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Arts & Worship

Arts & Worship events at Lake Junaluska are sure to inspire and enhance your creative abilities! The arts, worship, and preaching have been hallmarks of the Junaluska experience since its inception, and these events continue to provide an opportunity for participants to express themselves through art, music, and dance.

Easter at Lake Junaluska

April 4-5, 2015

Spring in the mountains of western North Carolina brings a burst of color, with wildflowers evidencing rebirth and renewal. Gather with family and friends at Lake Junaluska to celebrate Easter with a powerful sunrise service and other special Easter activities, including an Easter egg hunt. The Friends of the Lake 5K will take participants on a route that showcases the beauty of the Lake Junaluska grounds. Read More

Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

Sundays, June 14-August 9, 2015

Join us for a spirited traditional worship service on Sunday mornings at Lake Junaluska in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. The Lake Junaluska Singers share inspirational worship music beginning at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. You won't want to miss our internationally known lineup of guest preachers.  Read More

Lake Junaluska Singers

The Lake Junaluska Singers, directed by Dr. Melodie Galloway, are a 14-voice professional ensemble, which serves as the Ambassador choir for the Southeastern Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church and of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. The group began in 1954 and has performed nationally and internationally for conferences, dignitaries, and major events. Their music ranges from classical choral and contemporary works to gospel, folk and musical theatre styles. Read More

Music & Worship Arts Week

June 21-26, 2015

A multi-generational event of arts, praise, and renewal in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, especially designed for those who want to sing, dance, or act all week, as well as for those who lead these ministries in local congregations. Sponsored by the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. Read More


July 12-16, 2015

SOULfeast is truly a spiritual feast for all God’s people who are in search of rest, renewal, and an authentic experience rooted in the great traditions of the church and the emerging fresh new Christian voices. Read More

Festival of Wisdom and Grace

July 27-30, 2015

The 2015 Festival of Wisdom and Grace Conference's theme is "Let Each Generation Tell." Led by Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble, this event will be full of worship, workshops, professional training, and fellowship designed for individuals, couples, small groups, or church leaders relating to the second half of life. Read More

Worship Design Studio Retreat

September 20-23, 2015

After three days in the company of Dr. Marcia McFee, participants will have a head start on sensory-rich worship plans for the liturgical year that touch hearts, transform lives, and form disciples. Read More

Choir Music Weekend

October 16-18, 2015

Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall foliage at Lake Junaluska this October during Choir Music Weekend. Along with others from small and medium sized church choirs, experience a worship-filled weekend as participants learn and perform eight anthems that may then be performed at participants' home churches. Read More

Peace Conference

November 12-15, 2015

Advancing the work of reconciliation and peace, this year's theme, Longing for Peace: Exploring the Heart of God, featuring guest leaders Dr. Sam Wells, Rabia Harris, and Rabbi Or Rose, will incorporate peacemaking and contemplative practices from the Abrahamic traditions. Read More

Appalachian Christmas

December 11-13, 2015

Friday evening, experience 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 a concert of classic Christmas carols by the Lake Junaluska Singers. Read More