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Happy Thanksgiving

By Katie Cline Today, a peaceful quiet blankets the grounds at Laurelville, and a little bit of color still hangs on the trees.  On days like this when the pulse of work is slower than normal, it's a perfect time to soak in the beauty of this place and to count our...

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My Time at Laurelville

By Brad Bishop   Next week I will conclude my time here at Laurelville after 4+ years of working as Guest Services Host. This job has blessed me in countless ways. Interacting with our guests has been a great experience and working in this beautiful environment...

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What’s In A Name? A Lot!

By Jeanette Lahm   SUMMER CAMP SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE It’s hard to believe, but summer camp 2016 has already come and gone.  We thank God for our camp leaders including Joy Cotchen, Allegheny Mennonite Conference (AMC)’s Minister of Children and Youth (leading...

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Great Is Thy Faithfulness

Isn’t it wonderful when we can witness first-hand God’s promises of faithfulness to His believers? During this season of transition at Laurelville, I am excited to share God’s present-day illustration of His faithfulness. First, we’d like to thank those who came to...

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Refreshing Week at MCA

By Katie Cline Last week, Laurelville had the privilege of hosting the Mennonite Camping Association Bi-National Conference. It truly was a joy to have camp and retreat center staff from the US and Canada journey to our place in the Laurel Highlands.  I had never been...

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Lending a Helping Hand

by Brad Bishop One of the great benefits of working at Laurelville is Tithe Time. It offers a week to go do service work at another camp, non profit organization, or charity. I've used a day here and there in my four years here at Laurelville but never the full week...

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The Early Marriage Journey

By Briana Bishop   The first few years of marriage are so precious as they provide the groundwork for the type of relationship you’ll have.  Although this time can be exciting, settling into a life together after the craziness of wedding planning can also be...

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Bringing Our Burdens

By Katie Cline   During this year’s Music and Worship Leaders Retreat, we had an opportunity to bring our burdens to the Lord during worship.  We see world crises, health issues, financial struggles, and broken relationships that leave us with a heavy heart. ...

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A Time of Change

By Ronald Dugan   True joy, satisfaction in life. That's what most of us are looking for isn't it? Where can it be found? One thing for sure, we won't find it by looking for things of this world. That is a spiritual impossibility. As the new year gets underway,...

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