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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.

Choir Music Weekend

October 28-30, 2016

Enjoy the incredible beauty of fall at Lake Junaluska along with other small and medium sized choirs as we gather for a weekend of music and worship. Come learn and perform eight anthems, attend workshops and celebrate the colors of autumn at the Lake. NEW in 2016  - a Handbell track for  handbell ringers (limited to the first 24 handbell ringers) Read More

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

November 10-13, 2016

Advancing the work of reconciliation and peace, this year's theme on the environment, featuring guest leaders Dr. Norman Wirzba, Rabia Harris, Rabbi David Seidenberg, Bishop Ciriaco Francesco, and David Holt, will incorporate peacemaking from the Abrahamic traditions. Read More

Appalachian Christmas

December 9-11, 2016

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. Read More

Easter at Lake Junaluska

April 15-16, 2017

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. The Friends of the Lake 5K Road Race & Walk will take participants on a route that showcases the beauty of the Lake Junaluska grounds. Read More

Music & Worship Arts Week

2017 Dates to be Announced

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


June 30 - July 2, 2017

John Philip Newell is a poet, peacemaker, and scholar from Edinburgh who has written over 15 books and is a leading expert on Celtic Spirituality. The weekend will include 4 sessions with John Philip, Taize Worship, and creative workshops. Read more