Give.  We ask that you give, not out of obligation, but as a radical act of gratitude for God’s abundance.


camping 12 kateWe are a community that believes sharing by all means scarcity for none. We ask that you give, not out of obligation, but as a radical act of gratitude for God’s abundance in our lives, our community, and the world. Please consider how you might give of your time, talent and treasure here at Land of the Sky UCC. All gifts welcome. Just like any family, Land of the Sky UCC will work best when each one of us determines how we can share our gifts with one another. Perhaps your gift is teaching adults or children, maybe you love to bake and can provide food for fellowship time, or maybe you are musician and want to play at a service-there are a variety of ways to give to the church. In these economic times we realize that it may be especially difficult to give financially for some. Determining how best to contribute to this community will be a personal and family decision for each and every one of us. We ask you to dig deep and consider what God has given to you and respond in gratitude by giving back to the church. Good stewardship involves a constant assessment of how we are prioritizing our lives, both in the use of our time and money. We hope that members and friends of Land of the Sky UCC prayerfully consider making a pledge to the church with regards to both time and money. What can you honestly give of your time without giving yourself away? What can you pledge to the church financially that will demonstrate the praise and thanksgiving that overflows from your heart for all God’s glories in your life?

Land of the Sky UCC works to be faithful stewards of the gifts that are entrusted to our community.  We continue to dream big and plan for our future, while also supporting the vital ministries of our community and our staff. To be consistent in giving of our “first fruits” we invite you to give in one of these ways: through our weekly offering in worship, electronic giving through our website, or automatic payments from your bank.  Living generously means giving first to support things like the church, organizations we care about, and people in our community and across the globe who live in poverty.  We hope this kind of giving is a central tenet of our faith. As a spiritual discipline, we encourage members and friends to think about giving as a financial commitment that is made from the “first fruits” of their labor. Too often giving is factored into discretionary income, making it an after-thought. Recurring electronic gifts and automatic payments from the bank help minimize this challenge allowing us to Live Generously as a way of life. Please note that when you give electronically, 3% of your gift goes to paypal.  The Leadership Team feels the fee associated with electronic giving is well worth the benefit of consistency in expected gifts.  If the cost concerns you, please consider auto-pay or increase your giving by 3% to cover the fee.  Your consistent financial giving is a tremendous gift to the church and its ministries.  Thank you!

 

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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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