Music & Worship Leaders Retreat

 

Let’s Dream Together: Worship & singing with Mark Miller

Jan. 19-21, 2024

Mark Miller, courtesy of Drew

This is a weekend you will not want to miss! Our guest keynote speaker and song leader, Mark Miller, will lead us in some of his new music as well as music within Voices Together, combining story and song into worship. We will “draw the circle wide” as we sing and worship together. Mark Miller, composer of five songs found in Voices Together, teaches church music at Drew University and Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music and Divinity School. A graduate of Julliard and Yale, Miller’s music is sung world-wide, providing a soundtrack of hospitality, equality, and justice.

All registrants will receive a copy of his new songbook: Revolution of the Heart, and he will use songs out of it throughout the weekend. Read his bio HERE.

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

Jan. 19-21, 2024
Online registration is now open! 

Overnight
Guesthouse/Solarhouse per person
Single – $385
2 per room – $275
3 per room – $235

Motel per person
Single – $345
2 per room – $250
3 per room – $220

Cottages per person $230 for up to 4 per room, linens add $8

Commuter – $144

Saturday only – $105

Registration / Contact

Details/Schedule

 

2024  schedule
4 PMRegistration begins Dining Hall
5:30 PMDinner
7 PMOpening Session
Evening prayer
9 PMSnack
Saturday
8 AMMorning prayer
8:30 AMBreakfast, Dining Hall
9:30 AMMorning plenary, Meetinghouse
11 AMTalkback with Mark Miller
12 PMLunch, Dining Hall
1 :30PMBreakout Session 1
3:00 PMBreak
3:30 PMBreakout Session 2
5:30 PMDinner
7 PMHymn Sing + Meetinghouse
8:30 PMSnack
9 PMEvening prayer
Sunday
8 AMMorning prayer, Meetinghouse
8:30 AMBreakfast, Dining Hall
9:30 AMAsk Me Anything/Question Box, Meetinghouse
10:30 AMMorning worship
12 PMLunch, Dining Hall

 

Registration / Contact

2024 Planning Committee & Featured Guest: MARK MILLER

  • Benjamin Bergey
  • Darryl Neustaedter Barg
  • Jenny Campagna
  • Katie Graber
  • Adam Tice
  • GUEST: MARK MILLER  Click here to read his bio/CV! An expert in choral conducting, sacred music and voice, he composed five songs found in Voices Together, Professor Miller teaches church music at Drew Universityand Yale’s Institute of Sacred Music and Divinity School. A graduate of Julliard and Yale, Miller’s music is sung world-wide, providing a soundtrack of hospitality, equality, and justice. 

     

FAQ

Who should attend this program?

It’s not 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?
Once the registration for 2024 opens mid-September, 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: Please contact us at 724-423-2056 if you experience any issues with online registration.

What if I must cancel after I have registered?
Life happens, weather happens. We get it. Your payment is refundable until two weeks prior to the event (minus a $50 non-refundable, non-transferable deposit).  While we cannot issue refunds after the two-week deadline, you may transfer the balance of your registration payment to a participant coming in your place or we can roll your money into the next year (minus the $50 non-transferable deposit).

Registration / Contact

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: 121 (4/room)
  • Private bathrooms; see floor plans for room breakdown
  • 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 $10/person
  • Contact for all inclusive pricing
  • Floorplan: Standard, Danzig
  • 5 cottages available

Meeting Spaces

Meetinghouse

  • Seats groups up to 200 (about 2,000 square feet)
  • Associated lodging space: Guesthouse

Registration

 How do I register?

As soon as registration for 2024 opens in mid-September, 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.