News

  • Health and Wellness Update

    November 20, 2021

    Health and Wellness Update

    Starting Nov. 21, 2021, all people – regardless of vaccination status – may attend church services and activities in person. All other safety protocols will remain in place for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, including the wearing of masks and social distancing while in the building. In making this decision, Skyland’s Health and Wellness Committee identified the following ...

  • Charge Conference Report

    October 21, 2021

    Charge Conference Report

    I had hoped that my pastor’s report for this year’s conference would be one reflecting on how we had overcome COVID-19 and are now in a post-COVID ministry. Sadly, this is not the case. This year has been plagued by much of the same COVID limitations and, at times, even stricter limitations ...

  • Armor of God

    September 16, 2021

    Armor of God

    “Then Saul dressed David in his own tunic. He put a coat of armor on him and a bronze helmet on his head. David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. ‘I cannot go in these,’ he said to Saul, ‘because ...

  • Call to Prayer

    August 31, 2021

    Call to Prayer

    We recently emailed a call to prayer to our congregation. It was a reminder that we are called to be a praying people. Scripture teaches us to pray without ceasing, to pray for our leaders and for those in positions of authority. It even tells us to pray for our enemies. This ...

  • Health and Wellness Update

    August 25, 2021

    Health and Wellness Update

    As of August 21, 2021, DeKalb County is categorized as an area of “High Transmission” for COVID-19 and the positivity rate has increased to 12.09%. Even with the increased risk, the CDC states that getting fully vaccinated, wearing masks indoors, and maintaining social distance of 6 feet or more continue to be ...

  • Persistence

    August 19, 2021

    Persistence

    “One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick. Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and ...

  • Health and Wellness Update

    July 30, 2021

    Health and Wellness Update

    As of July 30, 2021, DeKalb County is categorized as an area of “High Transmission” for COVID-19 and the positivity rate has increased to 8.25%. Globally, we’re experiencing a significant transmission surge due to the Delta variant; therefore, the CDC has updated guidelines for vaccinated people. In response, the Skyland Health and ...

  • Changes Ahead

    July 13, 2021

    Changes Ahead

    Hearing the word “change” can produce a wide array of emotions in most of us. Change can be exciting if you love to experience new things. Change can cause anxiety because not knowing what to expect in your new journey can be stressful. Change can produce grief since we do not like ...

  • Look Afresh

    July 7, 2021

    Look Afresh

    From the Pastor’s Desk One of the biggest challenges I face when preparing to preach is not assuming I know what a particular Scripture means or says. There are always plenty of “experts” trying to tell us what a text means, how it has been interpreted over the years, and what the scholars ...

  • Health and Wellness Update

    June 15, 2021

    Health and Wellness Update

    Skyland’s Health and Wellness Committee met recently and recommended the following changes: Our nursery (for children ages 6 weeks to 4 years old) will reopen June 20 at 10:30 a.m. Beginning on August 8, the nursery will be available starting at 9:30 a.m. Coffee will be available in the Holy Grounds hallway beginning June ...

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