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The Smoky Mountain Gathering….Reaching a Jubilee Generation

Formerly known as the Smoky Mountain Jubilee, this annual event of senior adults from all across the country, have gathered in the Smoky Mountains to celebrate, worship, re-kindle old friendships and establish new relationships that will stand the test of time.

The Smoky Mountain Gathering is designed for ages 50 and up. It is focused on providing a worship / retreat experience like none other. 2024 will host an array of events that will be sure to bring new and exciting things to the Smoky Mountain Gathering including a day at Dollywood Amusement Park. (optional)

Make plans now to attend. Don’t forget to register by clicking on the link provided. We hope to see you at the Smoky Mountain Gathering where we will reach a Jubilee Generation.

“O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds. So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.”  Psalm 71:17-18

Click here to visit the Senior Adult Ministry website.

EXCITING NEWS: A new Drama Division has been added to the Smoky Mountain Senior Talent Showcase!

Senior Talent seeks to recognize and involve Church of God Senior Adults who demonstrate talent, skill, and accomplishment in art, music and writing.

In addition, to motivate Senior Adults to utilize their talents in worship and in evangelism ministries of the church, consecrating their talents for the purpose of Christian witness.

Click here to learn more about the Smoky Mountain Gathering, Senior Talent Showcase!

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Dollywood Amusement Park Excursion
Please note that information concerning the Dollywood Amusement Park Excursion at The Gathering Retreat will be updated as it comes available!

Congratulation to the 2024 SMG Senior Talent Winners!

A very special THANK YOU to each individual and group that participated and made this event such a huge success!

Listed below are our winners from this year’s talent competition:



Crochet/Knitting Weaving: Missy Banks

Dry Media: Rhonda Brewer

Embroidery/Needlepoint/Cross Stitch:

Thelma Harrison

Handcraft: JoEllen Howard

Oil Acrylic Painting: Sheree Baldree

Photography: Linda Collins

Quilting: Louvena McCann

Sculpture/Carving: JoEllen Howard

Wet Media Painting: Bertie Carraway

Woodcraft: Jerry Baldree



Poetry: Roger Capps

Short Story: Veronica Johnson



Monologue: Delores Teal

Small Group Skit: Y.E.S. Drama Team

Solo Storytelling: Harold Bare



Accordion: Diana Brown

Brass: David Taylor

Electric Keyboard: GayAnn Hodge

Female Vocal Solo 50 to 59: Michele Abrams

Female Vocal Solo 60+: Angela Pantiel

Male Vocal Solo 50 to 59: Greg Sloop

Male Vocal Solo 60+: Mark Talley

Instrumental Ensemble: South Georgia Ensemble

Percussion Indefinite Pitch: Mike Cochran

Organ: Stan McClain

Piano: Howard Smith, Jr.

State Mass Choir: South Carolina Church of God

Strings Plucked: Leroy Spivey

Small Vocal Ensemble: Praise Fellowship

Large Vocal Ensemble: Praise Fellowship

Woodwind: Bill Henson

Choir: Sunset Avenue Choir

2025 Smoky Mountain Gathering information coming soon!