A CONFERENCE FOR FINDING PURPOSE AND RENEWAL IN THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE
"Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever." - Daniel 12:3
Worship | Workshops | Recreation | Entertainment | Learning
What is true wisdom? How do we receive it, cultivate it, and pass it on? You’ve led a full life. How do you continue to live into that fullness in retirement? Join others in the second half of life for a time of inspiration and renewal in the North Carolina mountains.
REGISTRATION, LODGING AND MEALS QUESTIONS
Mitzi Johnson, Director of Programming
Heidi is the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan, a celebrated speaker and author of Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx, and Hidden Inheritance: Family Secrets, Memory, and Faith. Her work encourages readers and listeners to explore their own identity, vocation, and theology, and to ask new questions of their lives that can lead to transformation. She completed her undergraduate studies at Brown University and received her Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. She is a regular contributor to The Christian Century and other journals.
Clayton serves as the executive pastor of generosity at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. He is the author of At the Crossroads: Leadership Lessons for the Second Half of Life. His passion is helping those in or near retirement to discover their purpose, passion and mission. He draws on more than forty years of experience as an ordained pastor to help others develop a personal mission statement, identify or reassess their priorities and share their end of life wishes with those they love in a way that brings peace to all involved.
Carol Anderson-Shores and Jim Shores offer outstanding Christian theatre that glorifies God and leads their audiences toward hope, goodness and a hunger for God in Christ. Their dramatic comedy draws on biblical foundations to explore growing older with humor, developing purpose as we age and navigating new milestones that emerge in retirement.
Sponsored by the Lake Junaluska Programming Department
Note: The UMC Southeastern Jurisdiction Association for Older Adults (SEJAOA) will hold some meetings concurrent with this conference. These meetings are open to but not required of UMC attendees.
Top photo by Robert Ludlow