Baby Boomers spiritual retreat is July 28-31

By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell | Jul 02, 2014

Lake Junaluska’s Festival of Wisdom and Grace will be held July 28-31. Designed for baby boomers, this Southeastern Jurisdiction ministry event offers workshops for older people looking for a spiritual formation retreat and a professional track for clergy and lay people who work with older adults in church.

This year’s theme, “Living Ordinary Time with EEEEs — Enthusiasm, Encouragement, Engagement and Empowerment,” brings together experts in ecology and theology, healthy living, creative worship and older adult ministry. Continuing education credit is available.

Leadership for the Festival is Bishop Jonathan Holston, conference preacher; Brady Whitehead, Plenary Bible study; Edgar Moore, professional track; and Keith Elder, entertainment. The Lake Junaluska Singers will also perform.

Workshops include:

— Ecology and Theology: The Study of Home

— Life’s Little Recipe: Discovering the Five Main Ingredients for Living Life

— Creating Image-Rich Worship Spaces

— Personalizing Personal Worship
— Boomertown: How the Church Catches the Silver Wave (of Boomers), featuring workshop leader the Rev. Dr. Will Randolph, director of the Center for Aging and Older Adult Ministries, GBOD

— Older Adult Ministry Best Practices.

The festival will also host a golf tournament and a mission project to provide, sort and package school supplies for needy elementary school children.

Registration is $90; the professional track is $140. Housing and meal rates are $408 per person for a single room and $270 per person for a double and include three nights’ lodging and dinner on Monday through lunch on Thursday.

To register and book lodging and meals, call 800.222.4930 or email reservations@lakejunaluska.com.

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