By Katie Cline2016-laurelville316of12

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 blessings.  We are thankful for so much, especially for the way we see God work and move here.


In the way so many volunteers come to serve, we see God’s goodness.  In the way our association members and friends of Laurelville offer prayer and financial support, we see God’s faithfulness.  In the way our Summer Staff cares for our campers, we see God’s love.  In all of these ways and more, God continues to “show up” at Laurelville.




As a staff member, it’s a beautiful and humbling experience to witness this all unfold and to see Laurelville play a part in a greater story.  We are thankful for that privilege, and we are thankful for all of you!  From the staff here at Laurelville, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 106:1 “Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”


Katie Cline is the Program Director at Laurelville

Laurelville is a Christian Retreat Center in the Laurel Highlands in Southwestern Pennsylvania.