The Fellowship hosts two national events: the annual Music & Worship Arts Week and a biennial national convocation.
Wondering which event is right for you?
Music & Worship Arts Week, held at Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center in North Carolina, is a week-long event designed for those who want to participate by dancing, ringing, singing, and/or acting. Work with top-level leadership in age-level choirs, handbell choirs, and dance and drama groups. Inspiring worship services, choral reading sessions, and seminars round out the schedule.
The Biennial National Convocation is for those who want to learn about worship arts in new and exciting ways. Large group lectures (plenaries), concerts, and worship services are the backbone of this event. While not heard to active participation, classes offer practical helps in various arts ministries and will inspire you to create, not just re-create. This event is an excellent opportunity for preachers, musicians, and worship artists to attend an event together and multiply the effect back home.
In addition to our two national events, our Chapters host a variety of events at the regional level, ranging from festivals to workshops to retreats and everything in between.
Music & Worship Arts Week is an event highlighting the arts, worship, education, and renewal in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at Lake Junaluska. It is designed for all worship leaders of all ages: musicians, artists, dancers, actors and pastors.
The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music & Worship Arts invites you to join a unique gathering of musicians, dancers, visual artists, preachers, all seeking to serve God’s people by designing and leading participatory worship experiences. It’s a week filled with seminars and workshops that will allow you to learn and grow in your ministries as well as moving worship experiences and (of course!) fellowship.