Welcome to Skyland
United Methodist Church!

Thanks for checking us out! We offer three completely different worship services on Sundays all geared to meet people just where they are! Whether you want to hang back and checkout the view from the back row or are ready to jump in and make some new friends, there are lots of friendly faces ready to help answer any questions or to show you around. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a morning of great music, fellowship and Biblical teachings.

 

Thursday November 14!

Creation Care Alliance of WNC: Gathering-Composting for congregations, Garden and Climate Solutions

All those passionate about creation care, ecological justice and loving our neighbors are welcome to join this gathering regarding faith and sustainability from 6-7:30. We will be sharing moments of inspiration, support one another, and learn ways to more significantly transform our communities to be more compassionate and resilient. We also hope to get a peek at the new LED lights and garden at Skyland!
We are excited to host Public Lands Director Bob Gale to talk with us about composting and to explore the ways Skyland UMC is supporting their garden and the climate through composting. Project Drawdown explains it this way, “Nearly half of the solid waste produced globally is organic or biodegradable. Much of it ends up in landfills; there, it decomposes in the absence of oxygen and produces the greenhouse gas methane, which is up to 34 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a century. While many landfills have some form of methane management, it is far more effective to divert organic waste to composting.” The evening is free and open to the public!

Tuesday, November 19!

The Meredith College Chorale will be traveling from Raleigh, NC to give a special performance in our sanctuary!  Join us at 7:30, the evening is free and open to the public!

Meredith Chorale, the College’s premiere vocal performing ensemble, is an auditioned ensemble of 30–35 women. The group embarks upon a spring tour each year and is called upon to sing at various on- and off-campus events, concerts, convocations and Chapel services.

Skyland UMC continues to expand their efforts in good management of goods that can be recycled

RECYCLE Your dead-used batteries—there is a blue container in the Colonnade – next to the stairs to the Havener Building & the coffee station-please deposit batteries there- it will regularly be picked up & recycled

Thank You—The Caretakers for God’s Creation Ministry team

New Fall 2019 Programs Schedule

*The Fall 2019 Programs Schedule has been changed, based on many factors including parent feedback and attendance numbers.  *Questions?  Get in touch with Joy, Jennifer, Linda, Lance or Kristen.  We’ll be happy to answer any questions!

 CHILDREN’S   MINISTRY
Day Program Ages Time NOTES
Sun Children’s Church
(not 1st Sundays)
4 yrs.-2nd grade 9:25 a.m. &      10:55 a.m. After Children’s Sermon
Wed Nursery Play! Birth-4 yrs. 6:15-7:30 p.m.  Resumes 9-4-19
Wed God’s Kids & Bible Explorations K-6th grade

(K-2nd / 3rd-6th)

6:00-7:30 p.m.  Resumes 9-4-19
   PRE-TEEN  &  YOUTH  MINISTRY
Day Program Ages Time NOTES
Sun Confirmation Class 6th grade 5:00-6:00 p.m. Resumes 10-6-19 
Wed Youth 7th-12th grade 6:30-7:30 p.m.  Resumes 9-4-19
MUSIC  MINISTRY
Day Program Ages Time NOTES
Tues Skyland Ringers Adults 6:30-7:30 p.m. Resumes 9-3-19 
Tues Chancel Choir Adults 7:30-9:00 p.m. Resumes 8-13-19
Wed Joy Bells 7th-12th grade 7:30-8:30 p.m. Resumes 9-4-19 
Wed Sing & Ring K – 6th grade  (K-2nd & 3rd-6th) 6:00-7:30 p.m. Resumes 9-4-19 
Wed Worship Team Adults 7:30-9:00 p.m. Resumes 9-4-19 

New Staff Emails!!

Skyland United Methodist Church has been going through some exciting technology upgrades over the past few months and this includes changes to our staff email addresses. Starting on Monday May 20, all staff email addresses will end in @skylandumc.com instead of @bellsouth.net. So for example, Pastor Joy’s email will be revjoy@skylandumc.comHowever, Terri Miller’s email address is all new: skyumcfinance@skylandumc.com. Emails sent to the @bellsouth.net email addresses will be forwarded for approximately 30 days, but please update staff emails in your address book as soon as possible. Thank you for your cooperation as we improve our communication tools at SUMC!

Celebrating our Ministries

Check out this cool video celebrating all the
awesome work happening with SUMC!

 

Information about February 23 UMC Special General Conference

A special session of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church takes place February 23 – 26, 2019 in St. Louis, MO.  This is an important meeting where decisions will be made about the future of the United Methodist Church as it related to language about human sexuality in our Book of Discipline.  Please be in prayer for this important conference.  Information is available on the roundtable in the colonnade for your benefit.  If you have questions, please contact Rev. Joy Moss (777-5007 or revjoy@bellsouth.net), Diane Rutledge (684-2494) or Betsy Finger (712-3367).

UMC Special General Conference Update: 

February 27, 2019

Dear Skyland church family,

I imagine most of you are aware of yesterday’s decision by the General Conference to adopt the ‘Traditional  Plan,’ which will continue the current disciplinary language about homosexuality being incompatible with Christian teachings, and strengthen the restrictions against ordaining homosexuals and pastors marrying same-gender couples.

While there are some who might have feelings of relief over this decision, there are many within our congregation who are deeply grieving this decision. This is a difficult time for us as a denomination which has sought to be a world-wide United Methodist Church.

As a Skyland family, as I shared last week in the sermon, I pray that we can find a way forward together that will continue to guide us in our mission. We are called to love all people and I believe that we do this well at Skyland.  I dearly love our church family, as I know so many of you do, and I believe that God will lead us forward together one step at a time, as we continue talking with one another honestly in love.

Let’s all hold one another in our prayers as well as the greater United Methodist Church. And let’s join together on Sunday to worship our God, who loves each of us dearly.

In God’s love and peace,

Rev. Joy Moss


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