Rev. Melanie Weiner Called as Senior Minister

Skyland Community Church is delighted to announce that the Reverend Melanie Janet Weiner has accepted the congregation’s call to be our new settled pastor.

Reverend Weiner was ordained into ministry in 2014 and served as Associate Minister at Foothills Congregational Church in Los Altos until late 2019. Her roles included that of Faith Formation Minister. The Foothills congregation valued Reverend Weiner for her stimulating sermons, Biblical knowledge, spiritual wisdom, and ability to connect with all age groups. In her spare time she may be found creating interesting things with yarn or fabric, hiking one of the many local trails, or reading with her face in the sun and her toes in the sand.

We are confident that Reverend Melanie will be an inspiring presence in our mountain community. Her first worship service will be on Sunday, July 5 and, whether by video or in person, we warmly welcome you. Please stay tuned for other opportunities to meet Reverend Weiner. Reverend Kevin Omi will complete his time as Interim Senior Minister on June 14. We are grateful for his service.

Click here for our Sunday morning service at 10:30 a.m. Join us on Sunday, July 5 for the first service led by Rev. Weiner as our settled pastor.

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We are people who believe that a God of love is still speaking and moving hearts to create a world of love, peace, and justice. We exist to love God and serve our community.

Skyland Community Church has been a Christian presence in the Santa Cruz mountain community for over 130 years. Please join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30.

We are grateful to live in such a beautiful community and support many activities both right here at home and around the world. We have a food pantry to help our neighbors and welcome families with children in all that we do.

Our members come from many backgrounds and theologies, and stay because our primary aim is to live God’s unconditional love in our relationships and in our outreach to others. Our foundational scripture in 1 John 4:16, “God is love; those who abide in love abide in God and God abides in them.”