Go Tell It on the Mountain

Skyland Church Newsletter - January 2018
Skyland Community Church

10:30 am Sunday Service

Rev. Stephen Glauz-Todrank
Church phone: 408-353-1310


January 14
Preaching today
Rev. Diane Weible,
NCNC Conference Minister - 
discussion of Re-Vision

January 21
Potluck Lunch after Church 

January 26, Friday
Spaghetti Dinner (details below)


New Year's Day sees our
chrysanthemums still in bloom.
In Greek "golden flower."

--haiku by John Heyes

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers add color and beauty to our contemplations during worship service.  There are several open Sundays in January and February. Please sign up on the new calendar in Whitaker Hall.


Skyland Community Church
Women's Group
Invites You to a Family Affair
 Friday January 26 

Time:  6:00 pm  Dinner served at 6:30
Place:  Skyland Community Church - 25100 Skyland Road
Cost:   $20 Family or $10 for each adult. 
Menu:   Fresh pasta with a meat or puttanesca sauce,                   salad, garlic bread, dessert, and sparkling cider. 
      You may bring wine to share.


Minister's Reflection

Dear Skyland Friends,

Thank you so much for your generous Christmas present of a gift certificate to an Inn Carolyn and I love in Pacific Grove. It's a great getaway spot: close enough to be easy and far enough to feel special. Looking forward to a productive and enjoyable new year with you all.

Cheers and Blessings,

Treasurer's Report - January 2018
Pledge income for December had a big jump due to change in 2018 tax code. I adjusted our planed pledge income to match total received as of Dec. 31. 

Offerings received continue below our financial plan expectation by $-5,662 total for these 7 months. Offerings are donations from members and visitors who have not made a pledge. Our financial planning was over optimistic on this item.
An unexpected decrease in medical expenses for Stephen and Carolyn has occurred due to Medicare being their principal insurance provider. This will reduce medical insurance by about $9,000 and eliminate the planned $6,618 deficit plus offset some of our reduced income due to the Harvest Festival sabbatical.
We are now able to accept credit card payments for pledge, general and special offerings if that is more convenient than check or cash. See either Jan or myself after service for these transactions.
Here is our operating finances as of December 31 for our 2017-18 fiscal year.
                   Summary of Operating Finances
            December 2017  | Jun 1,2017 to Dec 31
         Actual    Planned |     Actual    Planned
         $32,502  $34,423 |   $127,519  $131,057
         $17,376  $25,159 |   $112,169  $120,544
Net   $15,126  $  9,264 |    $ 15,350  $  10,513
Gerald J. Alonzo, Treasurer


I have been crucified with Christ and  I no longer live, but Christ lives within me.
The life I live in the body, I live by faith in t he Son of God, who loved me and gave  himself for me.  

Gal. 2:20,  New International Version

Missions Board Spotlight

The annual special collection for overseas education will be taken on January 21. These funds will provide tuition and board for students in 
G uatemala, 
I ndia, 
F iji, and 

 That's  GIFT!