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 Sticker

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

May  2015
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: May 2, 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: May 3, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
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  • Worship Planning Meeting-Pastoral and Music Staff
    Starts: 8:45 AM
    Ends: May 5, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Church Office
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: May 9, 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: May 10, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
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  • RSVP for Mini Golf for 2nd-4th Graders
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: May 12, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Description: Today's the day to RSVP for the mini-golf outing on the 17th. RSVP to Virginia at vhimmelheb@aol.com.
  • Leadership Circle
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: May 11, 2015 - 9:00 PM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church Parlor
    Description: Meeting of the Leadership Circle
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  • Meet & Greet with Jenna Lindbo
    Starts: 7:00 PM
    Ends: May 12, 2015 - 8:30 PM
    Location: Land of the Sky UCC - 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville NC
    Description: Meet our new Minister of Music, Jenna Lindbo, who will work collaboratively with Ryan Hessenius. Bring a snack to share, your voice for singing, and enjoy this chance to hear Jenna's musical gifts.
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: May 16, 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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  • CANCELLED: Youth Group Cookout
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: May 17, 2015 - 12:00 AM
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  • Worship
    Starts: 9:15 AM
    Ends: May 17, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
  • Cuba Pilgrimage Discussion with Mark Siler
    Starts: 10:30 AM
    Ends: May 17, 2015 - 11:30 AM
    Description: Mark Siler of Circle of Mercy Congregation (one of our sister churches!) will join us after worship to discuss his knowledge and experience of serving and living in Cuba.We will explore planning a trip with Mark.
  • Mini Golf for 2nd-4th Graders
    Starts: 12:30 PM
    Ends: May 17, 2015 - 3:00 PM
    Location: Tropical Gardens Mini Golf, 956 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28806, United States
    Description: Our 2nd-4th graders are invited to play mini golf at Tropical Gardens (pickup at Tropical Gardens by parents). This event is organized and chaperoned by Virginia Himmelheber; other parents will also chaperone. Bring a bag lunch and $5 to play. RSVP to Virginia at vhimmelheb@aol.com by May 11.
  • Taste the Love: Newcomers' Dessert Night
    Starts: 6:30 PM
    Ends: May 17, 2015 - 7:30 PM
    Location: Land of the Sky UCC - 123 Kenilworth Road, Asheville NC
    Description: All newcomers are invited to join us in the parlor across from the sanctuary for an evening of delectable dessert and warm conversation; hosted by the Hospitality Team. Don't bring anything but yourselves!
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  • Sabbath time for Co-Pastors
    Starts: 4:00 PM
    Ends: May 23, 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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  • It's Our Birthday!
    Starts: 12:00 AM
    Ends: May 25, 2015 - 12:00 AM
    Description: Join us next Sunday as we celebrate Pentecost, the anniversary of the birth of the early church, as well as the 6th Birthday of Land of the Sky UCC. Following worship, we will enjoy a community potluck in the Fellowship Hall, so please bring a brunch dish to share.
  • Worship
    Starts: 9:15 AM
    Ends: May 24, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
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  • CUC monthly mtg
    Starts: 6:00 PM
    Ends: May 28, 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: May 30, 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: May 31, 2015 - 10:15 AM
    Location: Kenilworth Presbyterian Church
    Description: Sunday worship, followed by coffee hour and Sunday School classes
 

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