Ministries/Ministerios

WOMEN’S MINISTRY/MINISTERIO DE DAMAS

Our mission for our Women’s Ministry is to build and empower a strong relationship within the women of our church and the community. As women we need to support and empower women and young ladies. With God’s help, we aim to mold and shape each person in our ministry into the women that God desires.

Nuestra misión en el Ministerio de Damas es construir y crear una fuerte relación con las mujeres de nuestra iglesia y comunidad. Como mujeres necesitamos apoyar y ayudar a otras mujeres y jóvenes. Con la ayuda de Dios, nuestro objetivo es moldear a cada persona en el ministerio y llegar a ser la mujer que Dios desea.

 

MEN’S MINISTRY/MINISTERIO DE CABALLEROS

The purpose of Men’s Ministry is to empower men to be all that God created them to be. We accomplish this purpose by aiming to “please God and attract men to Christ” in every activity that we sponsor. Every second Friday of the month we host a service intended to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of our friends and family. In addition, the men also host other activities that help to meet the variety of needs of our members and visitors. It’s not too late. If you want to become the man that God wants you to be, we are a group of men united with a common purpose. Join us and be equipped to be the man God wants you to be.

El propósito del Ministerio de los Caballeros es equipar al hombre para llegar a ser todo para lo que Dios lo creó. Nosotros logramos ese objetivo de “agradar a Dios y atraer a los hombres a Cristo” en todas las actividades que patrocinamos. Cada segundo viernes del mes somos los anfritiones a un servicio con la intención de ayudar en la necesidad espiritual, emocional y física de nuestros amigos y familiares. Los caballeros somos también los anfritiones de otras actividades que ayudan en las diferentes necesidades que tienen nuestros miembros y visitantes. No es tarde. Si quiere convertirse en el hombre que Dios quiere que usted sea, somos un grupo de hombres unidos con un propósito en común. Unase a nosotros y sea equipado para ser el hombre que Dios quiere que usted sea.

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY/MINISTERIO DE NIÑOS

The purpose of children’s ministry at our church is to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our children. We recognize the struggles parents go through in finding a safe place and a constructive environment for their kids. We aim to provide such an environment while also developing the children in our biblical truths program. We offer various activities that helps us meet the aim.

El próposito del ministerio de niños es ayudar en las necesidas físicas, espirituales y emocionales de nuestros niños. Nosotros reconocemos las luchas que tienen los padres para encontrar un lugar seguro y un ambiente constructivo para sus hijos. Nosotros estamos comprometidos a proveer ese ambiente mientras desarrollamos las verdades bíblicas a los niños en este programa. Proveemos varias actividades que nos ayudan a lograr ese propósito.
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these”.
Lucas 18:16 Pero Jesús llamó a los niños y dijo: “Dejen que los niños vengan a mi, y no se lo impidan, porque el reino de Dios es de quienes son como ellos.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY
We hope that you find this to be a useful source of information for all youth activities.

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith and your purity”. 1 Timothy 4:12
Francisco Perez Youth Pastor
203.556.7785

YOUTH DISCIPLESHIP

The purpose of discipleship is to fellowship with other youth and study the word of God. To provide the biblical tools needed to help you grow in your Christian life.

During discipleship the youth are able to pray for each other, have bible trivia, watch movies and discuss topics in the Bible.
Discipleship has been revamped to offer bible studies targeted to specific age groups. The bible study programs currently offered are as follows:
o Junior High School
o High School
o College and Career
Discipleship gets together every Wednesday at 7:30pm. The last Wednesday of the month, the youth gather and socialize in celebration of birthdays, graduations or other special events that occurred in the month.
About Speed the Light
The concept is simple: we give so others can speed the light of the gospel to a world in darkness. This is accomplished by providing the “essential transportation and creative communication” equipment for missionary evangelism. Through modern transportation, radio, television, the printed word, and equipment for mass evangelism, our missionaries can better fulfill the Great Commission. Speed the Light (STL) is the student-initiated, volunteer, charitable program that provides much-needed equipment to missionaries across the nation and in over 180 countries around the world. Since its beginning, STL has raised over $253 million for missionary equipment around the world.

Today, Speed the Light is one of the most effective youth missions ministries in the church world. Assemblies of God students have accepted a great responsibility to voluntarily sacrifice and raise funds to purchase the equipment. STL operates with one guiding principle: All assistance must go to purchase equipment directly related to evangelism (“evangelism” is defined as propagating the gospel and instructing converts). STL equipment has not been nor is presently given for promotion, solicitation, or normal administrative functions.
If our missionaries are going to get to where the lost live, it will be because of Speed the Light. Every missionary in the Assemblies of God will at some point fly, drive, or float to their destination in transportation that has been provided to them by our churches and students through Speed the Light. Airplanes, cars, vans, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, buses, boats, horses, camels, donkeys, wheel barrows, etc., if it has wheels or hooves and can carry a missionary to a country, city, town, village, or under a card board box where someone is waiting to hear about Jesus, Speed the Light has provided it.
We give so our missionaries can travel faster, preach clearer, and be heard louder, in order that Heaven might be a bigger place…filled with people from every nationality, color, and tribe who have accepted Him as their Savior.

MINISTERIO DE JÓVENES

El propósito de nuestro ministerio de jóvenes es equipar a la iglesia para ganar, construir y enviar estudiantes para la causa de Jesucristo. Esto es un mandato bíblico y un modelo para el ministerio de jóvenes.
Discipulado- El propósito del discipulado es compartir con otros jóvenes y estudiar la Palabra de Dios. Durante el discipulado los jóvenes pueden orar unos por otros, tienen preguntas (trivia) de la Biblia, ven películas y discuten temas de la Biblia. Las clases son de acuerdo a la edad del joven, clases designadas para cada necesidad de cada grupo: Escuela intermedia, secundaria y Universidad.
STL- Avanzando la Luz- es el iniciado y voluntario programa de caridad que suple las necesidades de los misioneros a través de la nación y a través de 180 países alrededor del mundo.

 

MISSIONS/MISIONES

Missionaries supported by our church/Misioneros respaldados por nuestra iglesia:

Holly Noe- Guatemala

Global University- Cuba

Vivian Perez Cruz- International Ministries

Jeff Zito- Israel

Roger & Sharon Holland- USA Home Missions

Antonio, Susy, and Tony Burgos – Spain

Project Rescue- India

“Campus Crusade”- Alsop Fam.- USA

“Hands of Compassion” Aimee Mejias- Honduras

Rey & Lissette Brito- “Church Planters”– USA

SUNDAY SCHOOL/ESCUELA DOMINICAL
The Sunday School Department serves to instruct, train and teach each person in the timeless truths of the Bible. Every Sunday morning at 10:00 am, children, teens, and adults learn from the Bible in their own age appropriate class. The small group setting allows students to engage the Bible and ask questions to help them better understand and apply the truths learned in class. Classes for adults are offered in both English and Spanish.

El Departamento de Escuela Dominical sirve para instruir, entrenar y enseñar a cada persona en las verdades eternas de la Biblia. Cada domingo a las 10:00 de la mañana, los niños, jóvenes y adultos aprenden sobre las verdades de la Biblia de acuerdo a su edad. Los pequeños grupos de clase les permiten a los estudiantes participar y hacer preguntas sobre la biblia, lo que les ayuda a entender y aplicar en su vida lo aprendido en la clase. Las clases para los adultos se ofrecen en inglés y español.

 

FOOD PANTRY/ALMACÉN DE COMIDA
We can appreciate the need of many people that struggle to make it day to day in this tough economy. We work with the Connecticut Food Bank to offer free food on Tuesday nights. Come, be blessed and know that God loves you.
Nosotros apreciamos la necesidad de muchas personas que luchan día tras día en una economía difícil de manejar. Trabajamos con el Banco de Comida de Connecticut para ofrecer alimentos gratuitos todos los martes en la noche. Venga, sea bendecido y conozca que Dios le ama.

Matthew 25:35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.
Mateo 25:35 Porque tuve hambre y ustedes me dieron de comer, tuve sed y me dieron de beber, fui forastero y me dieron alojamiento.