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March 18-20, 2011
Registration ends January 8, 2011.
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center will
host the 4th annual Ebony Youth Christian Vocation Exploration
Retreat March 18-20, 2011. African-American youth, grades 9-12,
will have the opportunity to explore Christian vocations and God's
call on their lives during this intentional spiritual formation
"This is an exciting way for African-American youth to come
together from across the Church and learn about all of the
wonderful ministries that the Church has to offer and where God may
be calling them to serve," said Reverend Dr. Carl Arrington,
Director of African-American Ministries at Lake Junaluska. "They
learn that God can and is willing to use their gifts, not only as
pastors, but in other areas of ministry as well. It is so inspiring
for them to see that there are other African-American young people
in The United Methodist Church who are on this same journey of
discovering where God is leading them."
Students who attend the retreat will not only experience fellowship
with other African-American youth of their faith, but that they
will also discover their spiritual gifts, engage in spirit-filled
worship and take part in a mentoring relationship, all while they
discover, explore and celebrate a call to ministry.
Church leaders are encouraged to share information about the
conference with youth whom they feel are being called into
ministry, or who have expressed the desire to go into ministry. The
registration fee for the conference is $90 per person, and those
interested are asked to submit an application by January 8,
For additional information on the conference or registration,
please visit www.lakejunaluska.com/ebony, or contact Rev.
Dr. Carl Arrington at 828-454-6739.
Epworth By the Sea
"A Future Worthy of Our Past:
Leading Across Generations"
This event will explore topics like:
- Understanding younger clergy and laity
- Age trends among clergy and laity
- Best practices in working with young clergy
- Rallying everyone around reaching more people, younger ages,
and more diverse groups
- Much more!
- Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., a distinguished professor of church
leadership and director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership
of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
- Dr. Cynthia Weems, pastor of First UMC of Miami, FL
- Bishop Larry Goodpaster, WNC Annual Conference
$99 Fall Foliage Getaway
September - November, 2010
Lake Junaluska is here to provide a place for you to relax and
escape the everyday stresses of life. Don't miss out on spectacular
mountain fall colors. Take advantage of our Fall Foliage Getaway
packages starting at $99
for 2 nights up to four people. Take a solo retreat or bring the
family, either way it's $99.
Call 800-222-4930 to reserve your spot today!
for Creation 2011
March 31 - April 3
Early Registration ends January 1, 2011.
Over 38 guest speakers, including:
Participate in informative workshops, vist a sustainable community,
worship and share green ideas with others!
- Rev. Sally Bingham, founder of Regeneration Project
- John Hill, Director of Economic and Environmental Justice from
the General Board of Church and Society
- Mr. Carter Ries and Ms. Olivia Ries, students and co-founders
of One More Generation, dedicated to the preservation of all
- Jonathan Merritt, author of Green Like God: Unlocking the
Divine Plan for Our Planet
Lake Junaluska Multicultural
December 2-4, 2010
Early registration deadline
- October 16!
Embracing Christ's Multi-Ethnic Body - Breaking Down Barriers and
Building Bridges: The 2010 Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference.
The Multicultural Conference is designed to increase awareness and
appreciation in church and the world for the richness of diversity.
Leave with a new passion, commitment and power to create a church
and world where we will embrace all of God's children and create
the "Beloved Community." Leaders include: Rev. Eric Law, Bishop
Gregory Palmer, Bishop Will Willimon, Kristina Gonzalez, Dr. Anne
Marshall, Tim Tyson, Dr. Mary John Dye, and Bishop William Morris.
You will not want to miss this life transforming event and the
blessing it will be to our church.
Leader focus: Kristina
Kristina Gonzalez, Associate Director of Connectional
Ministries for the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United
Methodist Church, works in leadership development for an inclusive
church and coordinates ethnic and multicultural ministry
development. Kristina trains in cultural competency in the United
Methodist connection and ecumenically, and has served on the
faculty of the New District Superintendent/Directors of
Connectional Ministries Orientation for seven years. She is a
Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory
and works with the Kaleidoscope Institute for leadership in a
diverse and changing world.
You will not want to miss this life transforming event and the
blessing it will be to our church. Find out more today at www.lakejunaluska.com/multicultural
Directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, the Lake Junaluska
Singers will perform their classical Christmas program. Each year
at Appalachian Christmas the Lake Junaluska
Singers deliver an outstanding performance in Stuart Auditorium. In
addition, we have a heartwarming musical celebration of the season
with Ricky Skaggs and his
talented family sharing songs from A Skaggs Family Christmas.
MYP INFUSE Ski Speaker
The Rev. Jasmine Smothers became
the Associate Pastor of Atlanta First in June 2008. Rev. Jasmine
has primary responsibility for Christian Education, Young Adults,
Sunday Night in the City worship, and the newly formed Atlanta
First Day School ministry. She also shares some administrative,
worship, and preaching duties with the Senior Pastor.
Jasmine loves living in and serving the city of Atlanta. Jasmine
enjoys music, traveling, movies, technology and spending time with
her family and friends. Jasmine loves God, loves the Church, and is
committed to "equipping the saints for the work of ministry" so
that the world may know and be transformed through Christ!
Jasmine will once again inspire Christian youth with his powerful
message and presence at MYP at Lake Junaluska's New Year's INFUSE I
winter youth program. She
will be joined onstage by band Rush of Fools
MYP INFUSE Ski Winter
Register by December 10
and receive a FREE
- Online Seminars:
Through our distance learning classes, the IGC offers "connected"
learning, coaching, and support for ministry. Find out more about
our online seminars, including "Telling the Story" (starting
- Confirmation - November
Our whole weekend will be focused on 5 key words: Prayer, Presence,
Gifts, Services and Witness. Our theme for 2010 is "I
- Experiencing the World of the
Bible I - November 8-10
Journey with Jesus and his disciples and learn the various ways
Jesus taught them.
- Experiencing the World of the Bible
II - November 10-12
Follow the Gospel records as we focus on the significant places,
events, and people that we find at crucial turning points in Jesus'
life. Become familiar with the places Jesus lived and visited, and
how these places shaped the stories he shared with his
- Christmas at Lambuth -
November 30 - December 3
A special seasonal program for adult groups or individuals who wish
to experience a meaningful preparation for celebrating the Christ
in Christmas. You will enjoy browsing through the beautifully
decorated Lambuth Inn, intriguing displays and delightful
It's not too late - Go on a
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EACH PERSON RECEIVES A COMPLIMENTARY
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