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HONORING OUR GRADUATES OF 2011
Congratulations to the following FTC members who graduated in 2011! English Congregation: Jose “Jojo” Alvarez Jr. Andrew Patrick Cisneros Lizmarie Garcia Maressa Joann Guerra Kristen Danielle Hernandez Jacqueline Andrea Leyvas Anthony G. Martinez Jonathan Andrew Navarro Allen Christopher Torres
Banning High School Etiwanda High School Alta Loma High School Kapolei High School (State of Hawaii) La Serna High School Insight High School Gateway Christian Academy Rancho Cucamonga High School Eisenhower High School
Vincent Timothy Alvarez III Azusa Pacific University *Vincent received his Masters in Leadership and Organizational Studies. Maria Fernanda Torres California State University, San Bernardino. *Maria received a dual major – a B.A. in Mass Communications and a B.A. in Public Relations with a minor in Public Argumentation and Rhetoric. Spanish Congregation: Patricia Barona Beatriz Fuentes Heidy L. Garcia Cristina Reyna Alejandro Tovar Jose De Santiago *Jose received his AA.
Fontana High School Summit High School Los Osos High School Cajon High School San Gorgonia High School Colegio Bíblico Apostólico Internacional.
Jaime Moreno University of California, Riverside. *Jaime received two Bachelor’s Degrees. A B.A. in Political Science/Law and Society and a B.A. in Philosophy.
PASTOR’S THOUGHTS ASSISTANT PASTOR ALEX SANTOS
Greeting Saints, welcome to the start of summer! In the gospel writings according to Saint Mark, we read the following account: “The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 10:38 As we enter the start of summer, we encourage you to consider the following on the subject of rest; The Hebrew word for rest is “Shabbat - ( תבשsha-bat) literally meaning a ‘ceasing’ or ‘stopping.’ When we take the time to rest, we are communicating the value of our present conditions in which God is our provider, that we belong to Him, and that He is our Great Shepherd, and that we have no need of anything. When we cease from activity, we yield to the Lordship of Christ-that He be God! There is a great temptation in our society today to secure our future: good health, money, power and possessions. All these things have their place, however, if we are in the will of God (we fulfill His will), then there is no need for that to become the central focus of our drive. There is another meaning for rest: to cease from productivity (to slow down). In our society, productivity is what gives value to an individual. What do you do for a living? The question is often asked; “What do you do for a living?” God did not choose Israel, His people, because they were productive and efficient in their work. Jesus did not choose His disciples because of their academic title or because of their productive labor. God chooses what the world considers ordinary and garbage in order to sanctify it. God sees the potential in every person, who yields to the Holy Spirit, and trains their hearing to hear the voice of God speaking into their lives. This is how the day of rest will transform our values and become a healthy practice among us. The following is an acronym for the word S.L.O.W.: S – Savor the God moments and take time to relish with God. L – Listen to God’s voice (as He whispers). O - Open your heart to God with broken and unscripted prayers (in transparency). W – Worship, as it transforms your corporate and personal devotion. This summer I encourage you to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit calling you to slow down to evaluate your heart’s condition and your values. We pray that the Holy Spirit empower you and that together we value the most important things of our lives and gifting. Let’s together commit to S.L.O.W. down and enjoy the journey with Christ to a new level of faith. Learning to Rest!
Alex V. Santos
COMMUNITY LIFE GROUPS
GET CONNECTED Santos Valenzuela 951-894-5008 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 951-237-3168 (Southeast) Riverside, 92508 Steve Rios 909-433-0891 Colton, 92324 Nancy Ballestero 909-440-5892 Rialto, 92376 (Women’s Group) Esther Gudiño email@example.com 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
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.
Fountain of Truth Apostolic Church
*The Cost of Independence*
Praise Team Practice
FEARNOT: Youth Prayer
FEARNOT: Youth Girls Beach Trip
9:30 am 11:30am/3:30pm
Fontana Apostolic #2
LANDSCAPE: FEAR NOT YOUTH
Sector 1 - Ministerial Meeting & Seminar - for ministers & wives
Happy Birthday Rachel Anne Valverde *Missy*
THURSDAY - SOAR - IDCN District SATURDAY Summer Youth Fest July 14 - 16
go to www.idcnonline.com for more details
9:30 am 11:30am/3:30pm
Core Business Meeting
TEEN CAMP 2011 FRIDAY SUNDAY (local)
Thousand Pines Christian Center
July 22 - 24
LANDSCAPE: ENERGIA JUVENIL
*Baby Dedications* Music Classes
Happy Birthday Celeste Valverde THURSDAY
FRIDAY Celebration BBQ
9:30 am 11:30am/3:30pm
Praise Team Practice
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!
South Fontana Meets Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm Directors: Eder Roman / Bri Marron
North Fontana Meets Sundays @ 12:45 pm (keep a close eye on the schedule) Directors: Rudy & Berniece Peña
Rialto Meets Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm Directors: Joel & Cathy Melgar
Redlands Meets Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm (every other Tuesday) Directors: Mark & Reniah Gutierrez
Hacienda Heights Meets Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm Directors: Kiks & Alejandra Enriquez
Victorville / Hesperia Meets various days Directors: Michelle & Marissa Guerra
Ontario / Rancho Cucamonga Meets Mondays @ 7:00 pm Directors: Tim & Sonia Valverde
FEARNOT: Prayer Night
July 8, 2011 - 7:30 pm Q&A Room Join us for an intimate night of prayer, live music and great fellowship. Last month we had our biggest session yet. Arrive early or you won’t get a seat!
Coming in August! Sign-ups will go through your life group. Look for more information in the next few weeks.
IDCN DISTRICT Y OUTH EVENTS
SOAR - is the annual Summer Youth Fest Conference that will be held here at Fountain of Truth Apostolic Church.
National Youth Secretary, Bro. Omar Cortes (San Diego, CA) Bro. Daniel Velasquez (Fresno, CA). COST: $20 per person. Conferences include entrance to morning breakout/general sessions, evening worship services, and great fellowship for all three days. For more information, go to www.idcnonline.com or visit their facebook page IDCN Messengers of Peace.
Attention Sisters! The National Heart & Soul Womenâ€™s Conference will be held here at Fountain of Truth Apostolic Church. A full English conference will take place along with the Spanish Conference. There will be scheduled English Sermons, English Praise & Worship and also English daytime classes for the three days of the conference. We hope you will join us as we continue to move Forward! We are pleased to announce that this year, for every sister that registers before the August 10th due date, will be allowed to bring one unbaptized friend/soul for free! Unfortunately, no walk-in souls will be permitted for free, as we need time to prepare for our special guests. So it is imperatively important that you and your friend register together to take advantage of your guestâ€™s free registration. Registration Fee: $79.00 (Non-refundable) Includes: 2 continental breakfast and all handouts Daily Conference Fee: $40.00 (Handouts upon availability) (This is only if not attending all three days, you may pay a per-day rate of $40) Online registration is available at www.aadorcas.com Registration: Due date August 10, 2011 Please send registration to: Estella Perez 81-357 Avenida Coyote, Indio, CA 92201 760.601.7522 | You may also contact Estella Perez for more information via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Passion for God
Love for People
Senior Pastor Samuel & Raquel Valverde Executive Core Alex Santos, Assistant Pastor/Care Pastor Nat Ochoa, Administrator Abel Gonzalez, Equipping Pastor Phil Raya, Community Pastor Andrew Rodriguez, Sanctuary Director Fernando Salgado CLG Pastor Timothy Valverde, Youth Pastor
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