News & Stories

Is there such a thing as a Mennonite song?

February 19th, 2019

This article original 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...

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Hymnal Visual Art Chosen

February 18th, 2019

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...

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

February 14th, 2019

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...

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Voices Together: Advent Resources

February 12th, 2019

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...

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Music and worship leaders gather at Laurelville conference

January 18th, 2019

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...

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Group focused on worship practices gathers as part of the Voices Together project

September 6th, 2018

Voices Together Central Worship Practices Committee will seek input this fall   HARRISONBURG, Va. — In addition to considering the songs we sing in worship, a group of people is taking a look at the words and actions that...

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Hymnal volunteer hours valued at $296,280 annually

August 29th, 2018

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Producing a new hymnal is a major undertaking. A project of this significance takes many hours and substantial funding. Before the Voices Together hymnal is ever produced, MennoMedia will spend approximately $700,000 in production and development...

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Creating a hymnal cover

June 26th, 2018

Designers, editors, and marketers weigh in on Voices Together process First impressions are important. A great book cover catches your eye in three seconds and you pick it up to read further or you move on. As people who sing...

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Voices Together announced as title for new hymnal

June 1st, 2018

Matching gift campaign for hymnal launched by Everence and MCC U.S.; option for matching gifts also launches in Canada   HARRISONBURG, Va.—The new worship and song collection for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada will be called Voices...

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Resonate committee members visit diverse congregations as part of hymnal project

May 8th, 2018

Resonate committee members visit diverse congregations as part of hymnal project HARRISONBURG, Va.— Bradley Kauffman, Katie Graber, and Darryl Neustaedter Barg have traveled thousands of miles since last June just to listen. The members of the Resonate team have...

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