Sing Unto God and Music that Makes Community invite you to an Interfaith Community SING at Westmoreland UCC on Sunday, March 26 at 4 p.m. The afternoon of participatory singing will be led by Cantor Rosalie Will and Paul Vasile, dynamic song leaders and facilitators who work within their respective faith communities to empower songleaders and invite experiences of embodied, sung prayer.

When we sing, we connect with one other and with something larger than our individual selves — whether it’s community or the Sacred. Join us for this uplifting experience of learning and collaboration, as we share songs from varied musical and spiritual traditions that speak to themes of renewal, hope, and our longing for peace and justice.

The event is free and open to all who love to sing, regardless of musical experience or training. Freewill donations are welcome and help support the work of Sing Unto God and Music that Makes Community.

Cantor Rosalie Will brings more than 25 years of experience in training songleaders, leading worship, and creating singing communities. After 16 years with Temple Emanuel in Kensington, MD, she now consults congregations on issues of worship, music, and synagogue transition, and she mentors clergy in the field. She is founder and director of Sing Unto God, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to elevating the practice and promotion of meaningful worship and of singing together. She produces events which lead the cutting edge of worship and music thinking, trains communal singing professionals on best principles for communal singing as well as singing for justice, and is about to publish a narrative book with Transcontinental Music Publishing entitled Songleading: A Work of Art. Rosalie also supports the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) on issues of worship and music. ​Rosalie leads worship in communities across the country, is a worship coach and consultant, as well as a performer.

Paul Vasile serves as Executive Director of Music That Makes Community and is passionate about modeling and sharing leadership practices that sustain the musical and spiritual life of communities. He mentors and supports an ecumenical network of song leaders across North America who are committed to oral tradition (“paperless”) song leadership practices. Committed to expansive, imaginative, and hospitable experiences of music making wherever he goes, Paul’s leadership builds trust, invites spaces of creativity, vulnerability, and play, and supports practices of reflection and holistic learning. Recognized as a multitalented musician and liturgist, he is committed to building, renewing, and reshaping faith communities through the ways they worship and sing together.

March 26, 2023 at 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Westmoreland UCC
1 Westmoreland Cir
Bethesda, MD 20816
United States
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