Tag Archive: youth

Aug 17

Preparing for the School Year by Marvin Williams, MA, Intermountain Director of Education

NOTE: This is reposted from Intermountain’s main website and professional blog. For more resources and helpful articles visit HERE. When a child begins a transition back to school from a long summer break most parents can find this to be a difficult time. But for parents of a child with a disability the experience brings even …

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Jul 28

Van Orsdel UMC (Havre) Youth provide an AWESOME Day Camp VBS for campus!

This week, Intermountain hosted twenty youth and adult volunteers from Van Orsdel United Methodist Church. The group had visited last November, while the Van Orsdel Commons and chapel was still in construction, and I invited them back to do VBS… and they said YES! The group came and shared a modified version of the VBS curriculum by Group …

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Apr 19

Intermountain moment: when a child engages in self-harm or other scary behaviors

Cutting. Self-harm. It is a phenomenon much more common (it seems) today than twenty-two years ago when I entered children’s and youth ministry. It’s certainly not uncommon behavior in the emotionally disturbed children that Intermountain works with. That’s why I felt it was important to share a little with you from a conversation I had …

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Nov 26

Van Orsdel United Methodist Youth visit Intermountain in Helena

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Helena’s Community Service Center and Residential campus were bless to have a visit from Intermountain Presidential Council member Pat Floyd, youth leader Tina, and 15 amazing youth from Van Orsdel United Methodist Church in Havre, Montana earlier this month. The group started out at the Community Service Center with Terry Chaney, who fed them lunch and …

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Sep 13

What’s next for Intermountain?

By the time she was 16, “Alyssa” had been kicked out of her house several times by her drug-addicted mother. She bounced between her home and a few different group homes. Her mom told her she was worthless. Alyssa was referred to Intermountain by her school’s counseling staff. She was a kid who was trying, …

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Aug 10

First Presbyterian Church – Butte, Montana comes to campus to provide VBS Day Camp

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This week, Intermountain hosted a dozen volunteers from First Presbyterian Church in Butte, Montana and ministry interns from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Missy Henry, although “great with child,” did a great job organizing the volunteers and setting up the week to be successful. The group came and shared a modified version of the VBS curriculum by …

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Mar 01

Learning empathy through charity – Bishop Eliudi visit 2016

Our children unscramble the word "Jambo," meaning "Hello!"

Recently, our children assembled hygiene kits as a service project. These hygiene kits are given to students that come from far away to attend the International Evangelism Centre in Salika, Tanzania. At the Centre, these students prepare to be church planters and pastors to a number of countries in East Africa. The relatively few supplies—all …

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Aug 24

The 15th year of Roberts UMC’s summer visit to campus an extra special affair!

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This August marked the 15th year that the amazing youth leader Joann Stark and the young people of Roberts United Methodist Church have made a special trip to Helena, Montana to blessed the children in our Residential program. Since 2000, the youth have come to campus to engage in an afternoon of play, artistic creativity, …

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Nov 20

Spreading love, sharing hope – Operation Christmas Child

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Recently we participated in Operation Christmas Child with the help of some very special guests from Laurel United Methodist Church. 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 receive …

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Aug 22

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Youth—One of a Kind!

Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Youth

The youth of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic church, under the leadership of youth ministers David and Deidre Casey, shared a message of hope and healing through a unique Vacation Bible School day camp at Intermountain’s residential campus in Helena August 11-13th. The theme for the camp was “One of a Kind,” based on …

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