Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Experience Lake Junaluska
June 28, 2011 
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Folkmoot Candlelight Celebration
Singers headline July 4
Summer Worship
Young Clergy Leadership Dialogue
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SURGE into Missions


SURGE Baptism


Rev. Carolyn Poling and Rev. Brad Butler welcome Ashton D.from Nugent UMC in Gulfport, MS,
after his baptism during SURGE into Missions at Lake Junaluska.

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Alban at Lake Junaluska:

Living Traditionally  

in a New Age 

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Ever wonder what it would be like if churches made themselves truly open to ideas, passions, skills, and spiritual insight of people who don't know how to (or particularly care) to "do church" like it's always been done?  Find out in this eye-opening workshop with Landon Whitsitt. READ MORE  

Whitewater Rafting and Zipline Adventures


Looking for an exciting rafting or zipline trip this spring? Lake Junaluska partners with the best whitewater rafting and ziplining companies around. With packages starting as low as $105 per person, there is a trip that can accommodate any group.These packages include lodging, meals, and rafting on the river of your choice. 


Folkmoot Candlelight Celebration at Lake Junaluska 

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Folkmoot USA, North Carolina's Official International Festival, is a two-week celebration of the world's cultural heritage through folk music and dance that is held each summer across the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

On Sunday, July 31st, at 7 p.m., the Festival will have its grand finale with the Candlelight Celebration in Stuart Auditorium. We are pleased to offer our Folkmoot 2011 Candlelight Ceremony Package. READ MORE 
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Lake Junaluska Singers headline Independence Day festivities
Lake Junaluska Singers July 4 2010

Looking for a little patriotic inspiration this Independence Day? Look no further than Lake Junaluska, where the Lake Junaluska Singers will perform two rousing concerts, July 3 and 4, at Stuart Auditorium. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m.  The Singers, directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, will perform Civil War songs, Appalachian Folk music, selections from the Broadway musical, "The Civil War," and many other patriotic favorites and great hymns of faith.  


Other activities on July 4 include a parade at 11 a.m., followed by a bbq lunch at noon, music by the Whitewater Bluegrass Company, face painting, inflatables, and more. The fireworks grand finale will follow the Lake Junaluska Singers' concert.  


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Summer Worship Series continues with Bishop Richard Wilke
Bishop Wilke

July 3, 2011  

The 2011 Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series, "The World is My Parish," continues this Sunday, July 3, in Stuart Auditorium. Bishop Richard Wilke, the current Bishop in Residence at Southwestern College in Kansas, will serve as guest preacher.


"We are excited to host this prominent United Methodist Bishop as our guest preacher for the summer series," said Dr. Jack Ewing, Executive Director of Lake Junaluska. "The Bishop's sermon topic, "A Famine in the Land," appeals for a resurgence of the historic Wesley class meetings to help new Christians discover deeper faith. Bishop Wilke's appeal to the roots of faith fits nicely with our Wesleyan-themed series, "The World is my Parish," a line attributed to John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism."  


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Navigating Change: Young Clergy Leadership Dialogue
Shane Bishop

August 5-6  

We invite you to join with your ministry colleagues from across the church in two days of up-close dialogue with Rev. Shane Bishop as he leads this event designed for clergy seeking new and innovative ways to equip themselves, engage their congregations, and transform their communities. This will be a fast-paced discussion focusing on 21st century church growth and evangelism by Rev. Shane Bishop, 2010 Distinguised Evangelist of The United Methodist Church.  READ MORE 

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  • SURGE into Missions - All SUMMER! Ministries with Young People at Lake Junaluska invites youth to enjoy inspired programming led by worship band This is Luke and great speakers like Andy Lambert, Jasmine Smothers, and more! READ MORE    
  • Sacred/Liturgical Dance - July 27-31 - Learn how to help persons experience God in a new way, either as a dancer or in worship. Learn new dances, find resources for ministry, grow in understanding of this ministry and criteria for dance worship. This year will feature the regular dance track and a new opportunity for guys. They are invited to bring their dowels and join the dance! READ MORE  
  • Chautauqua Weekend: Lecture Series - September 30 - October 1 - Featuring Dr. Howard Zehr, Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. Chautauqua Weekends offer an elegant combination of entertainment and stimulating lectures, recreation, southern cuisine, and the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. READ MORE 
Lake Junaluska Upcoming Events
Full calendar of events can be found at 
June - September

June 30 - July 3    Rekindling the Flame of the Laity Conference
July 3 - 4              Lake Junaluska Singers Concerts
July 3 - 4              Independence Day Celebrations
July 3 - 7              Youth in Missions
July 7 - 10            SURGE into Missions: Weekend 4
July 10 - 14          SURGE into Missions: Week 2
July 10 - 14          SOULfeast
July 13 - 15          African-American Preaching Summit
July 14 - 17          SURGE into Missions: Weekend 5
July 17 - 21          SURGE into Missions: Week 3
July 24 - 27          Road Scholar: Folkmoot USA 2011
July 25 - 28          Leading the Middle Size Church
July 27 - 31          Sacred / Liturgical Dance
July 31 - Aug. 2    Lake Junaluska Ministry Summit
July 31 - Aug. 3    Road Scholar: Cherokee 2011
August 5              Lake Junaluska Singers Concert
August 5 - 7         Junaluska Associates Weekend
August 7 - 9         Transformational Leadership
August 8 - 11       Festival of Wisdom and Grace
August 11 - 12     Leadership Seminar with Leonard Sweet
August 14 - 19     Road Scholar: Mountain Stories and Ballads 2011
August 21 - 26     Road Scholar: Southern Mountain Musical Traditions 2011
Aug. 28 - Sept. 2 Road Scholar: Poet of the People
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 Alban: Nuturing the Spirit - Balancing the Demands of Pastoral Ministry
Sept. 11 - 14       Road Scholar: Inside Great Smoky Mtns. National Park
Sept. 15 - 17       African-American Women's Leadership Conference
Sept. 25 - 30       Road Scholar: Civil War - The Common Soldier
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Stewardship in the African-American Church

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