We are young and old, gay and straight and in between.  We are single and partnered, happy and sad, confused and inspired.  We are street smart and college-educated.  Some of us can’t pay our bills and others have more than enough to share.

We are God’s people.  We are the Body of Christ.


Our Leadership. At Land of the Sky UCC, our ministry takes place in teams that often model shared power in leadership. The ministries of Land of the Sky UCC are carried out by the Leadership Team and the ministry teams who work on behalf of the community and report to the Leadership Team. The team includes liaisons to various ministry teams.








Our 2020 Leadership Team includes:


Beckett Arnold, Co-Facilitator
Tamara Feightner, Co-Facilitator
Melissa Garrett, Member-at-Large                                                                                                                                                Open Seat, Community Life Liaison                                                                                                                                         Stephanie Hickling Beckman, Personnel Liaison                                                                                                                            Open Seat, Spiritual Formation Liaison                                                                                                                                   Dave Minnich, Building Liaison                                                                                                                                                         Elizabeth Eve, Finance Liaison
Julie Klipp Nicholson, Justice Liaison



About the United Church of Christ. We are a part of the UCC denomination, a community of faith that seeks to respond in word and deed to the life and ministry of Jesus. The UCC was founded in 1957 when four traditions united to become one: Christians, Congregationalists, Evangelical, and Reformed. The formation of the UCC followed the prayer of Jesus for the church, “that they may all be one.” The UCC is one of the most diverse denominations in the United States, and one of the most progressive. We are a denomination that values an open and affirming welcome of all persons, accessibility for all, creating community that is multiracial, multicultural, and commitment to a just peace. Our member churches are independent, with no official denominational hierarchy, yet we are in mutual, willing covenant with one another through regional associations and conferences, believing that we can live together in communion even when we disagree. Our congregation is a part of the Western North Carolina Association of the Southern Conference of the United Church of Christ. For more information about the UCC, please visit www.ucc.org.