November 2021
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Monthly Newsletter
Skyland Community Church, UCC
Minister: Rev. Melanie Weiner
Sunday Worship Service:
10:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Hybrid service on-site and online
See the monthly announcement below or check our website
Message from Rev Melanie for November 2021

"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -- Psalm 118:24

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Church Calendar

Bible Study on Thursday mornings:


10:00 -11:00 Sunday's Scripture

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From your phone, dial 1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 835 4455 3057
Community Check-in

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see more upcoming events on the Church Calendar

All Regularly Scheduled Events in Whitaker Hall
are on hold during Shelter-in-Place
Church Council News November 2021

Church Council Report from October 18, 2021 On October 18, the Skyland Church Council held an extended discussion about our COVID Guidelines. With rainy, colder weather approaching and COVID protocols continuing, the Council decided to revisit...

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Treasurer's Report November 2021

Note from your Treasurer for first four months of our '21-'22 fiscal year. Pledge income is $1,498 above budget. Offerings are $4,968 above budget. Expenses are $1,086 below budget. We now have online "Donations" item on our website,...

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Fire Safe Roads -- An Ounce (or a TON) of Prevention

With fire season again approaching after another year of drought, it is time for mountain dwellers to consider how to protect themselves and their property from damage. But when fires attack their homes, they need an escape route, of which there...

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Food Pantry Update November 2021

Food Pantry THANKS and More After more than 18 months we are still going strong. The food is overflowing and being taken by more and more families in need. We are thankful this month to our providers, our volunteers and our neighbors who continue ...

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Mission Board News November 2021

Skyland Church sponsors local families at CT English Middle School, Loma Prieta Elementary School and other families in need for the holiday season. This year is especially important due to all the changes necessary during this pandemic. Can you...

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Finance Team Update November 2021

News from the Finance Team - In reviewing the history of the Endowment Fund, the Finance Team discovered that the Endowment Fund is actually a legally restricted fund, meaning that the amount of withdrawal, the use of this money, the type of...

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Vision and Assessment Team November 2021

News from the Vision and Assessment Team You may be thinking "Whoa, I never heard of this Team before!" That is because it is a new Ministry Team set up in our bylaws that we passed last year. The goal of the team as stated there is "to improve...

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Church Policies – what if there was a policy that required all members to read the newsletter??? That isn’t going to happen but now that I have your attention please be aware that in the coming months there will be policies generated for each Ministry Teams and other activities in the church. Jackie Seymour will be heading this effort and the work has already started. Written policies will help to keep us uniformly aware of what is expected and sometimes required. Our insurance companies have asked for and required some of these policies. Jackie will send out information to each team as we begin their work. You can help by giving some thought to what you might like to see in a policy for a team or activity you are involved in.
Jackie Seymour
Trustees Update November 2021

In October our church received a notice of non-renewal for our Fire coverage due to the fire risk in our area. Our current provider...

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UCC Educational Opportunity: Reason to Have Hope: A...

Dear ones, we have a public health crisis in our nation. No, it isn't the one you are thinking of, though that is a crisis as well. The one I am writing to you about is the racial disparities in our country and the effects those have on the...

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Rev. Melanie Work Hours and Contact Information UPDATED...

Beginning September 1st, Rev. Melanie's days off will be Tuesday and Saturday. She will generally work from home on Thursdays. If you would like to meet with Rev. Melanie in person or via Zoom, the best way to make sure you find her present and...

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In this Issue:
Skyland Community Church, UCC
25100 Skyland Road
Los Gatos, CA 95033
phone: 408-353-1310
USPS mail: Skyland Church
P.O. Box 245
Los Gatos, CA 95031-0245