Rev. Howell to speak July 6

By Melanie Threlkeld McConnell | Jun 30, 2014

The Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series continues with the Rev. Dr. James Howell, who will speak at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, June 6, at Lake Junaluska Assembly, located at 91 N. Lakeshore Drive Lake Junaluska.

Howell is the senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte and has written more than 10 books. His most recent book, “Struck From Behind: My Memoirs of God,” was published in 2012. He received his Ph.D. in biblical theology from Duke Divinity School where he teaches part-time.

Each Sunday during the series, Holy Communion will be offered at 9 a.m. in the Memorial Chapel, followed by an adult Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. at the Harrell Center, and traditional morning worship at 10:45 a.m. in the 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 and older at the Wilson Children’s Complex, located at 21 Shackford Hall Road.

Each Monday, a Taize Service of Prayer and Song will be held at 8 p.m. in the 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.

Other guest preachers include:

— July 13, the Rev. Timothy Bias

— July 20, the Rev. Dr. Mark Beeson

— July 27, the Rev. Canon Gina Gilland Campbell

— Aug. 3, Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble

— Aug. 10, Fred Bahnson

To find out more about the 2014 Sunday Summer Worship Series or Lake Junaluska, visit, or call 800-222-4930.

Melanie Threlkeld McConnell is a freelance writer, former AP newswoman, editor and media consultant based in Waynesville.

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