Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Experience Lake Junaluska
July 27, 2011 
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Summer Worship at Lake Junaluska 


Susan Leonard-Ray


Susan-Leonard Ray of South Carolina led the Sunday worship in Stuart Auditorium on July 17, 2011.


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Rev. Grace Imathiu and Dr. Mike Slaughter provide leadership at Summer Worship
July 31, 2011


The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center will continue its 2011 Summer Worship Series, "The World is My Parish," on July 31 with two great worship opportunities. At the 8:30 a.m. Service of Holy Communion, The Rev. Dr. Mike Slaughter, lead pastor at Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio, will preach on Isaiah and preside at Holy Communion in Memorial Chapel at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Grace Imathiu, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Neenah-Menasha in Wisconsin, returns to the Lake to preach a sermon titled, "When to Back Off" on Matthew 14:13-21 at the 10:45 a.m. service at Stuart Auditorium.


"You do not want to miss either worship service this Sunday," said Dr. Jack Ewing, Executive Director of Lake Junaluska. "Both Mike Slaughter and Grace Imathiu are gifted storytellers and offer great gifts of teaching and leadership to the Church." 


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Alban at Lake Junaluska:

Nurturing the Spirit -  

Tending to the Holy

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August 30 - September 1 

Join us for this new clergy leadership event designed to provide an exciting new learning and leadership opportunity that will make you a more effective leader. Join Bruce Epperly to explore how to stay centered on the holy in the midst of the realities of ministry. Participants will receive a copy of Bruce's book, Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry (Alban, 2009). READ MORE 

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INFUSE winter ski programs combine worship and skiing

December 29, 2011 - February 20, 2012

Join us at Lake Junaluska for Ministries with Young People's INFUSE Ski Retreat. Come prepared to experience dynamic speakers and amazing bands from all over the United States. Together we will seek to be transformed by God through vibrant praise and worship, unifying fellowship and crazy fun!


Ski Lake JunaluskaOur youth ski packages include lodging, meals, ski lift ticket, boots and skis, a lesson at the ski area, and our program with great guest speakers and bands provided by our  Ministries with Young People staff.   


In addition to incredible ski experiences, MYP at Lake Junaluska have booked inspiring bands and speakers that youth will respond to.  New Year's Weekend this year will be rocking! Unspoken, with its soulful pop rock, will open INFUSE on December 29; The Musuem will rock the house December 30; and Echoing Angels will ring in the New Year December 31! Each night, Rev. Jasmine Smothers will inspire youth with the message.  


Other INFUSE bands include Bestowed, Among the Thirsty, and the Wayne Kerr Band. Speakers include Rev. Andy Lambert, Rev. Tim Reaves, Rev. Stephanie Hand, Steve Keaton, and Rev. Olu Brown. For a full schedule of INFUSE winter ski events, visit 

Peace Conference offers student scholarships

November 13 - 15, 2011

Scholarships are available for full time college or seminary students to attend the 2011 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Poverty, Abundance, and Peace: Seeking Economic Justice for All God's Children."  Scholarships will cover the cost of registration and the cost of two nights lodging (double occupancy) and meals at the Terrace Hotel.  A $20.00 processing fee is required after approval for the scholarship to complete the registration process.  We request that a school official sign the application as proof of enrollment.  Deadline for scholarship application is October 1st, 2011.   Visit for more information or to download an application. 


The fourth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Poverty, Abundance, and Peace:  Seeking Economic Justice for All God's Children,"  will lift up some of the systemic causes of poverty and economic disparity to help participants better understand these issues and to be equipped as change agents to work for alleviating these causes of poverty for a more just and peaceful world.   Early registration for the Peace Conference has been extended until August 31, 2011. READ MORE 

Registration still open for Transformational Leadership
Cross at Sunset

September 15 - 17, 2011   

Lake Junaluska's Transformational Leadership Conference August 7-9, "Fishing on the Right Side of the Boat," will help congregational leaders cast new nets of ministry into living water through principles that are biblically based, organizationally effective, and spiritually nourishing.


Based on the Leader's Guide and Bible Study from Does Your Church Have a Prayer? In Mission Toward the Promised Land, participants will learn and discuss biblical and organizational principles of congregational transformation and the characteristics of transformational leaders.  READ MORE  


Find out more
  • Chautauqua Weekend - Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 - Professor Howard Zehr, a founder of the Restorative Justice Movement, will give a free public lecture on "The Promise and Challenge of Restorative Justice" at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 30 at Shackford Hall, Lake Junaluska.  On Saturday, October 1, from 9am to 12:00 and 1:00-2:30pm he will lead two workshops exploring the ways that Restorative Justice can reform our criminal justice system and, in the afternoon, the uses of photography in the work of justice and peace-making.  Registration for these workshops can be done online at or by calling 828-454-6656.
Lake Junaluska Upcoming Events
Full calendar of events can be found at 
July - December

July 31 - Aug. 2    Lake Junaluska Ministry Summit
July 31 - Aug. 3    Road Scholar: Cherokee 2011
August 5              Lake Junaluska Singers Concert
August 5 - 6         Navigating Change with Shane Bishop
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
Sept. 9 - 11        Road Scholar: Inside the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park
Sept. 15 - 17      African-American Women's Leadership Conference
Sept. 25 - 30      Road Scholar: The Civil War - The Common Soldier
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Stewardship in the African-American Church
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 Chautauqua Weekend - Evans Lecture Series
Oct. 2 - 7            Road Scholar: Life in the Great Smoky Mountains
Oct. 7 - 9            Native American Women's Conference
Oct. 11 - 13        Alban at Lake Junaluska: Living Traditionally in a New Age
Oct. 14 - 15        Lake Junaluska Singers Concerts
Oct. 18 - 21        Fall Fling 2011
Oct. 21 - 23       Choir Music Weekend
Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 Road Scholar: Mountain Stories and Ballads
Nov. 4 - 6          Confirmation Retreat 5
Nov. 7 - 9          Experiencing the World of the Bible I
Nov. 9 - 11        Experiencing the World of the Bible II
Nov. 10 - 12      African-American Music and Worship Explo
Nov. 13 - 15      Lake Junaluska Peace Conference
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2  Christmas at Lambuth
Dec. 2 - 4          Native American Social Justice
December 9 -10 Appalachian Christmas