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LAKE JUNALUSKA, NORTH CAROLINA

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Program #21341RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

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 energetic Juna...
Welcome! Be warmly greeted by our energetic Junaluggers who will assist with your luggage and help you find your rooms.

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: Lecture: "Blow the Tannery Whistle"...a story about growing up in Sylva where the whistle at the local tannery regulated not only the work shifts, but the daily lives of the people living there. The story covers 60 years and stresses the role that the whistle had in the lives of family.

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: Lecture: Mason Jars in the Flood. This class will focus on Carden's book and the episodes that give an insight into Appalachian culture and tradition. In addition, there will be discussion on 3 of Carden's plays: "The Raindrop Waltz", "Prince of Dark Corners", and "Birdell". Then, enjoy some free time before dinner walking around the Lake, enjoying the view from the hotel decks relaxing in the rocking chairs, or visiting nearby communities.

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: Storytelling and lecture will stress stereotypes in Appalachia and theories in such books as "Night Comes to the Cumberlands" (Harry Caudell) and "Yesterday's People" (Jack Weller).

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: Lecture: The Tall Tale. This is a collection of Appalachia tall tales which are a common feature in Carden's program, The Liars Bench. They will include "The Coldest Day" and series of snake tales, including hoop snakes, milk snakes and whip snakes.

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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