Tag Archive: Easter

Apr 04

“It ain’t over til it’s over!” A lesson for the 5th Sunday in Lent

The following lesson was included in Lenten materials produced for our ministry partners. It is written for a “children’s sermon” or object lesson in a Sunday school format. We hope it blesses you as we near the end of our Lenten journey to the cross. Easter is coming soon! –Chris.   Week 5: “It’s never …

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Feb 20

7 FREE Children’s Sermons for Lent (Year A)

In preparation for Lent, I have written seven free lessons for your use! My hope is that you will find this resource helpful for you as you interpret the “Change for Children” campaign to the young people of your church. While written primarily for a Children’s Sermon format, these object lessons could be used in a Sunday …

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Apr 21

#TBT: “Throwback Thursday,” Thoughts on Transformation from our kids

Thoughts on Transformation

[This post from one year ago is SO good, I thought it was worth bringing it back for a “Throwback Thursday!” –Chris.] “One transformation I have seen in my life is that I don’t feel so negative about myself, but I would still like God to transform the way I treat others. I feel like …

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Mar 28

Easter Celebration at Intermountain!

Easter-Plymouth-UCC

We here at Intermountain hope you had an amazing Easter celebration! This year brought something different to our Easter observance and built upon our ecumenical Lenten observances. As you may have seen in an earlier post, our children had the opportunity to learn about a variety of religious observances around the Easter holiday, and this …

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Mar 08

Continuing our Lenten Journey

Students from Jim Thomas' class at Intermountain School learn about the symbolism and meaning of the Cathedral's windows

One of the best parts of practicing the observance of Lent is that you know you are joining in with millions of others around the globe and from various Christian traditions as you do so. In a previous post, I mentioned that the children were introduced to the concept of Lent and the practice of …

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Feb 09

A look in on our Lenten chapel services and a free resource

stations-cards

You may be like me, in disbelief that Lent is already here… and Easter not far behind! I thought you might like a “look in” to see how we are observing Lent in our chapel services on campus, as well as have a reminder that I have for free children’s sermons for you to use …

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Jan 19

7 free children’s sermons for Lent

In preparation for Lent, I have written seven free lessons for your use! My hope is that you will find this resource helpful for you as you interpret the “Change for Children” campaign to the young people of your church. While written primarily for a Children’s Sermon format, these object lessons could be used in a Sunday …

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Apr 10

Transformation and Freedom: Easter and Passover at Intermountain, 2015

Thrivent

We here at Intermountain hope you had a glorious Passover and Easter season. We just finished up celebrating both holidays with great fanfare and excitement. Our Jewish Educator, Janet Tatz, held a “mini-Seder” on April 10th for all our children and a fair number of staff and adult guests. Our Easter Celebration was held at …

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Mar 22

Spring is here… or is it?

Butterfly

Did you know that the official start of spring on the calendar was March 20th? We are officially past winter and into spring. Isn’t it great? I imagine you are shaking your head back and forth in disagreement. Perhaps it doesn’t feel like spring just yet? A Montana spring teases and taunts us, daring us …

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Jan 15

Even more FREE children’s sermons!

Free Sermons

It may seem a little early to be thinking about Easter, but from my time serving in the church, I know how quickly Lent and Easter 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 this gift to you …

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