Have you heard? The forthcoming hymnal for Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA will be called Voices Together !
Visit us at VoicesTogetherHymnal.org for ongoing updates!
Mennonite Worship and Song Committee ends open submissions*
From December 2016 until January 1 2018, the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee received over 2,200 sumbissions of worship resources, tunes, texts, and songs. We are so excited about this response. Open submissions are now closed--including *visual art submissions which remained open through February of 2018. Thank you for your interest and for tracking our progress!
(updated March 8, 2018)
In 2016, with excitement and anticipation, the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee began developing a new collection designed to succeed Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992), and supplements Sing the Journey (2005), and Sing the Story (2007). This new collection will take into account the breadth of practices within Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA as well as the diverse ways Mennonites sing and worship. It will be available in bound and digital formats. This new song collection is to be owned by and available throughout the denominations.
One aspect of building a collection is the call for new and original work. The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee calls on artists*, authors (of worship resources and hymn texts), songwriters (who compose words and music as a unit), and composers (of hymn tunes) to submit original work intended to enhance congregational worship in Anabaptist-Mennonite faith communities. We are excited to welcome submissions for consideration in this new collection, scheduled for release in 2020. We expect this submissions portal to be active throughout 2017.