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Wild Animal Sanctuary Field Trip, September 24, 2011

As printed in the September 2011 issue of Echoes Wild Animal Sanctuary Field Trip, September 24, 2011 To coincide with the fall sermon theme “Where the Wild Things Are,” the Sabbatical team is excited to offer a field trip to the Wild Animal Sanctuary east of Brighton, Colorado. This sanctuary is home to a variety of […]

Pastor Dee’s Letter ~ Summer Preparations

Pastor Dee’s Letter, Echoes, May 2011 It’s May!!!  Hooray Hooray! I love this time of the year.  It is a time for emergence from winter!  We start seeing bulbs and crocus peak through the dry ground with color and life.  The days seem warmer and longer.  Snow is long gone for the season (we hope-rain is […]

Exciting Field Trips Planned by the Sabbatical Team

As printed in the May 2011 issue of Echoes: To help us explore a bit of what Dee might experience during her summer sabbatical travels, the COTH Sabbatical Team is offering a one-day field trip to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide. We will leave mid-morning on Saturday, May 14, from the church, stop for […]

Book Studies & Movies Offered by the Sabbatical Team

    ECHOES    Inspire . . . Inform . . . Invite   As printed in the May 2011 issue of Echoes:  Book studies and movies will be two ways – in addition to field trips (see separate article about the trips) – that the Sabbatical Team hopes to involve the congregation in our own […]

A Summer of Exploring Creative Play and Spirituality

As printed in the March/April 2011 issue of Echoes: As our “Summer of Exploring Creative Play and Spirituality” approaches, we are pleased to announce the following guest preachers, their sermon themes, and how these themes relate to Dee’s sabbatical itinerary. Dates In the Pulpit Sermon Themes Pastor Dee’s Itinerary June 5 Pastor Dee Outdoor service   […]

Sabbatical Potluck, January 23, 2011

As printed in the January 2011 issue of Echoes: Please come to the congregational potluck lunch Sunday, January 23rd, right after church in the Fellowship Hall.  A-H: Side dishes I-Q: Desserts R-Z: Main dishes Dee and the Sabbatical team will give a short presentation on Dee’s Sabbatical theme and will be available to answer all your […]

Sabbatical Theme Explained

Pastor Dee’s Letter, Echoes, January 2011 Dee’s henna tattoo “playfulness” In 2009 I had the opportunity to be a part of something the denomination is providing for a few of their pastors.  I participated in a program called CREDO.  Many of you know and heard of my experiences there.  While I was there, something extraordinary […]

What’s this I hear about a Sabbatical for Dee?

As printed in the December 2010 issue of Echoes: You have probably heard some reference to Dee’s Sabbatical, scheduled for this coming summer 2011, and perhaps you have seen and heard ALL the information about this exciting time for Dee and our congregation. It’s easy to miss or forget some information here or there, however, and […]

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 […]