Submissions Portal Launch!

The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee welcomes writers, artists, song-writers, composers, and hymn text writers to submit new and original content. This portal will be active throughout 2017. The MWSC is now welcoming submissions here!

Gathering Your Suggestions

Many have asked where and how they can suggest existing content to the committee.

If you’re looking for a venue to share your heart songs with the committee, we invite you to offer them here.

If you are a pastor, a frequent leader of worship or singing, or are otherwise an aficionado, you may give more nuanced responses here. The committee will collect and consider these responses. Thank you for contributing your voice to this challenging and important work!

A new song collection
for the Mennonite Church

MennoMedia, in consultation with Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, is developing a new collection designed to replace Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992), Sing the Journey (2005), and Sing the Story (2007). This new collection will take into account the breadth of the Mennonite Church, the diverse ways Mennonites sing and worship, and will be available in bound and digital formats. This new song collection is to be owned by, and used throughout the denominations.

Bradley Kauffman of Cincinnati, Ohio, is the project director and general editor for the new song collection and can be reached at BradleyK@MennoMedia.org. Other editors include:

  • Adam Tice, text editor
  • Benjamin Bergey, music editor
  • Sarah Kathleen Johnson, worship resources editor

The remainder of the committee, alphabetically by last name, include:

  • Darryl Neustaedter Barg
  • Paul Dueck
  • Mike Erb
  • Katie Graber
  • Emily Grimes
  • Tom Harder
  • SaeJin Lee
  • Anneli Loepp Thiessen
  • Cynthia Neufeld Smith

The steering committee responsible for the work of the music committee consists of Russ Eanes and Amy Gingerich from MennoMedia; Terry Shue and Nicole Francisco Bailey representing Mennonite Church USA; and Karen Martens Zimmerly and Irma Fast Dueck representing Mennonite Church Canada.

You can read more about these appointments here and here.

Donate

To make this project a reality, we covet your prayers and donations. Consider a donation today.

Frequently asked questions

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