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M AY 2 0 1 1 N E W S L E T T E R
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CONNECTING with FTC
Your Journey in Christ... Begins today!
Let us walk with you... Take the next step! Register for 5 important sessions given by Pastor Sam on Tuesday nights at 7:00pm in the Q&A Room. 1. May 10, 2011 - You have made an Important Decision! Who will I marry? Where will I live? Where will I go to school? Where will I work? All are very important. However, the most important decision is how you respond to God - it has eternal consequences. 2. May 17, 2011 - The Power of the Cross Education, medicine, psychology - all help people. However, there is only one thing that has the power to transform a person. Discover what Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross really did for you. 3. May 24, 2011 - RECEIVE Have you ever been very thirsty and then someone hands you a cold glass of water? Join the FTC Team in a worship and word experience that will lift your spirit and strengthen your soul. Come and RECEIVE! 4. May 31, 2011 - Baptism and Freedom Why do churches baptize people? Is baptism just an old religious custom, or does it mean and do anything real? Discover the freedom that believers experience when they are baptized in Jesus’ name. 5. June 7, 2011 - Knowing God more Intimately Now you are ready to know God in a more special way. After making your most important decision of following Christ, after experiencing the power of the cross and the sweet communion with the Father, you are ready for an experience that will literally transform your life. Don’t miss out!
PASTOR’S THOUGHTS SENIOR PASTOR SAMUEL VALVERDE
Have you every pulled out an old but comfortable sweat shirt that is perfect to wear on a cold day? Perhaps one that you had misplaced but, unexpectedly, you found it just when you need it. At times I’ve even talked to it: “Oh, there you are,” or “Where were you?” This month I’m pulling out a used tag line that I used many years ago. Let’s put it on; it’s comfortable and it will keep us warm.
IN MAY WE PRAY
“Pray without ceasing.” I Thessalonians 5:17 The word “ceasing” means “without interruption” or “continually.” It means without stopping. Now, how can we do that? Paul was giving a series of instructions to the church. Rejoice evermore. In everything give thanks. Quench not the Spirit. Sandwiched between them is: “pray without ceasing.” The idea is to maintain continual communication with the Lord all day. It speaks of literal and actual prayer times, and also of a continual awareness Him. Awareness of His presence refrains us from evil, convicts us of sin and molds our character. In May we pray. I invite FTC members to select some of the following hints and to keep our hearts open to his refreshing Spirit all day every day.
• Choose a time during each day this month that you can devote to prayer. Whether it is twenty minutes or one hour, ask the Lord for grace to be consistent. Early morning prayer is very effective. I’ve also experienced that 10:30pm to 11:30pm is a good time for me.
PASTOR’S THOUGHTS continued... • Be accountable to a friend or family member. • Take at least one day per week to double your prayer time. • Pray through. This was a term commonly used for that special prayer that included weeping, brokenness and really getting through to God. We definitely need more “pray through” prayers. Meditate on the Lord while driving, waiting in line or while doing chores. Offer “Nehemiah” prayers. These are short prayers that you “shoot up” to God in emergencies or when there is not too much time (“Then the king said unto me, for what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.” Nehemiah 2:4) If you feel challenged to pray an hour, here are more hints: • Play some prayer music of your liking that will minister to your soul as you pray. • 10 minutes – Thank God for everything around you – salvation, the cross, the Holy Spirit, his name and word. Thank him for your family, health, provision, job, strength – everything! • 10 minutes - Worship. Call him every name in the book! Holy, majesty, savior, merciful (check the book, there are many more) Let your spirit minister to His Spirit. • 10 minutes – Repent and cleanse your heart before God. Confess your sins, small or large, and place all under the precious blood of Jesus. Ask the Lord to cleanse your heart from all bitterness, rancor, lasciviousness, greed, ungratefulness, agendas, attitudes, rebellion, etc • 10 minutes – Intercede for others. Pray for the needs of others; your family, friends and those you know need God. Pray for your enemies, by name. Ask the Lord to bless and prosper them...yes, especially those who curse you are wish you wrong. • 10 minutes – Ask. Place your petitions and needs, with faith, on God’s altar. Healing, provision, needs… “Ask and ye shall receive.” (Matthew 7:7) • 10 minutes – Once again, worship and thank Him. Pray without ceasing, Respectfully,
COMMUNITY LIFE GROUPS
GET CONNECTED Misael Gurrola email@example.com Corona, 92882 Roy Hernandez 909-854-3778 Fontana, 92335 Armando Herrera 909-996-7881 Bloomington, 92316 Ben Medina 909-428-1955 Rialto, 92377 Nat Ochoa 951-743-5578 Fontana, 92336 Aaron Marron 909-947-7100 Ontario, 91764 Ricardo Ramos 909-609-4171 Fontana, 92336 Jaime Tejada 909-376-0807 Rialto, 92376 Noah Leon 562-394-3683 Riverside, 92504 Fernando Salgado 951-509-2746 Riverside, 92504 Alex Santos 909-938-6016 Highland. 92374 Lydia Hernandez 909-917-5135 Rancho Cucamonga Steve Rios 909-433-0891 Redlands. 92375 Alex Serrato 951-247-5833 M. Valley, 92557 Andy Tovar 626-616-7453 Rancho/Montclair Gabriel Guerra 808-286-5969 Hesperia, 92345 Joe Alvarez 951-922-0308 Banning. 92220 Wendell Wright 951-215-0401 (Southeast) Riverside, 92508 Nancy Ballestero 909-440-5892 Rialto, 92376 (Women’s Group) Esther Gudiño firstname.lastname@example.org Los Angeles Amanda Weynschenk 909-425-5890 LIVING STRONG/Cancer Support Group
YOUR CLG TEAM CLG Director: Fernando Salgado
Director of Operations & Membership Richard Flores (310)514-7992
Director of Curriculum Roy Hernandez (909)953-7970
Clerical and Administrative Assistance Lydia Hernandez (909)917-5135
Director of Promotions Charlie and Edith Velasco (480)399-1080
Fountain of Truth Apostolic Church
Celebration Service JR High Social & BBQ Fearnot: Cinco de Mayo
9:30 am 11:30am/3:15pm 3:00pm 3:30pm
Sanctuary Room 210 Day Home off-site
TUESDAY May 3
Trees of Righteousness Pre-Baptism Class Vision Casting Core Mtg
7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Room 210 Room 206 Conf. Room
Praise Team Practice
7:00 pm - 8:30pm
FEARNOT Leadership Session
Q&A Room / 206
Home of Celeste Valverde
Ministerial & Core wives gathering
Trees of Righteousness 7:00 pm Pre-Baptism Class 7:00 pm Beginning Your Journey in Christ 7:00 pm
Room 210 Room 206
Praise Team Practice
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
TUESDAY May 10
SATURDAY May 14
Women’s Seminar LANDSCAPE: ENG MEN
Trees of Righteousness Pre-Baptism Class Beginning Your Journey in Christ
7:00 pm 7:00 pm
Room 210 Room 206
Celebration Service Friends & Family Class Music Classes
9:30 am 9:30am 11:30am/3:30pm
Sanctuary Q&A Room 210/varies
rEceive Celebration Service Trees of Righteousness
Praise Team Practice
7:00 pm - 8:30pm
Beginning Your Journey in Christ 7:00 pm
SUNDAY May 15
TUESDAY May 17
EQUIPPING MINISTRY These are required membership classes or to get baptized. *Classes held on Tuesdays, unless noted*
Trees of Righteousness Class
May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2011 / 7:00pm / Room 210 Bible study that explains the affects of sin and the change that can be made through obedience to the Word of God.
Pre- Baptism Class
May 3 & 10, 2011 / 7:00pm / Room 206 Bible study regarding the importance of a Daily Devotion, the Sanctification Process and Apostolic Disciplines. Interviews for baptism conducted after the completion of PreBaptism Seminar.
Friends & Family Class (membership)
Sunday, May 22, 2011 / 9:30am - 11:30am / Q&A Room Bible study that addresses our doctrinal position, evangelistic strategies and the organizational structure of FTC. This class is a requirement for membership at FTC.
rEceive Celebration Service
May 24, 2011 / 7:00 pm / Sanctuary This celebration service is meant to provide Edification, Encouragement, Enlightenment & Esteem for the various members of the ministries and departments of FTC.
STUDENT / COLLEGE & CAREER
FEARNOT: Young Adults / College & Career Our purpose is simple: Love our God, Love all People, Everyday. In a world that’s full of corruption and self-pleasure we aim to build a strong, self-less relationship with the Lord. Get connected, let’s change the world together. Tim & Sonia Valverde
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COLLEGE & CAREER FEARNOT: LIFE GROUPS (18-25) Don’t miss out on what’s happening throughout the week. It’s where we grow together, stay accountable and disciple others. Find a group in your area and get plugged in. Everyone welcome!
Life Group Opening: Requirement: Must love others more than yourself.
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CINCO de MAYO Celebración
Girls Hiking Trip
May 1, 2011 - 3:30 - 7:30 pm Food, sports, fun, games, prizes... $5.00 cost / friends/visitors get in free Location: Rodriguez Hacienda
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JUST for YOU
WOMENâ€™S SEMINAR Saturday, May 14, 2011 / 9:00 am - 1:00 pm / Sanctuary Bring a Friend! Join us as we explore the joys of mothering. $5.00 cost - friends are free!
MUSIC 101 Drums, keyboard/Piano and guitar Ages 10+ Register in the lobby but hurry because space is limited. Classes start May 1, 201
BABY DEDICATIONS Sunday, May 15, 2011 @ 9:30 am For more information, contact Pastor Alex & Danette Santos @ the church office 909-822-5450 no later than Sunday, May 8, 2011
Passion for God
Love for People
Senior Pastor Samuel & Raquel Valverde Executive Core Misael Gurrola, Celebration Pastor Nat Ochoa, Administrator Abel Gonzalez, Equipping Pastor Phil Raya, Community Pastor Andrew Rodriguez, Sanctuary Director Alex Santos, Care Pastor Timothy Valverde, Youth Pastor CLG Director Fernando Salgado
PB Abrego Joe Alvarez Vince Alvarez Steve Chaparro Patrick Cisneros Darrin Gonzalez Gabriel Guerra Caesar Huerta Ben Medina Lee Millen William Oros Frank Raya Steve Rios Santos Valenzuela
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English 9:30am / Spanish 1:00pm T - F 9:00am - 5:00pm 5401 Citrus Ave. Fontana, Ca 92336 909.822.5450 www.fountainoftruth.com T-F 9:00am - 5:00 pm Open all day Sundays