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Children's Ministry May 2018 Newsletter

Ministry Spotlight

ericaErica Cobb has attended Foothill Bible Church her entire life, and she has benefited from the teaching and through serving faithfully here from a young age. She has served in many areas but most recently as a teacher and helper in the 2 and 3 year old classes, in the nursery with the infants and toddlers, and as an AWANA Sparks secretary. For the past five years, Erica has been volunteering in the office by assisting Mrs. A and Mrs. Buehl in all areas of Children’s Ministry prep work mid-week. “I love working with children and teaching them about God. Teaching songs and Bible stories in the 2’s and 3’s classes is such a blessing to me and I hope to continue doing it for years to come. I love walking down to the playground and being greeted by all the children! It brings such joy to my heart!”


Growing up in a family with two older sisters and three younger brothers, Erica loves being active. “One thing I look forward to every week is Monday Night Soccer here at the church! Getting to hang out with my friends and exercise at the same time is awesome! I also love hiking with my friends and family. We often hike in our local mountains and this year I am hoping to summit Mt. Whitney for the fifth time!”


This year Erica graduates from high school at The Cobb Academy! “I am looking forward to attending either California State University at San Bernardino or California Baptist Univeristy in the fall to study nursing and hopefully receive my R.N.”

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Bible Lessons for May

May 6

Jacob Wrestles with God

Genesis 32:1-32

  • Jacob was afraid to meet his brother Esau
  • Jacob prayed to God for help
  • Jacob wrestled with God, seeing his need for God’s blessing
  • God changed Jacob’s name to Israel
  • Confess your need for God


May 13

God Preserves Joseph

Genesis 37:1-36

  • Jacob loved Joseph more than his brothers
  • Joseph had a dream that he would rule over his brothers
  • Joseph’s brothers were jealous and angry and sold him as a slave
  • God still had a plan for Joseph
  • God’s plan is always good
  • Trust and honor God even when you have problems with others

May 20

God Delivers Joseph

Genesis 39:19-41:45

  • God was with Joseph in Egypt
  • God helped Joseph understand special dreams
  • Pharaoh made Joseph a ruler in Egypt
  • Joseph’s brothers came to Egypt to buy food
  • Joseph forgave his brothers
  • You can trust God even when people do evil things

May 27

The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5:22-23; Acts 8:1-3; Acts 9:1-31; Acts 13:1-15:30

  • When we’re growing God’s good fruit in our lives, we show that we are members of God’s family by the things we do
  • These verses tell us the good ways in which God’s Holy Spirit helps each member of His family live.
  • Which of these characteristics has someone seen in you this week?