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  
June 12 Heather Cameron, COTH Intern Pentecost Sea Kayaking with seals, otters, and sea lions in Carmel; Spending time at the Institute of Play
June 19 VBS Participants VBS Sunday Rest and reflection
June 26 Rev. Bill Calhoun, Retired Pastor, Montview Presbytery “Sabbath and Sabbatical” Preparation for the next activities
July 3, 10 Rev. Joelle Beller, Fuller Preaching Professor “Godly Play” Swimming with dolphins in the Dominican Republic with Wildquest
July 17, 24, 31 Rev. Les Avery, Retired Pastor, St. James Presbytery, Denver “Descending into Our Spiritual Depths” Time at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch working with horses and youth
August 7, 14, 21 Rev. Diane Prevary,Stated Clerk of Presbytery, New Convenant, Houston “Ascending the Mountain of God” Experiencing the work at Ukutula and Ann Van Dyk Cheetah Center; Kruger National Park; climbing Kilimanjaro
August 28 WorKship WorKship Returning from Africa
September 4 Heather Cameron, COTH Intern Labor Day Weekend retreat with Sabbatical participants to process the learning and experiences
September 11 Pastor Dee Welcome Home!  

The summer worship schedule, Frequently Asked Questions, Dee’s reading list, and more information about our “Summer of Exploring Creative Play and Spirituality” is available in the Narthex on the Sabbatical table near the front door. Stop by and stay current on the exciting preparations!