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Renowned spiritual leaders to speak at Summer Worship Series


Lake Junaluska, NC – Lake Junaluska has invited distinguished spiritual leaders to speak this summer during its annual Summer Worship Series.

“The Summer Worship Series is one of the ways Lake Junaluska lives out its mission,” said Rev. Susan Giles, the dean of Memorial Chapel at Lake Junaluska. “We invite those visiting our beautiful mountain community as well as those who make the area their permanent home to attend.”

Each Sunday morning worship service features guest speakers and inspirational music led by the Lake Junaluska Singers. The services kick off this Sunday, June 26, and go through August 7. They take place at 10:30 a.m. in historic Stuart Auditorium.

The first Sunday features Rev. Kevin Wright, a United Methodist pastor serving at Riverside Church in New York City. Other speakers include internationally known author and evangelist Tony Campolo, and Bishop of the WNC Conference of the United Methodist Church Larry Goodpaster.

Sunday School is held prior to each service in the Susan Todd Lounge of the Harrell Center at 9:30 a.m. Each Sunday evening at 6 p.m. a service of Holy Communion will take place in Memorial Chapel.

Each Monday during the summer, Lake Junaluska is offering Taize services of prayer and song at 8 p.m. A Taize service is a quiet service that offers a time to step away from the clutter and the noise of our busy world and spend time in contemplation and praise to God through music, prayer, reading scripture and silence. The Taize services will start on Monday, June 27 and go through Monday, August 8.

Childcare is offered at the 10:45 a.m. service for children 6 months and older at the Wilson Children’s Complex, 21 Shackford Hall Road.

For more information about the Summer Worship Series, visit

Lake Junaluska is a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body.

Leadership Schedule

June 26: Rev. Kevin Wright, United Methodist pastor serving at Riverside Church in New York City
July 3: Rev. Ashley Crowder-Stanley, United Methodist pastor serving at Mills River United Methodist Church near Asheville
July 10: Dr. Robert E. Long, United Methodist pastor serving at St. Lukes United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City, Ok.
July 17: Rev. Amy Coles, Assistant to the Bishop, WNC Conference of the United Methodist Church
July 24: Harry J. Lyness, Distinguished Evangelist for the Foundation for Evangelism
July 31: Dr. Tony Campolo, Internationally known author, evangelist, and activist from Pennsylvania
August 7: Bishop Larry Goodpaster, Bishop of the WNC Conference of the United Methodist Church


Mary Bates
Lake Junaluska
PO Box 67, Lake Junaluska, NC 28745