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Paperless Song Leading Workshop + Big Sing

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Epiphany Episcopal Church

2 Cedar Street

Newport, NH 03773

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Join us for a one-day workshop with Jorge Lockward and Cricket Cooper exploring paperless songs and leadership practices that strengthen congregational singing, with a special focus on music from the world church that connects with young people. Worship, sing, and reflect on how and why we sing together, noticing the way bodies and voices are present when we learn through thoughtful modeling and generous invitation. Together we'll explore how the energy we create through singing affects what we do in worship as a whole, as well as other parts of our human lives.

We’ll conclude with a community-wide Big Singto enliven the spirit and remind us that we belong to God and each other. No musical experience is required!

Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Jorge Lockward serves as Minister of Worship Arts at The Church of the Village in New York City. He formerly worked as Director of the Global Praise Program of the General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church. He also serves as Chairperson of the Worship and Liturgy Committee of the World Methodist Council. Jorge is passionate about worship that brings people together across the divides of ethnicity, social class, age, gender identity and more.

Cricket Cooper serves as the Rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Pittsfield, MA. She has loved liturgy and church music since her earliest memories and moved to and through myriad expressions of worship: from a Roman Catholic guitar mass group, to summer camp Vespers, into an Episcopal church choir, and then seminary. She has served on MMC's Board of Trustees since 2016.

Music That Makes Community encourages and support practices of communal singing and learning. Watch this short video to learn about the unique work we're doing around the United States and Canada.

Individual Registration Fee: $70
Lunch, refreshments, and workshop materials are included in the cost.

A scholarship rate of $35 is available for students, seminarians, seniors, and congregations with limited financial resources. Contact Paul Vasilein the MMC office to learn more!

The workshop is made possible, in part, by a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Grand Rapids, Michigan, with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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