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August 2016

Road Scholar

August 21 - August 26
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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This Week... Program # 22097 - An Adventure Together, Whatever the Weather: Meteorology in the Blue Ridge and in Your Own Backyard. Program # 22410 - Asheville: Chill Tonic and Grove Park Inn. Program # 21934 - The Art of Working Clay by Hand. Program # 22381 - Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living. General Information Learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. Road Scholar participants come to Montreat from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas,…

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The Art of Transitional Ministry

August 28 - September 2
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Please note: Week II is now full Leading a congregation and faith community through transition is challenging and rewarding and it is recognized both in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as well as other denominations as a specialized ministry. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, resilience, and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to be open to possibilities, go deeper,…

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September 2016

Congo Mission Gathering

September 7 - September 10
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

The Congo Mission Gathering includes annual meetings of the Congo Connection/Reunion, Presbyterian Congo Mission Network and other organizations, plus the International Conference on the 125th Anniversary of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission & Future. All events will be held in Montreat, NC. Download conference flyer with schedule. International Conference on the 125th Anniversary of the American Presbyterian Congo Mission & Future Join us on Friday, September 9, 2016. This event is a must-attend event for the Pastor, Christian Education staff and teachers, the…

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Worship and the Arts

September 26 - September 29
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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The Dawn of Redeeming Grace: Awakening to the Landscapes of Advent and Lent So often, our celebrations of Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter tend toward the cozy and sentimental. But the scripture is continually displacing us—calling us onto the mountaintops, into the wilderness, through the valleys, and to other places we might never go on our own. Come experience the Advent and Lenten texts as they beckon us to abandon familiar paths and explore new landscapes of our faith. Arrive…

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October 2016

Road Scholar

October 2 - October 7
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

This Week... Program # 21538 - Rafael Guastavino: The Architect of Asheville. Program # 21133 - Body, Mind and Spirit: Living a Balanced Life. Program # 21623 - The Blue Ridge Parkway: The Way More Beautiful. Program # 22381 - Yoga for Wellness and Daily Living. General Information Learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. Road Scholar participants come to Montreat from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to explore the world. Accommodations in…

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Fall Craft Week

October 2 - October 7
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

Come create with your hands, gain proficiency in an art form, and enjoy the community of other artists during a fall week in the mountains. Years ago M. C. Richards, renowned potter, came to Black Mountain College to teach poetry but ended up with her hands in clay. In her book Centering she defines the word “craft”: "…Craft, as you may know, comes from the German word Kraft, meaning power or strength. We can’t fake craft. It lies in the…

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DISGRACE

October 10 - October 13
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Disgrace

The DISGRACE conference will be a faithful response to the embedded and structural racism in church and culture, but it can’t happen without you. Grounded in worship, truth-telling, confession, and collaboration, we move from disgrace toward solidarity. Together we tackle the hidden histories, unaddressed discomforts, divisions between people and communities, with a diverse community committed to journeying through these difficult but necessary and potentially life-giving conversations. When this conference ends, our true response to systemic racism begins. Registration Click on the…

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Wee Kirk Conference

October 17 - October 19
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

Aspiring to provide Christ-centered opportunities for inspiration, encouragement, and community among leaders of small membership churches so they can do the same in their congregations and regions. Download the 2016 Wee Kirk Brochure A New Format for 2016 We want to help our conferees get the most of their experience. In order to do this, we are introducing a new format that we think you will truly enjoy! The conference will begin earlier on Monday with registration from 1:00–3:00 pm and the first session beginning at 3:00 pm. This year we…

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Healthy Congregations™

October 19
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center Healthy Congregations

Healthy Congregations™ facilitator training offers the opportunity for participants to: --prepare to lead a congregation through Healthy Congregations™ workshops; --learn Family Systems Theory; --understand the nature and scope of the workshop materials; --discover a variety of creative ways to present material to a congregation; and --gain insight into ways of moving members of a congregation toward a healthy and faithful life together. Facilitator training workshops will include: --Creating a Healthy Congregation --Response to Anxiety and Change --Leadership in a Healthy…

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Practicing Sabbath

October 20 - October 23
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Out of all the Ten Commandments, the call to keep the Sabbath holy is the one least followed by Christians today. The Sabbath commandment is either thought to be irrelevant to Christian theology or unrealistic in light of our fast-paced and over-busy lives. Even those who do take the Sabbath seriously often fail to experience the fullness of its liberating and life-giving purposes. Yet, Sabbath keeping is a central and persistent theme in biblical theology, and as a spiritual practice…

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Road Scholar

October 30 - November 4
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

This Week... Program # 20141 - The Legacy of the Scots-Irish, from Historical Migration to Cultural Inspiration. Program # 20140 - Digital Photography in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Program # 22097 - An Adventure Together, Whatever the Weather: Meteorology in the Blue Ridge and in Your Own Backyard. Program # 22387 - Agatha Christie, Classic Film Mysteries, The Legacy of Sherlock Holmes. General Information Learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. Road Scholar participants come to Montreat from…

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November 2016

South Carolina Presbyteries

November 14 - November 16
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

Join us for conversations with The Rev. Carol Howard Merritt, columnist & blogger for the Christian Century, senior consultant for Center for Progressive Renewal, and author for HarperOne. Registration deadline is  October 14, 2016!  Click on the "RATES & REGISTRATION" tab above for more information and to register.

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Thanksgiving at Montreat

November 23 - November 27
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

This Thanksgiving, gather up the whole family and come to Assembly Inn’s historic Galax Dining Room for a traditional Thanksgiving feast (that you didn’t have to prepare…or clean up). This scrumptious buffet lunch is served at 12 noon on Thanksgiving Day. Tickets are $30.00 for adults, $15.00 for children ages 5-11, and no charge for children under 5. For overnight accommodations, be sure to check out our special packages below. Please note: When making your reservation online, please enter the…

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Road Scholar

November 27 - December 2
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

Program #10345 Register now >> Biltmore Estate’s Victorian Christmas Splendor and An Appalachian Mountain Christmas Enjoy a heart-warming holiday look at mountain people and their Christmas traditions. In these timeless mountains, contrast the history, hospitality, and beauty of an Appalachian Christmas with the fabulous “gilded age” at the country’s largest private home, Biltmore. Sing favorite Victorian carols and hearken to poetic pleasures as we discuss the music and literature of the era. We’ll also recall those who took prominent roles in…

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December 2016

Road Scholar

December 4 - December 9
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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Montreat Conference Center

Program #10345 Register now >> Biltmore Estate’s Victorian Christmas Splendor and An Appalachian Mountain Christmas Enjoy a heart-warming holiday look at mountain people and their Christmas traditions. In these timeless mountains, contrast the history, hospitality, and beauty of an Appalachian Christmas with the fabulous “gilded age” at the country’s largest private home, Biltmore. Sing favorite Victorian carols and hearken to poetic pleasures as we discuss the music and literature of the era. We’ll also recall those who took prominent roles in…

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January 2017

2017 College Conference at Montreat

January 2, 2017 - January 5, 2017
Montreat Conference Center,
401 Assembly Drive, Montreat, NC 28757 United States
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2017CC-Babel-Splash

One people with one language become scattered and multilingual. A united community finds itself confused and scattered. Clarity becomes babble. Construction on a tower stops. In 2017, join us for the College Conference at Montreat as we visit the Tower Of Babel in Genesis 11. What does this Tower show us about God? What does it show us about ourselves? What can the church learn from this halted construction project? In 2017 we will we see how God gave an…

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