Worship & Music 2023 – Week 1

Thirst No More

June 18–23, 2023AdultContinuing EducationSummerWorshipYoung AdultsYouth
Event hosted by Presbyterian Association of Musicians in partnership with Montreat Conference Center

This intergenerational conference is for children, youth, adults, pastors, directors, organists, singers, ringers, worship leaders, and church members. All are welcome! The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) works in cooperation with 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.

A Word About COVID-19 and Your Visit to Montreat

Masking while staying in our facilities or attending one of our conferences is welcome but not required. We ask that you/members of your group please delay your visit to another time if you are sick, have symptoms, or have recently been exposed to COVID-19. Testing prior to your arrival, as well as packing tests for your trip to Montreat, are both strongly encouraged. If you or a member of your group develop symptoms while on-site, we ask that you test promptly and take necessary precautions, including masking, to keep you and guests safe and well.

There are two different weeks this program is offered:

Click button below to purchase a lunch ticket during the week.

Lunch Tickets

Conference registration is open now!


Conference Registration

To register for this conference, please visit the Presbyterian Association of Musicians' website at presbymusic.org/2023conference. There you will find conference rates and registration information as well as a list of classes and a schedule of activities.

Housing reservations are open now.

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

Commuter Lunch Tickets

To purchase a lunch ticket for the week click here.

Montreat Conference Center Housing

At this time, we are full in Assembly Inn, the Winsborough, and Glen Rock Inn for Week 1. Hickory Lodge is still available at this time.

If you are interested in booking Hickory Lodge please contact Connie Silver at connies@montreat.org.

*To be added to the housing waiting list for rooms in Assembly Inn, the Winsborough, or Glen Rock Inn please email Susan Akduman at susana@montreat.org

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 7;
  • full refund less $40 if notice of cancellation is received after May 7, but before June 4;
  • no refunds will be given after June 4.

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

Other Housing Options in the Town of Montreat*

Other housing options

*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.

Town of Black Mountain

  • The Monte Vista Hotel - Availability Week 1 - Conferees receive a 10% discount - mention the "Montreat Discount" when booking - 828-669-8870
  • Quality Inn
  • Hampton Inn – Conferees receive a 15% discount – mention the “Montreat discount” while making a reservation
  • Super 8 Motel

Other housing options


Individuals and groups not staying in Montreat Conference Center housing will need to provide their own meals.

A limited number of meal plans (lunches only) for the Galax Dining Room in the Assembly Inn are on sale now. Please click the link at the top of the page to purchase tickets.

Walk-ins to the Galax Dining Room will not be accepted. Please check out the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce as well as our Business Patrons for a list of restaurants in Black Mountain.

The Huckleberry, a snack bar centrally located in the Montreat Conference Center Moore Center, is open Tuesday-Saturday. Serving 8 flavors of ice cream, coffee, espresso drinks, burgers, chicken, salad and fries. Plus, a small breakfast menu for those early birds. The café is newly renovated and waiting for you to visit!

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 Check-in
Conference check-in is in Upper Anderson (above Anderson Auditorium) on Sunday, 2:00-5:00 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.


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.

Details about registration for Clubs and Childcare will be available in late winter 2023.

Contact Information

Please visit presbymusic.org 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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