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Recently Read: Once Tortured for His Faith, Sudanese Man Becomes UMC Licensed Pastor

By Annette Spence ALCOA, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) — Botrous Tutu has been a preacher for many years — since the 1990s when he was tortured in Sudan for refusing to renounce his faith — and for the last four years, in a little church in Alcoa. On June 11, 150 people came from three […]

Recently Read: Lake Junaluska pins hopes on total Terrace overhaul to win next generation of visitors

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, the historic United Methodist retreat center associated with the Southeast Jurisdiction, is going through a remodel of one of its main hotel buildings. Lake Junaluska Pins Hopes on Total Terrace Overhaul to Win Next Generation Jack Ewing, Lake Junaluska Executive Director, “There is probably not a Hampton Inn or […]

DS/DCM Orientation Cultivating Vital Ministries

  By Michael Rich “This training is like receiving a large suit of clothes that I haven’t grown into yet,” that’s according to an insight that Myron Wingfield, coordinator of the event, discovered from a 2013 participant. District Superintendents and Conference Directors of Connectional Ministries from across the connection gathered from August 24-28, 2014 at […]

Council of Bishops meet next week at Lake Junaluska

NASHVILLE, Tenn — In a press release issued yesterday, the United Methodist Council of Bishops announced their next gathering will be next week from November 10-15, 2013 at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center in North Carolina. The Council of Bishops—made up of 46 active bishops in the United States, 20 bishops in Europe, […]

Renovation under way at Lake Junaluska center

By Jessica Connor, Special Contributor… LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C.—Armed with a new mission statement and a new strategic vision, Lake Junaluska is stepping into a bold new future. And it has Christian hospitality and transformation at its heart. For the past year, the United Methodist conference and retreat center has been quietly working behind the scenes […]