Planning for Dee’s Sabbatical

As printed in the September 2010 issue of Echoes: Our Pastor, Dee Cooper, as part of her call that Church of the Hills extended to her in 2006, has her first ever sabbatical time coming up in the summer of 2011. The purpose and focus of her sabbatical time will be Therapeutic Play, focusing on […]

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How to Subscribe Now that you have visited the Church of the Hills blog, we encourage you to subscribe to the blog in order to receive the informational updates as they are posted. This way you won’t miss any of the valuable information regarding Dee’s sabbatical preparations. We anticipate 2-4 updates per month. You may subscribe to […]

Who Do I Contact If I Have Questions About Dee’s Sabbatical?

The Sabbatical Team is working to keep you up-to-date with information as the preparations for Dee’s sabbatical (Summer 2011) continues. Even so, you may have a question about Dee’s sabbatical, how to help with the preparations, the status of grant applications, how the church will function during the sabbatical time, etc. We encourage you to ask […]

With Appreciation for Their Support

A big part of any successful project at Church of the Hills is the support given by individuals. Preparing for Dee’s sabbatical is no exception, and support and guidance has come in many forms and from many people. There is much planning and preparation left to do and no doubt the list of people to […]

Interesting Resources for Dee’s Sabbatical Preparations

Dee has identified many wonderful informational and educational resources to help her prepare for her sabbatical time. Along with Dee’s reading list, several web links are available on the sidebar for you to review and more will be added as they are identified. Sabbatical Adventure and Resource Links Adventures by the Sea, Monterey CA Climb […]

Dee’s Reading List for Sabbatical Preparation

In preparation for her sabbatical, Dee has gathered and is reading several books based on her theme of play. These books will be in the Church Resource Room as Dee finishes them, and she invites you to read and prepare with her for her exciting and reflective sabbatical time. Dee’s reading list will be available on […]

Letter to Congregation, April 2010

The following letter was mailed to Church of the Hills members and friends: April 21, 2010 Dear COTH member/friend,  “The Sabbath was made for humankind and not humankind for the Sabbath; so the Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27-28 NRSV The Sabbath reminds us that life must be renewed.  From the […]

Sabbatical Leave Policy

The following policy was approved by The Session, Church of Hills, at their March 2010 meeting: Church of the Hills Sabbatical Leave Policy Rationale Sabbatical leave is a carefully planned period of time in which a pastor is granted leave away from his or her normal ministerial responsibilities in order to spend an extended period […]