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Children's Ministry October 2019

Ministry Spotlight

Caroline Melkesian


Melkesian Caroline by VPAt Foothill, children starting at two years will catch their first glimpse of who God is through creative storytelling, interactive songs, and hands-on activities. Serving in early childhood ministry takes a special love and patience as these little ones begin to learn how to listen to a Bible story in a group. It is an honor to introduce you today to a young woman who serves as a teacher for our two year old class once a month. “I've served in the children's ministry at FBC for 5 years (hard to believe!) and can't wait to serve for another 5 years.” Caroline adds, “This ministry has been so special because I'm able to see again a perspective on life that I have grown out of. Children have such a simplistic yet exciting view of life which makes each class a unique adventure. Whether it's snack-time or we're playing hide 'n' seek, they remind me of how God blesses us with simple, little gifts each and every day. We just might have to have the faith of a child to see it.”

The youngest daughter of Brent and Ann Melkesian, Caroline graduated from Biola University earning a Bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in Biblical Studies. She currently works as a human resources generalist for a local software company. Through a friendship with Art and Kim Nakamura, Caroline and her family became connected with FBC and have been attending for seven years now. They are eternally grateful that God brought the Nakamura's into their lives and through them led them to Foothill.

Caroline's favorite book of the Bible is Acts where she loves reading and learning from Paul's redemption story and the acts of faith seen during the beginning of the early Church. Having recently visited Greece to follow Paul's journeys, she is still in awe of how the New Testament came to life in these different places!

Being involved in the Crossroads ministry is something that gives Caroline a place to fellowship and grow in her faith. In her free time, you can find her baking, writing or practicing calligraphy, walking, hiking, or enjoying time with friends and family. One day she'd love to be a children's author.




October 6

God’s Sovereignty in the Book of Ruth

Ruth 1:1-4:22

  • Ruth and Naomi trusted God for His provision.
  • God provided for Ruth and Naomi by giving them Boaz to continue the family line.
  • Ruth was part of the family through which David and Jesus one day would come. 

October 13

God Gives Israel a Prophet and Judge

1 Samuel 1:1–7:17

  • God blessed Hannah with a son.
  • God blessed Israel with a prophet and judge.
  • Samuel lived during the time of the judges.

October 20

Israel Rejects God as King

1 Samuel 8:1–12:25

  • Israel did not want God to rule over them, so they asked for a human king.
  • Because God is perfect, He is the only king Israel needed.
  • God allowed Saul to be the king of Israel.
  • God would bless Israel and King Saul if they obeyed.

October 27

Saul Disobeys God

1 Samuel 13:1–14; 15:1–34

  • Saul was not obedient to God’s instructions.
  • God did not allow Saul to remain as king.
  • God expects obedience from His servants.


Children age 6 through 6th grade will be dismissed prior to the sermon on Sunday mornings and line up outside the Worship Center where the teacher will then walk them to the Chapel. Each week the Bible lessons listed above will be taught. Our teachers this month are Mr. Bryan Shaw and Mrs. Fonda Wilson.

Parents are to pick up their children from the Chapel directly after the service ends.