Lake Junaluska Celebrates 100 Years of Transforming Lives during 2013
On June 25, 1913, after five years of planning and development, Lake Junaluska hosted its first events. At the time, Lake Junaluska consisted of Stuart Auditorium, which was an open-air structure with a dirt-covered floor, a man-made lake, and a small number of homes.
Over the past 100 years, Lake Junaluska has grown into a much beloved retreat center and residential community. Today, Lake Junaluska looks to a bright future as a place of Christian hospitality, where lives are transformed...
Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles elected officer of SEJ Committee on Coordination and Accountability
North Alabama Conference Lay Leader Steve Lyles has been elected to serve as an officer of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Committee of Coordination and Accountability for the 2013-2016 quadrennium.
Lyles says, “It is an honor to serve on the Jurisdictional Committee of Coordination and Accountability along with Bishop Taylor and the other member of the Jurisdiction. There are members from all Annual Conferences in the Jurisdiction and both Clergy and Laity. “
SEJ Committee on Episcopacy announces Debra Wallace-Padgett to be Bishop of Birmingham Area
As the Thursday evening session of the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference concluded, the SEJ Committee on Episcopacy announced the Episcopal assignments for the Southeastern Jurisdiction for the 2012-16 quadrennium.
The announcement included that Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett will be the new Bishop of the North Alabama Conference.
Below is the complete list of SEJ Episcopal Assignments:
Alabama-West Florida Area (Alabama West Florida Conference) Bishop Paul...
Bishops to be elected and assigned at SEJ Conference in July
At the end of August 2012, Bishop William H. Willimon will retire and on September 1, 2012, the North Alabama Conference will receive a new Bishop. Who that new Bishop is will be decided at the 2012 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference which meets July 18-20 at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
Here is some basic information about the Episcopal election and assignment process in the United Methodist Church.
Jurisdictions are five large...