Tag Archives | Sabbatical

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 . . […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Friday Features, November 19, 2010

The Sabbatical Team encourages you to attend worship this Sunday to hear first-hand an exciting announcement regarding Dee’s Sabbatical scheduled for this coming summer. Join us in time for the pre-worship announcements at 10:30, then join us in the Narthex for coffee and celebration after worship. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of […]

Dee Updates Her Reading List

Dee has added the following books to her Sabbatical preparation reading list: Kim Meeder  Hope Rising and  Blind Hope Garth Stein   The Art of Racing in the Rain Temple Grandin   Animals in Translation Gary Kurz   Cold Noses at the Pearly Gates Pam Houston  Sight Hound You can check out these books from the Church […]

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 […]