News and Updates

News and Updates

October Newsletter

Taste of Bell Gardens & Homecoming On September 28, volunteers from Cristo Rey hosted a table at Taste of Bell Gardens and Homecoming Fair. We were able to invite many people to our Christmas event and services. Kingdom Workers Partnership We continue to collaborate with Kingdom Workers on ways to serve our community and share the gospel. Data on identified needs was gathered at our community scan, focus group, and key informant interviews. We will be looking at the possible…

September Newsletter

Blessing of the Golfers On September 14, Pastor Matt and Santi hosted a table at the Annual Bell Gardens Golf Tournament. They were able to meet with golfers and other community members and distribute promotional materials. Pastor Matt also led a prayer and performed a brief blessing of the golfers. Mission Festival On October 28, Pastor Timothy Flunker will preach at our mission festival. Pastor Flunker is the Board for Home Missions Hispanic Outreach Consultant for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran…

August Newsletter

Outreach Volunteer Recently, God blessed us with a volunteer from the North Hollywood congregation to help with outreach and evangelism. He will be spending most Thursdays and Fridays helping Pastor Matt with producing content for social media, canvassing neighborhoods, and making visits to our prospects. He will also lead an adult bible study in Spanish on Friday evenings during the youth catechism class. Approximately once a month, he will join us for worship. Community Scan On Tuesday, July 31 through…

July Newsletter

New Member Welcome On July 15, Edgar Aguilar was baptized and welcomed as a communicant member of our congregation. We rejoice at Edgar being united to the Christian church. Community Focus Group On August 3, Kingdom Workers will be facilitating a focus group with community leaders to identify underserved needs in our community. The goal is to find a way we can get involved in meeting those needs, with the goal of building bridges to share the gospel. Back-to-School Community…

June Newsletter

Building Remodel The project continues! This week, gutters were installed on the north side of the building. On May 30, we underwent our inspection with the city of Bell Gardens. We had several minor corrections to make ranging from exit sign placement to door handle types. Soon, we will undergo a final inspection. The last area of focus will be exterior signage. The church council is currently reviewing best options. New Member Welcome On June 3, we welcomed five new…

Developments at Cristo Rey

The following are a few recent developments from April-May at Cristo Rey Lutheran Church. Partnership with Kingdom Workers Last week, Kingdom Workers approved adopting us as a host congregation. This means they are committed to partnering with us on outreach and evangelism projects. They will be sending a team of Spanish-speaking volunteers to canvass neighborhoods this summer. In December, they will be sending a team to canvass for our Christmas Posada. Learn more about Kingdom Workers at kingdomworkers.com. Special Gift Received…

November Newsletter

Project 180 – Building Renovation God has richly blessed our congregation through our building project. Members and volunteers spent quality time working alongside each other. Our neighbors and members from the community stopped by to see the progress. A beautiful and reverent worship space was created. Highlights from the project include raising the ceiling approximately five inches, installing recessed lighting, plastering the interior walls and ceiling with a Santa Barbara finish, installation of wood flooring, and construction of a new…

August Newsletter

Christmas Carnival & Christmas Eve Save the date! On December 22, 2017 Cristo Rey will be hosting a Christmas Carnival and Posada. On December 24, 2017 Cristo Rey will be having an English service in the morning and a Spanish service in the evening. Everyone are welcome. On Christmas Day there will be an English service in the morning. More information on these events will be coming soon. All events will occur at our church at 6541 Eastern Ave in…

July Newsletter

Christmas Carnival & Christmas Eve Save the date! On December 22, 2017 Cristo Rey will be hosting a Christmas Carnival and Posada. On December 24, 2017 Cristo Rey will be having an English service in the morning and a Spanish service in the evening. Everyone is welcome. More information on these events will be coming soon. All events will occur at our church at 6541 Eastern Ave in Bell Gardens. Recent Short Video Production We continue to produce and promote…

June Newsletter

Devotion: True Freedom in Christ! “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery (Galatians 5:1).” Freedom. Is it just a word, or way of life? As Americans, we greatly value our freedoms, although so often, many do not fully appreciate or understand them. Today, many express concerns that we are losing our freedoms, as government regulates more and more of our lives. It…
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