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Faith Notes

Sunday, July 2

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION CLASS, 10 a.m.-noon, Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center, 60 N. Merrimon Ave., Suite 112, Asheville A mindfulness meditation class will feature sitting and walking meditation. Attendees are invited to arrive and leave at any time. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

SUMMER SERVICE, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Auditorium, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat. Dr. Ted Wardlaw, president of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will address “Whoever welcomes....” in MCC’s Summer Worship Series.

SPEAKER, 10:30 a.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Rev. John Philip Newell will be the first speaker in the six-week 2017 LJ Summer Worship Series. He is billed as a poet, scholar and ordained minister of the Church of Scotland “with a passion for peace among the great wisdom traditions of humanity.” 

MAKING LIFE MEANINGFUL TEACHINGS, 7-8:30 p.m., Meditation in Asheville, 1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville. A program, “Living Your Best Life: Meditations to Make Life Meaningful,” will be presented by Buddhist teacher Sharon Lovich. Admission is free for monthly members, $10 for the general public and $5 for students and seniors.

BALSAM RANGE CONCERT , 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. Balsam Range, a bluegrass and accoustic  group, will open a three-day concert series. The Haywood County-based group was the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2014 Entertainer of the Year recipient. For tickets, visit lakejunaluska.com/concerts, or call (800) 222-4930 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).



Monday, July 3

LAURA STORY CONCERT , 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. Laura Story will perform as part of a three-day concert series. She is billed as “a well-known Christian artist.” For tickets, visit lakejunaluska.com/concerts, or call (800) 222-4930 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).




Tuesday, July 4

LAKE JUNALUSKA SINGERS CONCERT , 7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Lake Junaluska Singers will conclude a three-day concert series.For tickets, visit lakejunaluska.com/concerts, or call (800) 222-4930 (9 a.m.-5 p.m.).




Thursday, July 6

SENIORSALT IMPACT HYMN SING, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the Billy Graham Training Center, 1 Porters Cove Road, Asheville. A SeniorSalt Impact hymn singing will be led by Ron Whittemore and David Gaines, followed by music and a buffet-style meal. For tickets, visit www.thecove.org.

MINDFULNESS MEDITATION/DHARMA READING, 7-8:30 p.m,., Asheville Shambhala Meditation Center, 60 N. Merrimon Ave., Suite 112, Asheville A mindfulness meditation program will include sitting and walking meditation and no experience is necessary. Tea, a dharma reading and conversation will follow the meditation. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.




Sunday, July 9

SUMMER SERVICE, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Auditorium, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat. The Rev. Paul Roberts, president of Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, will address “The Power of the Redirect” in MCC’s Summer Worship Series.

SPEAKER, 10:30 a.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Rev. Bob Bowling will be the second speaker in the six-week 2017 LJ Summer Worship Series. He served 41 years in the ordained ministry of the United Methodist Church in the UMC North Georgia Annual Conference and as a district superintendent of the Atlanta-Rosell District. He is the recipient of Foundation for Evangelism’s Harry Denman Award for “an exceptional ministry of evangelism expressed in Word, Sign and Deed that brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”




Wednesday, July 12

FILM, 6 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 1245 Sixth Ave. West, Hendersonville. Rick Steves’ film “Luther and the Reformation” will be shown on large digital screens. The program includes a 15-minute introduction and a one-hour film screening, followed by a discussion, with cookies and punch. 




Friday, July 14

SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVIE NIGHT, 7 p.m., Sanford Hall Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville. The UUCA will hold its monthly Social Justice Movie Night. Film is to be announced. A discussion will follow the screening. Admission is free.




Sunday, July 16

SUMMER SERVICE, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Auditorium, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat. The Rev. Amy Butler, pastor of Riverside Church in New York City, will address “Hoarding God” in MCC’s Summer Worship Series.

SPEAKER, 10:30 a.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Rev. Mary Beth Blinn, lead pastor of Fairlington UMC in Alexandria, Va., will be the third speaker in the six-week 2017 LJ Summer Worship Series.




Sunday, July 23

SUMMER SERVICE, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Auditorium, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat. The Rev. David Bartlett, professor emeritus of Yale Divinity School, will address “Groaning for Redemption” in MCC’s Summer Worship Series.

SPEAKER, 10:30 a.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. Bishop Sharma Lewis will be the fourth speaker in the six-week 2017 LJ Summer Worship Series. She became the first African-American woman to be elected bishop in the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church.




Sunday, July 30

SUMMER SERVICE, 10:30 a.m., Anderson Auditorium, Montreat Conference Center, Montreat. The Rev. Frank Thomas, faculty member of Christian Theological Seminary, will address “A Grain of Sand” in MCC’s Summer Worship Series.

SPEAKER, 10:30 a.m., Stuart Auditorium, Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska. The Rev. Tim McClendon will be the fifth speaker in the six-week 2017 LJ Summer Worship Series. He serves as senior pasor at St. John’s UMCA in Aiken, S.C. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 09:44
 



 


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