Spiritual Growth Retreat
June 14-15, 2013
Spiritual Growth Retreats Flyer [PDF]
Complete information about registration & housing reservations
Early Online Registration will open on
February 1, 2013, and close on May 31, 2013.
On-site registration is welcome, and will be open June 14-15 at Lake Junaluska.
Click here to register online
for the 2013 Spiritual Growth Retreat:
for housing reservations at Lake Junaluska,
make your reservations by calling
the Lake Junaluska reservations department at
Again in 2013:
We will have a hands-on mission project!
See complete information below
New! Click here to download 2013 Spiritual Growth Retreat Logo [Color]
Reverend Amy Coles
Photos courtesy of Lake Junaluska Assembly
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
Map of Assembly Grounds (PDF)
We all need a break from our busy lives, a time for reflection, a time to listen for God's guidance. We are so busy doing all the things we are called upon to do, we don't often take the time to slow down, to sit back and think about the things that are really important, to pray, to listen, to study, to fellowship with United Methodist Women from across the conference, and to spend some quiet time in reflection. We trust that your retreat will be a special time of renewal and spiritual growth for you.
Every year, the Western North Carolina Conference United Methodist Women sponsor a Spiritual Growth Retreat. In 2013 there will be one retreat, which will begin Friday evening, and conclude around Noon on Saturday. This is an opportunity to get away from our daily routines and to reflect, pray, worship, and sing.
Retreat Registration: (Online Registration Opening February 1, 2013 and closing May 31, 2013)
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On-site registration at the retreat - $20.00 per person
Get a DISCOUNT! Register early and ONLINE! Online advance registration, February 1, 2013 through May 31, 2013 is only $11.00 per person! Use the online registration link shown below..
Advance registration fees are transferable, but non-refundable. So, if someone registers for the retreat, and is unable to attend, their registration fee is not refundable, but it is ok for someone else to attend in their place.
Register yourself AND others! Our online registration offers the opportunity for you to register up to 35 guests at the same time that you do your own retreat registration. Help other members of your local unit to register online — especially those who may not use a computer!
Our online reservations process uses ProPay or PayPal to securely process payment of the registration fee. Both are secure, widely used processors of online payments. If you choose "Pay with Credit Card" in our online registration, you will be able to enter your credit card information right on our registration system scrreen, and your card will be processed by ProPay. This option should be very simple and straight forward. If you choose to use PayPal, you will be redirected over to the PayPal website to either use your personal PayPal account, or to process your credit card transaction as a PayPal guest.
Lake Junaluska Housing Reservations:
Reservations for housing at Lake Junaluska must be made separately from our retreat registration. To book Lake Junaluska lodging for the Spiritual Growth Retreat:
Call the Lake Junaluska reservations department at 1-800-222-4930. Then select 1 for the Reservations Department, and the next available agent will be glad to assist you. The Lake Junaluska reservations team is on duty from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
All reservations must be made this year by calling the reservations department. There will be no online housing reservations for this event.
Note...we are no longer using paper housing reservation forms for Lake Junaluska
Housing in Lake facilities fills
up very quickly, so make your reservations early. We encourage you if at all possible to stay on the grounds to help
support the facilities at Lake Junaluska. If the Lake facilities are full, there are lots of motels
near the Assembly grounds...Visit
County Chamber of Commerce or the
Area Visitors Bureau for more information on available
Registration opens at 2:00pm on Friday afternoon, downstairs at Harrell Center.
Immediately following Session 1...A Concert by the Junaluska Singers
Reverend Amy Coles
Rev. Amy Coles is currently serving as the District Superintendent of the Smoky Mountain District of the Western North Carolina Conference. A graduate of UNC-G in Child and Family Development and Duke Divinity School, she has pastored churches in Trinity, High Point, and Shoals, North Carolina. She was appointed to the Smoky Mountain District in 2012 after serving as a District Superintendent in the Albemarle District for three years.
Amy enjoys gardening, “crafting”, and spending time with family and friends in her free time. Most recently, she has become the legal guardian of her 15-year-old nephew, Brandon. This new role is both strengthening her prayer life and serving as a wonderful example of the incredible grace of God.
|Hands-On Mission Opportunity|
Our Hands-On Mission Opportunity for the 2013 Spiritual Growth Retreat will be:
UMCOR Birthing Kits
Thank you for your generous support of our hands-on mission opportunity!
Registration will open at 2:00pm, downstairs in the auditorium of Harrell Center.
Check in time at the Lake hotels is 3:00pm. You are encouraged to register before going to your accommodations, especially if you are arriving before 3:00PM. At registration you will find information as to where you need to go to check in if you are unfamiliar with the accommodations or if you are staying at the Terrace Hotel, Lambuth Inn, Lakeside Lodge, Mountainview, Sunnyside Lodge or the Junaluska Apartments.
Watch for information about Program Resources hours.
Singing will begin 15 minutes before each session, led by our music team.
Be sure to bring your Bible, note pad, and pen so that you may study and take notes to help you remember the messages you receive.
Dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes. Bring a warm sweater and rain gear, just in case the weather is cool or rainy.
Emergency Telephone Number: The Assembly's switchboard number is 828-452-2881. Please leave this number with your family in case of an emergency.
If you need Child Care, you may make arrangements in advance by calling Lake Junaluska at 1-828-452-2881.
Lake Junaluska is a beautiful place where you can spend some quiet time in reflection, study, and prayer with your United Methodist Women sisters. We trust that your retreat will be a special time of renewal and spiritual growth. Please be in prayer for the retreats and the retreat leaders.
Other Opportunities for Spiritual Growth
and Reflection During Your Stay:
The Memorial Chapel will be available for personal prayer time.
The Susanna Wesley Gardens
The International Prayer Room
The Junaluska Cross
Walking by the lake and enjoying the roses.
2013 RETREAT COMMITTEE:
Sandy Hieronymus, Chairperson; Mildred Carter, Tonya Lanier, Julia Willis, Martha Phillips, Sherry Sink, Rebecca Wright, Ann Aldridge
A retreat is a time to reflect upon your relationship with God. It is a time to be attentive as God speaks to us. The committee has worked hard to plan an inspirational retreat. We anticipate a wonderful time together. We hope you will meet us by the lake in June.
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Conference Gram - April 2013 - Spiritual Growth Retreat Issue [PDF]
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For more information on the 2013 Spiritual Retreats
2013 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo - Faithful Living
How to get to Lake Junaluska...
FROM THE EAST: Travel west on I-40 to Exit 27, US-23/US-74. Go 1.5 miles. Bear right on US-19/US-23/US-74 and go 2.5 miles. Continue on ramp at sign reading "US-19 to Maggie/Cherokee/Junaluska Assembly" and go for 0.2 miles. Bear right on US-19 and watch for the signs. Its a snap.
FROM THE WEST: Travel east on US-19 and watch for the signs. Its a snap.
FROM THE SOUTHWEST: Travel northeast on US-23/US-441. Turn right on ramp at sign reading "US-76 East US-23 North to Waynesville/Asheville". Go 20 miles. Exit 102B, sign reads US-276 North to Maggie Valley/Junaluska Assembly". Turn right on US-276, Dellwood Ave and go north 1.4 miles. Turn right on US-19 and watch for the signs. Its a snap.
to Lake Junaluska Directions Web Page
Map of Assembly Grounds (PDF)
As soon as you get to Lake Junaluska, look for the bright yellow UMW Registration signs. Stuart Auditorium & Harrell Center are right next to each other on Lakeshore Drive. Parking surrounds the auditorium.
Program Elements from Previous Spiritual Growth Retreats
Song/Prayer Used by Mary John Dye: Lord Jesus, Friend
of Women [PDF]
“Lord Jesus, Friend of Women” by Betsy Phillips Fisher in Images: Women in Transition compiled by Janice Grana. Copyright 1976 by Upper Room Books®. Used by permission from Upper Room Books®.
Tune is 76.76 D. United Methodist Hymnal #545, The Church's One Foundation, was the tune used at the retreats.
Prior Year Program Information:
2012 Retreats Program Book - Walk with Hope (PDF)
2012 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo
2011 Retreats Program Book - Peace, Popcorn & Pansies (PDF)
2011 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo
2010 Retreats Program Book - Grounded in Love (PDF)
2010 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo
2009 Retreats Program Book - Encounters with Jesus (PDF)
2009 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo
2008 Retreats Program Book - The Rooms of Your Life (PDF)
2008 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo
2007 Retreats Program Book - Faith, Fears, and Dandelions (PDF)
2007 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo - Faith, Fears, and Dandelions (JPG - Color)
2006 Retreats Program Book - Help! My Light is Under a Bushel (PDF)
2006 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo - Help! My Light is Under a Bushel (JPG - Color)
2006 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo - Help! My Light is Under a Bushel (JPG - Grayscale)
2005 Retreats Program Book - The Music Within (PDF)
2005 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo - The Music Within (JPG - Color)
2005 Spiritual Growth Retreats Logo - The Music Within (JPG - Grayscale)
The PURPOSE of
United Methodist Women
The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.
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