All Episcopal men are invited to come to the mountain for the 71st Annual Conference of the Episcopal Churchmen of Tennessee--which we've all come to know as the Laymen's Conference--August 18-20. The theme of this year's conference is "Don't be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” (Luke 5:10). This year's speakers are Inky Johnson, former University of Tennessee football player; the Rev. Brian McVey, rector at Church of the Advent, Nashville; and Nathan Lee, musician and founder of Send Musicians to Prison which brings music, Bible studies, and more to prisons in Tennessee and elsewhere. Activities: BBQ cooking contest, bluegrass jam, choir, cycling, fly fishing, golf, hiking, lawn games, skeet shooting, swimming, tennis, 12-step meeting, motorcycling and a meeting on embracing loss. You can register online at—we look forward to seeing our old friends, making new ones, and celebrating our common life in Christ. For more info about the Laymen's conference, contact GSL member, Don McLemore: d.mcl [at] comcast [dot] net.