Skyland Community Church Events
Coffee Hour & Pot Luck Lunch
On the first Sunday of every month, we have potluck lunch in Whitaker Hall after the regular church service. On other Sundays, we have a coffee hour with snacks and refreshments. Volunteer church members are responsible for setting up the coffee hour and potluck, as well as serving and cleaning up afterwards.
Advent and Christmas
The Advent season concludes this year with a Christmas Eve service at 4PM. (link to Advent page). This Skyland tradition includes readings and carols that tell the story of the birth of Jesus and ends with prayer for peace over all the earth and singing “Silent Night” by candlelight.
Lent and Easter
There are many special events throughout Lent and Easter. We begin Lent with a contemplative Ash Wednesday Service and end by observing Maundy Thursday with a soup supper and service. The spring weather on Easter usually cooperates during a joyful service celebrating resurrection and new life, a bounteous breakfast tea, and an egg hunt for the children.
For the past 3 years, storms and the Pandemic prevented our traditional Spaghetti dinner in February. In 2024 we hope to be able to continue the tradition of seeing our neighbors, having great conversations and welcoming the community over a great meal.
Fourth of July Outdoor Service & Picnic
Our neighbors and the community are invited to the traditional Skyland outdoor Independence Day Service & picnic that takes place on a Sunday around July 4th.
The Skyland Celebration
In the fall of 2023 Skyland invited the local mountain community to celebrate this place that has been home to so many over the years. There was live music all afternoon by the Summit Sisters, and their young musical guests. Whitaker Hall was devoted to a local artists’ exhibition. The art of twelve artists was featured, that included photos of the 2022-23 mosaics made by Helen O’Dea’s C.T. English art students.
Photos and descriptions of local history and events were displayed inside the church. These included the church and community history, a look into the indigenous people of the area, the ’89 earthquake, and the big storm events in the winter of the 2017. We hope to make this an annual event.