Land of the Sky United Church of Christ is
an emerging, progressive community
seeking to serve the still-speaking God by
living justly, loving abundantly,
and walking humbly in the ways of Jesus.

Worship With Us

Sunday mornings.
Gathering music at 9:15 a.m.
Worship begins at 9:25 a.m.
Fellowship and Education for all ages following worship.

Questions? Email us at office@landoftheskychurch.org God Still Speaking StickerSnail mail? P.O. Box 8842, Asheville, NC 28814

We LOVE kids...

…and kids love Land of the Sky UCC! We can’t wait to invite your children into the ministries at Land of the Sky, teach them the stories of the bible, proclaim God’s love for them and support you as a parent or guardian.  It takes a village.  And this village is noisy and chaotic sometimes.  We provide programming and/or childcare at most of our events.  We plan with an eye toward inter-generational involvement and experiences.

Social Justice

That’s right.  We’re one of those churches that take Jesus seriously about feeding the poor, visiting those in prison, and working to change the systems that perpetuate injustice, whether it be in the church, our homes, our communities or our government.  We commit to living justly as individuals and as a community with the hope that God’s realm may be experienced at the most unexpected times and places.

Open and Affirming

As a community living into the unity for which Jesus prayed, we welcome the beautiful spectrum of God’s people–of every race, nationality, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, and ability–into the full life of the church. We desire to love abundantly by covenanting to live lives that are reconciled to God, self, and neighbor.

Co-Pastors

The Rev. Amanda Hendler-Voss and the Rev. Sara Wilcox serve as co-pastors and the founding pastors of this community.  Land of the Sky UCC emphasizes shared leadership by all engaged in the ministries of Land of the Sky UCC. Click here to learn more about our Pastoral Leaders and other Ministry Leaders.

Baptism and Communion

We celebrate the sacraments of Communion and Baptism as the outward and visible sign of God’s invisible grace.  In this community that hopes to embody God’s extravagant love, ALL are invited to the Communion Table.  Infants, children, youth, and adults celebrate God’s “YES!” in the sacrament of Baptism.

Threshold Partnership

Threshold, n. (thrshld, -hld)
Want to live justly, love abundantly, and walk humbly in the ways of Jesus with a group of fellow sojourners? Consider crossing the threshold into partnership. Partners commit to support the life and ministries at Land of the Sky.  

Location

We meet at 123 Kenilworth Road at the Kenilworth Church. We are grateful for their hospitality as we continue to dream of a future space that will hold the ministries of our community.  Click here for directions.

 

Give

The gifts of time, talent and treasure of our partners and friends make this community possible.  Consider a gift today to support the ministries at Land of the Sky UCC.

Weddings

Marriage is a sacred covenant where two people join their lives together.  We hope that God will be the foundation for your union and that the church will be a part of the planning of your blessed day.  All couples celebrated.

Happenings

July  2015
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  • Support for Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: July 2, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Description: Today we grieve with the community of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, who lost 9 members, including their pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, in a hate crime last night. We invite you to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, to show solidarity with Mother Emanuel A.M.E., and to embody love by taking a few moments from your day to send a message of love to this church:
    Email: emanuel@emanuelamechurch.org
    Mail: 110 Calhoun Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: July 4, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Co-Pastors Amanda and Sara observe a 24 hour Sabbath from 4:00PM on Fridays - 4:00PM on Saturdays so they can rest, spend quality time with their families, and feed their spirits. One of them will be on call in case of emergencies; available by cell phone.
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  • Worship
    Starts: 9:15 AM
    Ends: July 5, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
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  • Wild Goose Festival
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: July 10, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Location: Hot Springs, NC, USA
    Description: The Wild Goose Festival is where music, justice, progressive spirituality and art intersect. Experience the wideness of God's community, listen to prophetic voices like Rev. William Barber, and enjoy musical guests like Gungor. For more about the festival and to buy tickets, visit http://wildgoosefestival.org/
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: July 11, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Co-Pastors Amanda and Sara observe a 24 hour Sabbath from 4:00PM on Fridays - 4:00PM on Saturdays so they can rest, spend quality time with their families, and feed their spirits. One of them will be on call in case of emergencies; available by cell phone.
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  • Worship
    Starts: 9:15 AM
    Ends: July 12, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
  • Peace Camp 2015 Orientation
    Starts: 11:00 AM
    Ends: July 12, 2015 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Land of the Sky United Church of Christ, 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
    Description: Following worship on Sunday, July 12, all volunteers for our annual Peace Camp are invited to gather upstairs in the Godly Play classroom for a brief orientation led by Amanda and Melissa. If you will be volunteering and cannot attend, please connect with them to get up to speed. We are still in need of some Group Assistants (adults) and leaders for our craft time at Peace Camp, July 13-16. If you are willing and able, please contact Melissa at kids@landoftheskychurch.org.
  • Asheville Tourists Game
    Starts: 2:00 PM
    Ends: July 12, 2015 - 5:00 PM
    Location: McCormick Field, 30 Buchanan Place, Asheville, NC 28801, United States
    Description: Join Land of the Sky UCC friends for an afternoon Tourists ballgame against Greenville. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for kids/seniors/military. To reserve your seats, make checks out to Land of the Sky with “ballgame” in the memo portion (or in a marked envelope) and put the check in the offering basket. After the game, kids can run the bases and get player autographs.
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  • Peace Camp 2015
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Ends: July 13, 2015 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Land of the Sky United Church of Christ, 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
    Description: Our annual Peace Camp will run this year from July 13-16 from 9:00am -noon. At Peace Camp, we will spend time each day telling God's stories in meaningful ways through music, arts, movement, and outdoor play. We will strengthen relationships and community among the kids at camp, and we'll have a great time doing it! Each day will include a snack time (note: lunch is not provided.) Peace Camp is for kids from ages 3 through 10. For more details, to register your child, and/or to volunteer, go to http://tinyurl.com/q4c4oox .
  • Leadership Circle
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: July 13, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church Parlor
    Description: Meeting of the Leadership Circle
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  • Peace Camp 2015
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Ends: July 14, 2015 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Land of the Sky United Church of Christ, 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
    Description: Our annual Peace Camp will run this year from July 13-16 from 9:00am -noon. At Peace Camp, we will spend time each day telling God's stories in meaningful ways through music, arts, movement, and outdoor play. We will strengthen relationships and community among the kids at camp, and we'll have a great time doing it! Each day will include a snack time (note: lunch is not provided.) Peace Camp is for kids from ages 3 through 10. For more details, to register your child, and/or to volunteer, go to http://tinyurl.com/q4c4oox .
  • Book Reading and Signing, Conversation and Music
    Starts: 7:30 PM
    Ends: July 14, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Location: Kenilworth Center (Fellowship Hall)
    Description: Doug Pagitt is an author, pastor, convener, runner, goodness conspirator & possibility evangelist. His book, "Flipped," invites you to expand your understanding of God.

    heatherlyn's music heals the heart, stirs the soul, and inspires the intellect. This event is hosted by Land of the Sky UCC, Kenilworth Church, and All Souls Cathedral. Beer and wine for sale.
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  • Peace Camp 2015
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Ends: July 15, 2015 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Land of the Sky United Church of Christ, 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
    Description: Our annual Peace Camp will run this year from July 13-16 from 9:00am -noon. At Peace Camp, we will spend time each day telling God's stories in meaningful ways through music, arts, movement, and outdoor play. We will strengthen relationships and community among the kids at camp, and we'll have a great time doing it! Each day will include a snack time (note: lunch is not provided.) Peace Camp is for kids from ages 3 through 10. For more details, to register your child, and/or to volunteer, go to http://tinyurl.com/q4c4oox .
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  • Peace Camp 2015
    Starts: 9:00 AM
    Ends: July 16, 2015 - 12:00 PM
    Location: Land of the Sky United Church of Christ, 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville, NC 28803, United States
    Description: Our annual Peace Camp will run this year from July 13-16 from 9:00am -noon. At Peace Camp, we will spend time each day telling God's stories in meaningful ways through music, arts, movement, and outdoor play. We will strengthen relationships and community among the kids at camp, and we'll have a great time doing it! Each day will include a snack time (note: lunch is not provided.) Peace Camp is for kids from ages 3 through 10. For more details, to register your child, and/or to volunteer, go to http://tinyurl.com/q4c4oox .
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: July 18, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Co-Pastors Amanda and Sara observe a 24 hour Sabbath from 4:00PM on Fridays - 4:00PM on Saturdays so they can rest, spend quality time with their families, and feed their spirits. One of them will be on call in case of emergencies; available by cell phone.
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  • Worship
    Starts: 9:15 AM
    Ends: July 19, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
  • Worship at the Women's Prison
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Ends: July 19, 2015 - 8:00 PM
    Description: The Prison Ministry Team will lead worship out at the women’s prison. If you would like to be involved, contact Amanda.
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  • Midweek Campfire Singalong
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: July 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM
    Location: 64 Luther Cove Rd, Candler, NC 28715, USA
    Description: Midweek Music Campfire Sing Along: July 21

    Join our Ministers of Music, Jenna Lindbo and Ryan Hessenius, as we gather in the home of Eddie Giddens & Sean Smith (64 Luther Cove Road in Candler) for a summer edition of Midweek Music! We will enjoy the beauty of music around a campfire and a time of fellowship. Please bring your voices, instruments if you play them, and an open heart. We will gather at 7:00PM, all are welcome.
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  • CUC monthly mtg
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Ends: July 23, 2015 - 8:00 PM
    Location: UNCA on 10/24, but varies monthly tba
    Description: Christians for a United Community
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Co-Pastors Amanda and Sara observe a 24 hour Sabbath from 4:00PM on Fridays - 4:00PM on Saturdays so they can rest, spend quality time with their families, and feed their spirits. One of them will be on call in case of emergencies; available by cell phone.
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  • Grilling Gathering at the Colvins
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: July 25, 2015 - 5:00 PM
    Location: 2524 Riceville Rd, Asheville, NC 28805, USA
    Description: Join us at the home of Sarah & Jim Colvin for a church-wide summer gathering! At 4:30, there will be a hike, lawn games and a sprinkler for kids, with the meal at 6:00PM. RSVP to Suzanne at office@Landoftheskychurch.org or at http://goo.gl/forms/zjCF8T8I2P. We'll provide meat and veggie burgers and ask you to bring a side dish or dessert, as well as your own plates and utensils (let's go light on the earth!) and lawn chairs. All are welcome.
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  • Worship
    Starts: 9:15 AM
    Ends: July 26, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: August 1, 2015 - 4:00 PM
    Description: Co-Pastors Amanda and Sara observe a 24 hour Sabbath from 4:00PM on Fridays - 4:00PM on Saturdays so they can rest, spend quality time with their families, and feed their spirits. One of them will be on call in case of emergencies; available by cell phone.
 

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