Tag Archive: support

Nov 21

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank you!

We have spent a lot of time this month focusing on thankfulness, gratitude, and recognizing how richly we have been blessed. It started with Operation Christmas Child, and a special chapel service in which each cottage sent a child up (one at a time) to select items for a gift they prepared together for a …

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Apr 19

Why be a “trauma-informed ministry?” – FREE training materials from Chaplain Chris

As I wrap up my doctoral studies, I am excited to see how the concept of becoming “trauma-informed” in ministry is starting to pick up steam across the country. Far from being behind the curve here in Montana, we are on the cutting edge in terms of integrating the expertise of the medical and social …

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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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Jun 10

How we see ourselves–a lesson from Providence home

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The ministry at Providence Home is powerful, organic, and fluid. The team in our Flathead location has the challenge of meeting the children’s spiritual and cultural needs without the breadth of support that the Helena campus has. Regardless, there is something to be said for the creative energy that comes from Providence Home’s spontaneously meeting the needs of …

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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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Mar 31

Thanks to Plymouth UCC for a great fundraising book sale!

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With retirement on the horizon, Pastors Dick Weaver and Cathy Barker of Plymouth UCC in Helena needed to cull books from their personal library.  Other members at Plymouth UCC nodded sympathetically and the idea was forged to have a used book sale!  The proceeds were designated for Plymouth and Intermountain.  The date was set well in advance so people …

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Dec 08

Revisiting Reflections from Addie

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I originally introduced you all to Addie back in September of 2013. Since that time a lot has transpired. Addie’s life back at home has had its ups and downs, and she could continue to use your prayers. Here at Intermountain, I have grown in my understanding of what it takes to minister effectively to …

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Aug 11

14 years of blessing our children – thank you Roberts UMC Youth!

14 Years of Blessing

This August marked the 14th year that amazing youth leader Joanne Stark and her youth group from Roberts United Methodist Church have made the trek to Intermountain’s residential campus in Helena to spend a day doing a fun art project with the children and sought to bless and encourage the children and staff as well. …

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