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Worship

Skidaway Community Church invites you to worship with us:

In Person Sundays at 10:00a.m. 50 Diamond Causeway, Skidaway Island.  Childcare Provided.

Online LIVE, Interactive Multi-Stream

Skidaway Community Church celebrates seasons in the annual Christian calendar and traditional family events including

Baptisms, Weddings, Memorials/Funerals and Interments in the onsite Memory Garden/Columbarium.

What to expect?

Expect welcoming hands and hearts to all who wish to share our journey of faith
Expect state-of-the-art digitally enhanced visual and audio capabilities

Expect diverse musical offerings to fill our acoustically-prized sanctuary

Expect to be nourished and comforted in God’s presence.

Fellowship

From weekly Bible studies to seasonal Ballpark excursions, SCC offers traditional and spontaneous opportunities that build and deepen relationships among our church family. Whether attending outdoor Easter Sunrise and fall Sunset services , donning a tartan in honor of our Scottish heritage on Kirkin’ Sunday or becoming a Stephen Minister, providing comfort and support for those experiencing life’s difficult challenges, members engage in playful and enriching activities that are meaningful to each and fit comfortably into their lives.

Anniversary Luncheon celebrating SCC’s 1977 founding as Skidaway Island’s
first faith community.

Preschool

Formal and informal learning opportunities populate Skidway Community Church’s year-round calendar. In addition to regular preschool, youth and adult studies, additional Lenten and fall outreach programming gathers our Island community together.

About Our Preschool

The curriculum at Skidaway Community Preschool was developed using learning goals and objectives based upon the Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards (GELDS) for children ages 1-5. Our curriculum was designed to foster the growth of the whole child, not just intellectually, but socially, emotionally, and physically. Character education is a daily part of our curriculum, and our students understand what it means to be part of a community. Our lessons and activities are theme based and are planned around the developmental domains to include physical, social/emotional, language and literacy, and cognitive skills. We combine our learning experiences with unstructured play, which allows for the balance most appropriate for our youngest learners.

Each day, your children will participate in both self-initiated and teacher-directed enrichment activities, ensuring concept absorption while accommodating children’s varied learning styles. Daily lessons and activities include art, music and movement, reading, science/sensory exploration. Our children are safe to explore and experiment, finding their passions at a young age. Our preschool curriculum incorporates the development of fundamental skills including math and literacy readiness, following directions, visual memory, dramatic play, problem solving, and self help skills. We believe that all learning can and should be fun for young children, and all of our learning experiences are designed with this in mind. Our curriculum engages our youngest learners and fosters a lifelong love of learning.

Our Threes and Pre-K programs are enhanced with the use of the Heggerty curriculum of phonological and phonemic awareness. Lessons are taught daily in the classroom with explicit teacher modeling and scaffolded support. Students learn to play with language and hear the sounds in spoken words. Through the use of the curriculum, teachers see improvement in students’ reading, spelling, and writing as the students learn to hear the sounds in words.

In our Threes program, the Heggerty curriculum teaches five phonological awareness skills. Rhyme, initial phoneme isolation, and blending are introduced at the beginning of instruction, and segmenting words and final phoneme isolation are introduced in later weeks of instruction. Two early literacy skills—alphabet knowledge and language awareness via nursery rhymes and sentences—are also taught.

In our Pre-K program, the Heggerty curriculum teaches eight phonemic awareness skills: rhyme, onset fluency, phoneme isolation, blending, segmenting, adding, deleting, and substituting. Additionally, letter names, sound recognition, and language awareness via nursery rhymes are taught.

By developing phonemic awareness, students can better understand the relationship between letters and sounds, which are crucial for learning to read and spell.

Our Pre-K curriculum is enhanced with the use of Handwriting Without Tears materials for fine motor and literacy development to ensure our students are well prepared for elementary school.

You are welcome to come by and visit our preschool.

For more information, please call our Director, Amie Nixon, at 598-0151 x 1106.

Discipleship

SCC generously supports diverse and compelling opportunities to serve locally, nationally and internationally.

Among our Missions:

Faith in Practice – SCC volunteers have staffed FIP mission teams to Guatemala for many years, providing free preventative and surgical medical care.

Safe Shelter – Initiated in 2010, the annual Island-wide Shredding Events generate funds to house and serve Savannah’s most vulnerable citizens, abused women and children.

Mission: Hope – A Christ-centered organization equipping leaders and churches to bring about sustainable transformation in isolated villages.

Tiny House Project – Providing a community of permanent, affordable tiny houses for Savannah’s homeless veterans.

Night Shelter – An emergency shelter for chronically homeless adult men and women offering counseling, shelter and supportive services.
Union Mission/Parker’s House – a shelter for unaccompanied women.

Among our collaborations:

Mission Aviation Fellowship – a global aviation ministry serving many of the world’s most remote and isolated locations
Senior Citizens Inc’s Learning Center –  offering enthusiastic life-long learners accessible and comfortable on-Island classrooms and hospitality
Savannah Council on World Affairs – connecting local and global communities as an affiliate of the World Affairs Council of America
One Hundred Children’s Foundation – promoting children’s health, education and well-being in Georgia’s Coastal Empire and South Carolina
Savannah Island chapters of P.E.O. – an international philanthropic organization supporting scholarships for women