Children's Ministry March 2018 Newsletter
Ann & Brent Melkesian-Children's Ministry Assistants
Sunday morning Training Hour has a team of volunteers who supports Children’s Ministry through a variety of activities during the Training Hour. This month we are pleased to introduce to you one of these faithful women, Ann Melkesian.
Ann along with her husband Brent have served in Children’s Ministry for two of the five years they have attended FBC. “I love watching these kids grow up. My particular joy is listening to our young musicians play during offertory time.” She and Brent also host the Burrow Small Group in their home every other week.
With a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance, Ann teaches private voice lessons now. Using her vocal giftedness for God’s glory, she was a soloist and choir member for about 20 years in her previous church. While there, she also worked in Drama-Theatre at VBS every year. Ann was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom while her three daughters were young. When her children were older, she worked part time as a Quality Assurance assistant in her husband's aerospace machining business. Ann has also served as a leader in Bible Study Fellowship and still attends the Wednesday morning study held at our church each week. Although there are many activities she enjoys, being with her family is number one! They love to cook together, playing games, camping with friends, going to the beach, swimming, listening to classical music, and singing of course!
It was in 3rd grade Sunday school and through the loving guidance of her sister and great aunt that Ann came to a saving faith in Christ. The Scripture that has provided correct thinking and direction in Christian living reminds her to "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." ~Philippians 4:4-7
Abraham and Sarah Doubt God
Genesis 15; Genesis 16:1-6; Genesis 17:15-21; Genesis 18:1-15
- God promised Abraham and Sarah that they would have a son
- Abraham and Sarah thought they were too old to have a baby
- God fulfilled His promise through Sarah, not Hagar
- You can trust God’s promises even if they seem impossible
The Son of Man Anticipates His Death
Luke 22:7-20, 39-46
- God gave Israel the Passover so they would remember what He had done for them
- During Passover Supper, Jesus said to remember Him
- Our sin requires the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ’s death
- You can thank God that He sent Jesus to be the perfect sacrifice
The Son of Man is Crucified
Luke 22:47-53; 23:26-49
- Judas betrayed Jesus to the Jewish leaders
- Jesus gave His life as punishment for sin
- Some people trusted Jesus, and others rejected Him
- See that repentant faith in Jesus is the only way to heaven
The Son of Man is Resurrected
- Jesus’ resurrection proves that what He said and did was true and that He is the Son of God
- Sunday is called the Lord’s Day because it was the day that Jesus rose from the dead
- Jesus told the disciples to preach the gospel to all nations
- Repent and tell others about the forgiveness of sin that comes through knowing Jesus as your Savior
Kids for Christ
Children in 1st through 6th grade are dismissed prior to the sermon and will line up outside the worship center then walk to the Chapel. Mr. Bryan Shaw and Mrs. Fonda Wilson will teach the children the weekly Bible lessons listed above.
Parents are to pick up their child in the Chapel after service ends.