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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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Much to be Thankful for Heading Into 2016

By Brad Bishop   As Laurelville wraps up 2015 there is much to be thankful for. A lot of work goes into operating a facility like Laurelville but the results are totally worth it! Let’s get started! 1: The 13,000 People That Come to Laurelville Each Year This...

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Leaders integrate personal story, faith and style

By: Mennonite Health Services Staff This article originally appeared as a daily news post on November 13, 2015 on the Mennonite's website (Link)                     Individuals working in health and human services,...

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Fall at Laurelville = Pittsburgh Kids Foundation MUD Weekends!

By Mark Williams Each year as the weather changes, the nights get shorter, the leaves trade in their verdant hues for shades of crimson and gold, I sit back on my porch and reflect upon what joys I've experienced over the past...who'm I kidding, it's when we get ready...

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Fall Gathering is Coming

By Brad Bishop   Now that a fun and exciting summer has come to an end here at Laurelville we look forward to a highlight of each fall which is our Fall Gathering Weekend for Association members. This year the weekend falls on October 16-18 and here are a few...

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5 Benefits to a Retreat

By Brad Bishop   Many of us lead really busy lives. Things can pile up and we can forget to take time off to relax and return our focus to what really matters in life. Our families, friends, and even our relationship with God can take a back seat at times when we...

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Staff Transitions

By Brad Bishop   As summer comes to an end here at Laurelville change is in the air. Another successful summer camp has concluded and we look forward to the fall season when we have more hosted groups and of course our Fall Association Gathering. Change has also...

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Laurelville’s Summer Camp is Counter-Cultural Hope!

By Michael Yoder   It happened again today. It’s the pleasant conversation that keeps repeating itself with different names, different faces, at different places.  This conversation went something like this: “We are back here with our family reunion.” said the...

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