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Our mission is to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing in the United States and Canada.

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Apr 22, 2024

Press Release: The Iona Community has appointed two world-renowned musicians

Press release: April 2024 The Iona Community has appointed two world-renowned musicians to support church worship leaders. Scottish conductor and church musician, Iain McLarty, and Jane Bentley, a specialist in musical participation, will start working for the Iona Community, as part of the Wild Goose Resource Group later this year. Both Iain and Jane have worked […]

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Mar 14, 2024

Celebrate and Explore the First 100 Years

For more than 100 years, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada has promoted and advocated for congregational song. Please join us for a Zoom gathering on Monday, April 29, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm ET, to explore that history and to celebrate the recently published A Calling and A Community: The Hymn […]

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Our Latest Blogs

May 13, 2024

IN MANY TONGUES – Pentecost, Year B

May 19, 2024 Revised Common Lectionary Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (see 30) Galatians 5:16-25 John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 Fans of Star Trek and other science fiction shows may be familiar with the universal translator—a system […]

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May 06, 2024

LOOKING UP? – Ascension of the Lord, Year B

May 9 or 12, 2024 NOTE: Click here for a reflection on the Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B, which is observed on Sunday, May 12, by communities that celebrate Ascension on Thursday, May 9. Revised Common Lectionary Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 1:1-11 […]

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