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Festival of Wisdom and Grace Schedule

 

This schedule introduces several new events to the Festival of Wisdom and Grace and is subject to slight changes.

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.

 

Monday, August 13

3-5 p.m.                                     Registration

4 p.m.                                         Hotel Check-in

5:30-6:30 p.m.                         Dinner

7-8:15 p.m.                                 Worship: Rev. Heidi Neumark, preacher               

8:15-9 p.m.                                Reception and Late Registration

 

Tuesday, August 14

7:30-8:30 a.m.                           Breakfast

8:45-9 a.m.                                 Morning Praise and Devotion

9-9:45 a.m.                                 Morning Plenary: Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith, Teaching Pastor

10:15-11:45 a.m.                          Workshop- Session 1

12-1:15 p.m.                                 Lunch

UMC attendees are invited to eat with others from their Annual Conferences. Tables will be set aside for this purpose.

1:30-2:45 p.m.                            Workshop- Session 2

3-5:30 p.m.                                Free Time or Optional Learning Circles (NEW!)

Share your wisdom with others! Apply to lead an informal 30- to 60-minute small group about something you love: Crafts, History, Photography, etc. Applications due by July 16, 2018.

5:30-6:30 p.m.                          Dinner

7-8:15 p.m.                                 Worship: Rev. Heidi Neumark, preacher

8:15-9:15 p.m.                            Fireside Chat:  “Remembering the Wisdom-Keepers in Our Lives.”

 

Wednesday, August 15

7:30-8:30 a.m.                          Breakfast

8:45-9 a.m.                                Morning Praise and Devotion

9-9:45 a.m.                                Morning Plenary: Rev. Dr. Clayton Smith, Teaching Pastor

10:15-11:45 a.m.                          Workshops – Session 3

12-1 p.m.                                     Lunch

1:15-2 p.m.                                  Generational Wisdom Sharing Panels (NEW!)

Moderated discussion. Three generations share wisdom on select topics.

2-5:30 p.m.                                Free Time

2-3:30 p.m.                                SEJ Association of Older Adults Meeting: Task Force Report

5:30-6:30 p.m.                          Dinner

7-8 p.m.                                      Hymn Sing: “Wisdom for the Living of these Days: A Celebration in Song”

8-9 p.m.                                      Comedy Theater: Acts of Renewal

 

Thursday, August 16

7:30-8:30 a.m.                           Breakfast

9-10:30 a.m.                               Closing Communion Service , Rev. Mitzi Johnson, Preacher and Celebrant

11 a.m.                                          Checkout

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
reservations@lakejunaluska.com
800-222-4930

 

PROGRAM QUESTIONS
Mitzi Johnson, Director of Programming
mjohnson@lakejunaluska.com
828-454-6716