Language for our theological imaginations: Text editing “Voices Together”

By Katie Graber and Adam Tice 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.   The words we sing in worship carry tremendous power to form our theological imaginations. The poetry we […]

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 […]

Voices Together Summer Sampler

by Katie Graber and Sarah Johnson The third and final Voices Together sampler appears in the Spring 2019 issue of Leader Magazine (available from MennoMedia) and will be featured at the MC USA Convention in Kansas City and the MC Canada Gathering in Abbotsford. It includes some revisions of familiar songs and new items spanning […]

Beauty: A Language of the Soul

SaeJin Lee is a member of Hively Avenue Mennonite Church in Elkhart, Indiana, where she regularly leads music and worship. She studied Art and Bible/Religion/Philosophy at Goshen College and enjoys serving on the Worship Resources and Intercultural Worship subcommittees for Voices Together. SaeJin is a curious observer of “holy beauty” in ordinary matters.  From a […]

The experience of music at Mennonite World Conference Assemblies

Paul Dueck is a retired music educator and presently employed by Mennonite Church Manitoba at Camp Assiniboia. He is passionate about congregational singing and has led music at numerous Mennonite assemblies. Paul is a member of the Voices Together worship and song committee. In the summer of 1978, I attended my first Mennonite World Conference […]

Voices Together Lent and Easter Sampler

by Benjamin Bergey, Katie Graber, Sarah Johnson, Bradley Kauffman, SaeJin Lee, Cynthia Neufeld Smith and Adam Tice, members of the Voices Together worship and song committee. The Winter 2019 Leader magazine from MennoMedia includes many resources for the Lent and Easter seasons, which extend from Ash Wednesday to Pentecost. Lent is traditionally a time for […]

Your voice matters: An invitation to delegates

Glen Guyton is executive director of Mennonite Church USA. Join us for #MennoCon19 to help shape your church and programs which allow us to fulfill our vision of healing and hope. It sometimes seems the people on the outside of our denomination value our ministry programs more those who make up MC USA. I regularly […]

Voices Together: The invitation to communion

Sarah Kathleen Johnson is the worship resources editor for Voices Together and the editor of a companion volume for worship planners and leaders. She is a doctoral candidate in theology at the University of Notre Dame and is currently based in Toronto, Ontario. Communion is about unity. It is about unity with God and with […]

Is there such a thing as a Mennonite song?

Darryl Neustaedter Barg is energized by leading singing in worship in very diverse styles but feels most at home by the campfire. He is also a communicator employed by both Mennonite Church Manitoba and Canadian Mennonite University and a member of the Voices Together worship and song committee. How many of the songs in our […]

Voices Together: Advent Resources

Adam M. L. Tice is text editor for Voices Together. His hymn texts appear in numerous recently published hymnals. He lives in Goshen, Indiana, and attends Faith Mennonite Church. The Fall 2018 issue of Leader magazine includes a section of material under consideration for the Voices Together worship and song book being published in 2020. […]