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Rev. Susan Henry-Crow to preach at Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series


Rev. Susan Henry-Crow will be the guest preacher during the Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series in Stuart Auditorium Sunday, July 5. Lake Junaluska offers world class preachers each summer during its annual Summer Worship Series, which is scheduled for Sundays through August 9.

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe has been the Chief Executive of the General Board of Church and Society for the United Methodist Church since February of 2014. Prior to this appointment, she was dean of the Chapel and Religious Life at Emory University in Atlanta.

Church and Society is one of four international general program boards of The United Methodist Church. The agency’s prime responsibility is to seek implementation of the United Methodist Social Principles and other policy statements on Christian social concerns of the General Conference, the denomination’s highest policy-making body.

Bishop Robert Hoshibata, the board's president said “I respect and appreciate her many contributions to the Church and her ministry at Emory University. Her strong insistence on building bridges that connect people of diverse backgrounds, cultures and theological perspectives will serve us well as we now address the ministry of GBCS in its global context, widening and strengthening our efforts to embrace and address the social concerns of both Central Conferences and United States conferences.”

Rev. Henry-Crowe and the GBCS are strong supporters and partners in the Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, November 12-15, 2015. Find out more about the Peace Conference at

“The beauty of the Summer Worship Series is that it offers a variety of services and world-class speakers, preachers, and the Lake Junaluska Singers, Martin said.

Each Sunday during the Worship Series, adult Sunday School will be offered at 9:30 a.m. at the Harrell Center, followed by traditional morning worship at 10:45 a.m. in historic Stuart Auditorium, with guest preachers. Inspirational worship music will be provided by The Lake Junaluska Singers. Childcare is offered at the 10:45 a.m. service for children six months old and older at the Wilson Children’s Complex, 21 Shackford Hall Road.

Each Monday, a Taize Service Of Prayer And Song will be held at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. This service, Martin said, is a contemplative service in a casual atmosphere, modeled after the Taize Community in France, where participants engage in simple repetitive songs, scripture, candlelight, and silence. “The Taize service offers space to slow down from our busy lives and spend time listening to God,” Martin said.

Guest preachers include Dr. Lauren Winner, July 12; Bishop Richard Looney, July 19; Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble, July 26; Bishop Thomas Bickerton, August 2; and Dr. Jody Seymour, August 9.

To find out more about the 2015 Sunday Summer Worship Series or Lake Junaluska, please visit


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