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Lake Junaluska Summer Worship Series

June 10 - August 5



In the Gospels, the lakeshore is a place of transformation. It’s on the mountainous shores of the Galilee that followers of Jesus are called, taught, healed and sent out to serve. This summer, gather with us Sundays at Lake Junaluska to hear with fresh ears the challenging stories of Jesus.

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


  • Morning Worship at Stuart Auditorium:
    • Prelude with the Lake Junaluska Singers, 10:45 a.m.
    • Call to Worship, 11 a.m.*

*Nursery care is provided, free of charge, during the 10:45 a.m. worship service.  Children 6 months and older are welcome at the Wilson Children’s Complex, 21 Shackford Hall Road, for an engaging period of Christian education activities with two trained adult leaders. The Lake Junaluska Trolley runs every 20 minutes and is available for adults to travel between the Wilson Children’s Complex and Stuart Auditorium. There is ample parking at both Stuart Auditorium and the Wilson Children's Complex for dropping off or picking up children.


Psalm 46:10 says, "Be still and know that I am God." Join us for a contemplative service of prayer and song on Monday evenings throughout the summer, modeled after the Taize Community in France. Services take place in Memorial Chapel from 8-9 p.m. Read More

Rev. Susan Giles, Dean of the Chapel,

Lake Junaluska Program Ministries
P.O. Box 67
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Chapel Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Summer Worship Series adult Sunday school at Lake Junaluska

Adult Summer Sunday School

Harrell Center: 9:30 a.m.*
All are welcome to join us before morning worship on the following days for singing and Biblical study as we explore the "Lakeshore Story" scriptures that form the focus for that day's sermon in Stuart Auditorium. Sunday School is led by local residents who draw on insights and questions in N.T. Wright's For Everyone: Bible Study Guides. See below for the focus texts. No advance preparation is necessary.

*On August 5, Sunday School will meet in the Terrace, Room 319.

  • June 10:  No Sunday School. Join us for special evening worship.
  • June 17: Mark 4:26-34
  • June 24: No Sunday School due to the WNC Annual Conference Closing Worship Service
  • July 1: Mark 5:21-43
  • July 8: Mark 6:1-29
  • July 15: No Sunday School. Join us for special evening worship.
  • July 22: Mark 6:30-43; 53-56
  • July 29: John 6:1-21
  • August 5: John 6:24-35

Summer Worship Speakers

Sunday, June 10 - Summer Worship Kick-Off Event with Rev. Susan Slye Giles in Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 17 - Rev. Dr. Clarence G. Newsome

Sunday, June 24 - UMC Western North Carolina Conference Closing Worship with Bishop Paul L. Leeland at 10 a.m.

Sunday, July 1 - Dr. Tracy Radosevic. 

Rev. Michael Williams was scheduled to speak on July 1, but he passed away unexpectedly. We mourn his passing and remember his legacy. 

Sunday, July 8 - Rev. Carol Howard Merritt

Sunday, July 15 - Special service at the amphitheater under the cross at 7 p.m. led by Bishop Lawrence McCleskey.

Sunday, July 22 - Rev. Dr. Carl Frazier

Sunday, July 29 - Rev. Juan Huertas

Sunday, August 5 - Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

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