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Music that Makes Community Retreat


  • The Bishop's Ranch 5297 Westside Rd Healdsburg, CA 95448 USA (map)

Music that Makes Community returns to the beautiful Bishop's Ranch in Sonoma County, CA for our sixth retreat, January 20-23. The Ranch is an ideal setting to spend three restful days singing, learning, and recharging for the year to come while enjoying the beauty of Northern California. 

A dynamic team of MMC presenters including Conie Borchardt, Nehemiah Luckett, Donald Schell, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, plenaries, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community‚Äôs singing practice. Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's repertoire of sung prayer and praise. Take a walk in the surrounding vineyards and enjoy breathtaking views of the Russian River threading through the valley. There's no better place to take some time to reconnect with the joy of singing in community, and we hope you will join us!

Attendees can register to stay at the Ranch and enjoy delicious food prepared by the Ranch's chefs, or participate as a commuter. Take advantage of discounted early registration rates by reserving your spot before December 1!

Student/Seminarian Rates
Students and seminarians are welcome to attend Music that Makes Community at a significant discount. Please contact Paul Vasile if you are a full-time student at a college, university, or seminary and would like to attend.

The rates for our 2019 retreat are as follows:

Single occupancy room: 
Early Bird Rate (December 10): $675
Regular Registration Rate (after December 10): $750

Double occupancy room:

Early Bird Rate (December 10): $600
Regular Registration Rate (after December 10): $675 

Commuters: 
Early Bird Rate (December 10): $375
Regular Registration Rate: (after December 10): $450

We are pleased to be able to offer scholarship to those with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile to inquire if you or your congregation qualify for assistance.