Monthly Archive: October 2015

Oct 29

#RememberingKalkidan

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NOTE: Today, October 29th, is Kalkidan’s birthday. The Qualls have invited everyone who would like to honor her memory to wear orange (a favorite of our bright, vivacious friend Kalkidan!) or pose with something orange and post a picture to social media with the tag #rememberingkalkidan. To the right are pictures taken today of those of us …

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Oct 26

Of Masks and Halloween

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“People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart” –1 Samuel 16:7 One night every year in America, people encourage each other to put on masks and costumes and go around looking for candy by knocking on doors! Do you know what this night is called? Right… Halloween! These costumes and …

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Oct 22

Brother Van visits campus as part of our “time traveling” Fall series!

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Throughout the Fall we have taken an exciting trip through time in chapel. Chaplain Chris, with the help of his friend “Dr. Brown,” created a time machine that we used to bring back a number of Bible heroes as well as a very special guest–Brother Van himself! Pastor Brad Ulgenes of St. John’s Lutheran Church …

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Oct 16

Would you consider “Change for Children” this Christmas?

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Once again, I would like to make available to you and your church free Advent children’s object lessons! While written primarily for a Children’s Sermon format, these object lessons could be used in a Sunday school setting, youth group, or even as sermon illustrations! None of the lessons are dependent on Change for Children (CFC) …

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Oct 10

Toward a Theology of Hospitality – a sermon by Intermountain Board President, Rev. Marianne Niesen

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[This sermon was delivered in worship at St. Paul’s UMC in Helena, Montana on Sept. 20th, 2015. Rev. Marianne Niesen serves as Sr. Pastor of St. Paul’s UMC as well as the Chair of the Intermountain Board of Directors] In Africa, the Masai are known as the fiercest of warriors.  Interestingly, though, they greet each …

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