Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Lake Junaluska E-news October 27, 2010
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Meet 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.

Jack Ewing"The entire 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 has begun."

"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 (2000-2005).

More information about Lake Junaluska is available at
10th Annual Appalachian Christmas celebrates the season

Lake Junaluska SingersFor 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.

Ricky Skaggs, the 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 selections.

Ricky SkaggsOn 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, or call 800-222-4930. Lodging packages are available.
Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference

December 2-4, 2010

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
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.

Rush of FoolsPart of 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 fun.

"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 season."

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 or call 800-222-4930.

Register by December 10 and receive a FREE INFUSE t-shirt!

INFUSE 2010-2011 Ski Schedule

December 31 - January 2: INFUSE I
Speaker: Rev. Jasmine Smothers
Band: RUSH OF FOOLS and This is Luke

January 7-9: INFUSE II
Speaker: Rev. Tim Reaves
Band: The Justin Graves Band

January 14-17: INFUSE III (MLK Weekend)
Speaker: Rev. Olu Brown
Band: Unspoken

January 28-30: INFUSE IV
Speaker: Rev. Troy Benton
Band: Among the Thirsty

February 4-6: INFUSE V
Speaker: Rev. Tiffany Knowlin
Band: Eddie Willis & The Narrow Path

February 11-13: INFUSE VI
Speaker: Rev. David Walters
Band: TIED

February 18-21: INFUSE VII (President's Weekend)
Speaker: Rev. Andy Lambert
Band: The Wayne Kerr Band

Intentional Growth Center Presents:
  • 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 9th).
  • 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 disciples.
  • Christmas at Lambuth -
    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 entertainment.
August- December
11/08 - 11/10 Experiencing the World of the Bible I
11/10 - 11/12 Experiencing the World of the Bible II
11/30 - 12/03 Christmas at Lambuth 2010
12/02 - 12/04 Multicultural Conference
12/05 - 12/10 Road Scholar: Christmas, Past and Present
12/10 - 12/11 10th Annual Appalachian Christmas
12/31 - 01/02 MYP INFUSE I

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