Music and Worship Leaders Retreat
January 8-10, 2021
Music & Worship Leaders Retreat will be held virtually, with an option for an in-person spiritual retreat at Laurelville to give you a much-needed respite. We’ll be celebrating the arrival of Voices Together with many new songs, resources, and explorations of components of the new hymnal. All ages of worship and song leaders are welcome! If you’ll be joining us in person, you’ll have the opportunity to watch online content alone or in regulated small groups throughout our campus. There will be no large group singing sessions and no in-person singing as in the past. Masks are required. Overnight spaces will be limited, all CDC and PA Dept. of Health guidelines will be followed. See the new discounted pricing for students. Deadline to register is Dec. 29, 2020.
- Individuals who express financial need
- Individuals who commit to relaying learning to their congregation and reporting back to Voices Together team
- For more information or to inquire about a scholarship, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deadline to apply for scholarships is Jan. 1, 2021
- Scholarships for this program are made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.
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In-person retreat sessions will be adapted for safety: distancing, masks, foodservice, housekeeping, special seating at meals, etc. Watch the online conference alone on your device or in small regulated groups throughout campus (sign ups will dictate groups). The following events are the VIRTUAL SCHEDULE and only those pre-paid will receive the link to the event.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 8: 8pm- Evening prayer
9am: Morning prayer
9:30am: presentations on specific Voices Together topics
11am: Panel discussion: implementing Voices Together during COVID-19
12pm: Lunch break
1:30pm: Voices Together Launch webinar (organized by MennoMedia)
5pm: Supper break
7pm: Hymn sing + coffeehouse
9pm: Evening prayer
9:30am: Worship service
OPTION 1: IN-PERSON RETREAT AT LAURELVILLE SATURDAY NIGHT & THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM
$210 single person per room, one night, three meals*
$175 per person, two in a room, one night, three meals each
$108.50 Student, per person, one night, three meals
*lunch & dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday. All rooms include private bath, linens and towels
OPTION 2: IN-PERSON RETREAT FOR 2 NIGHTS, 3 SATURDAY MEALS, BREAKFAST SUNDAY & THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM
$317 single person per room
$217 double, two in a room
All rooms include private bath, linens and towels
OPTION 3: COMMUTER
$92 Three meals Saturday, breakfast Sunday and virtual program
OPTION 4: VIRTUAL PROGRAM ONLY, MUST PRE-PAY TO PARTICIPATE
NO IN-PERSON RETREAT NO MEALS AT LAURELVILLE
$50 per person
$50 SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR:
- Individuals who express financial need
- Individuals who commit to relaying learning to their congregation and reporting back to
Voices Together team
- For more information or to inquire about a scholarship, email
- Scholarship deadline is Jan. 1, 2021
Register & FAQ
Who should attend this program?
This program isn’t just for pastors and music directors; it gathers a wide variety of individuals interested in worship, including:
- New music or worship leaders looking to become stronger leaders
- Experienced music and worship leaders looking for a refresher course to help them improve their effectiveness in their congregations
- Anyone with a love for music and worship who is discerning their gifts and interested in exploring music or worship leadership
How do I register?
Please register before Dec. 29, 2020. The in-person retreat is limited to 100 registrants and there will be no large group singing as before. The virtual-conference-only registration is unlimited. To register, scroll down and register online, or you can print, complete, and send the registration form to Laurelville Mennonite Church Center at 941 Laurelville Ln., Mount Pleasant, PA 15666, or fax it to 724.423.2096, or call 724.423.2056 to register by phone Mondays, Thursdays or Fridays. Payment in full is required with each registration (your $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is included in the registration cost). Please be sure to indicate any special dietary needs you might have so we can make necessary accommodations.
Many congregations choose to register their participants together and we encourage you to do this. Please note however that we must receive individual names, contact information, and payment in order to hold your spots. Whenever sending payment, please clearly indicate the names of the congregation and participants so that we can divide the payment accordingly.
What if I need to cancel my registration?
Your payment is refundable (minus a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit) until two weeks prior to the start of the event. While no refunds are given after the two week deadline, you may transfer the balance of your registration payment (minus the $50 non-transferable deposit) to a participant coming in your place. As we understand that life and weather can be unpredictable, we can roll your money into 2022.
How do I get to Laurelville?
Laurelville is located 45 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands, just fifteen minutes from the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Driving Directions
What are the lodging accommodations like?
Your retreat experience begins with finding a comfortable place to rest and relax. Lodging at Laurelville varies in terms of comfort and style, so we encourage you to select an accommodation that will best suit your needs.
Learn more about our lodging facilities.
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Thank you for your interest in our Programs. Please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon to respond to your questions. If you have a question about reserving your own retreat at Laurelville, please use this separate form.
If you are having trouble registering online please email email@example.com or call us 724.423.2056 from 9am-3:30pm Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays. Laurelville staff is working reduced hours in the office from November to December, so please leave message and will we get back to as soon as we can.