Spring Gathering



Grounded in Faith, Called to Flourish


October 21- 23, 2016


Join us for the Association weekend filled with laughter, fellowship, food, friends, and re-centering worship.  

Spring and Fall Gatherings are a times for Association members and prospective members to share together in worship, fellowship, volunteer projects, and more. Our semi-annual business meeting is held on Saturday, offering you an opportunity to hear about news and events taking place at Laurelville, vote for and affirm board members and welcome new members into the Association. Activities for children of all ages are also provided, making our spring and fall gatherings a terrific experience for the whole family. Find more information about our Association here.

Check out our Postcard here.

View photos from last spring here.


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Julia Spicher Kasdorf


julia_kasdorf_01bJulia Spicher Kasdorf grew up in the Mennonite Church of Scottdale, camping at Laurelville.  An award-winning poet, she has published three collections in the Pitt Poetry Series, and her poems are featured on Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. A passion for Mennonite memory has lead her to publish the collection of essays, The Body and the Book:  Writing from a Mennonite Life, and biography, Joseph W. Yoder, Amish American.  She is a professor of English and women’s studies at Penn State, and is currently at work on a documentary project about the impacts of shale gas drilling in northern and southwestern Pennsylvania.




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Katie Graber will be leading us in song during our Fall Gathering.  Calling all musicians to be a part of the worship time!  If you’re interested in participating, please contact us at program@laurelville.org.    









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Tentative Schedule


Friday, October 21 
4:00-6:00 pmRegistration with light refreshments in the Small Dining Hall
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pmGathering in the Meetinghouse
8:45 pmFellowship/Refreshments/Open Shenandoah


Saturday, October 22 
8:00 amBreakfast
9:15 amLaurelville Business Meeting
-Childcare provided in the Lodge and Shen
10:30 amVolunteer projects begin
11:00 amGuesthouse Room Owner Meeting (in Guesthouse)
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pmVolunteer projects continue
1:30 pmSolarhouse Room Owner Meeting (in Solarhouse)
3:00 pmPopcorn on Gazebo Hill
4:00 pmPeopleMover Ride
5:30 pmDinner
Prospective Members Meeting over dinner (Small Dining Hall)
7:00 pmGathering in the Meetinghouse
-Childcare is provided in the Lodge and Shen
8:30 pmFellowship/Refreshments


Sunday, October 23 
8:00 amContinental Breakfast
9:00 amGathering in the Meetinghouse
-Childcare provided in the Lodge and Shen
10:30 amBrunch
12:30 pmRoom Check-out
Is It Really Free?

Yes, registration for Association weekends is provided at no cost to Laurelville Association members and those considering joining the Association. It’s our way of saying thank you for your support, both financially and through prayer and volunteer work. Many attendees typically make a monetary donation during their stay, but you are not required to do so.


To support us with a financial gift, make an online donation or send us a check.


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