Worship planners, church musicians, clergy and lay folks are invited to join Music that Makes Community leaders in exploring the shades of Lent over two days in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Four sessions will be offered in a combination of hybrid and in-person sessions anchored at St. Michael’s and All Angels Episcopal Church.  Sessions include:  

  • Singing lament and grief, 
  • Creative paperless song and liturgy for Lent
  • Walking pilgrimage for Christian Unity
  • Dances of Universal Peace 

The retreat will be led by a dynamic team of local musicians and clergy, including the Rev. Sylvia and Donnel Miller-Mutia, David and Winona Poole, as well as MMC's new Executive Director Conie Borchardt.


  • Friday afternoon, January 19, 1:30-4 p.m. MT - Lent Resources hybrid workshop (St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal)
    • Offered live on Zoom at these times
      • Pacific:  12:30-3p PT 
      • Central:  2:30-5p CT 
      • Eastern:  3:30-6p ET 
      • Atlantic:  4:30-7p AT
  • Friday evening, January 19, 7-8:30p* - Dances of Universal Peace (St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal) - More details here.
  • Saturday morning, January 20, 9-11:30a - Lamentation Practices for Times of Crisis (St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal) - More details here.
  • Saturday afternoon, January 20, 1-5p - Singing Pilgrimage for Christian Unity (starting/ending at St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal) - More details here.
    • Maybe livestreamed, tbd


Each session is offered as a free-will offering.  Suggested donation is $10-50 per person per session.  No one will be turned away!  We need everyone singing!

In-person participants are on their own for lodging and meals.  Please reach out if you’d like a list of nearby restaurants and lodging.  


Please reach out to Conie at [email protected] with any questions or to request scholarship assistance.

January 19, 2024 at 1:30pm - January 21, 2024
St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal
601 Montaño Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
United States
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Conie Borchardt · · 612-204-2235

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