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April 14, 2011 
In This Issue
Easter at Lake Junaluska
Alban at Lake Junaluska
Rafting and Zipline
Ministry Summit 2011
Transformational Leadership
Rekindling the Flame
African-American Women Connect
Upcoming Events Calendar
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Easter at Lake Junaluska 

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Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center invites you to a weekend of events celebrating the Easter holiday, April 22-24, 2011. With multiple opportunities for worship and family fun, including three special worship services and a day full of fun Easter activities on Saturday, families will have a meaningful and memorable Easter experience. All of the events are open to the public.  READ MORE


Alban at Lake Junaluska

Ministry and Management 

Alban at Lake Junaluska

May 3 - 5, 2011


Are you trying to get a handle on the business of running a congregation?  Are you trying to approach management tasks in your congregation in theologically sound and spiritually grounded ways?  Then this workshop is for you.  


You will leave with  

  • A practical understanding of job descriptions, staff supervision, budgeting, revenue and expense reports, and why your boilers will fail at the least convenient time.  
  • Insight and guidance into the stewardship of resource deployment.  
  • The role of strategic planning and the relationship between planning and execution. 
  • New knowledge and confidence that comes from time spent learning and sharing with and from peers, under the guidance of a seasoned pastoral leader who has learned a lot and is good at sharing it. 

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. 


Quick Links...
Ministry Summit addresses future of church ministry
Lovett WeemsJuly 31 - August 2, 2011

The contemporary context presents challenges and opportunities for ministry that are vastly different from even a few years ago.  Caught between the church of the past and the new church that is emerging, pastoral leaders can learn clues to the future from pioneering practitioners and thinkers Dr. Lovett Weems, Jr. and Michael Slaughter at the 2011 Lake Junaluska Ministry Summit, "Leading in a New Day." READ MORE 

Transformational Leadership:
Fishing on the Right Side of the Boat

Lake Junaluska Cross at Sunset

August 7-9, 2011 

Learn and apply spiritual disciplines of Christian Transformational Leadership that are both Biblically based and organizationally effective. Leadership includes Rev. Marc Brown, DCM, of the Virginia Annual Conference, Ms. Kathy Ashby Merry, retired senior operations executive, and Rev. John Briggs, retired business executive and pastor in the Virginia Annual Conference. READ MORE 

Rekindling the Flame sparks revival
Eddie FoxJune 30 - July 3, 2011

Since 1913, lay leaders have gathered at Lake Junaluska each summer for ministry and fellowship. From June 30 - July 3, 2011, laity are invited to "Rekindling the Flame of the Laity Conference."


 "We want to give laypersons and their families the opportunity to grow in the Christian faith and experience the faith of their mission to the world," Rev. Bill Appleby stated. Appleby, along with other volunteers from across the SEJ, is helping organize the conference. "We feel the fellowship and inspiration from great preaching will inspire people to take a more active part in the church."  READ MORE

African-American women connect
African-American Women Leaders

September 15 - 17, 2011    

From Pennsylvania to New York to Florida, women drew close to God and their sisters in Christ at the first annual African-American Women's Leadership Conference at Lake Junaluska in 2010. Together, they worshiped and shared their experiences as Christians, women, and African-Americans. READ MORE

Find out more
  • Music and Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska - Sponsored by the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Musicians, artists, liturgical dancers, drama groups, worship leaders, pastors and lay persons are invited to participate in a week of music, arts, praise, renewal and fellowship.  READ MORE  
  • SoulFeast at Lake Junaluska - This year's SOULfeast promises to be another life-changing experience for families, church leaders, and individuals there on retreat. Trevor Hudson, an extraordinary pastor and author, will return from South Africa to teach and preach around the theme, "The Invitations of Jesus." His messages will be compelling and grace-full. Please join us on July 10-14, 2011! READ MORE 
  • The 2011 Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference, sponsored by the Southeastern Jurisdictional Association of Older Adults, is an experience that will renew your life! We are going to celebrate the Kingdom of God! The 2011 theme focuses on One in the Spirit: Age to Age Conversations, and features Dr. Leonard Sweet, Dr. Evelyn Laycock, and Senior Research Engineer Brian Jones for the professional track. Paul Saik and the Lake Junaluska Singers will provide music, and there will be seven outsanding workshops. READ MORE 
Lake Junaluska Upcoming Events
Full calendar of events can be found at 
April- August

April 22-24           Easter at Lake Junaluska 
May 1 - 6              Road Scholar: The Life and Times of Teddy Roosevelt
May 3 - 5              Alban at Lake Junaluska: Ministry and Management
May 15 - 18           Road Scholar: Inside Great Smoky Mnts. National Park 2011 
June 16 -19           SURGE into Missions: Weekend 1
June 19 - 24          Music and Worship Arts Week
June 19                Summer Worship Series
June 23 - 26          SURGE into Missions: Weekend 2
June 24 - 26          Native American Summer Conference
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 3 - 8         Allers Academy
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

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