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.

Tuesday, November 19!

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

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!

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
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
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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