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.

World Café – Holy Conversations

You are invited & encouraged to attend the Administrative Board’s sponsored gathering: World Café – Holy Conversation on the Future of the United Methodist Church. There will be two sessions, similar
in structure, to enable Skyland UMC to discuss the issues now facing the UMC. We will have these sessions to be able to respectfully understand each other and look to see how we continue our Mission Statement (Love-Grow-Serve) while the UMC goes through its time of stress. While we are preparing ourselves for future decisions that may have to be made, we will not be discussing any actions for a separation. We do not know enough information about that; guidance will be given to congregations after the May General Conference meeting.

The 2 World Café meeting options (reservations are required):

Wednesday, February 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
(Fellowship Hall)

This Conversation Meal replaces our Adult CHOW & Activities time on this date; a very light, boxed or bagged dinner is included and provided at no charge; BUT reservations are required for food prep & seating setup.
• The Conversation begins at 5:30 p.m.
• Children’s programs begin at 5:30 in Wesley classroom where they will enjoy their meal, followed by their Wednesday activities, in order to not be involved in the Conversation in FH.

Sunday, February 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
(Fellowship Hall)

Same Conversation structure (no meal); childcare is available at this session but reservations are required. Youth (ages 13 & up) are invited the Conversation at their & their parents discretion.

I personally ask that you attend as this is important for SUMC as a whole and for you as an individual.

– – Jack Harrison, Admin Board Chair
jack.harrison@bellsouth.net

July 20-24, 2020!
Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway VBS! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs.

Be on the lookout, registration opens Spring 2020!

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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 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!

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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