April 7, 2019
Join us for our annual Missions Sunday and Special Missions Collection on April 7! This year’s collection goal is $125,000. Check out our Missions Overview below (or open in new window). You can GIVE to this year’s fund here.
As Christ-followers we believe prayer feeds, nourishes, and develops both our souls and our city. True prayer is not a burden, but a Feast. For 12 hours on Saturday, April 13th, our Worship Center will become a dedicated House of Prayer. The room will include a variety of stations and prayer practices (like Healing, Forgiveness, Journaling, and others) to help guide you into a self-paced encounter with God.
In preparation for our time spent in prayer, we encourage everyone to join us in fasting during this 12-hour period. Please schedule 30-60 minutes in your weekend to join The Feast!
8am – Prayer Stations Open
10am – Morning Worship
(**Free childcare provided from 10am-12pm**)
11am – Prayer Stations Open
7pm – Evening Worship
(**Free childcare provided from 6pm-8pm**)
8pm – Prayer Stations Close
Our HEALING station will feature several different topics that will be prayed over
during The Feast. Check back here soon for more information!
Join us on Saturday, April 27 to scatter across the city and love our neighbors. Choose from 14 Love First projects.
We will gather at Monterey at 8:30 for a grab-n-go breakfast and prayer of blessing over the city, then head out to our respective locations.
Try something new! Most sites will be completed by noon.
For questions about the event or volunteering, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the church office at 806-795-5201.
Monterey’s 7th Annual Missions Sunday is planned for April 15, 2018. This church continues to grow in its commitment to be the presence of Christ in the world. From a financial perspective, our annual operating budget reflects growth in that commitment, but your participation in this special contribution also allows us to honor commitments beyond our weekly contributions, and to expand our involvement in ministries in the Lubbock community and around the globe.
The goal of our first Special Missions Contribution in 2012 was $65,000 with the specific purpose of assisting Jim and Phyllis Beck in their transition to Kenya (including the purchase of a vehicle). The Missions Committee was overwhelmed with your response! This church gave over $120,000 that year, giving us the incredible opportunity to expand our outreach around the globe! And your generosity has continued each year! The average for these annual contributions is $118,000. Expansion of our Missions Ministry now includes ongoing commitments in several countries:
Three years ago, we also began utilizing a percentage of this annual contribution for expansion of our Community Ministries right here in Lubbock! What a blessing!
In many respects, this year’s contribution will bring us full circle! We want to honor these ongoing commitments, and to continue expansion of our community ministries. I encourage you to prayerfully consider what you are able to give over and beyond your regular giving to the work at Monterey. Pray that God will bless this contribution as we continue to partner with a variety of mission efforts around the globe!
For questions about the event, please contact us at email@example.com or calling the church office at 806-795-5201.
Mahenzo School in Malindi, Kenya is looking for 35 child sponosors. $30/month provides them with education, school supplies, a uniform, and two meals a day. Mahenzo integrates vulnerable chidren (in poverty and/or orphaned) and children with families to help foster long-term community and support.
Monterey members currently sponsor around 100 students and several classrooms. If you are interested go to the Mahenzo table in the Great Hall on Sunday or contact JennyBeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore how reimagining the way we do charity can transform lives and restore communities in this 6-week Wednesday night class + online course. Cost is $25 per person, due on first day of class. Limited to 25 individuals. Sign up in the Great Hall or email email@example.com to register.
Join team Monterey for the annual Walk for Autism Awareness on Sunday April 24, 2:00-4:00pm at the John Walker Texas Tech Soccer Complex. Monterey is home to many families that live with autism. Registration is FREE for this family-friendly event! Simply show up and find our team inside! We will not be printing shirts so that team members can consider donating this cost to the walk. Wear a Monterey shirt if you have one!
On behalf of
our Finance Ministry Leaders:
Because of the weather, our Services on December 27th were cancelled. That was the last Sunday contribution for 2015. In most years the last Sunday contribution includes contributions based on year-end bonuses, year-end tax planning or to make up for contributions missed during the year. If you are needing your year-end contributions to be documented as 2015 donations, you must either bring them by the office before year end or mail them with a postmark no later than 12-31-15.
The office will be open tomorrow (weather permitting) but closed on Thursday and Friday. All donations received after 12-31-15 or through the mail with postmarks after 12-31-15 will be entered as 2016 donations. Those donations will be tax deductible on your 2016 tax return. All donations received on Sunday January 3rd will be classified as 2016 donations regardless of the date on the check in accordance with iRS rules.
Happy New Year!
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We invite you to join us for Monterey 101 during our bible class hour at 9:45 am in room 275, as you meet others and get to know a little about the church family.
Monterey 101 is broken into 2 parts: Part 1 is about our IDENTITY and Part 2 is about how to CONNECT to the life of Monterey.
The next Monterey 101 will be July 15, 2018 (Part One) and July 22, 2018 (Part Two).
It’s the question we probably don’t ask enough: What is God up to? What exactly is God’s Mission?
Most Christians, whether they know it or not, have an answer to this question. All we have to do is look at the loudest examples of faith around us, and we begin to formulate an opinion. These opinions are usually based on what we see, not how God sees. Because 99% of people will soak in the Church before they begin to soak in God.
For all of us, our answer to “What is the Mission of God” usually depends as much on our experience with the Church as on our experience with scripture. In fact, our deepest ideas about God are shaped largely by how see the Church living and breathing. Practice often informs theology more than theology informs practice. This is why a community that shares generously, loves unconditionally, and lives joyfully can speak more truth than 1,000 sermons. What we do and how we do it matters.
Summer camps and short term missions transform us like few things can. Rarely do we give God the space in our lives to speak through our undivided attention.
However, we don’t go on mission trips simply to serve. We go to join in what God is already doing. With this in mind, we always seek to partner with local organizations that have lasting impact on the communities we serve and empower local people to bring renewal to their cities, villages, and homes. Here are this year’s summer trips at Monterey:
Kenya Mission Trip, June 13-27
Kenya Educators Trip, June 27-July 11
Nicaragua Medical Mission Trip, August 15-22
Peru Medical Mission Trip, October 3-11
Pine Springs Summer Camp (6th-12th grade), May 31-June 6
Los Angeles Mission Trip (8th-12th grade), July 11-19
Corpus Christi Mission Trip (6th-7th grade), July 26-30
LiveWires Campout (4th-5th grade), May 8-10
One Day Missions Camp (4th-5th grade), July 23
Summit Kids Camp (3rd-5th), August 9-12 @ Pine Springs