Disney Candlelight Processional

Disney Candlelight Processional is a concert series at Epcot that retells the Christmas story with Scripture and song. We are putting together a community chorus from the Clearwater area in hopes of performing at this beautiful event. This project is open to anyone in the area who likes to sing, so invite your friends and family! If we are accepted by Disney, well will perform in the park and each participant will receive 2 FREE Disney tickets! There will be informational meetings following both services on Sunday, July 9th in the Fellowship Hall. Please contact our choir director for more information at


Undies Sundays

Our annual "Undies Sundays" underwear drive for Clothes for Kids will begin in July. Start watching for good deals, and pick up a few packs of underwear for kids/teens in need. Out baskets will be in place at Skycrest mid-June.


Volunteer Opportunities

There are many different ways you can get involved and help out Skycrest and the community around us.  Here are some of the current volunteer opportunities in our area:

  • Sunday Morning Worship Volunteers - Would you like to serve Skycrest as a greeter, usher, communion server, bus driver, snake provider, or kid's ministry volunteer?  Indicate your interest on the blue connection card and we will put you in touch with the right person.
  • Birthday Card Ministry Group - If you'd enjoy conversation with a small group while writing birthday cards to our church family, then check out our Birthday Card ministry group.  They will be meeting on Saturday morning, May 13th, at 10:30am in the Library.  Contact Thea Dunmire (727-492-8367) with questions or to sign-up.
  • Nursery Ministry Volunteers - We are looking for volunteers to serve in our growing nursery ministry, alongside a trained staff member, on Sunday mornings. This provides better care for the children, and puts us in alignment with our Child-Youth Protection Policies. If you would be willing to help care for our church's youngest guests, please sign up on your blue connection card, or see Thelma Adair, our Nursery Team Leader.
  • Do You Sing or Play an Instrument - If you enjoy singing or playing an instrument, we'd love for you to join us in the Choir or Praise Band.  The Modern Worship Band plays at the 9:45am service and practices for about an hour after that.  The Chancel Choir sings at the 11:00am service and practices on Wednesday nights.  We are also looking for volunteers to help run the sound system at the modern service.  Let us know on your blue card if you are interested and we will get you in touch with the right person.
  • SCDC Volunteers Needed - We are always in need of volunteers to help with our preschool: playing with kids, assisting teachers, and tutoring students who need extra help.  One hour a week can make a huge difference!  Click here to get the volunteer information packet, and turn it in to the SCDC office.
  • Homeless Empowerment Program (HEP) - HEP is always looking for volunteers to help serve meals, work in the office, tutor children, and more.  Several Skycrest members volunteer there regularly.  Contact Doug and Amy Bradley at from our Missions Committee, or contact HEP directly, for more information.



Summer Book Discussion Group

Join Pastor Emily and others for 6 gatherings this summer as we discuss the book "Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity".  The book is co-authored by a Christian theologian and his atheist son as they each share their perspectives on God, life, death and faith.  The group will meet in the Fellowship Hall on the following Thursdays:

  • June 1, 15, 29
  • July 6, 20
  • August 1

RSVP on the blue connection card if you'd like to attend, and also indicate whether you would like us to order you a book.  You can purchase the book from the church or buy it on your own online.


Vacation Bible School Registration

Children ages 3 through rising 5th grade are invited to join us on Monday July 17 - Friday July 21 from 9:00am - 12:00pm for Galactic Starveyors Vacation Bible School!  Together, we will explore space and learn more about the God of the universe!  Visit to learn more and get signed up! 


Skycrest UMW Cookbooks On Sale Now

Don't miss this opportunity to purchase Breaking Bread, a cookbook filled with tasty recipes from the kitchens of our very own members. The spiral-bound book is just $15 and may be purchased in the church office.


Skycrest Weekly: May 29 - June 4, 2016

Monday, May 29

  • MEMORIAL DAY - Church Office and SCDC Closed

Tuesday, May 30

  • Staff Meeting in the Conference Room at 10:30am

Wednesday, May 31

  • Women's Bible Study in the Library at 6:00pm
  • Chancel Choir Practice in the Choir Room (Sanctuary) at 7:00pm

Thursday, June 1

  • Discussion Group in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm

Friday, June 2

  • No Scheduled Meetings

Saturday, June 3

  • Church Office Closed

Sunday, June 4

  • Foundry Class in Room 108 at 9:40am
  • Modern Service in the Fellowship Hall at 9:45am
  • Anker Class in the Conference Room at 10:00am
  • Skycrest 101 in the Library at 10:45am
  • Traditional Service in the Sanctuary at 11:00am
  • SkyKids Sunday School in the Youth Room at 11:00am
  • Seekers Group in Room 108 at 11:00am
  • Missions Trip Meeting in the Fellowship Hall at 12:00pm
  • Youth Group in the Youth Room at 5:30pm

Join our Email Lists: Mid-Week Message and Prayer Group

Would you like Skycrest updates delivered straight to your email inbox?   Click here to join our email lists.  The Mid-Week Message list will send you a weekly email (on Wednesdays) from our Pastor.  The Prayer Group email is sent 1-2 times weekly, and includes the prayer requests that have been submitted to the church that week; this is also a good way to stay informed about those who are sick or hospitalized from our congregation, so that you can pray, send cards, or visit.  



In the United Methodist Church, we baptize infants, children, and adults who have never been baptized before.  If you are interested in finding out more about baptism for yourself or a family member, please contact Pastor Emily


Join Skycrest UMC

Are you interested in taking the next step in your commitment to Christ and to Skycrest UMC?  We would love for you to become a member of our church!   Joining the church is an affirmation of your faith, and a promise to support Skycrest UMC through your prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.  Simply contact Pastor Emily to indicate your interest, and she will set up a time to meet with you (possibly in a group, if there are several who want to join) to discuss details.