Sanctuary Fire Incident Update: New Service Added

Sanctuary Fire Incident Update: New Service Added


Sunday Schedule: 8:30 am & 10:30 am




Greetings, Zoe Family and Friends!


On the early morning of Sunday, April 28, 2024, our sanctuary experienced a fire that caused interior and exterior damage. Due to structural, water, and smoke damage, we temporarily moved service to the South Worship Center located on campus.


To better serve and accommodate our congregation, we have added an additional service starting this Sunday, May 5.

  • The first service will begin at 8:30am and we will continue the normal service time at 10:30am. 
  • Children’s church will be available for both service times.
  • Youth church will continue to meet on 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sundays at 10:30am. 


Until the restoration and construction process are complete, we will retain this schedule until further notice. We appreciate your support during this transition and request your prayers for our ministry. 



The 10:30 am service will be

live-streamed as usual.






Prayer, Volunteer, Financial Support

Thank you for your willingness and heart to partner with our church community during this time. Below we have identified key areas for prayer, volunteer, and financial support. 


Prayer Support 

As believers, we are admonished to pray, especially in times of crisis. During this transitional period, we are asking for continued prayer over five key areas:  


1. Safety and protection (Campus and Whittier Area) 

  • Prayer Point: Protection
  • Scripture: Psalms 46:1 - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. 


2. Structural restoration to be expedited (Campus) 

  • Prayer Point: Rebuilding and Restoration
  • Scripture: Haggai 2:9 - “…’The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declare the Lord of hosts.'" 


3. Favor with county agencies regarding permit issuance and pending Inspections 

  • Prayer Point: Favor
  • Scripture: Numbers 6:24-26 - The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace 


4. Favor with Edison International 

  • Prayer Point: Favor
  • Scripture: Psalm 90:17 - Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! 


5. Prayer for leadership and staff 

  • Prayer Point: Peace, Wisdom, and Rest 
  • Scripture: Philippians 4:19 - And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 



Volunteer Support

Our ministry has expanded our service times and operations to accommodate the needs of our congregation. During this period, we are inviting our church community to partner with us through serving as we continue to address key areas of our ministry. We have highlighted ministry areas for our church community to get involved in. If you are interested in any of these ministry areas or in an area that was not specified, please complete the interest form below.  


Scripture: Ephesians 6:7-8 - Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people, because you know that the Lord will reward each one for whatever good they do, whether they are slave or free. 



Children Ministry Volunteers (8:30am/10:30am services).

  • Zoe Kids is the Children’s Ministry here at Zoe Center. We are diligent in our mission of “Developing Young Lives for God’s Kingdom Purpose” through reaching children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a fun and exciting way! 

Hospitality (F.I.T. - Ushers, Hostesses, Parking)  

  • Our First Impression Team (F.I.T.) is dedicated to making sure that everyone feels welcomed and assisted from the moment they arrive to the end of the service. F.I.T. comprises of various teams with specialized roles to positively impact our church community. 

Facility Support (Setup/Breakdown/Transporting Equipment) 

  • The facility ministry exists to maintain and provide a safe, clean, and functional environment while improving buildings and grounds that create a comfortable atmosphere for all our guests and members of Zoe Center. 

Maintenance Support

  • Maintenance support is comprised of diligent, observant, and dedicated individuals with a desire to maintain and upkeep an inviting campus. Maintenance support ensures the facility receives regular inspection, upkeep, and repairs as needed. 

Serve in Volunteer Area as Needed




Financial Support


As our sanctuary is under structural restoration, we are tending to the impacted areas and supporting the impending demands of this incident. Your financial participation allows us to thrive and ensures continual maintenance of the ministry's needs.  


Scripture: Exodus 36:1-7 - “Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whom the Lord has put skill and intelligence to know how to do any work in the construction of the sanctuary shall work in accordance with all that the Lord has commanded.” 


And Moses called Bezalel and Oholiab and every craftsman in whose mind the Lord had put skill, everyone whose heart stirred him up to come to do the work. And they received from Moses all the contribution that the people of Israel had brought for doing the work on the sanctuary. They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning, so that all the craftsmen who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task that he was doing, and said to Moses, “The people bring much more than enough for doing the work that the Lord has commanded us to do.” So Moses gave command, and word was proclaimed throughout the camp, “Let no man or woman do anything more for the contribution for the sanctuary.” So the people were restrained from bringing, for the material they had was sufficient to do all the work, and more.” 


Financial partnership towards this incident addresses: 

1. Vendor/Staff/Volunteer Support (refreshments, gifts of appreciation, thank you cards) 

2. Non-Insured Expenses 

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