Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov 26

A Holiday Blessing for FBS from Helena First Assembly!

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This fall the wonderful people of Helena First Assembly approached me to ask how they could connect with all the families Intermountain supports through some of our community-based services. You see, Intermountain serves many more children and families than just those represented by our residential services at 500 S. Lamborn in Helena. Over the past 15 years, especially, …

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Nov 24

The season of giving knows no bounds

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The giving season is now upon us. Most expect to both give and receive gifts during this time of year. But wait. What about first giving thanks — Thanksgiving? Before we rush off to purchase the latest hot item on the box stores’ shelves, let’s stop to appreciate and acknowledge this sweetest of times, a …

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Nov 23

“The Branch” An object lesson for the 1st week of Advent

Objects needed: A seedling, branch, or picture of stump/seedling/nursery log Theme/Main Idea: Even when things seem hopeless, God gives us hope. When nothing is left of the tree but the stump, there is still life there… just waiting for the right season to spring up again. Presentation: “How are you this morning, children? Can I …

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Nov 18

Tzedakah & Operation Christmas Child 2015

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Recently we participated in Operation Christmas Child with the help of staff members who helped donate items for the annual event. The children had the opportunity to put together gift boxes for children in various places around the world. We spoke about how this gift might be the first gift some of these children would …

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Nov 14

Considering Chrismons – a free devotional for you this season

Yes… I know it is still a little early to be thinking of Christmas… BUT, I want to make sure to get these materials into your hands well in advance so you can be prepared for the Christmas season, traditionally known as Advent. A Chrismon is a type of symbol. Chrismons, or “Christ Monograms” are …

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Nov 08

God is with me – a lesson from chapel services at Intermountain

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A collage of the children’s watercolor projects from chapel November brings with it a season of holidays in which we are encouraged to think about gratitude and thankfulness. But, if you are a child without a home, or one that has been removed from your parents and school because you could not stay safe with …

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