baptism. Classes are on Sundays at 9:00am in the Q&A Room located in the Children’s Ministry area. Next series of classes begin on Sunday, April 27, 2014

This series is designed to assist new believers to establish a healthy foundation on their road to.maturity in Christ. These classes are for the following: • Those who have completed the JIC classes • Those who have transferred from another church and have been baptized 18 months or less. Classes are on Sundays at 9:00am in Room 210 located in the Children’s Ministry area. Next series of classes begin on Sunday, April 13, 2014

HARVEST SUNDAY!

Sunday, April 6, 2014 10am

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE JOURNEY, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEE PASTOR PATRICK CISNEROS patrickcisneros@sbcglobal.net You may also stop by our connection center located in the sanctuary after service or contact the church office at (909) 822-5450.


EASTER / Matthew Dinners

THE JOURNEY / TGIF / 5PM SPANISH

MEMBERSHIP VALUES CLASS

This class is designed to introduce our new believers and transferring members to Fountain of Truth Church family our beliefs, church structure and organization.

These classes are for the following: • Those who have completed Level 1 & 2 classes • Anyone who has not taken the membership class to date and would like to become an official FTC member. The next class is Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 8:30am in room 210. Please call church office at (909) 822-5450 to register or email us at FTCChurchFontana@aol.com. For any questions regarding membership here at FTC, please see the Membership Directors Roy & Evie Hernandez

TGIF Thank God it’s Friday! An evening of prayer, worship and bible study. Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.

As of March 30, 2014, our current 3:30pm Spanish service will move to a new time: 5pm. In addition, this service will feature our old Apostolic heritage songs. It’s sure to touch your heart and soul! Invite a friend!


PASTOR’S THOUGHTS

SWAG - Junior High Ministry

The church must also do Spring cleaning and allow the Son’s rays and the Spirits freshness to purify it. However, there are some things most everyone would rather left unmentioned, not dealt with. Some of these subjects have become elephants in the room. The slogan “elephant in the room” was probably coined in the United States on or before the 1950’s. The phrase refers to an important and obvious topic, which everyone present is aware of, but that isn’t discussed, as such discussion is considered to be uncomfortable. This month we will expose four elephants that have camouflaged themselves smack in the middle of the church - God’s House. APRIL 6, 2014 - HARVEST SUNDAY Sunday of Baptisms. A new beginning! APRIL 13, 2014 - LESSONS FROM AMBOSELI’S AFRICAN ELEPHANTS (WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LOVE FOR GOD’S WORD?) Have you ever received a love letter from a person about which you feel passionate? The recipient reads and re-reads the letter from every angle, reads between the lines and then reads it again. Then they share it passionately with their friends. Christians who are in love with their Lord read and study the God’s love letter to us, the Bible. What has happened to the love for the Word of God? The church ministers, sings, does...but does the church still feel passionate about the word? Pastor Abel Gonzalez’s message will motivate the church to go back to the word! APRIL 20, 2014 - THE BIGGEST ELEPHANT (WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CROSS?) Dr. Michael Brown writes: “Who changed things? Who changed things from the vibrant, Spirit-empowered “by life or by death” faith of the New Testament to today’s spineless home-and-garden Sunday-morning religion? Who changed things from “Leave everything and follow Me” (see Luke 14:33) to “Pray this little prayer and you’re set for eternity”? Who changed things from “All who live godly lives in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution” (see 2 Tim. 3:12) to “Ask Jesus into your heart and enjoy a comfortable life”? Who changed things from a fearless proclamation of the truth, whatever the cost or consequences, to a watered down, compromised message that is afraid to offend anyone?” People love to hear about the Christ’s cross on Easter Sunday. This Sunday I will preach about the cross every person must take up daily, after a good dose of self-denial, in order to be a true disciple. Bring a friend APRIL 27, 2014 - MAMMOTHS AND MASTODONS, EXTINCT ORDER OF PROBOSCIDEA (WHAT HAPPENED TO HOLINESS?) God possesses it. Jesus was declared the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of it. He wants us to be partakers of it. He called us to it; it is something we are instructed to perfect. It is a written and established biblical fact that without it, no one will see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). Yet it seems that holiness is becoming extinct in the church. We should all heed to the warnings in this message... Respectfully,

Pastor Sam Valverde


LIFE GROUPS

THE JOURNEY

THE JOURNEY

SCHEDULE & INFORMATION

This series of classes are designed for those who are interested in knowing more about God’s plan of salvation and seeking water baptism. Classes are on Sundays at 9:00am in the Q&A Room located in the Children’s Ministry area. Next series of classes begin on Sunday, April 27, 2014

This series is designed to assist new believers to establish a healthy foundation on their road to.maturity in Christ. These classes are for the following: • Those who have completed the JIC classes • Those who have transferred from another church and have been baptized 18 months or less. Classes are on Sundays at 9:00am in Room 210 located in the Children’s Ministry area. Next series of classes begin on Sunday, April 13, 2014

HARVEST SUNDAY!

Sunday, April 6, 2014 10am

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING THE JOURNEY, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEE PASTOR PATRICK CISNEROS patrickcisneros@sbcglobal.net You may also stop by our connection center located in the sanctuary after service or contact the church office at (909) 822-5450.


OUR PURPOSE AS A CHURCH:

CHURCH LEADERSHIP SENIOR PASTOR

Samuel Valverde Raquel Valverde Community Coordinator EXECUTIVE CORE Pastor Patrick Cisneros, Asst. Pastor / The Journey Pastor Timothy Valverde, Celebration/Youth Pastor Fernando Salgado, Volunteer Director Nat Ochoa, Administrator Andrew Rodriguez, Sanctuary Director MINISTERIAL BODY Joe Alvarez Steve Chaparro Daniel Covarrubias Ron Fernandez (Evangelist) Abel Gonzalez Gabriel Guerra Luis Gutierrez Caesar Huerta Noah Leon

Ben Medina Lee Millen Frank Raya Phil Raya Steve Rios Santos Valenzuela

*Standard rates may apply*

ONLINE GIVING is available on our website or to donate through PAYPAL, the church email is : FTCChurchFontana@aol.com

DEACONS Richard Flores

CONTACT INFORMATION Sunday Celebration Service: Church Office Hours: Church Address: Church Email: Website: Bookstore: IDCN District Website: Apostolic Assembly Website:

APRIL 2014 NEWSLETTER

Find us on Facebook English 10:00am / Spanish 1pm/ Spanish 5:00pm Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 5401 Citrus Avenue, Fontana, CA 92336 (909) 822-5450 FTCChurchFontana@aol.com www.fountainoftruth.com www.fuentedeverdad.org Tuesday - Thursday 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Open all day on Sundays www.idcnonline.com www.apostolicassembly.com

INSIDE THIS EDITION: Matthew Dinners - April 1 - 19 TGIF - April 4 & 11 Resurrection Sunday - April 20


April English Newsletter