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    Chicago Area Practice Group: Western Suburbs

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 03:00 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton, IL

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    Enjoy an afternoon of paperless singing and fellowship with our Chicago Area Practice Group in the Western Suburbs, hosted by Fr. Kevin Caruso at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wheaton. Learn new songs and practice leading in a supportive context. RSVP below and share with friends!

     

  • MMC/Story Sharing Workshop in Norton, Virginia

  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00 AM

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    Be with us for a daylong workshop at All Saints Episcopal Church in Norton, VA focusing on racial reconciliation and small parish ministry, bringing together paperless singing from Music That Makes Community and story sharing, a project of The Episcopal Church's Becoming the Beloved Community.

    The workshop is open to all - clergy, parishioners, church musicians, choir members and teachers from any denomination. We'll learn ways to share music that engage singers with varied musical experiences and training, and gain tools for sharing our stories across divisions to understand each other better. The day will include small and large group practice, lunch, and worship.

    ***While you are welcome to RSVP below, you must also REGISTER ONLINE to secure a place at the workshop***

    Registration Fee: $15 per person, $5 for students (can be waived if needed; email Melissa Hays-Smith at the address below).

  • MMC/Story Sharing Workshop in Lexington, VA

  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 09:00 AM
    Grace Episcopal Church

    Be with us for a daylong workshop at Grace Episcopal Church in Lexington, VA focusing on racial reconciliation and small parish ministry, bringing together paperless singing from Music That Makes Community and story sharing, a project of The Episcopal Church's Becoming the Beloved Community.

    The workshop is open to all - clergy, parishioners, church musicians, choir members and teachers from any denomination. We'll learn ways to share music that engage non-singers, and tools for sharing our stories across divisions to understand each other better. The day will include small and large group practice, lunch and shared worship.

    We will begin our day with a sung Eucharist - you are warmly invited to join that service as you are able, but if you have commitments at your own church, join us for workshops as soon as you are able to arrive.


    ***While you are welcome to RSVP below, you must also REGISTER ONLINE to secure a place at the workshop***

    Registration Fee: $15 per person, $5 for students (can be waived if needed; email Melissa Hays-Smith at the address below).

  • Portland Practice Group

  • Monday, November 19, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland, ME

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    Join the Portland Practice Group for a time of singing and learning at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church.

    All are welcome to share song and practice paperless their leadership skills in a supportive, gracious setting! RSVP below to let us know you're planning to attend!

     



  • Portland Practice Group

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 at 06:30 PM
    St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland, ME

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    Join the Portland Practice Group for a time of singing and learning at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church.

    All are welcome to share song and practice paperless their leadership skills in a supportive, gracious setting! RSVP below to let us know you're planning to attend!

     



  • NYC Practice Group and Recording Session

  • Saturday, December 01, 2018 at 04:00 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.

    As a special bonus, we're going to record several songs that aren't on the MMC website or YouTube channel yet, so come and help us create new media for our growing community of practice.

    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.

  • Roanoke Area Community Sing and Potluck

  • Friday, December 14, 2018 at 06:30 PM

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    Our lively Practice Group in Roanoke will gather at the home of Jenny and Richard Fife on Friday, December 14. Share a Potluck Supper followed by a time of community singing, hosted by MMC's Roanoke Practice Group! 

    Contact Deborah Hunley at the email below for more information or visit the MMC Roanoke Facebook page. RSVP below and share with friends!

  • Music that Makes Community at The Bishop's Ranch

  • Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 06:00 PM through January 23, 2019
    The Bishop's Ranch in Healdsburg, CA

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    Music that Makes Community returns to the beautiful Bishop's Ranch in Sonoma County, CA for our sixth retreat, January 20-23. The Ranch is an ideal setting to spend three restful days singing, learning, and recharging for the year to come while enjoying the beauty of Northern California. 

    A dynamic team of MMC presenters including Conie Borchardt, Nehemiah Luckett, Donald Schell, and Paul Vasile will lead worship, plenaries, and conversation to help you add the valuable tool of paperless song leading to your community’s singing practice. Learn practical skills and diverse repertoire, and explore how paperless music can enrich and expand your congregation's repertoire of sung prayer and praise. Take a walk in the surrounding vineyards and enjoy breathtaking views of the Russian River threading through the valley. There's no better place to take some time to reconnect with the joy of singing in community, and we hope you will join us!

    Attendees can register to stay at the Ranch and enjoy delicious food prepared by the Ranch's chefs, or participate as a commuter. Take advantage of discounted early registration rates by reserving your spot before December 1!

    Student/Seminarian Rates
    Students and seminarians are welcome to attend Music that Makes Community at a significant discount. Please contact Paul Vasile if you are a full-time student at a college, university, or seminary and would like to attend.

    The rates for our 2019 retreat are as follows:

    Single occupancy room: 
    Early Bird Rate (December 10): $675
    Regular Registration Rate (after December 10): $750

    Double occupancy room:

    Early Bird Rate (December 10): $600
    Regular Registration Rate (after December 10): $675 

    Commuters: 
    Early Bird Rate (December 10): $375
    Regular Registration Rate: (after December 10): $450

    We are pleased to be able to offer scholarship to those with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasile to inquire if you or your congregation qualify for assistance.

    Click here to register for Music that Makes Community at the Bishop's Ranch!



  • Community SING and One-Day Workshop at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 09:30 AM

    Music That Makes Community is excited to make our first visit to the Philadelphia area, sharing paperless music and leadership practices! St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Gladwyne will host this time of musical and spiritual nourishment as we join voices and hearts in song.

    We begin on Friday evening at 6 p.m. with dinner and an intergenerational Community SING for individuals and families of all sizes and configurations. Community 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 at 9:30 a.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 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.

    MMC presenters will also offer worship leadership at St. Christopher's on Sunday morning at 10 a.m.

    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: $80
    Duo Registration Fee: $140 (two individuals)
    Family Registration Fee: $175 (up to four individuals)

    Meals, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost.

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

    The workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania.



                                                            

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