Welcome to Music & Worship Arts Week 2017!
The theme for this week is Journey and we are delighted that you are here this week to experience our Journey together. We extend a special welcome to those who are here for the first time, and trust you will find a wonderful time of music making, artistic endeavors, meaningful worship experiences and warm fellowship.
We have excellent clinicians here to lead us in all of the Worship Arts. We encourage you to open your hearts and minds to the experiences of the week and trust you will find many worthwhile ideas, concepts, and skills to take back to your church.
MWAW Event Information
Name Tags: Wear them all the time!!! They are a good place to carry meal tickets for the hotel dining rooms.
Music Supplier and Stores: J. W. Pepper is back as our music supplier. They will have a main store in Harrell Center (street level). Handbell music and supplies will be in Room 101 of Lambuth Inn through Wednesday. See your Event Notebook for store hours.
Event Office: The office is located in Harrell 202 (street level in Harrell Center). We offer help and can answer (most) questions! Lost and Found items may be turned in or recovered in the Event Office.
T-Shirts: Pre-ordered t-shirts can be claimed at registration. Any pre-ordered shirts not picked up at registration may be claimed in the Event Office on Monday by 5:00 p.m. Any unclaimed shirts will be sold on Tuesday. A few extra shirts will be for sale on Tuesday in the Event Office for $12 each as long as the supply lasts.
Notebooks: Please hang on to your notebook – it is your guide for the week. You may put your name on the inside cover.
Daily Downbeat: This daily newsletter for the event may be picked up as you leave worship each morning, or in the Event Office in Harrell Center. OR download a copy at bit.ly/MWAW2017-Sunday (or the day of the issue).
MWAW App for Convenience
The free 2017 version of the Music & Worship Arts Week app is available in your app store. Simply search “Music & Worship Arts Week 2017” to download. It contains the full schedule of activities and allows you to customize your own schedule. You’ll receive notifications regarding session changes, breaking news, and other important information throughout the week … and be able to connect with other attendees to share your experiences together.
Once you download, you may create a personal profile and upload a photo. Then you’ll be able to add notes to sessions and bookmark favorites.
NOTE: If you’re downloading the app on an iPad, you’ll need to change your store setting to “iPhone Only” apps. (The store will default to “iPad Only” apps. After completing a search, you can change the setting by tapping the dropdown in the upper left hand corner of your screen. The app will function fully on an iPad.)
Attention Handbell, Dance, and Instrumental Ensemble Participants
Placements for Advanced AND Intermediate I handbell choirs are today 2:00 – 6:15 pm in Lambuth Inn. Ringers wishing to participate in either of these choirs must audition. Intermediate II Handbell Choir is for non-audition ringers. There is no Youth Handbell Choir this week.
Advanced, Intermediate I & II handbell choirs report to Lambuth Inn tonight at 6:15 pm to get placement and music for the week. Note the extra rehearsal for these choirs on Monday 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
Dance placements are today from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Kern 100 located in the Kern Building.
Instrumental Ensemble music should be picked up today from 3:00 to 5:00 pm in Room 100 of The Terrace – street level across from elevators. If you miss picking up music on Sunday come to the 2:30 pm rehearsal Monday in Harrell Auditorium.
Program Highlights of the Week
The Lake Junaluska Singers will be in concert at 9:00 pm tonight in the Memorial Chapel. Under the direction of Mary Huff they will present, “From Unison to SATB and SSAATTBB” – music by James Biery, Libby Larsen, Kevin Oldham, John Gardner and others.
The Charlotte Bronze handbell ensemble will present a full-length concert in Stuart Auditorium on Monday night at 7:30 pm. The program, under the direction of Tim Waugh, Artistic Director, will feature music for all ages.
Following the Monday concert, Fellowship members are invited to a reception in The Terrace Lobby and to meet and greet our clinicians for the week.
The annual Youth Talent Show will be Tuesday evening in Stuart Auditorium at 7:30 pm.
Evening Prayer will be held Monday through Wednesday in the Chapel at 9:30 pm. Our young adult group will plan and lead the service under the direction of Leigh Anne Taylor and Mark Miller. A quiet service of healing will be held on Tuesday evening.
Singing with Social Justice with Mark Miller will be held Thursday at 9:30 pm in the Memorial Chapel.
All worship services and concerts are open to the public.
In Case of Emergency
Haywood Regional Medical Center
262 Leroy George Drive, Clyde, NC
Turn left at Lake J gate toward US-19
Take ramp onto US-19 N/US-23, N/US-74 E
Take Exit 105 (NC-1929) to Hospital Drive
Turn right at Hospital Drive
Turn left at Leroy George Drive
Lake Junaluska Info
There is a Fitness Center located on north end of the Kern Building. It is an 18-and-over facility and may be accessed by your room key. Junaluska Gifts and Grounds in Harrell Center is open 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. The Lake Junaluska Soda Shoppe is in the Kern Building not far from the pool and is open 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. There is an ATM located in The Terrace Lobby near the Front Desk. Boat tours of the Lake are offered each evening at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available in Junaluska Gifts and Grounds at $5.00 each. The boat leaves from the dock near Harrell Center.
All persons under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone at the pool, which is an “at your own risk” pool, similar to the pool at a hotel. There are no trained lifeguards on duty.
Note Following Seminar Changes
Creative Change: Conflict Free is the correct title of the seminar offered by Mary Scifres at 2:30 pm on Tuesday. The seminar description is correct as printed.
Added Seminar: Choreography to Go. Learn a dance to take back home and teach! For anyone with a desire to “dance before the Lord”. No dance experience required. Monday at 4:30 pm, Kern Auditorium.
Beginning Conducting scheduled for 3:30 pm Monday and 4:30 pm on Wednesday in Lambuth 103 has been canceled due to illness.
The String Art Craft Seminar scheduled for 4:30 pm on Tuesday has been canceled.
Reading Session Information
A complete schedule of choral, handbell and organ reading sessions are found on page 4 of the Event Notebook.
All choral music is bound in booklets by session. These are complimentary and if you miss a reading session stop in the Pepper store in Harrell Center and pick one up as long as they last. No handbell music is complimentary in reading sessions and must be returned at the end of that session. Handbell music may be purchased in the Handbell Store in Lambuth Inn Monday through Wednesday or in the main store on Thursday.
The publishers have provided this music to us for the reading sessions and Pepper has all the music in stock here for purchase. We urge you to support our publishers and J. W. Pepper by purchasing music in the store this week. All music purchased this week or by phone through the Winston-Salem store will be shipped free of charge. Be sure to tell them you are ordering as a result of being at MWAW this week.
Offerings to Be Received This Week
We will receive two offerings during the week. The first will be received on Wednesday at First UMC in Waynesville during the Organ Recital and Chamber Choir Concert. This offering is given to FUMC to assist with on-going maintenance of the organ, which they graciously allow MWAW to use each year.
An offering taken during the Thursday evening concert will benefit the Annual Fund of The Fellowship, which sponsors this annual event.
Checks for both offerings should be made payable to “The Fellowship.”
Our Dining Room Servers
Those staying in The Terrace and Lambuth Inn will find gracious servers in the Dining Rooms. While employed by Lake Junaluska, a portion of their income comes from gratuities. MWAW will provide a container in both dining rooms on Thursday and Friday to receive gratuities to be divided among each dining room staff. We invite you to express your gratitude to the dining room staff at that time.