Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Lake Junaluska E-news September 28, 2010
Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference

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:
Dr. Anne Marshall
Anne MarshallDr. Anne Marshall is a United Methodist activist on indigenous and racism issues. With a background in Psychology and Sociology, she began her career in the tribal government in the field of Education. Anne has been a volunteer for Domestic Violence Shelters, Sexual Assault Units, and indigenous issues, nationally and locally.

You will not want to miss this life transforming event and the blessing it will be to our church. Find out more today at
Heartsongs and Actions:
Our choices make a difference for Peace

Peace 2010Laughter, art and music set the tone for the 2010 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference as approximately 200 youth, children and adults came together September 18-21 to explore "Peace for the World's Children."

During Saturday's session, almost 50 youth and children gathered to learn from Dr. Jeni Stepanek that each one of them can contribute to peace. Jeni Stepanek, who provided main leadership for youth and children, is a noted advocate for children's and families' needs in health and education, and a well-respected motivational speaker. Jeni is the parent of four children who have died to a rare neuromuscular disease. Her youngest child, Mattie, was a well-known international peace activist and three-term National Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"Mattie said that a heartsong is a person's unique gift - it is our unique reason for being," said Stepanek. "Whatever it is that you need - you want most in life, you understand why that matters -that's what you're called to offer to other people and in giving, you shall receive. He suggested we share our heartsongs- what we want and need, through hobbies, talents, passions...Heartsongs are realized as they are shared. Heartsongs are meant to be united - not forced, not in competition, not in comparison, simply offered to others and equally as important, accepted from others."

Participants were encouraged to express their heartsongs through art and word, designing signs for the first Lake Junaluska Peace Walk, creating friendship bracelets to exchange with others, expressing their feelings through pantoum poetry, and sharing pledges for peace. Read the full story at

Appalachian Christmas

Ricky SkaggsDirected 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.

Appalachian Christmas 2010

It's not too late - Go on a
Rafting Adventure!

Rafting Adventures


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$99 Fall Foliage Getaway
Fall at Lake Junaluska
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!
The Lake Junaluska Singers
Dr. Melodie G. Galloway, Director
Lake Junaluska Singers July 4 2010

2010 Performances

MYP INFUSE Ski Speaker Spotlight:
Rev. Olu Brown

Olu BrownOlu Brown is the founder and lead pastor of Impact Church 1.0. He is married to Farrah Brown, and they are the proud parents of Daya Brown. A native of Texas, Olu graduated from The Interdemoninational Theological Center in Atlanta and was Associate Pastor at Cascade United Methodist Church for six years prior to starting Impact Church.

Check out Olu Brown's upcoming book, Zero to 80. In this book, you will discover more about how Olu Brown and his Impact Lead Team are building a church in the fast track. Zero to 80 is a quick, timely read for church leaders seeking new strategies for innovative and more effective ministry. Hailed by many as the new church start in the U.S. to watch, Impact Church in Atlanta had over 1,000 people participating in worship and more than 400 people in small groups a year after it launched.

Olu Brown will once again inspire Christian youth with his powerful message and presence at MYP at Lake Junaluska's INFUSE III 2011 winter youth program.

MYP INFUSE Ski Winter Events

MYP Ski Ad 2011

Register by December 10
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INFUSE t-shirt!

INFUSE 2010-2011 Ski Schedule

December 31 - January 2: INFUSE I
Speaker: Rev. Jasmine Smothers
Band: This is Luke

January 7-9: INFUSE II
Speaker: Rev. Tim Reaves
Band: The Justin Graves Band

January 14-17: INFUSE III (MLK Weekend)
Speaker: Rev. Olu Brown
Band: Unspoken

January 28-30: INFUSE IV
Speaker: Rev. Troy Benton
Band: Among the Thirsty

February 4-6: INFUSE V
Speaker: Rev. Tiffany Knowlin
Band: Eddie Willis & The Narrow Path

February 11-13: INFUSE VI
Speaker: Rev. David Walters
Band: TIED

February 18-21: INFUSE VII (President's Weekend)
Speaker: Rev. Andy Lambert
Band: The Wayne Kerr Band

IGC presents:
Fall Fling
Fall at Lake Junaluska
October 19-22

Meditate in the beauty of an inspiring mountain setting, reflections in the Lake, and sunrises and sunsets. Grow as we share in devotions, Bible study, mini-courses, worship and entertainment. Plan excursions to places such as the Biltmore Estate, Folk Art Center, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cradle of Forestry, the Carl Sandburg Home, Thomas Wolfe Home, and the Cherokee Museum. The Bible Study Leader is Dr. Evelyn Laycock. Find out more!

Intentional Growth Center Presents:
  • 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 November 9th).
  • Confirmation - November 5-7
    Our whole weekend will be focused on 5 key words: Prayer, Presence, Gifts, Services and Witness. Our theme for 2010 is "I Promise."
  • 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 disciples.
  • 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 entertainment.
August- December

10/05 - 10/07 Alban @ Lake Junaluska: Finishing Strong, Ending Well
10/08 - 10/09 Junaluska Singers Concerts
10/10 - 10/15 Road Scholar: Mountain Stories and Ballads
10/12 - 10/14 National MYP Leaders Gathering
10/19 - 10/22 Fall Fling
10/22 - 10/24 Choir Music Weekend
10/22 - 10/24 Waking Up and Coming Alive
10/31 - 11/05 Road Scholar: Civil War- The Common Soldier
11/02 - 11/04 Alban @ Lake Junaluska: Holy Conversations
11/05 - 11/07 Confirmation Retreat Weekend 6
11/08 - 11/10 Experiencing the World of the Bible I
11/10 - 11/12 Experiencing the World of the Bible II
11/30 - 12/03 Christmas at Lambuth 2010
12/02 - 12/04 Multicultural Conference
12/05 - 12/10 Road Scholar: Christmas, Past and Present
12/10 - 12/11 10th Annual Appalachian Christmas
12/31 - 01/02 MYP INFUSE I

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