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Spiritual Enrichment

Lake Junaluska offers spiritual enrichment opportunities that will challenge your heart and mind. Attend stimulating lectures, worship services, and seminars to learn and grow stronger in your faith. Many of our workshops and retreats allow time for personal and spiritual reflection in addition to opportunities to connect with others and learn from their spiritual journeys.

Summer Worship Series at Lake Junaluska

Summer Worship Series

June 10 - August 5, 2018

Join us for spirited worship services led by internationally known preachers on Sunday mornings at Lake Junaluska in Stuart Auditorium at 10:45 a.m. as well as special evening services at Memorial Chapel and the Cross amphitheater. On Monday nights throughout the summer, renew your soul in our contemplative Taize services of prayer and song held in Memorial Chapel. Read More.

Personal spiritual retreats at Lake Junaluska

Personal Retreats

Year-Round

Experience a personal spiritual retreat at Lake Junaluska with the focus of growing your relationship with God. Self-directed and guided opportunities are available. Read More.

Festival of Wisdom & Grace at Lake Junaluska

Festival of Wisdom & Grace

August 13-16, 2018

Individuals, couples, small groups or church leaders in the second half of life will gather for worship, workshops, professional training and fellowship. This year's theme, The Wise Shall Shine, will discuss how to equip families and churches through a legacy of wisdom. Read More.

A weekend with Jerry Wright at Lake Junaluska

A Weekend with Dr. Jerry Wright

Jungian Psychology and Celtic Spirituality: Resources for a Grounded Mysticism

September 7-9, 2018 | Lake Junaluska, N.C.

The Retreat will seek to address the deep hunger for a soulful spirituality, one which overcomes the centuries-old splits between matter and spirit, earth and heaven, body and soul.  Drawing on Jungian psychology, and the ancient wisdom which nourished our Celtic ancestors, Dr. Wright will propose what might be called a “grounded mysticism."  The Retreat will provide a creative space for considering inclusive God-images and a new religious/spiritual paradigm which seems to be on the horizon.  No previous knowledge of Celtic spirituality nor Jungian psychology is required for full participation. 

Lodging and Meal Packages at Lake Junaluska start at $141/person plus tax.  Call 800-222-4930 to make reservations.

Event Registration: $200/person.  For questions and event registration, contact Jennifer Martin: Jennifer@firstlightproductions.org or go to www.firstlightproductions.org.

Choir Music Weekend

October 19-21, 2018

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

Experiencing the World of the Bible with Dr. James Fleming

November 12-14 and November 14-16, 2018

Join renowned Biblical historian, archeologist and scholar Dr. James Fleming as he explains Scripture as it related in Biblical times and its continued relevance today. Read More

Music & Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska

Music & Worship Arts Week

2019 Dates Coming Soon!

Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting worship, the arts, education, and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for all worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors. Read More.

A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass at Lake Junaluska

A Weekend with Diana Butler Bass

March 21-23, 2019

Join us for a weekend on gratitude, led by Diana Butler Bass (Ph.D Duke University), award-winning author and internationally known public speaker and thought leader on issues of spirituality, religion, culture, and politics.

Lake Junaluska Lodging/Meal Packages: include 2 nights lodging and breakfast on Friday through breakfast on Saturday. Call 800-222-4930 to make lodging reservations. (Ask for the First Light Production room block.) 

  • Terrace Single: $296/person; Terrace Double: $171/person
  • Lambuth Single: $242/person; Lambuth Double: $144/person

Program Registration:
Early Registration: $185 before September 1, 2018. (Regular Registration $215)

Register at: www.firstlightproductions.org/registration
Learn more at: www.firstlightproductions.org or email Jennifer McSwain Martin at Jennifer@firstlightproductions.org.

Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska

Interfaith Peace Conference

November 21-24, 2019

The Interfaith Peace Conference at Lake Junaluska 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