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Thursday Notes - 2024 W&M Week 2

Tuesday Handbell Reading Session Participants. Please return your reading packets to the Jeffers store (Way Out Building). Should you wish to bring this music home, you may purchase it at the Jeffers store.

Morning and Evening Prayer.

Morning Prayer 7:30 AM Upper Porch, Belk Center.

In the event of rain, check the Daily Notes and plan to meet in the Assembly Inn Lobby.

Evening Prayer will be in the Moore Center, beginning 15 minutes after the Chamber Concert concludes. This link may be used to access the materials for Evening Prayer online.

Giving Thanks. Thanks to your donations yesterday, we were able to raise $2,175.00 for the Scholarship Fund!

Conference Art Auction. This year, Anderson Auditorium has featured banners created by Catherine Kapikian (Artist in Residence) and Grace Evans (Assistant Artist in Residence) and the worship leaders have worn stoles handmade by our faculty artists. These pieces will be available in an online auction beginning Friday morning at 6:00 AM EDT, ending at 2:00 PM EDT. Winners will be notified immediately, and must arrange payment in the PAM Office (Allen building, lower level) before 3:00 PM EDT. Cash, card, or check are accepted. Art will be collected by the winners at the end of the conference . All proceeds benefit the PAM Annual Fund.  The auction will be available online here.

Conversation about a New Confession. Did you know that the PC(USA) has appointed a committee to write a new confession of faith to be added to our Book of Confessions? Our preacher this week, Martha Moore-Keish—as well as next year’s preacher, Margaret Aymer—are on the writing committee. If you want to hear more about the process and offer your input, come join Martha for a conversation at 4:30 this afternoon on the porch of the Belk Center.

String Ensemble Concert at the Assembly Inn.  The W&M String Ensemble will play on the first floor of the Assembly Inn following today’s worship service.  Swing by and lounge while enjoying a serenade.

Friday Concert Mic Check and Rehearsal. Each group featured in the Friday evening Closing Concert will have a brief mic check and rehearsal in Anderson Auditorium on Friday afternoon. 


1:30 – 1:55  Middler Choir (the remainder of class will take place in Upper Anderson)

2:00 – 2:25  Children’s Choir (Children’s 1:30 classes release at 1:55) 

2:30 – 2:55  Adult Choir

3:00 – 3:25  Senior High Choir (report to Upper Anderson at 2:30) 

3:30 – 3:55  10:00 AM Intermediate Handbells

4:00 – 4:25  3:30 PM Intermediate Handbells

4:30 – 4:55  1:30 PM Advanced Handbells

Reading Session: Middler Choir. 3:30 PM in Convocation Hall. Those who did not register for this reading session may purchase music from the Beethoven & Company store.


Concert By the Lake. Join your friends and fellow conferees at 6:30 PM, immediately before the Chamber Concert, for this Montreat tradition featuring instrumentalists playing on the porch of the Assembly Inn.  Pick a spot on the bridge or the lawn and be dazzled! 

Chamber Concert. The Chamber Concert will take place tonight at 7:30 PM in the Anderson Auditorium.


Youth Evening Activity. Open Mic Night (with ice cream!) in the Walkup immediately following the Chamber Concert.  


Commissioned Anthem Octavo Signing. Friday at 10 AM and after worship at the Beethoven & Company store. Earlene Rentz, composer will autograph copies of tomorrow’s Middler anthem "Lead Us Homeward."

2025 Conference Lodging. It is not too early to reserve your lodging for the 2025 Worship & Music Conference. The following options are now open for reservations:

William Black Lodge will begin accepting reservations in mid-August. Montreat Conference Center will begin accepting reservations on September 1st.

PAM Gear. You may notice PAM'bassadors rocking their PAM gear this week. We are excited to introduce the new site where you can order your very own PAM apparel, hats, and bags. Check out our online store here:

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