By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell*
Lake Junaluska, NC – “Standing on Holy Ground” is the theme for the 2013 Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.
The Summer Worship Series runs Sundays, June 16 – August 11, with Holy Communion offered at 8:30 a.m. in Memorial Chapel, and a traditional morning worship service held at 10:45 a.m. in Historic Stuart Auditorium. The Junaluska Singers provide worship music and guest speakers lead the worship service. Childcare is provided for the 10:45 a.m. worship service.
To kick off the 2013 series Dr. Jan Love, dean of Candler School of Theology in Atlanta will preach the sermon at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 16, at Stuart Auditorium, and music will be provided by the African University Choir.
Love is an internationally recognized leader in church and ecumenical arenas and a scholar of world politics, particularly issues of religion and politics, conflict transformation, globalization, and ecumenism. She is known for facilitating constructive relationships among people and groups with deeply held differences and for her work in racial justice.
To find out more about the 2014 Sunday Summer Worship Series and to see a complete schedule, please visit www.lakejunaluska.com/summer-worship or call us at 800.222.4930.
The Summer Worship Series services will be streamed live each Sunday at www.lakejunaluska.com/streaming.
* Melanie Threlkeld McConnell is a freelance writer, former AP newswoman, editor and media consultant based in Waynesville, NC.