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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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Worship and Song Collection Project Fund-raising Update by Steve Carpenter

October 4th, 2017

MennoMedia, on behalf of Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA, is working to create a new Mennonite hymnal by 2020. I have been tasked with raising more than $600,000 to pay for the work of a 13-person hymnal...

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The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee receives $18,000 grant

May 19th, 2017

The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee has received an $18,000 grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship as part of Calvin’s Vital Worship Grants Program. This grant will enable the committee—working under the mantle Resonate—to work with congregations in Mennonite...

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Professor Mary Oyer’s top 10 hymns

January 4th, 2017

Posted on 10.3. 2016 at The Mennonite. Written By: Mary Oyer. Reposted with permission. Mary Oyer, Goshen (Indiana) College Professor Emeritus of Music and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary professor, reflects on her all-time favorite hymns. Oyer served on two...

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A Short History of Mennonite Hymnals – Presentation by Ken Nafziger

September 19th, 2016

  How our hymns influence and reflect our changing theology Dr. Kenneth J. Nafziger, longtime and noted professor of music at Eastern Mennonite University—plus a key figure in putting together a hymnal and two song supplements—spoke at a recent breakfast meeting of a...

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Love Song by Dorothy Beidler

September 13th, 2016

We arrived late to a funeral at my childhood church so we sat in the back, beyond the pews and songbooks. The song leader was as I remembered, with a pitch pipe and do-me-sol. I was thrilled as I...

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Hymnal Committee appointed

September 9th, 2016

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...

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Song Collection Project Director Hired

September 9th, 2016

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...

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