Congregational Song Workshops with Michael Hawn

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts presents the Michael Hawn! Bring your worship team to hear the wit and wisdom of Michael Hawn on Saturday, September from 9:30am until 3pm at (St. Paul’s UMC, 3334 Breton Rd, SE, Grand Rapids, 49512). Michael Hawn served as the Director of the Master of Sacred Music program and distinguished professor of church music at Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology. More details, including schedule, registration fee (including lunch) is HERE.

Schedule for the day:

9:30 Arrival
10-12:00 Congregational Song and “shaping faith”
12-12:45 Lunch Provided
12:45-3:00 Introducing Global Song, a Song Festival
(The Lord’s Prayer, with a global perspective)

Michael Hawn served as the Director of the Master of Sacred Music program and distinguished professor of church music at Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology. His teaching specialties are: Worship and music, worship and culture, Seminary Singers & hymnology with research interests that include Global music and worship, cross-cultural worship and enlivening congregational song. Michael has worked extensively around the world with global song and congregational worship.

Some of his publications include: New Songs of Celebration Render: Congregational Singing in the Twenty-First Century, Gather into One: Praying and Singing Globally, One Bread, One Body: Exploring Cultural Diversity in Worship. In addition to sabbatical studies in Nigeria and Kenya, Michael has received several awards and distinctions, including the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards, and a citation for Excellence in Teaching at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

His Worship Renewal Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment have brought him into the Grand Rapids area and he is no stranger to worshiping congregations everywhere.

For registration info, click this link ⇒ REGISTRATION

Registration Deadline: Sept. 20, Fees: $25.00 Fellowship Member, $30.00 Non Member

United Methodist Women 43rd Annual Detroit Conference Celebration and Meeting

The United Methodist Women will be holding their 43rd Annual Detroit Conference Celebration and Meeting on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church in Marquette, Michigan.  Registration begins at 8:30am.

The theme is “Harvest Your Spiritual Gifts – Healing” presented by speaker Viki Crystal Prewitt, the morning anchor for WLUC TV Channel 6, Marquette.

An Ingathering Project will benefit the local “Room at the Inn – Marquette”.  They are asking for gift cards from Gordon’s Food Service (or cash) to purchase individually wrapped snack bars, cereal and coffee.

Flyer and registration information available here:

A separate bus trip to the Conference Celebration is available with pick-ups in Auburn Hills, Lapeer, Bay City, Ann Arbor, Flint and West Branch.  Flyer and registration available here: