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COTH Guest in the Pulpit, Diane Prevary

Church of the Hills welcomes Rev. Diane Prevary, our guest preacher for the month of August. Her sermon series “Ascending the Mountain of God” will correspond to Pastor Dee’s trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Reverand Prevary will serve as Session moderator for the month of August as well. Following is a brief bio: Diane Prevary is a cradle-roll Presbyterian, […]

COTH Guest in the Pulpit, Les Avery

COTH is honored to have the Reverend Les Avery, Retired Pastor, preaching  July 17, 24, and 31st. Les will follow the theme “Descending Into Our Spiritual Depths” which corresponds to Pastor Dee Cooper’s current Sabbatical adventures in Carmel and Bimini. Join us at Church of the Hills for Pastor Avery’s teachings in July.      […]

Carmel: Play Needs Rest

I realized that play needs rest – as much as rest needs play.  For as much as we all wanted to play all the time, there were needed moments of rest and quiet, and they were as essential to cultivating play as actually experiencing play itself.  So here are some of the photos of our […]

Friday Features, June 24, 2011

As announced in Friday Features on June 24:   Connecting with Dee during her Sabbatical As we move through Dee’s sabbatical time, some have asked if they can send words of encouragement and thanksgiving to Dee while she is away. As mentioned in a “Seconds for Sabbatical” announcement, there are three ways to communicate your […]

COTH Guest in the Pulpit, Bill Calhoun

COTH welcomes our guest preacher, Rev. Bill Calhoun, to worship on June 26th. His topic “Sabbath and Sabbatical” will kick off our Summer of Exploring Creative Play and Spirituality as we explore topics directly related to Pastor Dee’s summer sabbatical. Following is a brief bio:     Bill Calhoun is a retired minister member of the […]

The Travel Arrangements are Made!

Well, all the travel reservations are made.  All the flights are booked, the hotel reservations are in, the coordination with travel and events and activities are complete.  This, to me, was an overwhelming part of the coordination of the summer excursions.  How to juggle the days in South Africa and make hut reservations in Kruger […]

Overview of Summer Series

As presented during “Seconds for Sabbatical,” May 8, 2011 An overview of the Summer Series, currently being developed by the Sabbatical Team, was presented by Jill Hesser, highlighting Pastor Dee’s summer itinerary and how the the local schedule of activities relates. Elements from Dee’s itinerary – from California to Bimini to Oregon and finishing in Tanzania – will be highlighted through […]

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   […]

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 […]

Dee’s Sabbatical Itinerary

Dee will begin her Pastoral Sabbatical in early June, returning to Church of the Hills in early September. Her travel and study plans are in process and will be updated as each leg of her journey is confirmed. Dee’s overall itinerary is available on the Sabbatical Blog in the banner area under the tab titled […]