Our first ever “Girl’s Night Out” was held on Tuesday night, July 31. This evening was devoted to the young women of Calvary Chapel El Monte between the ages of 15 & 25. The night began with fellowship, food (catered by Petrillo’s) and a candy bar. Cynthia Garcia led us in worship and then Stephanie Saldana shared a message entitled “A Simple Trust” based on Proverbs 3:5-6 and Psalms 9:10. We ended the night with Sheila Rodriguez showing us how to paint on canvas. What a wonderful night it was!
All the sisters are encouraged to watch the study below – and join us next time, if you can.
If you weren’t able to make to our last Marriage Fellowship, you can still hear Henry’s study by clicking HERE. We encourage you to mark your calendars for the second Saturday of each month, as we get together for epic potluck food, fellowship, and a message for all married and engaged couples.
As always, we were blessed at our last Marriage Fellowship with great food, fellowship, and an enriching time in the Word. Here’s a group picture we took at the end of the night (missing Gloria and Johann) and below is the study and link to the notes if you’d like to take some time to invest in your marriage. Pray about joining next time (Saturday, June 9, at 6PM).
Our Israel trip was an absolutely amazing experience. It was a trip full of many highlights, and one of the best parts of the trip was getting to go on this spiritual journey with so many in our church family. Having 35 pilgrims is a testament to the work that God is doing through His Word at CCEM, we all went asking the Lord to change us! Our group had a few Israel veterans, but for the most part, it was a bunch of first-timers. Yet it didn’t matter, we were all walking around pinching ourselves saying, “We’re in Israel!!!”
I wish you could have seen the look on everyone’s faces as we stood on the grounds we’ve heard and read about in the Bible. We can tell you about the heavy presence of God in the Garden of Gethsemane, the thrill of walking in the knee-high waters of Hezekiah’s tunnels, or the awe of seeing Masada. We can share what a privilege it was to sail and even swim in the Sea of Galilee, or the honor of being baptized in the Jordan river, the fact that upon walking up to Calvary, (Golgotha) it started pouring rain, even hailing. I’m sure some might even share with you that as we were taking communion at the Garden Tomb, the Muslim call to prayer came soaring through the loudspeakers but we worshiped and prayed right through it – and then it was gone!
None of us will ever forget the experience of visiting the Holy Land. We will never again read or hear a Bible study the same way. As a group, we share these sentiments not to rub it in and say “You should have been there,” but with the hopes that our trip would excite you to go, and invite you to pray. We want you to experience what we did and more.
From your brother Henry and the Israel Bunch – 2018
Manny’s iPhone automatically put together a video from the trip, so here’s a little look at the trip of a lifetime. Pray about joining us in 2020!
We were so blessed to have Pastor Don McClure and his lovely wife Jean join us at our 2018 Valentine’s Dinner. Lots of couples showed up for a great time in the Word, fellowship, and of course food and fun. Pastor Don gave a great message on love, and some of the things that get in the way of us loving our spouses the way that we should. We were laughing, crying, and big time blessed with this Bible Study. Click on the link below to hear the study. For more information on the ministry of the McClures, you can check out their website at www.calvaryway.com
What an amazing start we had to our “Prove Yourself a Man” Men’s fellowship, based on King David’s last words to his son Solomon. (1 Kings 2:2-4) We spent some time in worship, we heard a panel study on the importance of God’s Word in our lives, and then got into small groups for discussion. We ended the night with some good food and fellowship.
All that to say, come and join us on Wednesday nights, at 7PM as we get together with the the men of the church, fellowship and break bread together.
The ladies were so blessed with the fellowship, worship (with Gia Lucid), and an amazing Bible study from Hallie Martinez! Thank You Lord for bringing so many ladies out and for Your amazing grace to move in their hearts.
Click HERE to LISTEN to the Women’s Bible Study by Hallie Martinez.
Click HERE to DOWNLOAD the Women’s Bible Study by Hallie Martinez.