The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, the featured teacher at the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference, took members across time and space to expand their understandings of worship and music.
A hospice chaplain finds, “Music can awaken the deepest level of emotional response in positive ways.” It’s a tool that shares Jesus’ love.
“It’s breaking my heart,” says Bishop Laurie Haller. She explains that coronavirus makes choral singing “a super-spreader event.”
Rev. Glenn Wagner asserts, “It can be fruitful to approach today’s challenges with guidance from Methodism’s visionary founder, John Wesley.”
Wearing masks, washing hands, no-touch orders of worship. These factors of return to in-person worship are understandable. Why no singing?
We listen. We hum. We sing along. But how much do we know about our favorite songs of the season?
A congregation decides to move beyond the traditional carol singing and finds harmony in community.
The Rev. Anna Moon, TroyHope Ministry, is a member of the team revising the United Methodist Hymnal.
Singing in church creates better worship, a greater sense of community, and improves health.