Worship, Singing, Scriptures & Prayers

February 17 - February 19, 2023 // 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Join us for a VMC Leadership Enrichment Event. Our hope for this weekend is to focus on God and remember that God’s presence surrounds us at all times, to be grateful and loving people to each other and our neighbors, even when we are going through challenging times.

Ben Bergey is assistant professor of Music at Eastern Mennonite University.

Ben Bergey, Assistant Professor of Music at Eastern Mennonite University.

Benjamin Bergey is an energetic and passionate musician, whose conducting has been described as “captivating” and “communicative.” He began on the piano and violin at age six, and works now as a conductor, professor, and church musician. As assistant professor, he conducts the Orchestra, Chamber Singers, and University Choir, as well as teaches Music Theory and Conducting. He also advises the new Music and Peacebuilding major.

Additionally, Bergey is a prominent music leader in the Mennonite Church, having recently served as Director of Music at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church for six years, and notably as Music Editor for Voices Together, the hymnal for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, as well as compiler and editor for the hymnal’s Accompaniment Edition. He regularly leads worship and resourcing events at assemblies, workshops, and conferences, and is the music planner for the 2022 Mennonite World Conference Assembly music and songbook.



Friday evening
4:00 Registration begins – No dinner is provided by WCRC
7:00  Session I

Saturday Morning
 8:00 Breakfast
9:00   Session II
10:00  Break
10:30-11:30  Session III
12:00 noon Lunch

Afternoon is for Rest, Renewal, Reflection

Saturday Evening
5:30 Supper
7:00 Session IV

Sunday Morning
8:00am Breakfast
9:00-10:30- Session V

No Sunday lunch is provided by WCRC
Bring snacks to share for Friday and Saturday evening.

Event location: Williamsburg Christian Retreat Center
Event address: 9275 Barnes Road, Toano, VA 23168 [Google maps]
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