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Lake Junaluska Associates

Our Mission:

The Junaluska Associates is an organization of individuals from across the jurisdiction and beyond, who love Lake Junaluska and want to serve in partnership with the Lake Junaluska Assembly.

The Junaluska Associates' mission is:

  • Sharing the “Junaluska Experience” throughout the Southeastern Jurisdiction
  • Enhancing and promoting the programs and outreach of Lake Junaluska Assembly
  • Providing Assistance for improvements and beautification of the Assembly grounds and facilities
  • Encouraging financial support for identified needs.

Partnership in the Associates includes:

  • An invitation to attend the annual Associates Weekend held the first weekend in August. This event offers entertainment, food, fellowship and inspiration and is a special weekend to renew old friendships and make new ones.
  • Two newsletters a year - fall and spring - to keep everyone up to date on Associates activities throughout the year.

Contact Information:

Junaluska Associates
PO Box 67
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745
Phone: 828-454-6725
The President of the Junaluska Associates is Bob Bowling.

2016 Associates Weekend Schedule
August 5-7

Friday, August 5

9:30 am     Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 noon Board Members Lunch
1:00 pm Board Continue Meeting
1:00-5:00 pm Registration, Bethea Welcome Center
7:30 pm Mountain Faith performance, Stuart Auditorium

Saturday, August 6

9:30 am      Brick Dedication Colonnade
10:15 am    Memorial Service/Annual Meeting
Chief Junaluska Award Presentation Harrell Center Auditorium
11:30 am - 12:30 pm    Reception for Chief Junaluska Harrell Center Back Patio
5:00 pm       Annual Banquet “Gathering Time,” Lambuth Inn Lobby
5:30 pm       Annual Banquet, Lambuth Inn Dining Room
7:30 pm       Kings Brass performance, Stuart Auditorium

Sunday, August 7

10:45 am       Worship Service, Stuart Auditorium
                        Bishop Larry Goodpaster, Preacher

Register for Associates Weekend: 


Associates Weekend Entertainment

Mountain Faith

Friday, August 5

7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium

Even late in the afternoon when the shadow of Cowee Mountain stretches across the family tire shop, passersby can catch the bright notes of Appalachian, Americana, Roots music drifting from the back room of the service station where Mountain Faith – the SPBGMA Bluegrass Music Awards nominated band from Sylva, North Carolina – rehearses between customers. Everybody’s there: Sam McMahan on bass, Summer McMahan playing the fiddle and singing lead and harmony. Brayden McMahan is on the banjo and singing harmony, Jimmy Meyer is on rhythm guitar and singing harmony. Cory Piatt picking the mandolin and David Meyer triples on guitar, fiddle and piano plus vocals, while Chris Wright plays out a beat on the drums.

Since 2000, Mountain Faith has played their unique brand of music to audiences at colleges, civic centers, auditoriums, arenas, fair grounds, festivals, parks, and churches across the United States and Canada. Their fresh Appalachian take on gospel, bluegrass, folk, R&B, and pop music has earned them televised appearances on Daystar and the 2015 season of America’s Got Talent. Just before Thanksgiving 2015, the band traveled to the Persian Gulf and performed six concerts for our men and women serving in the military. Brayden commented ~ “Spending time with the troops and sharing our music with them was a life changing experience. We look forward to returning soon.” Above all else, Mountain Faith is thankful for the opportunities God has provided them through music.


The King's Brass, Tim Zimmerman


Saturday, August 6
7:30 p.m., Stuart Auditorium

Tim Zimmerman and The King's Brass present hymn classics with a contemporary flair.The King's Brass features three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, percussion and keyboards.These instruments blend together to create a time of innovative worship that will be enjoyed by all generations.

The King’s Brass, formed over two decades ago, is comprised of professional musicians from across the country who desire to use the instruments they love to lead others in praise and worship.

The King's Brass' original arrangements are featured on twelve recordings.The latest CD on the Summit Record label ( is their “Classic Hymns” release, featuring organists Diane Bish, Rebecca Kleintop Owens and Samuel Metzger with the Ruffatti Pipe Organ of the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.


 2015 Associates' Weekend Photos