News And Media Releases

Hymnal Committee appointed

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by Voices Together Hymnal

Six women and six men from across North America have been chosen to serve on the committee for the new song collection for Mennonite churches planned for release in 2020. The committee selections were announced by Bradley Kauffman, recently named project director for the collection, and Amy Gingerich, editorial director for MennoMedia, the agency managing […]

Song Collection Project Director Hired

Posted on: September 9th, 2016 by Voices Together Hymnal

Bradley Kauffman brings passion for Anabaptist theology, music, and worship Bradley Kauffman of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been hired as project director for the new song collection for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. The print version is slated for release in 2020. He began this full-time staff position on July 5, 2016. Kauffman earned a […]

Expressing Reality by Greg Yoder

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by Voices Together Hymnal

My aunt Louise tells stories about me as a two- or three-year-old, singing my heart out on car trips, loudly writing new verses to “The Fox Went Out on a Chilly Night” from the backseat with reckless abandon and not a care in the world for phrasing, rhyme scheme, meter, or even pitch, for that […]

Music That Transforms by Tim Shue

Posted on: September 8th, 2016 by Voices Together Hymnal

Forty odd years after it happened, my friend, Chris, had only to recite the number 555 to get me to laugh. The number is not a punchline to any joke. It is simply the easy-to-remember number of a favorite song in The Mennonite Hymnal. We loved that song because an elderly lady in our church […]