Laurelville’s Association & Gatherings

In 1943, a group of Mennonite households came together to purchase the sacred space we fondly call Laurelville. This founding group called “The Association” remains as the heart and soul of our organization. It has grown into a network of hundreds of key stakeholders from all faith backgrounds who love Laurelville and play a vital role in supporting and growing our mission and ministry. Each year, Laurelville hosts two gatherings — in the Spring and in the Fall — for Association members and prospective members (learn more about membership below) to come together for worship, fellowship, volunteer projects, and more.

Spring Gathering 2024

May 3-5, 2024

2024 Spring Gathering Schedule  
“Embracing Action”

Friday, May 3
4:30 pm Registration – Dining Hall Lobby
6:00 pm
Dinner – Dining Hall
7:30 pm
Laurelville Live! – Meeting House
Laurelville Live a fun filled time of Trivia, Games, and Prizes! It will be fun for all ages, kids to grandparents and everyone in between. Be there to laugh, play, and cheer each other on!

Saturday, May 4
8:30 am
Breakfast – Dining Hall 
9:15 – 11:45 am Kids Conference – Shen (ages 6 and older)
A morning of activities and games for kids!
9:45 am
Mission update – Meeting House
11:00 am Mennonite Action Talk – Meeting House
Pastor Amy Yoder McGloughlin will speak about the history of Mennonite Action, why it’s important, and what they are working towards. Q + A to follow.
11:00 am Service projects
12:30 pm
Lunch – Dining Hall 
2:00 pm
Solarhouse room owner meeting & service projects
3:00 pm Guesthouse room owners meeting & service projects
4:30 pm
Improv Workshop – Meeting house
Join us to learn and practice Playback Theatre, a form of improvisation, storytelling and community building, with the River Crossing Playback Theatre troupe. The workshop will progress from warming up and tuning into our improvisational skills to learning “short forms” portraying emotional dynamics and “long forms” that capture the essence of stories.
6:00 pm
Dinner – Dining Hall (Theme – “Lights, Camera, Action!” Dress up as your favorite movie character!)
7:30 pm
Theater Production – Meeting house
“River Crossing Playback Theatre” is an ensemble in the lower Susquehanna Valley building community through the dramatic portrayal of real-life stories. In Playback Theatre, audiences tell, watch and learn from their own stories, participating in a new common story that honors both their differences and common ground.

Sunday, May 5
8:30 am Breakfast – Dining Hall
10:15 am Children’s Worship (ages 6 & older)
10:30 am Worship Service – Meeting house
12:00 pm Lunch – Dining Hall         

 

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Fall Gathering 2024

Oct. 18-20, 2024 

More information coming soon.

 

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FAQs

How do I join Laurelville’s Association?
Joining our Association is an exciting way you can partner with us and make a difference in the lives of the countless people Laurelville touches.

There are two basic levels of membership in the LMCC Association:

  • Lifetime Membership 
    $750.00, a one-time contribution
  • Annual Membership 
    $100 or 10 hours voluntary service per year

If you are interested in becoming an Association member, join us as a guest at an Association Gathering (details above). If you have any questions, we’re happy to discuss membership with you! Reach out to us at info@laurelville.org or 724.423.2056.

What is involved in membership?
Membership grants you eligibility to vote at Association meetings and free room, board, and activities at both spring and fall gatherings for your household. Whichever level you choose, we are grateful for your pledged support and willingness to partner with us in ministry.

In addition to initial membership fees, we invite our Association members to consider contributing to Laurelville’s Annual Fund to make our ministry viable and our services affordable.

Is it really free to attend Gathering?
Yes, registration for Association weekends is provided at no cost to friends of Laurelville joining us for the celebration, Laurelville Association members, and those considering joining the Association. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, both financially and through prayer and volunteer work. Many attendees typically make a monetary donation during their stay, but you are not required to do so. To support us with a financial gift, make an online donation or send us a check.

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Registration & Membership

Our online form to register for the gathering is hosted at Google. Let us know if you have additional questions.