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Worship & Music 1

A Great Cloud of Witnesses

June 21–27, 2020AdultContinuing EducationWorship
Sponsored by the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) in cooperation with Montreat Conference Center

This conference offers a full week of worship and music for professionals, musicians, clergy, laypersons, choirs, youth groups, and families.

The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) works in cooperation with the Montreat Conference Center to offer two identical Worship and Music conferences each summer. Guided by the principles of Reformed worship, conferees explore opportunities for vital worship experiences and enriching the liturgical life of the local church.

Conference registration is at the PAM website.

Leadership

Conference Schedule

Click on the age range below to jump to that groups schedule:

Adult  |  Senior High  |  Middler  |  Children

Adult Schedule

Time Adults
7:30 am Morning Prayer
8:00 am Adult Chamber Choir
Advanced Handbells
Instrumental Ensembles
Vocal Techniques: Expanding the Choral Cloud of Witnesses
Routley Lecture: Singing Here and Hereafter
Drama/Worship Cookbook
Morning Yoga
9:00 am Adult Choir
Instrumental Ensembles
Intermediate Handbells
A Kodály-inspired Children's Church Choir Rehearsal
Wind and Fire: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life
10:00 am Adult Bible Study: Witnesses in the Old Testament
Morning Yoga
A Mixed Bag of Choral Quick Fixes
Story Bible Curriculum for Children/Confirmation in the Church
Professional Development
Prayer: The Source of an Abundant Life
11:00 am Worship
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Worship Reflections/Worship Planning Seminar
Intermediate Handbells
Photography: Finding the Perfect Lifhgt
Drama/Worship Cookbook
Voice Masterclass
Instrumental Ensembles
Building a Children's Choir in the 21st Century
Organ Masterclass
2:30 pm Adult Choir
Advanced Handbells
Instrumental Ensembles
Adult Bible Study: Witness in the Old Testament
Prayer: The Source of an Abundant LIfe
Churches Don't Get Sued for Copyright Infringement, Do They?
3:30 pm Routley Lecture: Singing Here and Hereafter
Art Workshop: Art in the LIturgical Arc
Vocal Techniques: Expanding the Choral Cloud of Witnesses
Wind and Fire: The Holy Spirit and the Christian Life
Bearing Witness in the 21st Century
Reading Sessions
Churches Don't Get Sued for Copyright Infringement, Do They?
4:30 pm Photography: Finding the Perfect Light
A Kodály-inspired Children's Church Choir Rehearsal
Art Workshop: Art in the Liturgical Arc
Instrumental Ensembles
Beginning Handbells
Adult Chamber Choir
Organ Service Playing
Preaching Seminar

Senior High Schedule

Time Senior Highs
7:30 am Morning Prayer
8:00 am Senior High Chamber Choir
Advanced Handbells
Instrumental Ensembles
Drama/Worship Cookbook
Morning Yoga
9:00 am Choir
10:00 am Small Groups
11:00 am Worship
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Social Justice Seminar: Can I Get a Witness?
Intermediate Handbells
Photography: Finding the Perfect Light
Drama/Worship Cookbook
2:30 pm Choir
3:30 pm Small Groups
Senior High Chamber Choir
4:30 pm Photography: Finding the Perfect Light
Social Justice Seminar: Can I Get a Witness?
Art Workshop: Art in the Liturgical Arc
Instrumental Ensembles
Beginning Handbells

Middler Schedule

Time Middlers
7:30 am Morning Prayer
8:00 am Choir
9:00 am Small Groups, including a Confirmation Small Group
10:00 am Drama: ACT UP! ACT OUT! ACT ON!
Fun & Games
Handbells Beginning/Intermediate (Level 1)
Social Justice Seminar: Can I Get a Witness
Photography: Seeing is Believeing
11:00 am Worship
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Choir
2:30 pm Small Groups, including a Confirmation Small Group
3:30 pm Drama: ACT UP! ACT OUT! ACT ON!
Fun & Games
Handbells Beginning/Intermediate (Level 1)
Social Justice Seminar: Can I Get a Witness
Photography: Seeing is Believeing
Middler Instrumental Ensembles
4:30 pm No Classes

Children Schedule

Time Children
7:30 am Morning Prayer
8:00 am Fun & Games
Children's Bible
Created to Create: Children's Art
Let's Make Music!
9:00 am Fun & Games
Children's Bible
Created to Create: Children's Art
Let's Make Music!
10:00 am Choir
11:00 am Worship
12:15 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Fun & Games
Children's Bible
Created to Create: Children's Art
Let's Make Music!
2:30 pm Fun & Games
Children's Bible
Created to Create: Children's Art
Let's Make Music!
3:30 pm Choir
4:30 pm No Classes

Conference Registration

Registration opens January 7.

To register for this conference, please visit the Presbyterian Association of Musicians at presbymusic.org/montreat.  There you will find conference rates and registration information as well as a list of classes and a schedule of activities.

Mobility Issues

For those who have concerns about mobility around the Montreat Conference Center campus, WNC Mobile Life has a limited number of mobility scooters available for rental for the week. Contact them directly for more information.

https://www.wncmobilelife.com/Rentals

PLEASE NOTE: Conference registration does not include accommodations.

If you have questions regarding conference registration, please email the registrar at pam@pcusa.org or call 888.728.7228, ext. 5288.

Housing & Meals

Conference Center Housing is now full. Please check the Other Housing Options at the bottom of this tab for more information regarding alternative housing.

Rates for Assembly Inn, Winsborough, and Glen Rock Inn are per person and include all room charges (Sunday through Friday night) and meal charges (Sunday dinner through Saturday breakfast). No adjustments to package will be made except for extended stay.

Room check-in AFTER 3:00 pm on Sunday. Room check-out BEFORE 11:00 am on Saturday.

Single Occupancy Double Occupancy
Assembly Inn

  • Private Bathroom
  • Limited Availability; goes quickly
$865.66 $528.58/person
($1057.16 total)
Assembly Inn

  • Shared Bathroom
  • Limited Availability; goes quickly
$769.36 $480.43/person
($960.86 total)
Winsborough

  • Shared Bathrooms
  • Modest Housing
$544.66 $368.08/person
($736.16 total)
Glen Rock Inn & Apartment

  • Shared Bathroom
  • Modest Housing
$544.66 $368.08/person
($736.16 total)

Additional Costs for Children's Meals

Children 12 & older $191.50
Children 5–11
$95.75
Children under 5 no charge

Refund Policy

Refunds for housing and meals will be awarded in the following ways:

  • full refund if notice of cancellation is received on or before May 6;
  • full refund less $40 if notice of cancellation is received after May 6, but before June 10;
  • no refunds will be given after June 10.

All requests for refunds must be in writing and received by Montreat Conference Center via email, fax, or U.S. Mail.

Other Housing

You may also choose to stay in a privately-owned facility or cottage. Montreat Conference Center is not responsible for the rental of these properties or the condition of the premises. Arrangements must be made by the renter, directly with the property owner/manager or realtor. You may request a private cottage list by emailing the conference registrar at susana@montreat.org.

Individuals commuting to this conference will need to make their own food accommodations. Please check out the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce as well as our Business Patrons for a list of restaurants in Black Mountain. Walk-ins to Assembly Inn will not be accepted.

Contact the Registrar

Questions about accommodations in Assembly Inn, Winsborough, or the Glen Rock Inn? Email the registrar at susana@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

Check-in & Check-out

Conference Registration Check-in

Conference registration check-in is in Upper Anderson (above Anderson Auditorium) on Sunday, 2:00-5:30 pm, and continues following the opening worship service until 9:30 pm. Check-in continues on Monday at 7:45 am in the PAM/Worship and Music Office (Allen Building, lower level).

Housing Check-in

Housing check-in for Assembly Inn, Winsborough, and Glen Rock Inn is on Sunday after 3:00 pm at the front desk of Assembly Inn.

Conference Start

The conference begins with worship on Sunday at 7:30 pm.

Conference End

The conference ends on Friday evening following the closing concert which begins at 7:30 pm.

Housing Check-out

Housing check-out is on Saturday before 11:00 am.

Please visit www.presbymusic.org/montreat-schedule for a detailed conference schedule.

Childcare

Children younger than rising 4th graders may not register for the conference. However, Montreat's regular daytime childcare and recreation programs - Montreat Clubs - are available by pre-registration for children ages six months through high school. Childcare and Clubs fees are payable to Montreat Conference Center. Evening childcare is available at an additional charge. Registration is required for childcare, and space is limited. You must register at least 30 days in advance of the conference to guarantee enrollment in the program.

Registration for Clubs is not yet open.

Contact Information

Conference Questions?

Please visit www.presbymusic.org/montreat for a conference brochure and the latest conference information.

You may also contact the PAM National Office for registration questions:

  • Email: pam@pcusa.org
  • Call toll free: 888-728-7228, ext. 5288
  • Call direct: 502-569-5288
  • Fax: 502-569-8465
  • Mail to: Presbyterian Associations of Musicians
    100 Witherspoon Street
    Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Housing Questions?

Questions about accommodations in Assembly Inn, Winsborough, or the Glen Rock Inn? Email the registrar at susana@montreat.org or call 828.419.9829.

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NOTICE: In accordance with North Carolina Governor Cooper's executive order, all Montreat Conference Center recreation facilities will be closed to the public until Wednesday, April 29, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to:
  • all Montreat Trails
  • Robert Lake Park and park pavilion
  • Welch Field
  • Moore Center Field
  • Dowd Green
  • Patricia Cornwell Tennis Center
Please note that there are NO public restrooms open in Montreat at this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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