Music & Worship Leaders Retreat

A music and worship leaders retreat where you can truly relax, recharge and reconnect

Music and Worship Leader’s Retreat, one of Laurelville’s long-standing programs, is designed to give music and worship leaders a space to relax, recharge, learn, and connect with their peers. This weekend retreat includes workshops, seminars, valuable resources, fellowship time, and plenty of music.

Dates & Pricing

January 21-23, 2022: Registration opens September, 2021.

Three pricing options:

Virtual
$60/person

Commuter
$140/person

Overnight
$200-$350/person, depending on lodging preferences (see a full list of lodging options when registering)

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Details

Please note: For MWLR 2022, participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and masks will be required 

This year’s retreat will explore the theme of lament and hope through songs and worship resources from ‘Voices Together.’ Topics include the psalms, anger, sexual abuse, climate crisis, community tragedies, and more. Resources from Anabaptist sources will be a focus of the weekend. Our theologies of hope and lament are expressed and formed when communities gather for worship. Our guest speaker is Safwat Marzouk, along with Benjamin Bergey, Sarah Kathleen Johnson, and other ‘Voices Together’ resource experts.

For this year’s event, in person attendance will be limited to 150 people. 

The 2022 virtual component will include the plenaries, prayers, a virtual hang-out, and the Sunday worship service. 

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Planning Committee

  • Benjamin Bergey
  • Sarah Kathleen Johnson
  • Bradley Kauffman
  • Anneli Loepp Thiessen
  • Darryl Neustaedter Barg
  • Katie Graber
  • Adam Tice

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?
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 Retreat Center at 941 Laurelville Ln., Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666, 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.

Note: If you experience any issues with online registration, please contact us at 724-423-2056.

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.

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Accommodations

Guesthouse

  • 20 private rooms
  • Max occupancy: 76 (4/room)
  • Private bathroom, 1 queen bed, and 2 twin beds in each room
  • Linens provided
  • Associated meeting space: Meetinghouse
  • Contact for all inclusive pricing
  • Floorplan: First, Second

Solarhouse

  • 32 private rooms
  • Max occupancy: 126 (4/room)
  • Private bathrooms; 1st floor rooms: 1 queen bed and 2 twin beds (bunk), 2nd floor rooms: 1 queen bed and 2 twin beds (in loft)
  • Linens provided
  • Associated meeting space in building
  • Contact for all inclusive pricing
  • Floorplan: First, Second

Motel

  • 10 private rooms
  • Max occupancy: 40 (4/room)
  • Private bathrooms, 1 full bed, and 2 twin beds in each room
  • Linens provided
  • Associated meeting space: Laurel Room
  • Contact for all inclusive pricing
  • Floorplan: Motel Room

Cottages

  • 4 rooms, 2 shared bathrooms
  • Max occupancy: 10-16
  • Kitchen and supplies
  • Living room meeting space
  • Linens available for $8/person
  • Contact for all inclusive pricing
  • Floorplan: Standard, Danzig
  • 5 cottages available

Meeting Spaces

Meetinghouse

  • Seats groups up to 200
  • Associated lodging space: Guesthouse

Registration

For MWLR 2022, participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
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 Retreat Center at 941 Laurelville Ln., Mt. 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.

Note: If you have any issues with online registration, please contact us at 724-423-2056

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.