Meetings
The female spouse program will highlight three separate spouses this year.  We are privileged to hear from Helen Pons, Halle Paauw and Jessica Cropsey.
 
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On Thursday, Helen Pons will be sharing on "How Can I Raise Godly Children in an Ungodly World?"
On Friday, Halle Paauw will be sharing on "God's Providence - A Testimony of How God's Ways are Better than Ours"
On Saturday, Jessica Cropsey will be sharing on "Loving One Another in Intense Community"
 
After a morning snack break, there will be options for continuing with a group discussion about the morning topic or an optional activity including the following activities which are planned.
 
Thursday, August 3
Option 1 Hike around the Lake
11:00 AM Hike around the Lake with 11:30 AM Swan Feeding, host Ken Zulla.

Walk the 2.3-mile Lake Junaluska Walking Trail that circles the lake. During the walk, you will cross the Turbeville Footbridge, pass 210 rose bushes along the Rose Walk, see two gazebos, cross the bridge above the dam and see unparalleled vistas and awe-inspiring beauty. For more information about these buildings and locations, you are encouraged to download and print our walking trail guide (PDF).

During the walk, we will stop to feed Lake Junaluska’s swans. There have been swans on Lake Junaluska for over 20 years. Their legacy stems back to a small group of community members who introduced swans to the lake in the mid-1990s. A volunteer group called The Junaluskans contributes to feed the swans.

Option 2 World Methodist Museum
11:00 AM World Methodist Museum

The World Methodist Museum houses the largest collection of Methodist history, artifacts and memorabilia in the world. Here you can see history come to life as the museum unveils the story of John Wesley, his family, the formation of Methodism in the 18th century, and the Methodist movement’s subsequent global expansion.

Friday, August 4
Garden Tour
11:00 AM Garden Tour with Horticulturist

Explore the gardens at Lake Junaluska, including the Rose Walk, Corneille Bryan Native Garden, Inspiration Point, the Susanna Wesley Garden and the Biblical Garden. Lake Junaluska is home to 16 unique and beautiful gardens. Learn about the gardens from a staff horticulturist, who maintains the landscaping around Lake Junaluska.

Saturday, August 5
Guided Pontoon Boat Tour
11:00 Guided Pontoon Boat Tour

For more than a hundred years, guests have taken excursions on Lake Junaluska’s boat, The Cherokee. Now the excursions include a historic tour of the architecture and history of Lake Junaluska. The Cherokee IV is the successor of the original 1914 boat, which used to transport guests from the train station to the rest of the grounds.  
 
 
 
Female Spouse Program Daily Schedule (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
 
8:45 AM  Dropoff kids
9:00 AM  Female spouse sessions begin
9:00  - 9:15 AM  Introductions/Welcome (Thursday only)
9:15 - 9:35 AM  Worship with Christian and Laurel Siapco
9:35 AM - 10:45 AM  Session #1 (main speaking session)
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Morning Snack Break
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM  Session #2 (discussion or alternate activity)