Wondering what Advent will sound like this year?
Looking for ways to weave participatory singing and movement into online worship and community gatherings?
We'll explore these questions in a 75-minute Advent Worship Webinar focused on music for this season of waiting and wondering. A creative team of liturgists and song leaders in the MMC community will weave together songs, worship experiences, and collective brainstorming to help us listen and respond to sacred text, rooted in our individual, national, and global contexts. It's an excellent way to jumpstart your relationship with themes and readings for the Advent season.
Suggested donation for the webinar is $50. After the event, participants will receive a link to a recording (to share with your planning team or worship committee), as well as a PDF with printed resources.
We look forward to gathering for our three-day Virtual Fall Retreat, a time to rest, restore, and to give and return thanks. Together, we'll experience participatory learning and singing, sharing music from a variety of traditions, and reflecting on leadership practices useful in a range of contexts, virtually and in-person, from devotional spaces to choir rehearsal to protest and movement spaces.
In this co-learning space, we'll explore what this change of seasons, in this changing world, asks of us, noticing the way our bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation.
Here's the daily schedule:
- Morning Singing/Centering and Fellowship (8:00-9:00 a.m. EDT; a second offering at the same time MDT)
- Core Sessions - large-group learning time (1:00-2:30 pm EDT)
- Afternoon Open Source Conversations - we'll invite the burning questions, curiosity, and interests of the group to shape mid-afternoon learning, singing, and conversations spaces (Times TBD)
- Evening Singing/Centering and Fellowship (7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)
- Topic-driven 'pop-up' groups are welcome to gather around shared interests and needs
Registration is limited to 35 people, so fill out the Google registration form to let us know you're planning to attend.
Limited scholarships are available. Please contact Charlotte Moroz at email@example.com or (929) 266-4662 to learn more or if you have any questions.
Eager to build your skills as a virtual song leader? Intimidated by the technology and looking for a supportive space to gain confidence? Looking for a community to help you explore new possibilities for online choir rehearsal and community gatherings? Want to sing with others virtually and experience the joys and challenges of it?
Our second round of Virtual Practice Groups begin the week of August 18-20 and we'd be delighted to welcome you for the first time or as a returning participant. Registration remains on a sliding scale ($60-120) and we're offering a variety of date and time configurations to accommodate your schedule and time zone.
Fill out the schedule survey to let us know you're interested in participating!
Use the form below to register and pay tuition using PayPal or a credit card. If you'd like to pay by check, skip this form and email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming so we can save a place for you. Checks should be made out to Music that Makes Community.
If you are registering someone other than yourself, or paying tuition for more than one person, please make sure to include the names and email addresses of all of the people you are registering.