News And Media Releases

“‘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 […]

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 […]