United Methodist Women


Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM 
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:00 PM 

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Stuart Auditorium 
759 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Junaluska, NC

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For More Information, visit our website:  www.wnccumw.org 


Contact Persons:

Annual Celebration program information
Julia Willis
Conference Vice President

Questions about Online Payments
Nancy Reigel
Conference Treasurer

Questions & Assistance:
Online Registration & Online Payments
Lynne Gilbert

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2017 Annual Celebration 
United Methodist Women
Western North Carolina Conference

  • September 29, 30 & October 1, 2017
  • Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
  • Theme:  Change is Good
Download Annual Celebration Information Flyer:

2017 Annual Celebration Information flyer [PDF]

Keynote Weekend Speaker:  Shannon Priddy, National President of United Methodist Women

Mission Speaker:  Cameron Kempson, Deaconess

Other Celebration Highlights:

  • Music Leaders: Carrie Wright & Rhonda Smith
  • Hands-On Mission: Gift to Mission / Gift in Memory Cards & UMCOR Health Kits (1 hand towel - 15"x25" or 17"x27", 1 washcloth, 1comb - no pocket comb or pick, 1 metal nail file or clipper, 1 packaged adult toothbrush, 6 adhesive bandages - 2/3" to 1", in gallon sealable plastic bag. $1 shipping in envelope on outside of box. See UMCOR website for more details / packing directions.
  • Saturday Afternoon with a PURPOSE: Two offerings - "Just Be: Taking Time for Self-Care and Sacred Space" - Cameron Kempson; and, "A Look at Millennial UMW...the Age of Change" - Jalen Lawson
  • Other highlights:  myUMW Membership Card/Registration, Hosting Missionaries for lunch, The Celebration Continues...Saturday Night Entertainment, UMW Choir on Sunday, Inspiration Point, Rose Walk, Susanna Wesley Garden, Biblical Garden, Corneille Bryan Native Garden, 2.3 mile Lakeside Walking trail, fellowship with UMW sisters, and much more!
Click button below to register now!

Annual Celebration Registration Fee:

  • Get a DISCOUNT! Register EARLY and ONLINE!
    Online advance registration, through September 24, 2017 is only $15.00 / person!
  • On-site registration at Annual Celebration - $25.00 / person

Advance registration fees are transferable, but non-refundable. So, if someone registers for Annual Celebration, and is unable to attend, their registration fee is not refundable, but it is ok for someone else to attend in their place.

Important Note: Registration for Annual Celebration must be done separately from making reservations for Lake Junaluska housing.

Voting Membership:

All United Methodist Women, guests, and interested persons are invited and welcome to participate in our Annual Celebration!  Plan to come and bring a friend!

During the business session of our meeting, we do have voting on matters including the budget for the coming year and election of officers.  Our standing rules provide the definition of who constitutes the voting membership for those matters. Other United Methodist Women and guests are welcome in that session, but only eligible voting delegates may vote.

Register Yourself AND Others!

Our online registration offers the opportunity for you to register up to 35 guests at the same time that you do your own registration Help other members of your local unit to register online...especially those who may not have a computer!

If you find that you need assistance with the online registration process, please do not hesitate to contact Lynne Gilbert at 336.207.3479.

Online Payment of Registration Fee

Our online reservations process uses ProPay and PayPal to securely process payment of the registration fee. Both are secure, widely used processors of online payments. If you choose the "Pay with Credit Card" option, you will be able to enter your credit card billing information right on our registration page, and your payment will be processed through our ProPay merchant account...very simple!  If you choose to use PayPal, you will be transferred over the the PayPal website in order to either use your own PayPal account, or have the option to process your credit card payment there as a guest. 

DO NOT mail Annual Celebration registration fee money to Lake Junaluska. If you have questions about our online registration, or need assistance, call or email one of the contact persons shown at left.

Note: If after you register yourself (or yourself and other guests) you want to add additional guests, you will have to do that using a different email address from the one you used the first time. The system captures the email address as the unique identifier, and does not allow changes to an already processed registration. If you do not have an alternate email address to use, contact Lynne Gilbert and she will assist you.

If you find that you need assistance with the online payment process, please do not hesitate to contact Lynne Gilbert at 336.207.3479.

Lake Junaluska Conference & Retreat Center

Stay at Lake Junaluska! Make your reservations!

Note: Reservations for Lake Junaluska housing must be made separately from registration for the retreat.

To book Lake Junaluska lodging for Annual Celebration:

  • Housing reservations for Lake Junaluska facilities for Annual celebration will open June 19, 2016.
  • Call the Lake Junaluska reservations department at 1-800-222-4930. 
    Then select 1 for the Reservations Department, and the next available agent will be glad to assist you.  The Lake Junaluska reservations team is on duty from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • The Annual Celebration Group Number is #288101081118
  • Reservations can also be made online at:  www.lakejunaluska.com

Lake Junaluska Accomodations and Rates:
Complete information about accomodations, rates, reservations, deposits, meals, etc. is available on our flyer about Annual Celebration, and by calling the Lake Junaluska reservations office.

Join Us at the Lake!

We are excited about the plans for our 2017 Annual Celebration. Mark your calendar and begin to make plans to join us!  We look forward to greeting you at Lake Junaluska! Make it Happen!

Julia Willis
Conference Vice President & Chair of Program Committee

Tonya Lanier
Conference President