The deadline to register and purchase your meals has been extended to October 13th. Thank you!

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"Be of one heart, and regard one another with charity."

OCTOBER 14-16TH 2022 | TOWNSEND, TN

Join us for a weekend of fellowship, worship and learning in the Great Smoky Mountains. 

CONFERENCE LOCATION

October 14-16TH 2022

160 Bear Lodge Drive

Townsend, TN 37882

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SERVICE PROJECT

Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Food Bank

The East Coast Fellowship is coordinating with the Food Bank in Cherokee, North Carolina to serve the Eastern Cherokee Tribe. In coordinating with them, they have requested we donate the following items.

 

  1. Food - We are specifically donating non-perishable items, like canned food. Any type of food that is non-perishable is accepted.

  2. Toys - We will be helping to donate new toys for Cherokee children from single-parent homes. Please do NOT spend more than $40 on any given toy.

  3. Toiletries - We will be donating various types of toiletries needed, including, but not limited to, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, etc.

  4. Money - If you wish to participate, but find bringing or sending any items to be difficult, please consider donating money instead. A team of individuals within the East Coast Fellowship will go out and purchase items using donated money on Friday, October 14th. 

 

The Food Bank of Cherokee, North Carolina, are extremely grateful for any and all donations. The East Coast Fellowship would love to be able to aid these people in any way we can.

 

Remember the words of King Benjamin, for he said, “For the sake of these things which I have spoken unto you — that is, for the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God — I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he hath, such as feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and administering to their relief, both spiritually and temporally, according to their wants. And see that all these things are done in wisdom and order, for it is not requisite that a man should run faster than he has strength.” (Mosiah 2:6 RE)

 
 
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Be of one heart, and regard one another with charity. Measure your words before giving voice to them, and consider the hearts of others. Although a man may err in understanding concerning many things, yet he can view his brother with charity and come unto me, and through me he can with patience overcome the world. I can bring him to understanding and knowledge. Therefore, if you regard one another with charity, then your brother’s error in understanding will not divide you. I lead to all truth. I will lead all who come to me to the truth of all things. The fullness is to receive the truth of all things, and this too from me, in power, by my word, and in very deed.

For I will come unto you if you will come unto me.

"My experience with others leads me to conclude that if we can have one heart first, eventually we can likewise come to have one mind...But if we insist on having one mind at the outset, we may never obtain one heart together."

 

— Denver Snuffer 

Teachings and Commandments, Epigraph

 
 
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Lodging

On-site lodging will not be provided at this conference, you will be responsible for securing you and your family's lodging. This conference will also be taking place in a very popular tourist location during the busy fall season, so we suggest reserving your lodging as soon as possible. There are a variety of options in the Townsend/Maryville area. Thank you! 

Meals

The group meals listed below will be available at the conference. You will need to provide meals not listed for yourself. Please visit the link below to purchase meals.

Saturday Lunch

Sandwiches with Chips, Fruit and Cookies

Saturday Dinner

Hotdog and Burger Cookout with Baked Beans, Tossed Salad and Fruit.

Sunday Lunch

Zuppa Toscana Soup with Bread and Tossed Salad

Sunday Dinner

Taco Bar

 
 

Program

Instead of a speaker schedule, all meetings will be group discussions. We felt led to focus on each individual standing on equal ground and learning from each other, as we seek one heart.

 

The discussion topics will be shared soon, thank you!

FRIDAY

6PM

Bonfire Social at Bear Lodge 

Fellowship with new and old friends, enjoy the fire and make s'mores! 

Meeting Locations: 

Bear Lodge

160 Bear Lodge Drive

Townsend, TN 37882

Cades Cove Visitors Center

5686 Cades Cove Loop Rd,

Townsend, TN 37882

SATURDAY

9AM

Group Hike in Cades Cove

Meet at the Cades Cove Visitor's Center for a  carpool over to Abrams Falls

(5 miles). 

1PM 

Picnic Lunch at

Cades Cove Visitor's Center

2PM 

Free Time

If you’d like some options, here are a few fun things you can do in Cades Cove:

3PM

Baptisms

Townsend Wye

6PM 

Dinner at Bear Lodge

8PM 

Ice Cream Social

SUNDAY

10AM

Sacrament and Meditation

at Bear Lodge

11-1PM 

Lunch and Social Time

1PM 

Music, Prayer and Group Discussion

6PM 

Dinner and Social Time