If you don't see any workshops in your area, and are interested in hosting one, please contact [email protected].
Monday, September 27, 2021 at 01:00 PMZoom
Virtual Practice Groups first gathered in 2020, as a creative way to explore the possibilities of song leadership and singing in virtual spaces and have become an amazing space for fellowship, networking, song writing, and skill-building. Here's an article from the MMC blog where you can learn more about them!
Our fourth cohort will begin at the end of September 2021 and meet every other week for four total sessions, facilitated by two MMC leaders.
Register here: https://forms.gle/medSEtBrkqJUuHns5
Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 07:00 PMZoom
Composing Ourselves is a supportive space for first-time and seasoned song-creators alike, a regularly-convening song composition group with special sessions exploring approaches to song-writing.
Composing Ourselves is a new MMC offering rooted in the conviction that we are all song creators, and the tunes we need for this moment can be written by us for our communities' needs, questions, challenges, and hopes. Like Virtual Practice Groups, participants will gather around the process of writing and sharing songs as a way of cultivating resilience in these challenging times, with supportive facilitators sharing inspiring prompts and inviting improv and play.
Each session offers a playful, exploratory space to notice how the different elements of music fuse with text. There will be singing, improv, creative prompts, and spaces to create and receive feedback within a supportive context. We'll have special guests each session offering insights that help nourish and spark our creative work.
Registration is on a sliding scale, from $300 to $150 (total) for six (6) sessions, plus drop in times for song sharing and ongoing learning. The group will gather for the first time on Thursday, September 30 at 7 pm Eastern Time.
Additional meetings will be:
Thursday, Oct. 14, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
Thursday, Oct. 28, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
Thursday, Nov. 11, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
Thursday, Nov. 18, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time (in place of Nov. 25/Thanksgiving)
Thursday, Dec. 2, 7- 8:30 pm Eastern Time
Register here: https://forms.gle/BcpVmRkvPmKc9Bge9
Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 06:15 PMZoom
Join us for our annual Advent Worship Planning Webinar, this year with a special focus on hybrid worship experiences for the season. Recognizing many faith communities have moved to blended in-person/online worship, we're gathering a creative group of liturgists and song leaders from within the MMC community to share songs, liturgy, 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.