Music and Worship Leaders Retreat ~ January
Thank you so much for supporting Laurelville’s mission through this event each January. We are so grateful to MennoMedia and the “Voices Together” creators for their tireless work on the virtual version of this annual conference. Next year’s dates will be announced this summer if not sooner.
Links to the 2021 retreat sessions are below. If you did not pay to attend the virtual conference, consider making a donation to Laurelville to help cover related expenses here (scroll down to GIVE).
- Friday Evening Prayer: https://youtu.be/
- Saturday Morning Prayer: https://youtu.be/
- Saturday VOICES TOGETHER Launch II: https://youtu.be/
- Saturday Evening Coffeehouse: https://youtu.be/
- Saturday Evening Prayer: https://youtu.be/
- Sunday Service: https://www.youtube.
CONFERENCE CHAT RESOURCES
SATURDAY MORNING PRESENTATIONS:
Voices Together T-Shirts: https://store.
mennomedia.org/Voices- Together-T-shirt-Small-P5888. aspx
Voices Together facebook page: https://www.facebook.
Worship Leader Edition: http://
voicestogetherhymnal.org/ products/catalog/voices- together-worship-leader- edition/
Voices Together audio recordings: http://
voicestogetherhymnal.org/ products/catalog/voices- together-audio-recordings/
Blog post on 16th century Anabaptist resources: https://www.
mennoniteusa.org/menno- snapshots/sixteenth-century- anabaptist-voices-together/
SATURDAY MORNING ROUNDTABLE:
Guide to Adopting Voices Together: http://
voicestogetherhymnal.org/wp- content/uploads/2020/11/Guide- to-Adopting-Voices-Together- download.pdf
Pausing In Hope blog post by Louisa Adria: http://
Richard Rohr prayer: https://cac.org/the-
Voices Together art article: https://www.
canadianmennonite.org/stories/ mennonite-milestones-through- artists-lens
Virtual Choir of “We Your People Sing Your Praises:” https://www.youtube.
If You Like…. In Voices Together blog post: http://
voicestogetherhymnal.org/wp- content/uploads/2020/11/If- you-like2.pdf
INFORMAL LUNCH CHAT
LAUNCH WEBINAR II
Expansive Language for God in Voices Together: http://
voicestogetherhymnal.org/wp- content/uploads/2020/10/ Expansive-Language-in-VT-2. pdf?fbclid= IwAR3VSNKM0RvvEZCn00oct0Bk8M2n iIBfFnuPQwRORO5vKCOXvJblhu- 3tnQ
Popular Idiom in Voices Together: https://www.
mennoniteusa.org/menno- snapshots/worshipping-in- contemporary-styles-popular- musical-idioms-in-voices- together/
Why and How to Sing Interculturally: https://www.
mennoniteusa.org/menno- snapshots/why-and-how-sing- interculturally/
Including Indigenous Voices: https://www.
mennoniteusa.org/menno- snapshots/voices-together-the- work-of-including-indigenous- voices-perspectives-and-ways- of-worship-in-the-new- mennonite-worship-and-song- collection/
View VOICES TOGETHER Launch Parties
To view the VOICES TOGETHER launch parties or to register for the March 10 or May 6 Launch Parties,
RESOURCES for VOICES TOGETHER & music and worship leaders
Here is a guide to adopting VOICES TOGETHER for your congregation.
Learn about some new songs in this engaging chart.
A thoughtful discussion of expansive and inclusive language can be found here.
*lunch & dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday. All rooms include private bath, linens and towels
$92 Three meals Saturday, breakfast Sunday and virtual program
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?
As soon as the dates for 2022 are released, 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 during office hours. 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 the next year.
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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