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Lake Junaluska Singers  

perform Broadway  

LJS August 5 Concert


Dr. Melodie Galloway dances with the Lake Junaluska Singers during their August 5 performance.

The next concerts are scheduled October 14 & 15.


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Choir Music Weekend
October 21-23

Walking the Faith  

"Singing Songs of Faith, Hope and Love" 

Choir Music

25th Silver Anniversary - Since 1986, local choir singers, directors, and accompanists have gathered at Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center to celebrate God's gift of music and worship together. From the time of its inception through the present, the focus of Choir Music Weekend (CMW) at Lake Junaluska has been on encouraging the small to medium sized choir.  READ MORE 



The Strong Black Woman: Poised with Grace-Filled Authority
September 15 - 17

An astounding success in 2010, you will not want to miss this event in 2011.  This conference provides African-American female clergy and female laity an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills for ministry and promote and practice self-care specifically as it relates to living as female African-American Christians. Come away with new insights to help you use your gifts for even greater  glory to God. Draw even closer to God and to your sisters in Christ.  READ MORE



INFUSE Ski Junaluska 2012 

INFUSE 2012Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." Philippians 4:8


Join us at Lake Junaluska for Ministries with Young People's INFUSE Ski Retreat. Come prepared to experience dynamic speakers and amazing bands from all over the United States. Together we will seek to be transformed by God through vibrant praise and worship, unifying fellowship and crazy fun!  Click on a weekend below to register.


INFUSE I: December 29 - January 1   

INFUSE Rockin' New Year's Weekend

INFUSE II: January 6 - 8 

 INFUSE III: January 13 - 16  

INFUSE IV: January 27 - 29

 INFUSE V: February 3 - 5

INFUSE VI: February 10 - 12   

 INFUSE VII: February 17 - 20


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Dr. Walter Kimbrough to lead Stewardship conference
Dr. Walter Kimbrough

September 29 - October 1, 2011

"How to Raise All the Money Your Church Needs"


In 1974, Dr. Walter Kimbrough was appointed to the Cascade United Methodist Church in Atlanta where his passion and expertise in ministry was desperately needed. At the time, Cascade UMC was a dying congregation of less than 100 members. By the time Dr. Kimbrough retired in 2006, Cascade UMC had become a vibrant congregation of more than 7000 members.


 The expertise that brought Dr. Kimbrough to Cascade UMC brings him to serve as one of the lead presenters at the "How to Raise All the Money Your Church Needs:" Stewardship in the African-American Church Conference at Lake Junaluska.  Through his passion, commitment and wisdom, he has guided churches in learning how to give joyfully and generously. How else do you grow a church from 100 struggling members to over 7000 members strong who make a tremendous difference not only in the lives of the congregation, but in the life of the community of Atlanta and around the world?


Dr. Kimbrough will share his insights so that others can take that knowledge to their ministry settings and put it to work to transform congregations where people become excited about giving to the work of Christ and making a difference in their churches and communities.  READ MORE 

2011 Evans Lecture Series with Dr. Howard Zehr

September 30 - October 1


Cross at SunsetProfessor Howard Zehr, a founder of the Restorative Justice Movement, will explore the concept of restorative justice at the Chautauqua Lecture Series at Lake Junaluska.


Professor Howard Zehr, a founder of the Restorative Justice Movement, will give a free public lecture on "The Promise and Challenge of Restorative Justice" at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 30 at Shackford Hall, Lake Junaluska. On Saturday, October 1, Professor Zehr will lead lectures and workshops.


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Peace Conference offers student scholarships

November 13 - 15

Scholarships are available for full time college or seminary students to attend the 2011 Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Poverty, Abundance, and Peace: Seeking Economic Justice for All God's Children." Deadline for scholarship application is October 1st, 2011.   Visit for more information or to download an application. 


The fourth annual Lake Junaluska Peace Conference, "Poverty, Abundance, and Peace:  Seeking Economic Justice for All God's Children,"  will lift up some of the systemic causes of poverty and economic disparity to help participants better understand these issues and to be equipped as change agents to work for alleviating these causes of poverty for a more just and peaceful world.   Early registration for the Peace Conference has been extended until August 31, 2011. READ MORE 

African-American Music and Worship Explo

November 10-12
Lake Junaluska will host the "Til the Power of the Lord Comes Down!" Music and Worship in the African-American Church Explo. Leading this Music and Worship Explo is Robert McMichael, minister of music at Mt. Bethel/St. Phillip UMC in Marietta, Georgia. McMichael is well-known for his musical work throughout The United Methodist Church and especially within the African-American church community, having played at national gatherings for years. Along with him will be Jarvis Wilson, also known throughout the church for his extraordinary and almost unbelievable gifts at the keyboard. Other gifted leaders will join them during the Explo who also come from backgrounds and ministries where they have used their musical gifts to help build up and revitalize vibrant worship services and music ministries in their respective churches. Pastors, music directors, musicians, and choirs should all come to see what happens when you join together to learn new and exciting ways to help "Sing til the Power of the Lord Comes Down!"  READ MORE

Fall Fling
Fling into Fall with Dr. Evelyn Laycock
October 18-21 


Evelyn Laycock

Meditate in the beauty of an inspiring mountain setting, reflections in the lake, and sunrises and sunsets. Grow as we share devotions, Bible study, mini-courses, worship and entertainment at our Fall Flings. Dr. Evelyn Laycock is a graduate of  Tennessee Wesleyan College and holds a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Candler School of  Theology at Emory University.  She is a former Professor of Religion at Hiawassee   College and is a  well-known Bible study leader and author. READ MORE 


Lake Junaluska Upcoming Events
Full calendar of events can be found at 
August - December

August 21 - 26     Road Scholar: Southern Mountain Musical Traditions 2011
Aug. 28 - Sept. 2 Road Scholar: Poet of the People
Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 Alban: Nuturing the Spirit - Balancing the Demands of Pastoral Ministry
Sept. 11 - 14       Road Scholar: Inside Great Smoky Mtns. National Park
Sept. 15 - 17       African-American Women's Leadership Conference
Sept. 25 - 30       Road Scholar: Civil War - The Common Soldier
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Stewardship in the African-American Church
Sept. 9 - 11        Road Scholar: Inside the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park
Sept. 15 - 17      African-American Women's Leadership Conference
Sept. 25 - 30      Road Scholar: The Civil War - The Common Soldier
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1 Stewardship in the African-American Church
Sept. 30 - Oct. 1 Chautauqua Weekend - Evans Lecture Series
Oct. 2 - 7            Road Scholar: Life in the Great Smoky Mountains
Oct. 7 - 9            Native American Women's Conference
Oct. 11 - 13        Alban at Lake Junaluska: Living Traditionally in a New Age
Oct. 14 - 15        Lake Junaluska Singers Concerts
Oct. 18 - 21        Fall Fling 2011
Oct. 21 - 23       Choir Music Weekend
Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 Road Scholar: Mountain Stories and Ballads
Nov. 4 - 6          Confirmation Retreat 5
Nov. 7 - 9          Experiencing the World of the Bible I
Nov. 9 - 11        Experiencing the World of the Bible II
Nov. 10 - 12      African-American Music and Worship Explo
Nov. 13 - 15      Lake Junaluska Peace Conference
Nov. 29 - Dec. 2  Christmas at Lambuth
Dec. 2 - 4          Native American Social Justice
December 9 -10 Appalachian Christmas

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