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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org), Diane Rutledge (684-2494) or Betsy Finger (712-3367).
UMC Special General Conference Update:
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
On Sunday, March 17 at 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. there will be further discussion as a church family regarding the decisions made. Both will be held in the Sanctuary. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend!
Lent & Easter Schedule of Events
April 14| Palm Sunday Potluck Luncheon
following 10:55 service • Fellowship Hall
Please bring your favorite dishes to share: vegetables, salads, breads, casseroles, etc. The church provides ham, drinks, desserts and a guarantee of wonderful fellowship. There will be a sign-up posted in the colonnade and online. There is plenty of space in our kitchen fridge and warming cabinet for those dishes you need to bring early. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and family!
April 14 | Walk with Jesus Family Experience
12:45 – 2 p.m. • Children’s/Preschool Wing
Parents and children participate together in a multi-sensory experience to remember the last week of Jesus’ life on earth. Contact Pastor Joy at email@example.com for questions or more information.
April 14 | No Sunday p.m. activities
April 17 | No C.H.O.W., Small Groups, Children’s or Youth Programming
April 18 | Maundy Thursday Service: Remembrance of the Last Supper
7 p.m. • Fellowship Hall
April 19 | Good Friday Service: Song of Shadows
7 p.m. • Sanctuary Come and reflect on the crucifixion with choir, string quartet and narration.
April 21 | Easter Sunday Services
8:25, 9:25 & 10:55 a.m. • Fellowship Hall & Sanctuary
He has Risen! Worship and Celebrate with your SUMC Family! Invite your friends & neighbors too! A children’s (ages: 2 yr – 5th gr) Easter Egg Hunt is planned during Children’s Church for the 9:25 & 10:55 services.
April 21 | No Sunday p.m. activities
Important SUMC News!
Our Staff-Parish Relations Committee Chair TJ Knapp and Pastor Wes Sharpe have information to share with all of us. Please read the two letters via the links below.
Preaching Schedule–all services
March 10 / Rev. Dave Stum
March 17 / Rev. Joy Moss
March 24 / Rev. Christy Sharpe, Former Assoc. Pastor at Skyland United Methodist Church
March 31 / Rev. Scott Hardin-Nieri, Director of Creation Care Alliance of WNC
April 7 / TJ Knapp (Laity Sunday)
April 14 / Rev. Dave Stum
April 18 / Rev. Dave Stum, Rev Joy Moss (Maundy Thursday)
April 19 / Rev. Dave Stum, Rev Joy Moss (Good Friday)
April 21 / Rev. Dave Stum
April 28 / Rev. Joy Moss
Note: The preaching schedule has been planned out for the next several months. Check the website or Facebook page to stay up to date!
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