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LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA

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Program #21341RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Itinerary for Oct 26 — Oct 31, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates 1-800-222-4930.
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 26 - Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our hospitable sta...
Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our hospitable staff as you arrive at the hotel.

Afternoon: Following Registration, experience a presentation of the "History of Lake Junaluska".

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room, buffet style.

Evening: Orientation

Lodging: The Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates 1-800-222-4930.
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 27 - Morning and afternoon courses. Enjoy local enter...
Morning and afternoon courses. Enjoy local entertainment in the evening.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in Hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: Names, epithets and titles of God in Judaism. The concept of God in the Jewish Bible and in post-biblical literature. Radical monotheism. The shema. Rejection of systematization of theology in Judaism. The rabbinic idea of machloket. Maimonides' "Thirteen Principles of Faith." Torah and God: the relationship according to Tj Hag. 1:17 Lecture Two: Settlers of the British Isles; overview of Celts and festivals; Samhuinn

Lunch: Lunch served in Hotel dining room

Afternoon: Part I: "The First “Appalachians" • A brief history of the mound cultures and the First People • Elder Jerry Wolf of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee—“I am from the Land of the Cherokee” • Lloyd Arneach of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee—“If you have heard the (Cherokee) story, it was not a sacred story; sacred stories are not told in public” ** Part II: "The Usurpers/The Bridge: European Invasion and intermarriage" • The Trail of Tears and European settlement • Marylou Awiakta— “in the summertime, we went barefoot on the home ground where all the memories were…” • Charlotte Ross—“Nancy Ward, Cherokee ‘Beloved Woman,’ is my eleven/twelve times grandmother.”

Dinner: Dinner served in Hotel dining room

Evening: Enjoy an evening with local entertainment.

Lodging: The Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates 1-800-222-4930.
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 28 - Morning and afternoon courses. Enjoy a movie in ...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: The Christian concept of God. Virgin birth, incarnation, Kenosis theory in Letter to the Philippians. A concept of incarnation in Judaism (Ez.2:8-10). The terms Christ and Messiah. The Christological titles in the New Testament: their previous Jewish meaning and their transformation. The concept of Trinity within monotheism (St. Augustine). Heresies. The Nicaean Creed and its fallout for the Jews. Lecture Two: Celtic festival of Imbolc

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Part III: "Power in the Blood" • Religion, Isolation and Enrichment • Sheila Kay Adams—“for some reason, mountain people have the ability to ‘go back.’ I think it’s from not being able to read and write for so long.” • Gary Carden—There’s a negative aspect to mountain culture – it’s the idea that we should ‘stay in our place,’ It puts you in a box and you’re not supposed to get out of it.” • Betty Smith—“my dad grew up where the ballad of Ohmie Wise is from – some said she was not what she should have been. My aunt said, ‘That is just not so!’” ** Part IV: "Expulsion from Eden" • Angelyn DeBord—“We lived in North Carolina Forever – now we can’t afford it” • Dot Jackson—“I done got my tomb rock and I ain’t leavin’”

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Enjoy a movie. Our hospitality room is always open with games, puzzles, snacks and conversation!

Lodging: The Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates 1-800-222-4930.
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 29 - Morning and evening courses with the afternoon fr...
Morning and evening courses with the afternoon free for your own pleasure.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: The Great Commission. Resurrection. The forty days. Ascension. Pentecost (shavu'ot). Early Judeo-Christian. Church. Stephen's death. Saul on the Road to Damascus. Paul's modification of Judaism for the Gentiles and his motivation. Circumcision, kashrut, holy calendar. Jewish and Hellenistic theological justification for Paul's missionizing of gentiles. Plato's Parable of the Cave. The philosophical notions of "signifier" and "signified." Romans 9-11.Was Paul a Jewish traitor or Jewish dreamer? Paul's teleology in I Corinthians 15:24. Lecture Two: Celtic festival of Bealltain

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area.

Dinner: Dinner served in hotel dining room

Evening: Part V: " Lecture & Concert: A Grand Inheritance" • Ted Hicks & his mother Rosa, the wife of Ray Hicks: On Beech Mountain • Elizabeth Ellis and Cobb Mountain • That boy named Jack – Appalachian Jack Tales

Lodging: The Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Contact info:
689 N Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745 USA
phone: 828-452-2881 x490
web: www.lakejunaluska.com

Room amenities: In room coffee, iron and board; hair dryer upon request

Facility amenities: Hotel Lobby has coffee 24 hours/day; outdoor pool in season; fitness center nearby; internet access

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates 1-800-222-4930.
Participants must contact hotel in advance to confirm rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 30 - Morning and afternoon courses with local performe...
Morning and afternoon courses with local performer as evening entertainment.

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: What is a symbol? Circumcision in Judaism and its purpose. What is a sacrament in the Church? The seven sacraments. Jewish antecedents to Christian baptism: proselyte baptism, Essene ablutions, and John the Baptist's baptism. Jewish and Christian notions of sin compared. The didache and the mechanics of Christian baptism. Lecture Two: Celtic festival of Lughnasadh

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Afternoon: Part VI: "Oh, the Names we do call Ourselves" • Linda Goss—“others used to tell us who and what we were; now we can call ourselves anything we want, and we change it frequently” • Sparky Rucker—all of my roots are within sight of that mountain (Knoxville, Tennessee.) Pinto beans and cornbread, turnip greens, fiddles and banjoes . . . everything I’d ever want is here.” ** Part VII: "Storytelling Today and Tomorrow" • John Thomas Fowler—“what I am doing is preserving who I am as a person” • Jo Carson—“I come from a family of scientists and mathematicians…if you weren’t going to be a scientist or a mathematician, the least you could do was be a teacher,” and then, “I had to lose my Appalachian identity—I couldn’t keep it and get a job.” ** Course Wrap-up – The Wisdom Speakers – Poetry from the Heart of the Mountain

Dinner: Banquet is served in hotel dining room with plated salad and dessert, buffet line for entree, reserved seating.

Evening: Enjoy local entertainment

Lodging: The Terrace Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 31 - Wrap Up
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture One: The Exodus, the Jewish Passover and their meaning. Kiddush. The Eucharist (Holy Communion, Last Supper, Lord's Supper). The ongoing need for this sacrament. Christ's words of institution of the Last Supper and possible meanings. Lecture two: Wrap up course discussing other festivals of Scandinavian and Scottish origin.

Lunch: Lunch served in hotel dining room

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Lake Junaluska, NC
General OverviewOn the grounds: Fitness Center(minimal fee) Golf (adjacent to Lake Junaluska); Tennis, Shuffleboard, walk around the lake (featuring the Rose Walk, Foot Bridge, Asbury Trail);swimming; paddle boats and canoes (in season); Corneille Bryan Native Garden; The United Methodist Heritage Center; Junaluska Bookstore and Gift Shop; World Methodist Museum; Susanna Wesley Gardens. Nearby places of interest: Downtown Waynesville with many unique shops; Asheville; Biltmore Estate in Asheville; Blue Ridge Parkway; Cherokee Indian Reservation; Dillsboro, Maggie Valley, Smoky Mountain National Park.

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
2 Performances

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