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Potluck Presentation, January 23, 2011

Thank you to all Church of the Hills elders, staff, members, and friends who joined us for the potluck lunch and Sabbatical informational presentation after worship on January 23, 2011. The food and attendance was excellent and the thoughtful questions were much appreciated.     After an introduction and prayer from team member Lee Stratton, Pastor Dee […]

Sabbatical Frequently Asked Questions

Do you wonder: “What is the Purpose of a Sabbatical?” or “What is the Lilly Endowment Grant?” or “Is $8,000 really enough to cover all the church expenses for the summer?” These questions and many others are answered in the Sabbatical Frequently Asked Questions document available in hard copy in the Narthex or by clicking […]

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 […]

Lilly Endowment “Clergy Renewal Program” Grant

Pastor Dee and the Sabbatical team submitted a grant proposal in June, 2010 to the Lilly Foundation under the “Clergy Renewal Program.” If awarded, the grant will fund Dee’s Sabbatical scheduled for the summer of 2011. Sabbatical and Personnel team member, Rick Bailey, joyfully announced a full award of $49,353 from the Lilly Endowment during Worship Service on […]

Friday Features, November 26, 2010

The Sabbatical Team congratulates Pastor Dee and the COTH congregation in the award of the very prestigious Lilly Foundation National Clergy Renewal Program Grant. This substantial Sabbatical award ($49,353) will fully cover the expenses of Dee’s Sabbatical, including generous financial support for the congregation while Dee is away. If you were not in Worship last […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]