God’s Work is a work of faith. It is also a work of all believers faithfully living the life of Christ in them.
We have dedicated members who are committed to serving our Lord Jesus and ministering to the church and the community. Many of our members volunteer on staff every July for our one-week youth camp, SEP So Cal. Each November, we make gift-filled shoeboxes for children in developing countries through Operation Christmas Child. Every year, our teens get involved in World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine.
If you are interested in helping with any of these ministries, please let us know!
As part of GCI’s initiative, we are planning on providing a local neighborhood camp where members can get involved in reaching out to the young ones in our community.
Every Tuesday, pastor Bermie and Ezer Maninang serve the homeless community at the riverbed. They live in tents or in their private vehicles in the Duarte, Irwindale, Azusa areas. We provide them hygienic and personal care items. While Diane Marshall of Grace Life and her team serve meals whenever called upon.
Convalescent Home Service
Every Sunday morning at around 10:00 am, David Dizon plays the piano for the residents of Eisenhower Convalescent Hospital. Manny and Zeny Quiray hold Monday morning services for another convalescent home in the Covina area. They lead worship and give a short biblical message to the residents of the nursing home. We are always needing volunteers to help pray and encourage the residents. , especially to give the 5-10 minute messages, so please contact Manny Quiray or David Dizon if you are interested.
We value everyone, but children hold a special place in our hearts, just like Jesus when he said, Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God (Luke 18:16 ESV). We want them to experience the joys of having a personal relationship with Jesus as their Lord, guide, and friend. This is done by telling them who our awesome God really is and how much He loves them regardless of age, marginality, weirdness, nuttiness, or anything! Nothing hinders His love to them.
Our children’s church is during worship services. Kids learn about Jesus through Bible stories, devotions, and fun games at their level in a more comfortable setting among their peers. We aim to give them a solid foundation for their future built on faith and trust in Jesus to really feel that they are loved and will never be forgotten. They are so important to Him that He gave up His life for each of them and will be with Him with everlasting happiness in heaven.
Ezer Maninang is the Youth Pastor, working with wonderful volunteers who are mostly parents themselves.
What is a Christian? What does it mean to follow Jesus? Who is the Holy Spirit? What’s the point of the church? These are questions that many people have, but not enough people are answering. Discover who Jesus Christ is and what He has done for you. Learn the relevance of the Bible in today’s world through interactive lessons and dialogues.
These classes are held periodically throughout the year, typically during the potluck after church services. Please see Pastors Bermie or Mike if interested.
(Under revision – More staff to be added later)
Covina Small Group Leader
Arcadia Small Group
Secretary and Treasurer