Music that Makes Community is excited to offer a One-Day workshop at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, GA in connection with The Hymn Society Conference. Join Ana Hernandez, Monica Oneydika, Adam Michael Wood, and Conie Borchardt for a renewing day of building community through singing, learning, and fellowship. During our time together we’ll: 

- Explore a practice of paperless (oral tradition) singing leadership grounded in a spirit of welcome and generosity;
- Engage models of teaching and leading that welcome our bodies, hearts, and minds;
- Experience music reflective of the growing diversity of our communities and celebrating our rich spiritual and liturgical traditions;
- Build community and strengthen relationships through singing.

Each person will leave with new music to share, as well as experiences of learning and teaching songs applicable to their context. Choir directors, clergy, cantors, lay leaders, and all who love to sing are warmly welcomed. 

Transportation for Conference Participants:

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is a 20-minute drive from the Emory University campus. It will be easiest for Hymn Society Conference participants to take a ride-sharing service like Uber or Lyft, and we're happy to facilitate carpooling. 

Additional Learning Opportunities: 

  • Throughout The Hymn Society Conference, MMC leaders are delighted to offer their expertise and resources in the following Sectionals
    • On Monday, July 15, 11 a.m., Adam Michael Wood will be offering “Seasons by Heart: Paperless Music for the Church Year
    • On Tuesday, July 16, 2 p.m., MMC Executive Director Conie Borchardt and Doe Hoyer of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery with share more about the “Sacred Lands” Playlist Project they are partnering on in “Singing as Truth-Telling: New Songs to Sing Us Beyond the Doctrine of Discovery
    • On Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m., long time MMC presenter Jorge Lockward and Amanda Powell will offer “Songs that Fit: Crafting Congregational Songs for Specific Needs


The cost of the workshop is $150, including workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments throughout the day. A discounted rate of $125 is available to Hymn Society Conference participants. We do not want the cost to prevent anyone’s participation, so please reach out to let us know if you need scholarship support. 

Please contact Conie at [email protected] or (612) 204-2235 if you have any questions. 

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COVID protocols: 

We will follow the guidelines at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in place at the time of the event and will take precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants. The room will be well-ventilated, we’ll take regular breaks, and follow the CDC's best practices for in-person gathering.

July 13, 2024 at 9:30am - 4pm
St. Luke Episcopal Church
435 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
United States
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