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    NYC Practice Group

  • Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    Church of the Village in New York, NY

    Join us for a gathering of the New York City Practice Group, an opportunity to practice paperless leadership skills and share new songs in a community of gracious learning and discovery. The group is open to all, whether you've attended an MMC event yet or not. We'll gather in the Chapel of the Beloved Community at Church of the Village in Greenwich Village.

    Church of The Village is in Manhattan’s West Village on the corner of 13th Street and 7th Avenue. The 1, 2, 3, A, C, E, F, M, and L trains all stop a short distance away, as well as the PATH train from New Jersey.

    There is a wheelchair-accessible ramp on 13th Street for those who may have difficulty with stairs. An elevator provides access to church offices, meeting rooms, and gymnasium. Many restrooms are ADA-accessible.

  • Congregational Workshop at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church

  • Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN


    We're excited to spend time with the congregation and choir of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN. We'll explore how and why we sing together, noticing way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll reflect on how the energy we create through singing affects what we do in worship as a whole, as well as other parts of our human lives.

    Conie Borchardt and Paul Vasile will lead morning prayer and participatory learning time, inviting participants to experience paperless song forms and leadership practices. They'll also join the congregation the following morning, modeling how paperless music can be integrated into a Sunday morning liturgy. 

    While the workshop is specifically for members of the congregation, members of the wider community are welcome to join us. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office if you'd like to attend and we'll be happy to welcome you!

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, April 09, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m., hosted by the Cathedral of the Incarnation in downtown Baltimore. This is a great opportunity for those who've attended MMC workshops to practice their song teaching skills and learn new paperless repertoire. While geared toward folks who’ve attended an MMC event, all are welcome to sing.

    RSVP below. For more information, please contact coordinator Barbara Cates.

  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church

  • Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Music That Makes Community is excited to return to the Cincinnati area to share paperless music and leadership practices rooted in African and African-American musical traditions! The congregation of St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church hosts this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. Worship and learning will be led by Nehemiah Luckett, a dynamic song leader and composer from New York City, along with MMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile.

    We begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with dinner and an intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families from around the neighborhood. Community SINGs are free and everyone is welcome - no musical experience is required! We'll sing Spirituals, Gospel songs, folk songs, and oral tradition music from around the world that enlivens the spirit, nourishes the soul, and reminds us we belong to each other. Please RSVP for dinner on the registration page!

    We continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through modeling and generous invitation. Centered in African and African-American musical traditions, we'll explore how the energy we create through singing affects what we do in worship as a whole, as well as other parts of our human lives. Lunch, refreshments, and workshop materials are included with a registration fee of $25 per person. 

    Nehemiah and Paul will also offer worship leadership at St. Simon's on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

    RSVP for the Community SING and register for the workshop HERE!

    Scholarships are available for students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more.

    Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. 
    Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada. 

    The weekend's events are generously sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio


                                                            

  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at Southminster Presbyterian Church

  • Friday, May 03, 2019 at 07:00 PM through May 04, 2019
    Southminster Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS


    Music That Makes Community is excited to spend a weekend in Kansas City Area, sharing paperless (oral/aural tradition) music and leadership practices! Southminster Presbyterian Church will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song. MtMC's Executive Director, Paul Vasile will offer leadership, inviting participants into communal learning and reflection.

    We begin on Friday evening at 7 p.m. with a free Intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families of all sizes and configurations. SINGs are for everyone – no musical experience is required. We'll share songs that enliven the spirit, nourish the soul, and remind us that we belong to each other.

    We'll continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with a workshop exploring how and why we sing together, noticing way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll experience how the energy we create through singing affects what we do in worship as a whole, as well as other parts of our human lives. We'll share morning prayer, participatory learning time, and reflection on paperless song forms and leadership practices. 

    Paul will also preach and offer musical leadership Sunday morning.

    Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada. 

    Individual Registration Fee: $50
    Duo Registration Fee: $90 (two individuals)

    Scholarships are available for students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile in the MtMC office to learn more.

    Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost. Childcare will be provided for infants and children, though they are also warmly welcomed to sing with us. 

    The weekend's events are sponsored by Southminster Presbyterian Church.

  • Baltimore Practice Group

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, MD

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    Our Baltimore Practice Group meets again on Tuesday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m., hosted by the Cathedral of the Incarnation in downtown Baltimore. This is a great opportunity for those who've attended MMC workshops to practice their song teaching skills and learn new paperless repertoire. While geared toward folks who’ve attended an MMC event, all are welcome to sing.

    RSVP below. For more information, please contact coordinator Barbara Cates.

  • Hudson Valley Interfaith Practice Group

  • Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    We're excited to announce a new Interfaith Practice Group in the Hudson Valley. We'll gather in the Rectory behind St. John's Episcopal Church. Bring a song to share and/or one that you'd like to learn to teach! 

    For more info, please call Ana Hernandez at (914) 357-0365 and leave a message.  

    The group meets monthly on the Sunday after the full moon (mainly the 3rd Sunday of the month).

  • Healing Racism in Local Context

  • Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 01, 2019
    Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY

    How have you and your community been affected by racism and privilege? How do you talk about it? Do you have the skills to have conversations in your community across differences?

    Workshop Description:
    The workshop will focus on active listening skills 
    as well as how to engage in effective communications across cultural lines. We’ll engage in spiritual practice, and explore our capacities as gatekeepers in our communities.

    This workshop is important for anyone working with congregations, communities, and schools and is essential for anyone interested in healing racism and reconciliation work. Teams are encouraged to attend, as are commuters! All with a heart for healing and reconciliation are welcome. There will be much singing.

    About the Facilitator:
    Ana Hernandez is a workshop facilitator, author, and  composer/arranger working across the country (often in the Episcopal Church), focusing on participatory democracy, deep listening, dismantling racism, and reminding us all that we are beloved of God.

    For more information and to register, visit the event page.

  • Music That Makes Community Intensive at The United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

  • Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 06:00 PM through June 01, 2019

    Join a dynamic musical gathering at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities to recharge and renew your community song leading skills. Presenters Conie Borchardt, John Lee, Nehemiah Luckett, Andrea Sorum, and Paul Vasile will lead plenaries, sung prayer, reflection, and small groups to help you add the valuable tool of paperless (oral tradition) song leading to your community’s singing practice.

    We'll gather on the seminary's new campus in St. Paul to learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your community's repertoire of sung prayer and praise. This workshop will also have a special focus on music to sustain and support justice and resistance work. Song sharing and composition workshops will provide a space to create and share new music to sing within and beyond the walls of our faith communities.

    The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 30 and will end at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

    Individual Registration Rate: $350
    Group Registration Rate: $650 (Two individuals from the same congregation/community)

    Register HERE!

    The rate covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, dinner on Thursday and Friday, as well as workshop materials.The workshop is generously supported by the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities and a number of scholarships are available for United Seminary students, faculty and alumni. Discounted rates are also available for individuals and faith communities with limited resources, students, and seniors. Contact Paul Vasile in the MMC office to learn more. 

    In January 2019, United Theological Seminary will relocating to Saint Anthony Park and will be at 767 Eustis Street. Click here for a map and directions. For those planning to traveling from out of town, United Theological Seminary is most convenient to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP).


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  • Hudson Valley Interfaith Practice Group

  • Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 02:00 PM

    We're excited to announce a new Interfaith Practice Group in the Hudson Valley. We'll gather in the Rectory behind St. John's Episcopal Church. Bring a song to share and/or one that you'd like to learn to teach! 

    For more info, please call Ana Hernandez at (914) 357-0365 and leave a message.  

    The group meets monthly on the Sunday after the full moon (mainly the 3rd Sunday of the month).

Music that Makes Community
paul@musicthatmakescommunity.org
(929) 266-4662
131 Odell Clark Place, Apt. 3A
New York, NY 10030