ways to sing

Replacing the songs of David Haas

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.   By Katie Graber, Sarah Kathleen Johnson, Anneli Loepp Thiessen   MennoMedia released a statement on Tuesday: in response to credible accusations of sexual […]

Our worship belongs to all of us

Shaping the next generation of resources for the central practices of the church   This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.   Irma Fast Dueck is an associate professor of Practical […]

Updating the Bible?!? Working with Biblical Texts for Corporate Worship

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada.   Melanie A. Howard, Ph.D. is the assistant professor and program director of Biblical and Theological Studies at Fresno Pacific University. She is a […]

Why and how should we sing interculturally?

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. By Katie Graber The Voices Together collection will include songs and worship resources in over 40 languages. This diversity represents over two dozen languages used […]

“‘Twas in the moon of wintertime” not included in new Mennonite hymnal

This article is part of our series on Voices Together, a new worship and song collection coming fall 2020 from MennoMedia, in partnership with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada. By Katie Graber and Geraldine Balzar   Choosing whether or not to include a song in Voices Together is more complicated than whether or not […]

Voices Together: Expanding the musical language of prayer

Cynthia Neufeld Smith spent 30 years in Topeka, Kansas as co-pastor of the Southern Hills Mennonite Church. She currently serves as the Service Adventure unit leader through Mennonite Mission Network with her husband in Jackson, Mississippi. She serves on the tune committee of “Voices Together” and brings many different strands to the work of the […]