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Aug 14, 2023

Writing the Church’s Song 2023

The Center for Congregational Song will be sponsoring Writing the Church’s Song, a three-day writing retreat for beginner and intermediate hymn writers that will be held in Richmond, Virginia, November 8-11, 2023. Two exceptional clinicians, Jacque Jones, FHS, and Mark Miller, will challenge, inspire, and guide you as a hymn writer. These mentors will provide […]

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Jul 31, 2023

Call for Sectionals – 2024 Conference

The Hymn Society is seeking proposals for sectionals (breakout sessions) to be presented at the next Annual Conference to be held July 14-17, 2024 in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference theme is “Without Limits: Singing the Congregation’s Song.” At each conference we hold between 30 and 40 breakout sessions which are chosen from submissions we receive […]

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Our Latest Blogs

Nov 27, 2023

COMING WHEN? – First Sunday of Advent, Year B

December 3, 2023 Revised Common Lectionary Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16, 18-19 (4) 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:33-37 Christmas is coming. The clues are everywhere—the decorations, the music, the shopping, the excitement—and of course, the exhaustion and anxiety. There […]

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Nov 20, 2023

SEEING AND SERVING – Christ the King / Reign of Christ, Year A

November 26, 2023 Revised Common Lectionary Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 or Psalm 95:1-7a Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17 Psalm 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6 (1) 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28 Matthew 25:31-46 Shortly after I began a new full-time position in music ministry, my highly respected predecessor invited me to join […]

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