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 Details/Schedule

Spring Gathering: April 29-May 1, 2022:

Friday – 4:30 – 5:30pm Check in at the Dining Hall Lobby. Enjoy 6PM dinner and then later, scrumptious snacks and an all-ages program to be held, this time it’s Ax Throwing, location TBA

Saturday- After a delicious breakfast at 8am, join us for the Mission Update in the Meetinghouse at 9:15am. Building owner meetings will be held today. Following lunch at 11:45am, take part in some programmed options and creation care programming. Local environmental educator Alex Busato will present a “Backyard Birding” program in the Small Dining Hall. At 4pm, author Marshall V. King will discuss his book “Disarmed” about the tragic story of MJ Sharp, killed while on a peacemaking mission. Finish out the day with dinner at 5:30pm and accomplished guitarist and songwriter Mark Cable entertains via Casual Coffeehouse Comedy Club at 6:30pm

Sunday- After a light breakfast at 8:30am, we will gather for our message and worship at 10:30 with Mark Cable. The weekend wraps up with lunch in the Dining Hall at 11:45am. Marshall King will present his “Disarmed” talk at a lunch and learn at 12:30 for the community in the Small Dining Hall. Pre-registration is required with Mary@laurelville.org.

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Fall Gathering Details/Schedule

Fall Gathering: Oct 21-23, 2022:

Friday – 4:30 – 5:30pm Check in at the Dining Hall Lobby. Enjoy 6PM dinner and then later, scrumptious snacks and an all-ages program to be held.

Saturday- After a delicious breakfast at 8am, join us for the Mission Update at 9:15am. Building owner meetings will be held today. Following lunch at 11:45am, take part in some programmed options and creation care programming. Finish out the day with dinner at 5:30pm and a family-friendly activity at 6:30pm

Sunday- After a light breakfast at 8:30am, we will gather for our message and worship at 10:30. The weekend wraps up with lunch in the Dining Hall at 11:45am.

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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.