DECEMBER 2019

Recurring:

1st Wednesdays – Haywood St. Congregation

Hop in the van to join Haywood Street Congregation Downtown in worship from 11:45 – 2! Sign up in the colonnade or online before the morning of so you don’t get left behind! Contact Joy with any questions.

4th Wednesdays – Cook/Serve at ABCCM

Alternating each month between Veteran’s Restoration Quarters and Steadfast House. Sign up with Jim or Donna Galloway if you’d like to be a part of our team!

1st Thursdays – Good Morning Circle

Methodist women who love the Lord and want to do good in the world and in our community meet in the Fellowship Hall at 9:30. The first fall meeting is September 5! Contact Carol Van Dyke at vandykecvd@bellsouth.net with any questions!

1st Saturdays – Serve our Welcome Table!

Welcome Table is served every Saturday in our Fellowship Hall from 9:30-11 with the help of nearby churches. Skyland’s full volunteer day is the 1st of the month. We would love to have you join our team! Contact Patty Olbrantz at pjolb@yahoo.com

Tuesdays – Chancel Choir

7th graders through adults are invited to join our Chancel Choir! Not officially a member? That’s okay! Sign up anyway! Meet us at 7:30 in the Sanctuary. Contact Linda Jones at linda.t.jones@charter.net with any questions.

Wednesdays – C.H.O.W! (Church Happenings on Wednesdays)

5:30 – 6:00: Dinner served in the Fellowship Hall

Sign up anytime between Thursday and 12 noon Monday on our website at https://skylandumc.com/chow-sign-up/ .  (CHOW Meal & Activities are on Holiday Break, resuming on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.)

$5 Adult (10+)
$3 Child (3-9)
Under 3 Eat Free!
Family max pay is $15!

6 – 7:30: Children’s Small Groups

Nursery Play ! (Birth-PreK, 6:15-7:30)
God’s Kids / Bible Explorations / Sing & Ring (K-6gr, 6:00-7:30)  Children’s Bible lessons (K-2gr / 3gr-6gr) and choir & handbells (K-2gr / 3gr-6gr).  These are 45-minute split sessions by age.

6:30 – 7:30: Youth Group (7gr-12gr)

Hang out, play, worship, and have discussions about life and what it
means to follow Jesus in the Fellowship Hall.

6:30 – 7:30: Adult Small Groups (Nursery care provided!)

Look for info in the colonnade and find the perfect small group for you!

7:30 – 8:30: Joy Bells (7gr-12gr)

Learn handbells with Ms. Linda in the Sanctuary!

7:30 – 9: Worship Team (Adults)

Music rehearsal for The Current service in the Fellowship Hall. Contact Lance Craig if you’re interested in being involved on Sundays!

 

Saturdays – Welcome Table!

Join us for free community breakfast every Saturday from 9:30-11 in the Fellowship Hall. No need to plan ahead, if you’re out and about just stop in and grab a bite to eat! Interested in helping out? Contact Patty Olbrantz at pjolb@yahoo.com

 

Special Events

 

December 1:
First Sunday of Advent,
Unpacking of the Greens

Join us as we start the sermon series “Names for the Messiah” and the countdown to our savior’s birth. Stay after the traditional service or stop by around 12pm to help bring the decorations out so they’re ready for Wednesday’s Hanging of the Greens.

 

December 4:
The Hanging of the Greens

Help us after CHOW to hang the greens and adorn our Chrismon tree while the children make ornaments with Jennifer! 

 

December 6:
Around the Son Preschool’s Nativity Pageant

Around the Son Preschool will perform their annual Nativity Pageant at 11am in our Sanctuary! All are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy this wonderful event.

 

December 8:
Angel Tree Gifts Deadline

Bring your unwrapped Angel Tree Gifts with wrapping paper or bags for Estes Elementary to wrap at a later time. Thank you so much for your generosity this season!

 

December 11:
2019 Children’s Christmas Pageant 1st Rehearsal & Role Assignment, LAST CHOW

All children interested in joining our Christmas Pageant this year should meet us at 6pm in the Sanctuary.  No special clothing or talents needed today, just bring your happy face! Open to all children K-6.

 

December 15:
Special Music Service

There will be special music at all 3 services with each service showcasing different music.  You might as well come at 8:25 and stay through the 10:55 service, it’ll be worth it! 

Christmas Caroling

Join us in the parking lot at 3pm as we set off for Christmas caroling in our favorite local communities!  Bring the whole family and enjoy a memorable afternoon with a Christmas tradition almost -but not yet!- forgotten. We should be back by 5:30pm. Contact Rev. Joy Moss with any questions you may have.

YOUTH Christmas Party

The YOUTH Christmas Party is to be held at the Knapp’s house this year starting at 6pm.  Contact Lance Craig with any questions you may have.

 

December 18:
2019 Jingle & Mingle – Children’s Christmas Pageant Followed by Potluck Finger Foods

We will gather in the Sanctuary at 6pm for the Christmas Pageant then move to the Fellowship Hall for potluck fun and family around 6:30.  Bring your favorite party food to share and spend this night in celebration of this wonderful season!

 

December 23:
Faith-In-Action: Cookies & Cards for Veterans

All children and youth are welcome to join us between 9 and 11am in the Fellowship Hall as we decorate cookies and cards for ABCCM’s Veteran’s Restoration Center! (Parents need to accompany any children age 3 and younger.)  Everything is provided, just bring your creativity and holiday spirit!

 

December 24:
Christmas Eve Services

4:00 • Contemporary Candlelight Communion
6:00 • Moravian Love Feast
8:00 • Traditional Candlelight Communion

 

 

Save The Date!

 

Jan. 5 | Un-Hanging of the Greens, Confirmation Resumes, Room in the Inn begins

Jan.8 | CHOW and Wednesday Small Groups resume 

VBS 2020! July 20-24