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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. However, Terri Miller’s email address is all new: email@example.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!
Vacation Bible School Registration is Open!
ROAR! Join us on an African Safari as we learn that Life is Wild and God is Good! Kids will enjoy a fun-filled week packed with Bible stories, games, crafts, skits, and of course songs!!
Monday July 15 – Friday July 19
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
ages 4 years–6th grade
Celebrating our Ministries
Check out this cool video celebrating all the
awesome work happening with SUMC!
Our Campus Planning Committee is working with a local architectural firm, Clark-Nexsen to undertake a Facilities Assessment and Master Planning effort for SUMC. We want to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to contribute. There are prompt sheets available in the colonnade for you to take with you, fill out, and return to church via the weekly offering plate or church office. You may also fill out and submit your responses on-line. In addition, you may register to attend an input session by completing the information at the bottom of the prompt sheet; meeting dates will be listed on the blue Welcome Card weekly calendar insert. We look forward to hearing your ideas, visions, and suggestions for our church.
-Jack Harrison, Chair
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
Preaching Schedule–all services
May 12 / Rev. Joy Moss
May 19 / Rev. Beth Crissman
May 26 / Rev. Brian Combs
June 2 / Graduation Recognition, Lance Craig
June 9 / Confirmation Sunday, Rev. Joy Moss
June 16 / Rev. Rob Parsons, Blue Ridge District Church Vitality Strategist
June 23 / Rev. Tammy Bales, Ministries Associate, Givens Estates
June 30 / Rev. Ed Hillman, Ministries Director, Givens Estates
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