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A Prayer for Healing

Posted on: March 24th, 2020 by Voices Together Hymnal

As Voices Together is undertaking permissions work (seeking copyright contracts) in this period between January and June, we offer a song and a worship resource that may speak into the disorientation of these days of COVID-19.  The following excerpt from the forthcoming Voices Together “Worship Leader Edition” frames some of the gifts received when worshiping […]

Why and how should we sing interculturally?

Posted on: January 30th, 2020 by Voices Together Hymnal

This article originally appeared as a part of the Mennonite Church USA series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. By Katie Graber The Voices Together collection will include songs and worship resources in over 40 languages. This diversity represents […]

“‘Twas in the moon of wintertime” not included in new Mennonite hymnal

Posted on: December 17th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

This article is part of the MCUSA series on Voices Together, and originally appeared on the Menno Snapshots blog. By Katie Graber and Geraldine Balzar   Geraldine Balzer (left), Katie Graber Choosing whether or not to include a song in Voices Together is more complicated than whether or not people like singing it. The song known as “Huron […]

Voices Together presales far exceed initial projections

Posted on: December 9th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Mennonite church congregations, colleges, universities, and camps have preordered 29,388 copies of Voices Together. “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of enthusiasm support for this momentous project,” said Amy Gingerich, publisher at MennoMedia. “Truly this work is for the glory of God, and I give thanks for the many people contributing countless […]

Behind the scenes of Voices Together

Posted on: December 4th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

“Mom Squad” volunteers prepare texts for editing HARRISONBURG, VA — When some of the individuals working on the forthcoming Voices Together hymnal needed help with a big task, they called their moms. The task was daunting: the text committee (the group responsible for researching and preparing all aspects of song texts) needed draft files for […]

Voices Together committee holds final meeting

Posted on: November 5th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

WATERLOO, ON — A stack of paper containing 780 songs and a binder of 320 worship resources greeted each member of the Voices Together committee when they arrived for their tenth and final committee meeting in early October. In nine previous meetings, the committee had discussed content to include in this new worship and song […]

Voices Together Hymnal Discounts Extended

Posted on: October 29th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Due to a high response rate, MennoMedia is extending the Voices Together case quantity discount until December 1, 2019. The quantity discount was to be for the first 10,000 copies of the pew edition sold. But presales surpassed 10,000 copies by the first week in October. “These early orders have far exceeded […]

Voices Together Sampler Survey Now Available

Posted on: July 22nd, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

The Voices Together team has been excited to worship with so many Mennonites this summer! If you’ve tried out samples from the summer issue of Leader magazine in your congregation, or attended events at Kansas City or Abbotsford, please take a moment to complete a survey about those experiences. We want to hear from you!   Click […]

Pricing for Voices Together Hymnal Products Released

Posted on: April 18th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

MennoMedia released the pricing for the full suite of Voices Together products in the most recent edition of Leader magazine as well as in a brochure mailed to all Mennonite churches in the United States and Canada. Releasing all the pricing now allows congregations time to budget for the new hymnal in advance of its fall 2020 release. Voices Together will be […]

The experience of music at Mennonite World Conference Assemblies

Posted on: April 16th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

This article originally appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s MennoSnapshots blog. Paul Dueck is a retired music educator and presently employed by Mennonite Church Manitoba at Camp Assiniboia. He is passionate about congregational singing and has led music at numerous Mennonite assemblies. Paul is a member of the Voices Together worship and song committee. In the […]