News And Media Releases

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 […]

Table of Contents Introduced for Voices Together Hymnal

Posted on: April 10th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

HARRISONBURG, Va. — The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee is introducing the table of contents for Voices Together. This marks a significant development for the new hymnal coming in Fall 2020. Hymnals are typically organized in one of three ways. They are developed around the Christian year (for example, Advent, Christmas, Good Friday, Easter), theological […]

Voices Together Lent and Easter Sampler

Posted on: March 13th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

This article originally appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s MennoSnapshots blog. by Benjamin Bergey, Katie Graber, Sarah Johnson, Bradley Kauffman, SaeJin Lee, Cynthia Neufeld Smith and Adam Tice, members of the Voices Together worship and song committee. The Winter 2019 Leader magazine from MennoMedia includes many resources for the Lent and Easter seasons, which extend from Ash Wednesday […]

Voices Together: The invitation to communion

Posted on: February 26th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

This article originally appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s MennoSnapshots blog. Sarah Kathleen Johnson is the worship resources editor for Voices Together and the editor of a companion volume for worship planners and leaders. She is a doctoral candidate in theology at the University of Notre Dame and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Communion is about unity. […]

Is there such a thing as a Mennonite song?

Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

This article originally appeared on Mennonite Church USA’s MennoSnapshots blog. Darryl Neustaedter Barg is energized by leading singing in worship in very diverse styles but feels most at home by the campfire. He is also a communicator employed by both Mennonite Church Manitoba and Canadian Mennonite University and a member of the Voices Together worship […]

Hymnal Visual Art Chosen

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

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Visual art for the Voices Together hymnal has been chosen by the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee. The 12 visual art pieces selected will appear in the forthcoming hymnal—including the pew, worship leader, digital app, and projection editions. These 12 pieces of visual art will be placed throughout the Voices Together hymnal, […]

Voices Together: The work of including Indigenous voices, perspectives and ways of worship in the new Mennonite worship and song collection

Posted on: February 14th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

This post originally appeared on the Mennonite Church USA MennoSnapshots blog.   Katie Graber is an ethnomusicologist who studies race and ethnicity in a variety of contexts including Mennonite music, American music, and European opera. She has taught classes on Western music history and world music, and she accompanies Suzuki recitals and school choirs. She […]

Voices Together: Advent Resources

Posted on: February 12th, 2019 by Voices Together Hymnal

This post originally appeared on the Mennonite Church USA MennoSnapshots blog. Adam M. L. Tice is text editor for Voices Together. His hymn texts appear in numerous recently published hymnals. He lives in Goshen, Indiana, and attends Faith Mennonite Church.   The Fall 2018 issue of Leader magazine includes a section of material under consideration for the […]

Music and worship leaders gather at Laurelville conference

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

Eagerness mounts for Voices Together hymnal coming in 2020   MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa.—“I’m amazed at the exhilaration that comes from a room full of voices singing together,” said Brent Alderfer, a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Pa. and part of a group of 11 persons from that congregation who joined the annual Laurelville Music […]