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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.      […]

COTH Guest in the Pulpit, Joelle Brummett Beller

COTH looks forward to welcoming Reverend Joelle Brummett Beller, Fuller Teaching Professor, who will be preaching  July 3rd and 10th. Pastor Joelle’s theme will be “Godly Play” which corresponds to Pastor Dee Cooper’s Sabbatical theme. Following is a brief bio for Pastor Brummett Beller: Joelle Brummett Beller is a Fuller Theological Seminary graduate and a PC(USA) minister. She has […]

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 […]

Friday Features, January 14, 2011

The following quote is from Stan Jewell, Retired Presbyterian pastor who not only has preached at COTH on several occasions, but served as liaison to our Pastor Search Team when Dee came to us. Stan reflects upon his recent sabbatical in these words: “My sabbatical was truly a time of renewal.  . . . I […]

Friday Features, January 7, 2011

The following is a quote from Russ Kane, Pastor of New Hope Presbyterian Church in Castle Rock: “I think my congregation would say that they have seen a renewed vitality in me since I came back [from my sabbatical] . . .I am able to take on the ‘big’ challenges or our congregation . . […]

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 […]