Join me in Cincinnati, Ohio, as we SING sacred music from diverse cultures and traditions, EXPLORE leadership practices that encourage and animate congregational singing, and REFLECT on ways that worship can be life-giving, inclusive, and prophetic.
Sponsored by Carthage Christian Church (DOC), churches and individuals from the area are invited to attend one or all of the events. The cost is $50 per church and you are welcome to bring as large a group as you like from your congregation; no one will be turned away for financial reasons.
All are encouraged to attend, regardless of musical/vocal experience or training, including musicians, clergy, congregants, students and lay leaders.
Beer and Hymn Sing - Friday, May 20 at 7 pm at Andy's Cafe (7201 Vine Street)
We'll sing new and beloved songs of faith and make a joyful noise in a bar! Did Lutherans really borrow drinking songs for church? Find out!
Congregational Song Workshop - Saturday, May 21 from 12 to 4 pm at Carthage Christian Church (19 W 73rd Street)
Experience music from diverse traditions and cultures that can help broaden and deepen your congregation's sung prayer and praise. Participants will sing music from around the globe, Jazz, Gospel, chants and newly written material with inclusive and expansive language for God. Participants will be given a bibliography and practical guidance for introducing and incorporating new music into liturgy, grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity.