October 5 – 7 | Youth Retreat
October 7 | New Comers Class Begins
5 – 6 p.m. • Chapel
Join Pastor Wes and other Church Leaders for a five-week newcomers’ class. Learn a little bit more about Skyland, what it means to belong here, and get your questions answered! Call the church office at 828-684-7283 or email Pastor Wes at email@example.com to sign-up.
October 9| Blood Drive
1 – 6 p.m. • Fellowship Hall
October 10 | Church-Wide Crucial Conversation Update: A Way Forward
6:15 – 7:30 p.m. • Fellowship Hall
The United Methodist Church is having important discussions about the Book of Discipline and certain stances on human sexuality and the church. SUMC’s All Are Welcome Group will host an “informational” session so our church family can understand what is happening within the global UMC. One important note: a decision will likely be made at a special session of the General Conference in February 2019 as to how the UMC will move forward; that decision will impact all United Methodist churches.
October 13 | Fall Festival (Star Wars Theme)
2 – 4 p.m. • SUMC Campus
May the Force be with You! Come and celebrate fall with a Star Wars themed fall festival! There will be games, a hayride, cake walk, music, and more! Halloween (or Star Wars!) costumes are encouraged, but please leave those bloody, scary, and gory costumes at home. 🙂
October 21 – November 18| Wall of Money Youth Fundraiser
Help support Skyland Youth! Envelopes from numbers 1-100 will be in the colonnade. Pick one and put in at least the amount of money that corresponds with the # on the envelope. Put in the offering plate or drop it by the church!
October 21| New Member Sunday
8:25, 9:25 & 10:55 • FH & Sanctuary
Ready to join Skyland SUMC? A portion of our services will be designated to welcome new members. Contact the church office at 828-684-7283 or Pastor Wes at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join.
October 31 | C.H.O.W. meal, small groups, youth and children’s activities are cancelled.
SAVE THE DATE:
Nov. 4 / Commitment Sunday
Nov. 7 / Faith In Action: Children’s Ministry, Chancel Choir and Youth to sing at area nursing homes. All are welcome to join!
Nov. 17-18 / Confirmation Retreat
Nov. 21 / C.H.O.W. meal, small groups & youth & children’s activities cancelled
Nov. 28 / Hanging of the Greens after the C.H.O.W. meal. All small groups/activities are encouraged to help and enjoy the fun!
Dec. 12 (Wed) / Jingle & Mingle (Christmas Pageant followed by Potluck Hors d’oeuvres)