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the New Director: Dr. John "Jack" L. Ewing, Jr.
Dr. John "Jack" L. Ewing, Jr. has been named the new Executive
Director of Lake Junaluska Assembly Inc. Dr. Ewing will begin his
new duties on January 1st, 2011, and fills a position that is being
vacated by the retirement of Rev. Jimmy L. Carr. Ewing currently
serves as the Executive Director of the Foundation for Evangelism,
which is also based at Lake Junaluska, NC.
Board of Directors is excited about the future and believes that
Jack brings a passion for Lake Junaluska and a background of
success that will move us forward in the future," commented Bishop
Larry Goodpaster, Board Chairperson for Lake Junaluska Assembly.
"We are also appreciative of the work of Jimmy Carr over the past
11 years. We know that Jack will be able to build on the work Jimmy
"I am excited about the opportunity to build on the good work of
those that have gone before me. Lake Junaluska is a special place,
and together we will make it an even more special place for many
more people," said Ewing during a presentation to the Lake
Junaluska Board of Directors.
Dr. Ewing comes from a family of United Methodist pastors. His
father, maternal grandfather, father-in-law, grandfather-in-law,
sister-in-law, brother-in-law, daughter, and son-in-law were or are
United Methodist ministers. He has degrees from Asbury College
(1974), the University of Kentucky (1975), and the University of
Minnesota (1982). Ewing has served on the faculty of his alma mater
and South Dakota State University. He also served as president of
two United Methodist institutions of higher education: Dakota
Wesleyan University (1994-2000) and Mount Union College
More information about Lake Junaluska is available at www.lakejunaluska.com/executive-director
Annual Appalachian Christmas celebrates the
For 10 years, Lake Junaluska's Appalachian Christmas
has drawn crowds, celebrating the upcoming holiday and Christmas
season. With performances by the Lake Junaluska Singers, a
Christmas Craft Show, and special holiday performances by musicians
like Doc Watson, Carl Hurley, and the Cockman Family, Appalachian
Christmas at Lake Junaluska has something to offer everyone.
legendary, fourteen-time Grammy-award winning country and bluegrass
artist, will be performing Saturday, December 11, as part of the
Appalachian Christmas festivities. Skaggs and his talented family
will perform a "Skaggs Family Christmas," a well-loved show that
the entire family can enjoy.
Lake Junaluska's Appalachian Christmas weekend begins Friday,
December 10, at 7:30 p.m., with the first of two Lake Junaluska Singers'
concerts. Led by Dr. Melodie Galloway, the Singers will perform an
collection of holiday favorites as well as spiritual
Saturday, December 11, events include the Christmas Craft Show from
8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., and the second Lake Junaluska Singers'
performance at 2:30 p.m. The Skaggs Family Christmas concert will
conclude Appalachian Christmas at 8 p.m., with a special meet and
greet opportunity at 7 p.m.
For a detailed schedule and more information about Appalachian
Christmas, please visit www.lakejunaluska.com/christmas
, or call
800-222-4930. Lodging packages are available.
Lake Junaluska Multicultural
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. You
will not want to miss this life transforming event and the blessing
it will be to our church. Find out more today at www.lakejunaluska.com/multicultural
December 2-4, 2010
Rush of Fools take the stage at Lake
Junaluska INFUSE 2011
Rush of Fools, a Birmingham-based
Christian band, will perform at Lake Junaluska New Year's MYP
INFUSE Ski celebration for youth December 31, 2010.
Ministries with Young People at Lake Junaluska's INFUSE New Year's
Weekend, December 31, 2010, through January 2, 2011, Rush of Fools
(on December 31 only) will share the stage with This is Luke and
Rev. Jasmine Smothers. Together, youth will be transformed by God
through vibrant praise and worship, unifying fellowship and
"Each weekend provides a new
opportunity for youth to grow closer to God and to enjoy fellowship
with other Christian youth," said Rev. Carolyn Poling, Director of
Ministries with Young People at Lake Junaluska. "It is our mission
to inspire and transform youth through Christ's message, and our
retreats also provide them with exciting opportunities to combine
worship with a memorable ski experience. We look forward to
welcoming youth to a new season of INFUSE worship and skiing at
this New Year's Celebration. We are excited that Rush of Fools,
This is Luke and Rev. Smothers will help open the 2011
INFUSE Youth Ski Retreats at Lake
Junaluska are all inclusive, affordable Christian retreats in the
mountains of North Carolina where youth can experience amazing
bands, speakers, as well as the exhilaration of skiing,
snowboarding, and tubing. For more information and to register for
an INFUSE Ski weekend, visit www.myp.lakejunaluska.com or call
December 10 and receive a FREE INFUSE t-shirt!
- 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
- 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
- Christmas at
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