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Dr. John “Jack” L. Ewing, Jr. Named Executive Director of Lake Junaluska Assembly


LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — 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. “The entire Board of Directors is excited about the future and believes that Jack brings a passion for ...

Paulette West to become the Executive Director of Southeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission


In May 2009 Paulette West, who currently serves as the North Alabama Conference Director of Mission and Advocacy and Connectional Ministries Consultant to the Cheaha and Southeast Districts, will become the Executive Director of Southeastern Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM-SEJ). West has served on the North Alabama Conference staff since September of 2002.  She served as the North Alabama Conference volunteer UMVIM Coordinator beginning in 2001. Bishop Will Willimon ...

Committee on Episcopacy to request Bishop Willimon be reassigned to the Birmingham Area during 2008 Jurisdictional Conference


The 2008 Southeastern (SEJ) Jurisdictional Conference will be July 16-19, 2008, at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in Western North Carolina.  During the SEJ Conference delegates from the 15 Annual Conferences within the southeast will gather under the theme “Living the United Methodist Way.” A United Methodist Jurisdictional Conference happens every 4 years. There are five Jurisdictions in the Untied States and each Jurisdiction holds  its Jurisdictional Conference at the same ...

Southeastern Jurisdiction's diversity celebration draws hundreds


By Neill Caldwell For United Methodist News Service LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – Leaders in the Southeastern Jurisdiction took up the challenge of churches that struggle with inclusiveness and welcoming during a conference that tried to bring the region’s varied ethnic groups from diversity into community. At the “Embracing God’s Diversity” convocation Dec. 13-15 at the United Methodist retreat center here, there was a sense of urgency to jump-start years of talk into action, and for the Southeast to ...

New Bethea Welcome Center at Lake Junaluska to Open July 9


Lake Junaluska, N.C.: After less than a year of construction, a building of hospitality and reconciliation is completed. The new Bethea Welcome Center will be consecrated on Monday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Nancy Weldom Gym. The service is free and open to the public. The 12,000 square foot Welcome Center will house Cottage Rentals, events registration, Marketing, Conference Coordinators and hotel management. A visitor’s center and a store featuring local art work and Lake Junaluska ...

Arrington named SEJ African-American Ministries Director


Lake Junaluska, N.C.: The Southeastern Jurisdiction is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Doctor Carl L. Arrington to the SEJ Ministry Team asDirector of African-American Ministries. Reverend Arrington comes to this appointment from the Western North Carolina Annual Conference where he has most recently served in Extension Ministry as Minority Program Director of the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network in Charlotte, N.C. Reverend Arrington earned his Doctor of Ministry degree from ...

Mission event at Lake Junaluska, NC to empower people to Connect with God's call.


Decatur, GA March 17, 2006- UMVIM, SEJ would like to announce the upcoming event, Connect, that will take place on June 28-30, 2006 at Lake Junaluska, NC. The theme is "Passion and Purpose- how can I Connect my desire to answer God's call with needs around the world."   Connect will feature keynote speakers, Bishop Will Willimon, North Alabama Conference, Bishop Hope Morgan-Ward, Mississippi Conference, and Dr. Wilson Bonfim, Evangemed in Brazil. Workshops will be offered on a variety of mission...

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