Highlights of this year’s schedule include a special dance program on Monday evening celebrating and featuring Rosalie Branigan, Sylvia Bryant, Edna Duffy, and Stella Matsuda — four trailblazers who established worshipful dance as we know it today. The ever-popular Youth Talent Show will take over Stuart Auditorium on Tuesday night. Joby Bell will be in concert on the Casavant organ at Waynesville First UMC on Wednesday evening prior to the Chamber Choir program. Thursday will be filled with choral, dance, instrumental and handbell programs performed by event participants.

Sunday, June 21

2:00 – 5:45 p.m.  Handbell placements
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Event Registration at Bethea Welcome Center
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Sign-up and music pick-up for Instrumental Ensemble
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Housing Check-In at Bethea Welcome Center
5:00 p.m.  Dinner
6:15 p.m.  Rehearsals
7:30 p.m.  Opening Worship
9:00 p.m.  Orientation for new attendees

Monday, June 22 – Wednesday, June 24

8:45 a.m.  Worship
10:15 a.m.  Rehearsals
1:30 p.m.  Choral Reading Session
1:30 p.m.  Youth/Children Rehearsals
2:30 p.m.  Seminar I
3:30 p.m.  Seminar II
4:30 p.m.  Seminar III
7:30 p.m.  Evening Program

  • Monday – Worship Dance Celebration
  • Tuesday – Youth Talent Show
  • Wednesday – Organ Recital and Chamber Choir program at Waynesville First United Methodist Church

9:30 p.m.  Evening Prayer

Thursday, June 25

8:45 a.m.  Worship
10:15 a.m.  Rehearsals
1:30 p.m.  Children’s Program
2:45 p.m.  Instrumental and Dance Program
4:15 p.m.  Handbell Program
7:30 p.m.  Adult, Young Adult, Middle High and Senior High Choral Program
9:30 p.m. Singing for Justice with Mark Miller

Friday, June 26

8:45 a.m.  Closing Worship

Seminar Information

Seminar information will be posted soon and updated regularly as it becomes available. All seminar titles, descriptions, and offerings are subject to change.

Continuing Education Credits

Three (3) continuing education credits are available.  The cost is $15 and paid when you register online for the event. You will receive a certificate of completion via email after the event.

The Fellowship exists to assist worship leaders in creating meaningful worship experiences that bring people into deeper relationships with God and each other.

Founded in 1955 as the National Fellowship of Methodist Musicians, The Fellowship has grown to include worship artists, clergy, and laity involved in all aspects of worship from a variety of denominations and experiences.

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