Oct 03

More FREE Children’s sermons!

It may seem a little early to be thinking about Christmas, but from my time serving in the church, I know how quickly advent can come upon us! I also remember what a busy time it was with all the extra planning and preparation. Well, my hope is that my early Christmas gift to you might make your burden a little lighter!

You see, I am committed to making sure that your relationship with the Chaplain’s Program at Intermountain is reciprocal in nature. We value your love, prayers, and support… but we also want to be a help to you and a resource for you in ministry. To this end, I have spent the last two months planning and preparing advent curriculum that you can use in your church that ties into what we’ll be doing here with the children in chapel services, and has a connection to the first ever “Chaplain’s Tree” at Intermountain’s Festival of Trees!

Even if your church doesn’t formally celebrate advent, you will hopefully find these children’s sermons helpful. There is one for each Sunday in advent (which begins December 1) as well as a special children’s message for Christmas Eve. Other resources will be posted to the site here under “resources.” The theme I have selected is “Season of Hope.” There will be candle lighting liturgies, sermon outlines, and an advent devotional based on the Chrismons for those of you at churches that set up a Chrismon Tree during the advent season.

This coming year will be an exciting one for the Chaplain’s Program, as we hope to fulfill the dreams of the past decade and create a permanent space for spiritual and cultural education at our Helena residential campus. You won’t want to miss out on a thing—whether its news of our chapel project or more free resources! If you haven’t already, please contact Carrie Reynolds at carrier@intermountain.org to sign up for our church email list to get these bi-monthly updates.

So, enjoy these children’s sermons and watch for even more “free goodies!” I hope they are a blessing to you, and I’d love your feedback on anything I can do to improve not only these resources, but also my efforts to bless you and your ministry in the year ahead.


Chaplain Chris Haughee