Retreats and seminars

See below for information on upcoming retreats and seminars.

  • GriefShare

    GriefShare features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed.


    Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to stuff their grief instead of allowing it to do the God-given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you.  Confidentiality is very much a part of this program.


    You will find encouragement, comfort and help. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling.   You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.


    We do not want you to walk this journey alone.  GriefShare is offered several times a year.  For information or to register, please call 717-532-8421.

    The next 13-week session runs from February 29, 2024 - May 23, 2024.

  • Joy El Events and Retreats

    Many retreats are held at Joy El camps throughout the year.  You can find out more about the camp and register for their retreats and programs at 

    or call 717-369-4539.

    Joy El Jubilee - Sat. April 27th

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Free activities with food available for purchase


    Financial assistance can be requested to attend these events. Complete and submit an Eschenmann Fund Request Form. The forms are located in "The Gathering Place" in the "Church Forms" drawer.

  • Doubling Gap Center, Home of Camp YoLiJWa

    Church Camp 2024

    Click HERE for everything you need to know about

    Camp YoliJwa and to register.


    Saturday, May 4th

    12:00 noon - 5:30pm

    Hike 6 miles or rock 4 hours to support the camp. You could earn up to a free week of 2024 camp when you participate!

    Open House - Sat. June 8th

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Free activities and there will be food available for purchase, including chicken BBQ.

    Click HERE for all the details!

  • Web sites we Recommend.

    -- The Story....How it all began and how it will never end. Following the Creation, Fall, Rescue, Restoration outline, this page shows how to personally begin with God and how that fits into His overall plan for the world.  Click Here

    --    For High School and College Students