Sing to the Lord a new song! Music has always been integral to the spiritual life, and to worship in particular. In recent years, campus ministries have been at the forefront of experimenting with music, creating music, and leading the church in singing a new song. When Amy McCreath was the chaplain at MIT, she wrote the piece that has become the unofficial song of Music that Makes Community. Our own Reid Hamilton of University of Michigan has written the book on improvisational music and preaching in worship. When it comes to music, we have a lot to offer each other! And a lot to offer the world. Religious communities are among the few remaining communities that sing together, and we find our relationships deepened through singing. Whether one is musical or not, the effects of music play out in our individual and corporate lives together.
Join us on February 19th-21st as students and young adults in Province V come together to make music in Chicago! We’ll welcome members of Music that Makes Community into our midst, and fill the weekend with workshops and worship experiences that emphasize the power of music to deepen our faith and stand as a metaphor for the different ways in which we encounter the world.
The retreat will take place at Hosteling International Chicago, in the South Loop (24 E. Congress Parkway). Register below or contact the Rev. Karl Stevens, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.