Tag Archive: Free

Sep 27

“Fully Present,” a FREE Advent curriculum for churches is now available!

Last year, Chris reached out to Chaplain Sami and said, “I’ve done Object Lessons for Advent in the past, but how about we write a whole Sunday School or Children’s Activity Time curriculum complete with songs, games, suggested crafts, and snacks?” And, Sami said, “Yes!” And with that conversation, our first comprehensive Advent curriculum, “Our …

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Feb 12

“We Faithfully Follow” – a free Christian Education resource for Lent and Easter

Lent is the traditional time of preparation for Easter, usually evoking images of sacrifice and a special focus on the great lengths to which God went in showing love for his children by sending Jesus to die for their sins and be raised on Easter morning.  This curriculum was written by Pastor Chris Haughee and …

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Oct 04

It’s Here! “Our Watchful Waiting” Advent Curriculum 2021

“Our Watchful Waiting” is Intermountain Ministry’s first comprehensive Advent curriculum that will connect your children to the lectionary readings that are part of the traditional Advent observance, as well as suggestions for how you can get the whole church in on the fun! You can read a little about the materials below, or jump right …

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Sep 22

Stressed out just thinking about Advent planning? We are here to help…

Does thinking about Advent planning already just stress you out? If thinking about preparing for Advent already has you stressed out, don’t fear… Chaplain Sami Pack-Toner and Rev. Chris Haughee are here to help! For the last seven years, Chris has made object lessons available that coincide with the Advent readings for the liturgical readings. …

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Mar 01

Becoming an authority in trauma-informed ministry

“ Becoming an authority in trauma-informed care” with Rev. Dr. Chris Haughee. Presented as part of the New Wine, New Wineskins conference on the Church and Mental Health, 2/27/2021. This workshop examines the interplay between legitimacy and power in the Church’s call to become an authority in trauma-informed care. While using for a framework the …

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Jan 27

FREE Resources for Lent & Easter (Lectionary Year B)

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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Nov 04

Getting Ready for Advent and Christmas!

Recently Intermountain sent hundreds of letters to our faith-based supporters. These letters thank you for your prayers and supporting Healing Through Healthy Relationships, as well as invite the opportunity to give in 2020 if you have not already done so. Perhaps you and your congregation have not had an opportunity yet this year to be …

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Jan 30

Free Lenten Object Lessons!

In over twenty years in children and youth ministry, the object lessons I have used for children’s sermon times have been a very effective way of communicating the truth of God’s Word.  Many of the adults in the congregation would tell me they preferred my children’s sermons to my “regular” sermons!  Jesus taught in object …

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Oct 20

FREE Children’s Object Lessons for Advent (Year A)

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! Though written as a companion and a resource to couple with …

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Jul 08

Intermountain Moment: Ice cream for “Amber!”

Ice Cream for “Amber” Intermountain’s Summer Program allows kids to continue the work they had been doing in their school-based program into the summer months. One of the most important things the program does, the director says, is give kids “normative childhood experiences.” He calls them “firsts.” For eight-year-old “Amber,” it was eating her first …

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