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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

When: Jul 24, 2016 10:45AM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship

Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at Lake Junaluska. Holy Communion is offered in the Memorial Chapel at 8:30 a.m. followed by spirited traditional Morning Worship in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. You won't want to miss our internationally known lineup of guest preachers scheduled for 2016. Read More

Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

When: Jul 31, 2016 10:45AM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship

Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at Lake Junaluska. Holy Communion is offered in the Memorial Chapel at 8:30 a.m., followed by spirited traditional Morning Worship in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. You won't want to miss our internationally known lineup of guest preachers scheduled for 2016. Read More

From Membership to Discipleship

When: Aug 02, 2016 9:00AM
Where: Blountville UMC in Blountville, TN
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

Join us for this one-day workshop to learn how to help your congregation build relationships beyond the walls of the church and grow mature disciples for Jesus Christ. Also offered as a two-part workshop in July, this training event will equip you to lead this workshop in your own church! Read More.

Road Scholar Program #16415

When: From Jul 31, 2016 to Aug 03, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Road Scholar

“Cherokee Culture in the Great Smoky Mountains: Oral  Traditions and Performing Arts”    

Cherokees have lived in the mountains of North Carolina for thousands of years, developing an alphabet, written language and culture that blended with the natural environment. Experience their unique heritage during field trips to the Cherokee Indian Reservation and formal class instruction led by native Cherokees. Read More.

 

 

Festival of Wisdom and Grace

When: From Aug 01, 2016 to Aug 04, 2016 all day
Where: Across Lake Junaluska campus
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

The 2016 Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference's theme is "Come to the Water." Led by Dr. Tony Campolo and Dr. Mickey Efird, this event will be full of worship, Bible Study, workshops, professional training, and fellowship designed for individuals, couples, small groups, or church leaders relating to the second half of life. Read More

Mountain Faith

When: Aug 05, 2016 7:30PM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Packages

 Mountain Faith performs at Stuart Auditorium for Associates Weekend

Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass

When: From Aug 06, 2016 to Aug 06, 2016 all day
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship, Packages

Experience a concert on Friday and stay to enjoy Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass in concert on Saturday. Read More

Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

When: Aug 07, 2016 10:45AM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship

Join us for worship on Sunday mornings at Lake Junaluska. Holy Communion is offered in the Memorial Chapel at 8:30 a.m., followed by spirited traditional Morning Worship in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. You won't want to miss our internationally known lineup of guest preachers scheduled for 2016. Read More

Associates Weekend

When: From Aug 05, 2016 to Aug 07, 2016 7:00AM
Where:
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

The Junaluska Associates is an organization of individuals from across the jurisdiction and beyond. Associates weekend offers entertainment, food, fellowship, and inspiration and is a special weekend to renew old friendships and make new ones. Read More

Blue Ridge Breakaway

When: Aug 20, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Nanci Weldon Gym
Category: Spiritual Enrichment, Packages

The Blue Ridge Breakaway is an annual cycling event in support of the initiatives of the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber services the towns of Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Lake Junaluska, Canton and Clyde. Read More

Salvation Army Bible Conference

When: From Aug 14, 2016 to Aug 21, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

A spiritual highlight of the USA Southern Territory each year is the Territorial Bible Conference conducted for The Salvation Army officers, soldiers, friends and their families. Great bible teachers from various denominations lead conference delegates through a week of renewal and spiritual refreshment. Read More

Road Scholar Program #22135

When: From Aug 21, 2016 to Aug 26, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Road Scholar

Flora MacDonald Gammon: My Family Came From Ireland, So Why Am I Scots-Irish?  - Explore the origins of the Scots-Irish, using stories and songs of their culture. What was life like in Scotland? What brought them to America and made them a driving force? Special emphasis on the Southern Appalachian connection. 

Walter Ziffer:  Jews and Christians in Dialogue -  Explore the religious/theological beliefs and practices that unite and divide Christians and Jews as we try to better understand both groups and explore possibilities toward advancing the Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Marilyn McMinn McCredie:  Uses of Folklore in a Modern SocietyInstructor Marilyn McMinn McCredie will lead you through a program of song, dance and stories that compares and contrasts Appalachian folklore & history with contemporary American lifestyles.

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Coach Training for Leaders, Module 1

When: From Aug 29, 2016 to Aug 31, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Clergy Leadership

Coaching is a proven, effective approach to empowering individuals, relationships, teams, and organizations. Our credentialing programs equip you with transformational coaching skills and culminate in attainment of your coach credentials. The three-phase, six-month training program involves 60 hours of experiential face-to-face learning using quality materials and is led by excellent, experienced coaches and trainers. Ready to take your ministry to a new level? Don’t miss this opportunity to be trained as a professional coach! Read More.

Transitional/Intentional Interim Ministry Training

When: From Aug 30, 2016 to Sep 02, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
Category: Clergy Leadership

 The Intentional Growth Center at Lake Junaluska is the pioneer UMC trainer of Intentional Interim Ministry Specialists recognized by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. Learn more ...

Smoky Mountain Folk Festival

When: From Sep 02, 2016 to Sep 03, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Spiritual Enrichment, Arts and Worship, Packages

The 46th Annual Smoky Mountain Folk Festival, to be held September 2-3, 2016 at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center, will offer two nights of the finest traditional music and dance of the Southern Appalachian Region. Read More

WNCC UMW Annual Meeting

When: From Sep 09, 2016 to Sep 11, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

The WNCC UMW Annual Meeting takes place at Lake Junaluska. Read More

Road Scholar Program #21338

When: From Sep 11, 2016 to Sep 16, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Road Scholar

Flora MacDonald Gammon: Brave Hearts, Bonnie Princes: Music in Scotland’s History & Culture  - Use the songs of Scotland to delve into the history of a magic land. Who are the peoples of Scotland? What are some of the significant periods of Scottish history that have influenced our culture in America?  

Ann Lough: Southern Mountain Musical Traditions - Survey the rich tapestry of Southern Appalachian music and its cultural significance. A delightful and participatory exploration of balladry, folk songs, dulcimer, and shaped note singing.  

Lee Knight: Cherokee of Yesterday & Today - Walk through hundreds of years of Cherokee culture and history including one of America’s darkest tragedies, the Removal of tribes to the West, and into the present. Bring your questions about the Principal People, the Ani Yvnwiya.  

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Nature Hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Road Scholar Program #17288

When: From Sep 11, 2016 to Sep 16, 2016 all day
Where: Hayesville, NC
Category: Road Scholar

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the scenic trails  and natural wonders of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains in a small group with a hiking naturalist who will reveal the wonders of wildflowers and mountain life. Read More.

 

Experiencing the World of the Bible

When: From Sep 12, 2016 to Sep 16, 2016 7:00PM
Where: Lambuth Inn
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

 Join Dr. James Fleming during this two part workshop that explores "The Meaning of Life in the Prophets" and "Biblical Imagery and the Teachings of Jesus Christ." Dr. Fleming will lead participants through these topics, touching on the historical and archaeological roots of the Bible. Read more

Holston Conference UMW

When: From Sep 17, 2016 to Sep 18, 2016 12:00PM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

United Methodist Women are mission -- mission as in community building, mission as in spiritual growth and social action, mission as in acts of love and acts of justice in a hurting world. Our Annual Meeting is a wonderful opportunity to learn how Holston acts out its mission. Read More

Membership to Discipleship and Connect

When: From Sep 19, 2016 to Sep 21, 2016 9:00AM
Where: Foundation for Evangelism, Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

 Announcing a double workshop event that will equip you to lead these amazing trainings in your church, district or conference. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to help your congregation grow into mature disciples, nurture disciples, and create a culture of relationships that matter. Read more!

Road Scholar Program #20552

When: From Sep 18, 2016 to Sep 23, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Road Scholar

“Great Smoky Mountains National Park: An American Treasure”    

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the nation. Do more than just visit! Experience this national treasure in a memorable way as you hike trails, visit the Cherokee Reservation, spend time at a Ranger Station and help with on-going research into the effects of air pollution in the park. Go into the Cataloochee Valley to visit buildings dating from the 20th century and observe the elk reintroduction project first-hand. Read More. 

 

Experiencing Intimacy

When: From Sep 23, 2016 to Sep 25, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

There is a God-embedded yearning in each of us for connectedness with everyone and everything, yet this longing for intimacy is often not recognized. This retreat will allow you to expore deeper connections with your spirituality and your environment, while teaching you to position yourself so that the Grace of Intimacy can happen. Read More.

Lake Junaluska Signature Series Conference featuring Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber

When: From Oct 07, 2016 to Oct 09, 2016 12:00PM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

Featuring Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, the founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, Colorado. She is the author of Salvation on the Small Screen? 24 Hours of Christian Television and Pastrix: The Cranky Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & SaintRead More

Road Scholar Program #21857

When: From Oct 09, 2016 to Oct 14, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Road Scholar

 Ann Lough: Celtic Legacy - From ancient times the Celts have given the world an incredible gift of beauty, inspiration and passion for life through their unique art, lively jigs and reels, achingly beautiful airs, historical story cycles, folklore and unique spirituality. Spend a delightful and insightful week exploring each of these contributions.

Chris Behre: Civil War; The Common Soldier - Examine local  reaction to the War as we discuss equipment, camp life, the Cherokee Legion, Stoneman's raid, the surrender of Waynesville, Kirk's raid and other local events. 

Marilyn McMinn McCredie: The Boogeyman, Witches and Mountain Haints - Get a tingle up your spine with famous, infamous, traditional, and even personal superstitions, ghost stories, and ballads with a noted folklorist and musician steeped in local culture. 

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Nature Hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Road Scholar Program #17288

When: From Oct 09, 2016 to Oct 14, 2016 all day
Where: Hayesville, NC
Category: Road Scholar

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the scenic trails  and natural wonders of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains in a small group with a hiking naturalist who will reveal the wonders of wildflowers and mountain life. Read More.

 

Coach Training for Leaders, Module 2

When: From Oct 12, 2016 to Oct 14, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Clergy Leadership

Coaching is a proven, effective approach to empowering individuals, relationships, teams, and organizations. Our credentialing programs equip you with transformational coaching skills and culminate in attainment of your coach credentials. The three-phase, six-month training program involves 60 hours of experiential face-to-face learning using quality materials and is led by excellent, experienced coaches and trainers. Ready to take your ministry to a new level? Don’t miss this opportunity to be trained as a professional coach! Read More.

Nature Hiking in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Road Scholar Program #17288

When: From Oct 16, 2016 to Oct 21, 2016 all day
Where: Hayesville, NC
Category: Road Scholar

Lace up your hiking boots and explore the scenic trails  and natural wonders of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains in a small group with a hiking naturalist who will reveal the wonders of wildflowers and mountain life. Read More.

 

Fall Fling

When: From Oct 18, 2016 to Oct 21, 2016 4:00PM
Where: Lake Junaluska
Category: Spiritual Enrichment

Enjoy the beauty of Lake Junaluska during peak leaf season. Features devotions, mini workshops and ample free time. Be sure to bring your comfortable shoes and a ready smile! Read More

Effective Business Practices Applied to Church Administration

When: From Oct 18, 2016 to Oct 21, 2016 1:00PM
Where: Lambuth Inn
Category: Clergy Leadership

 Teaching sound business practices to provide a firm foundation for God's work and growth in the local church. Read More.

Stressless Preaching

When: From Oct 26, 2016 to Oct 27, 2016 8:00AM
Where: Lambuth Inn
Category: Clergy Leadership

The problem with Sunday? It comes every week!

For the pastor who is new to the pulpit, preaching can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience. For the seasoned pastor, preaching can become unimaginative and routine. Some preachers write great sermons but have a delivery that is dry as unbuttered toast. Others are engaging and eloquent, but offer little substance in the sermon. For every pastor, finding new ways of preaching the word while being fresh and authentic is a challenge. 

With Stressless Preaching, every preacher can become one who speaks with power, authority, compassion, and love. Read More.

Road Scholar Program #22136

When: From Oct 23, 2016 to Oct 28, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Road Scholar

Flora MacDonald Gammon: Bon Fires, Magic Wells and Spirits of the Air - Search the Celtic past to understand ancient festivals such as Halloween, New Year’s Eve and May Day. See how these festivals are incorporated into the Christian Church in Scotland and how they evolved into today’s holiday observances. 

Anne Lough: I Hear American Sing - A delightful journey through our American popular music. From the Psalm singing of the Pilgrims, explore the folk music tradition, the Black musical experience, Stephen Foster, Vaudeville, and early musical theater. 

Michael McCoy: Classic Movies - Survey studio classic sound era from 1930 – 1950. View complete films representing main studios (MGM, etc.) and various genres; including musical, comedy, and western.

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Choir Music Weekend

When: From Oct 28, 2016 to Oct 30, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Harrell Center Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship

The annual Choir Music Weekend is designed for small- and medium-sized adult choirs. Participants will spend the weekend learning new worship anthems, attending specialized workshops, and sharing in worship together. Read More

IGC Confirmation Retreat Weekend VI

When: From Nov 04, 2016 to Nov 06, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska Conference Center
Category: Youth and Young Adult

These extraordinary weekends are filled with kids from across the southeast. For youth to worship together from so many diverse backgrounds, and to be unified by their belief in God, is truly inspiring - both for them and for the adults who come with them! Read More

Lake Junaluska Peace Conference

When: From Nov 10, 2016 to Nov 13, 2016 all day
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Spiritual Enrichment, Social Justice Ministries

The Lake Junaluska Peace Conference is an ongoing response to God’s call to peacemaking and reconciliation. Affirming the community of Abrahamic faiths, the Peace Conference seeks to work in partnership with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and members of other religious traditions to advance the work of reconciliation and peace. Read More

Effective Business Practices Applied to Church Administration

When: From Nov 15, 2016 to Nov 18, 2016 1:00PM
Where: Lambuth Inn
Category: Clergy Leadership

 Teaching sound business practices to provide a firm foundation for God's work and growth in the local church. Read More.

Thanksgiving

When: From Nov 23, 2016 to Nov 25, 2016 7:00AM
Where: Across Lake Junaluska campus
Category: Packages

Start a new tradition this Thanksgiving at Lake Junaluska. Enjoy an exquisite Thanksgiving feast in the mountains of Western North Carolina. While you are here, choose and cut your own Christmas tree from one of the many tree farms to take home with you. Read More

Road Scholar Program #20308

When: From Nov 27, 2016 to Dec 02, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Road Scholar

Flora MacDonald Gammon: Scottish Christmas Customs (Scottish tea) -  Untie the bow and open a fantastic present as we take a look at our holiday Christmas and New Year’s traditions from Britain.  The emphasis is on the Celts and Scotland, from Celtic festivals to the  coming of Christianity and the Reformation to modern day. Included is a Scottish tea, so wear your tartan and be prepared for homemade culinary delights!

Lee Knight: Appalachian Christmas – Explore the Christmas customs of the Southern Appalachian peoples including the Cherokee. Enjoy stories, songs; learn about foods, traditions and ways of coping with the winter darkness.

Michael McCoy: Christmas Movies – With literally hundreds of movies available for analysis, discuss and view portions of not only the best-known Christmas films but also some of the more obscure works.

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Balsam Range Art of Music Festival

When: From Dec 02, 2016 to Dec 04, 2016 all day
Where: Across Lake Junaluska campus
Category: Arts and Worship, Packages

The award-winning Balsam Range band takes to the concert stage Saturday, December 3! Join us for this special festival weekend and enjoy the band's creative blending of bluegrass, folk, gospel and jazz into a new American acoustic experience. Read More

Coach Training for Leaders, Module 3

When: From Dec 05, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 all day
Where: Lake Junaluska, NC
Category: Clergy Leadership

Coaching is a proven, effective approach to empowering individuals, relationships, teams, and organizations. Our credentialing programs equip you with transformational coaching skills and culminate in attainment of your coach credentials. The three-phase, six-month training program involves 60 hours of experiential face-to-face learning using quality materials and is led by excellent, experienced coaches and trainers. Ready to take your ministry to a new level? Don’t miss this opportunity to be trained as a professional coach! Read More.

Handel's Messiah

When: Dec 09, 2016 7:30PM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship

Regional choristers and orchestra will perform selections from Messiah that tell of Christ's birth. Read More

Lake Junaluska Christmas Concert

When: Dec 10, 2016 7:30PM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship

Join us for a Christmas concert in Stuart Auditorium. Read More

Appalachian Christmas

When: From Dec 09, 2016 to Dec 11, 2016 3:00PM
Where: Stuart Auditorium
Category: Arts and Worship, Packages

Friday evening, enjoy an awe-inspiring performance of Handel’s "Messiah." On Saturday, enjoy our traditional Craft Fair, followed by a special Christmas performance by The Cockman Family. Saturday evening, the festivities will conclude with classic Christmas carols. Read More

Ski Lake Junaluska: New Year Celebration

When: From Dec 30, 2016 to Jan 01, 2017 7:00AM
Where:
Category: Youth and Young Adult

Worship, ski, and create lasting friendships at Ski Lake Junaluska! Lake Junaluska Youth Events offers incredible winter programming, while Cataloochee Ski Area, just minutes away from Lake Junaluska, provides excellent customer service, thrilling skiing, and convenience for our winter ski retreats. Read More