LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C – The Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center will continue its 2011 Summer Worship Series, “The World is My Parish,” on July 24 with The Rev. Jeremy Troxler, Director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School.
“One of the goals of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative is to transform institutions that more effectively empower the mission of Christ in rural places,” said Dr. Jack Ewing, Executive Director of Lake Junaluska. “As a place of transformation ourselves, we could not be more delighted to host Rev. Troxler as guest preacher on this Sunday.”
Troxler is an ordained Elder in the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. He serves as Director of the Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School, a program whose mission is to share and strengthen the gifts of North Carolina’s rural communities and churches. Jeremy grew up on a farm in Brown Summit, NC and was baptized at Gethsemane UMC before receiving the blessing of becoming a Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill and a Duke Scholar at Duke Divinity School. He has served churches in the Channel Islands of Great Britain and in Maggie Valley, NC.
This service is supported by The Christine and Eugene Webb Preaching Endowment, created in 2006 by Ms. Christine Webb to enable and foster outstanding evangelistic preaching at Lake Junaluska. The Webb Endowment currently supports two Sundays in the Summer Worship Series.
Troxler will preach at Memorial Chapel at 8:30 a.m. and in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center on July 24, 2011. All services are free and open to the public and will be streamed live every Sunday at www.lakejunaluska.com/streaming. For additional information on this service or any of the Summer Worship Series, visit www.lakejunaluska.com/summer-worship, or contact Kimberly Jenne at 1-828-454-6752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center is an agency of the Southeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian Hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body.