As printed in Friday Features, September 16, 2011 Dear Church of the Hills Family, I find it challenging to express the deep appreciation for your support, prayers, and encouragement during my time on Sabbatical. It truly was an amazing gift of restoration for this pastor’s soul. I appreciate our staff and volunteers, session in […]
Dear COTH family and friends, I have returned from South Africa with a heart full of experiences and a camera filled with pictures. It was an amazing adventure. I had a quick trip to Texas to pick up Maggie and bring her home too. Our Aspen weekend was cancelled and so I am home over […]
There have been some wonderful comments left on the Sabbatical Blog in the past month. In case you missed them, here are the highlights: Jean commented on the Motherly Love post: The “otter love” picture is priceless! Thank you for sharing that and the other pictures with us. It looks as though this trip is full of […]
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 […]
As announced in Friday Features on May 27: Surround Pastor Dee with Our Love and Support Make sure to sign the photo mat that’s on the Sabbatical table in the Narthex. Then Dee can fill the frame with a photo from her summer of exploring creative play and spirituality.
Well, May is here and that means that in less than 30 days we begin this summer adventure of play, creativity and spirituality. I can say writing the first blog post is a little daunting; what to say? what to describe? Kelly Krueger has done an amazing job keeping things going out to those of you who have subscribed […]
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 […]
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 […]