Tag Archive: christmas

Dec 21

Angels point the way! An object lesson for Christmas Eve

Objects needed: An angel ornament, or picture of an angel Theme/Main Idea: Just as the angels announced the good news of Jesus birth to the shepherds, we can tell others about why we really celebrate Christmas. There are plenty of people out there that don’t really know, and we can point them to Jesus! Presentation: …

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Dec 14

“Jumping for Joy!” An object lesson for the 4th Sunday of Advent

Objects needed: A jump rope. Theme/Main Idea: God keeps his promises, and that should cause us to jump for joy! Presentation: “Have you ever been so happy that it was hard to hold it in? Yes? What are some of the reasons you have had to be happy? [let children share] Wow! Those are great …

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Dec 08

Where is the fruit? An object lesson for the 3rd week of Advent

Objects needed: A piece of fruit, or several different fruits. Theme/Main Idea: What we do to help others shows that on the inside something has changed. Just as a good tree bears good fruit, we want people to see the “fruit” from our lives and see that it’s because God has changed our hearts! Presentation: …

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Dec 03

“Preparing the Way” An object lesson for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

Objects needed: A piece of red fabric that could be “rolled out” like a red carpet. Theme/Main Idea: When someone important is coming, we prepare. At certain special events, we “roll out the red carpet,” either figuratively or literally. How are we preparing for Jesus this season? Presentation: “I have a question for you this …

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Dec 02

New Horizons Band returns to chapel for a special holiday concert!

Nancy Trudell, Intermountain Board member, recently coordinated with Chaplain Chris to bring the New Horizons Community Band to chapel for a special holiday concert. The band is made up of 52 community members, from a variety of backgrounds, ages and experience who enjoy playing together. While not all the band members were available on December …

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Nov 26

A Holiday Blessing for FBS from Helena First Assembly!

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 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

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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Dec 29

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

What a joyous time of year it is on campus! After all the excitement of Parent Training and the children’s Winter Program, we were able to enjoy a wonderful Holiday Party at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church for our children, their families, and many siblings. Organized by Heather from our very talented cottage staff, and Melanie, …

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Nov 10

A free Advent devotional based on the Chrismon Tree

Perhaps 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. Advent and the Christmas season can be such a busy time, it can be hard to carve out …

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