We have created many resources to help your congregation engage with Voices Together. On this page you will find indexes, curricula, teaching videos, essays, stories on particular songs, and much more! May these resources enrich your congregational experience with this new Anabaptist worship and song collection.
Streaming License Information for Voices Together
Guide to Adopting Voices Together
LEADER FALL 2020 RESOURCES
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Eager to try out some new music in Voices Together? This helpful chart outlines some new songs to try out if your congregation is used to singing certain songs or types of songs.
Dec. 13, 2020 — Voices Together Dedication Launch
Click the link below to view the full recording of this event, as well as individual videos for several musical performances.
January 2021 — Voices Together Launch II in partnership with Laurelville
Click the link below to view the full recording of this service.
March 2021 — Voices Together Launch III: For the Joy of Ear and Eye
Click the link below to view the full recording of this service, as well as a Q&A with contributing artists.
May 2021 — Voices Together Launch IV: Ask the Complicated Questions
This workshop explores how items in Voices Together can be used to respond to difficult and joyous life events, express ranges of emotion, and engage communities within and beyond our congregations.
Imagining Jubilee: Living the Reign of God through Songs, Prayers, and Images
Click the link below to view the full recording of both the English and Korean events.
June 2021 — Anti-racist Worship and Song
This webinar consists of two panels, “Part I: Decentering Whiteness in Congregational Song” and “Part II: Anti-racism and Voices Together.” Panelists discuss how and why we should cultivate anti-racist worship practices. Instead of approaching anti-racism as a “special topic,” how can our habits become more inclusive, just, and emblematic of God’s reign?
Curricula & Discussion guides
Hymn Sing Blueprints
Five Session Congregational Curriculum
A five-session curriculum will help introduce Voices Together and all of its products to your congregation. Written by Anneli Loepp Thiessen, a member of the committee, the curriculum walks a congregation through unpacking what’s in this new collection, how content decisions were made, and allows time for singing and reflecting.
Four Session Worship Leader Curriculum
This four-session adult faith formation curriculum based on the Worship Leader Edition helps you reflect on the worship practices of your own community. Written by Sarah Kathleen Johnson, who edited the worship leader edition, it is ideal for a general audience or a worship leadership team. Only facilitators need copies of the Worship Leader Edition. Options are provided for meeting either online or in person.
and communities of faith can respond when it is discovered that beloved
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Expansive Language in Voices Together
When worshipers flip through the pages of the new hymnal and worship book Voices Together, or swipe through songs in the app, they will discover many different images of God. Images like Rock, Breath, and Creator appear alongside Father, Mother, Womb, and King. Pronouns including he/him and she/her are used to refer to God. Some familiar hymn texts are revised, whereas others remain unchanged. In this statement the committee outlines the theological foundations and practical approach taken to language for God in Voices Together.
Guide to Contemporary Worship Music
Voices Together includes hundreds of expressions of music and worship, gathered from around the world over thousands of years. Contemporary worship music (CWM) is among these expressions. This guide introduces the CWM in Voices Together to both those who are very familiar with this expression of worship and those for whom it is new.
Guide to Voices Together Songs and Resources with Connections to Indigenous Communities
Voices Together includes thirteen songs and five worship resources with connections to Indigenous communities in Canada and the United States. A new resource guide provides background information, suggestions for leading, and practical guidance for how to engage these songs and prayers in ways that are respectful. Communities are encouraged to use these resources throughout the entire church year, but especially for services around Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada (Sept. 30) and Indigenous Peoples’ Day (June 21 in Canada, the second Monday in October in the United States).
To locate a specific song, click here then click on the magnifying glass to the right of the “About” heading, and enter the title in the search bar.
All Indexes are from the pew edition unless otherwise noted.
Getting to Know Voices Together
Top Ten Lists (click to view full list)
‘Voices Together’ hymnal set for fall launch with safety of singing together in question (The Mennonite)
Add a personal touch to your hymnals with these downloadable bookplate templates.
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VOICES TOGETHER LOGOS
The title artwork serves as the logotype for Voices Together. The logotype should not be distorted in any way. Make certain when resizing that the dimensions are constrained. The words should not be separated.
The dove symbol should not be distorted in any way. The same care is required in handling/resizing the symbol as is given for the logotype. The symbol should not be reversed or rotated.
Voices Together Title Artwork
Voices Together Dove Symbol