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Wesley said, ‘Sing lustily.’

How to sing according to John Wesley

To sing from a printed page is different, says the Rev. Jack Harnish. But while he prefers hymnals, he concludes the main thing is to “just sing” as Wesley instructed.

How to livestream worship legally

Livestream with a cell phone

Are you using hymns, videos, and Bible translations appropriately when you livestream your worship? Here are helpful tips from United Methodist Communications.

Michigan pastors share their songs

Songs for church use

Praise the Lord! Two songs by Michigan pastors are being offered free for use in congregational worship.

Claiming the power of song

Song is important at General Conference

Sermons are powerful but words combined with a melody “stick with us,” says Zebulon M. Highben, director of  Music at Duke University Chapel. What’s a song that sticks with you?

More music for your Lenten worship

Lenten music offered free

With COVID-19 forcing churches to move to online worship, many are concerned about finding music they can legally use on the internet. These two Korean United Methodist clergy share free recordings.

Bishop’s Advent video offers hope

Advent video message by Bishop Bard

“This Advent season,” says Bishop David Bard, “we find ourselves in the wilderness, exiled from our usual practices.” The bishop offers a song about the new thing God is doing in these troubled times.

Advent-Christmas music quiz

We listen. We hum. We sing along. But how much do we know about our favorite songs of the season? 

More hymns for Advent season

Advent journey to Bethlehem

Advent starts December 2nd. If you want to preserve the integrity of the season in song, here are five Advent hymns set to more familiar Christmas tunes.

Event shares top 100 hymns

Fusing deeply held Wesleyan traditions with revitalized local worship contexts was the focus of a recent ground-breaking conference in North Carolina.