AC19 Registration and Lake Junaluska Guest Information


Registration and Check-In for Annual Conference attendees will be open in The Terrace Auditorium (third floor) on

  • Wednesday, June 19  @  3 pm – 7 pm

  • Thursday, June 20  @  8 am – 8 pm

  • Friday, June 21  @  7 am – 7 pm

  • Saturday, June 22  @  8 am – 10 am

Please plan to visit registration to record your attendance and receive your conference materials. 

Voting devices will be distributed at registration, and without a device, you will be unable to vote, so please allow plenty of time to visit registration before your first business session in Stuart Auditorium.
** Voting Devices will ONLY be available through registration in The Terrace Auditorium, during the above hours **
We are still accepting volunteers to assist with the check-in process!  If you would like to help welcome the many people attending annual conference, please contact Marsha Patton!

Lodging Check-In for Guests staying at Lake Junaluska Properties will be in the Bethea Welcome Center:

  • Wednesday, June 19  @  4 pm –  7 pm

  • Thursday, June 20  @  4 pm – 7 pm

The Bethea Welcome Center is open 9 am – 5 pm other days.  Check-in begins at 4 pm.  Guests arriving after-hours may check-in at their hotel, or at The Terrace if staying in West End properties.

Annual Conference Guest Information

Parking is available in designated areas across the campus. There is parking close to lodging, but available on first come, first served basis.

Persons are encouraged to park in the field behind the Welcome Center and take the shuttle. For those with Handicapped Passes, special parking is available in front of Stuart Auditorium, Harrell Center and The Terrace.  ALL parking on the second level under the overhang in The Terrace will be reserved for handicapped guests only.  Drivers must yield to pedestrians in all crosswalks according to NC law!

(See map below for parking around Stuart Auditorium)
Shuttle Services – The Lake Junaluska trolley & mini-bus plus two small buses will provide shuttle service between the Nanci Weldon Gym and the Welcome Center to Lambuth Inn and will ONLY stop at designated trolley stops.   
Food Options
  • The Terrace and Lambuth Inn Dining Rooms – Breakfast includes a yogurt bar, made-to-order omelets, assorted pastries, and fresh cut fruit. There will also be an upgraded menu for lunch and dinner. Meal prices and times are:  Breakfast - $12, 7:00-8:30 AM; Lunch - $15, Noon-1:30 PM; Dinner - $20, 5:30-7:00 PM.
  • Food Court
    Two food vendors will be located in the Food Court between Stuart and Harrell Center (Bojangles, Lenoir’s Creek Farms) for lunch on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Lake Junaluska Catering will be selling box lunches for lunch on Friday and Saturday only.
  • Snacks & Drinks
    Can be purchased at hotel front desks, Gifts & Grounds (Harrell Center), and Soda Shoppe (Kern Center).
Schedules – Program and special event schedules will be distributed in the materials at Registration in the Terrace Auditorium and posted in numerous locations around the campus.
Lake Junaluska General Info – For general questions regarding Lake Junaluska, its facilities and hours of operation, please visit or call The Terrace Front Desk at 828-452-2881, ext. 490 or dial 490 directly from any hotel room phone.
Emergency Contact – For medical or other emergencies please call 911. It will connect to the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office who will dispatch the appropriate persons, including Lake Junaluska Security. 

A first aid station is located in T-100 on the street level of The Terrace, available Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 8:30 am - 8:30 pm.
Public Restrooms are located in the Bethea Welcome Center, the Nanci Weldon Gym, Kern Center, Harrell Center, Stuart Auditorium, and all hotels.  Also, a portable restroom facility will be located between Stuart Auditorium and Memorial Chapel.

Check-Out – All guests are asked to check out of their sleeping rooms before 11:00 am on the day of departure.  On Sunday, June 23, guests are asked to check out before the 10:00 am Closing Worship Service.

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center
The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body.



Resources for Vital Congregations



Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment


The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at


  • Resources
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