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2012 July 4

Stay three nights July 3-6 and receive 20% off our regular room rates.  Package includes lodging, meals include a BBQ lunch and Farm to Table Dinner, concert tickets to a Lake Junaluska Singers Concert and Christian musician Andrew Peterson's Concert and our July 4th fireworks show.  Add a day of whitewater rafting or a trip to the Biltmore Estate at our discounted rate.  Call 800.222.4390 to book your package today!  READ MORE  


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2012 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference

2012 Peace


The fifth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Love in Action: the Transformative Power of Nonviolence," will draw upon the lessons of nonviolent campaigns and their leaders who discovered a force that can change the world. Participants will explore the principles and learn the applications of nonviolence as taught by Gandhi, King, and many spiritual leaders who offered this alternative paradigm for resolving conflict, achieving justice, and building peace.Early registration ends  September 10. Scholarships are available.  READ MORE 

Spirituality and the Boomer Generation featured in Allers Academy
Attending the 2012 Festival of Wisdom and Grace July 30-August 2? The Allers Academy on Older Adult Ministries convenes immediately following this event, August 2-5, featuring Dr. Richard Gentzler of the General Board of Discipleship teaching "Spirituality and the Boomer Generation - A Theological Perspective." For more information about this course and registration, contact: Pam Moser at Lake Junaluska: 828-454-6795 
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For more information about certification, contact GBHEM:
Phone: 615-340-7375 
Save the dates: INFUSE Ski Retreats

Ski Lake Junaluska and Ministries with Young People (MYP) at Lake Junaluska presents its annual winter retreats, INFUSE. Save the dates for weekends of skiing, dynamic worship, and fun! Ski Lake Junaluska begins December 29, 2012 and runs through February 18, 2013.READ MORE  
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Lake Junaluska releases rocking chair
Enjoying the view from Terrace We are pleased to introduce a new rocking chair designed especially for Lake Junaluska. Handcrafted by the Troutman Chair Company, each chair is made of locally grown red oak and designed for comfort, relaxation, and long lasting durability. Troutman has been making chairs since 1924 and is located in Troutman, North Carolina. READ MORE
African American Women's Leadership Summit: Rejoicing Together in God's Abundant Grace
Sheron PattersonThe 2012 African-American Women's Leadership Conference, "The Strong Black Woman: Rejoicing Together in God's Abundant Grace," focuses on discovering one's spiritual gifts and how this discovery forms the basis of developing exceptional leadership skills in service to Christ,  the church, and one's community. From August 23 - 25, participants will also learn about navigating the challenging world of relationships at every level, whether personal or professional. Early registration ends July 27. READ MORE
Lake Junaluska dedicated Biblical Garden
Biblical GardenThe Lake Junaluska Biblical Garden Dedication Service was held held Wednesday, June 6 at the Bethea Welcome Center. The Lake Junaluska Biblical Garden has been created as a place of beauty and peace. The brief service dedicated the garden to the Glory of God and offered it as a gift to the Lake Junaluska community.  READ MORE
2012 Ministry Summit: Leadership - Shifting from Management to Mission
Gil RendleThe world is constantly changing but our need for God is not. Ministry in a changed and constantly changing mission field requires learning new ways of outreach rather than relying on standard practices. Being efficient at what we do as ministry leaders is not the same as learning to be effective at what the mission field needs.
Laity and clergy leaders are invited to explore some of the fundamentals of the change that the church is facing at the 2012 Ministry Summit, which will focus on the leadership of our congregations. Understanding the need for clear outcomes in any situation and the leadership role of conversation as a tool of discernment will equip attendees at any level of leadership to build upon and expand the mission outreach of their congregations.  READ MORE
2012 Festival of Wisdom and Grace
 "From Transition to Transformation" - July 30 - August 2

Wisdom and Grace 2012

Joy and celebration will abound at the 2012 Festival of Wisdom and Grace July 30 - August 2. The beloved Bishop Willam Wesley Morris is the preacher for the event, "From Transition to Transformation." God powerfully uses Bishop Bill's mellow, prophetic words to instruct and inspire older adults for their unique role in God's kingdom. Join the festivities at one of the most beautiful locations on earth, and celebrate God's gift of long life!  

SOULfeast - July 8-12
Soulfeast 2012


Bring a group to SOULfeast, July 8-12, and explore the "I am..." sayings of Jesus from the gospel of John: "I am the bread of life," with Rev. Karen Greenwaldt, General Secretary of The General Board of Discipleship in Nashville, Tennessee; "I am the light of the world," with Rev. Dr. Thomas Thangaraj, Visiting Professor of Global Christianity at Boston University School of Theology in Boston, Massachusetts; "I am the good shepherd," with Rev. Jasmine Smothers, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries of the North Georgia Annual Conference; "I am the vine," with Rev. Pamela Hawkins, Associate Pastor at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tennessee; and "I am the resurrection..." with Rev. Rob Fuquay, Senior Pastor at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information about these talented leaders and for online registration, go to or call 615.340.7250. Contact Lake Junaluska at 800.422.4930 for housing reservations.

Lake Junaluska Upcoming Events
Full calendar of events can be found at 
July - September

July 3 and 4       Lake Junaluska Singers Concert:
                         "The Songs and Spirit of America"
July 4                Independence Celebrations - Concerts and Fireworks
July 5                Concert with Andrew Peterson
July 5-8             SURGE into Missions Youth Retreat VI
July 8-12           SURGE into Missions Youth Retreat VII
July 8-12           SOULfeast
July 12-15         SURGE into Missions Youth Retreat VIII
July 15-19         Youth and Young Adults in Missions
July 15-17         SEJ Episcopacy Committee Meeting
July 17-20         SEJ Committee on Finance & Administration
July 18-20         SEJ Jurisdictional Conference
July 19-22         SURGE into Missions Youth Retreat IX
July 22-25         Road Scholar Folkmoot USA: NC International Folk Festival
July 23-28         Leading the Middle Size Church
July 26-29         SC Immerse Youth
July 30 - August 2  Festival of Wisdom and Grace
August 2 - 5      Allers Academy
August 3           Lake Junaluska Singers Concert
August 3 - 5      Associates Weekend
August 5-8        Road Scholar: Cherokee Culture in the Great Smoky Mountains
August 5-7        Lake Junaluska Ministry Summit
August 5-8        Church Business Administrators
August 19-24    Road Scholar:Appalachian Culture, Stories and Songs 2012
August 23-25     African-American Women's Leadership Conference
August 26-31     Road Scholar: Why am I Scots-Irish?
September 9-12  Road Scholar: Inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
September 13-16  Road Scholar: Cherokee Culture in the Great Smoky Mountains

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