Workshop: Songs of Transformation, Reformation and Liberation

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First Congregational Church

39 Main Street

Essex Junction, VT 05452

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Songs of Transformation, Reformation & Liberation

A Worship & Song Leading Workshop with Paul Vasile, Executive Director of Music that Makes Community

*Nepalese Lunch provided by The Vineyard Nepali Fellowship

Cost: $15 person payable at the door, for all coming from churches outside the Champlain Association UCC

Please RSVP so we have an accurate headcount for lunch.

Note: Champlain Association Delegates, please gather promptly at 9:15 for a brief Fall Association Meeting. All others please arrive around 9:45 am for the workshop that begins at 10:00 am.


9:15-9:45 AM Champlain Association Fall Meeting

9:45-10:00 AM Gathering Time

10:00 AM Worship & Workshop Part I with Paul Vasile

12:00-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 - 3:00 PM Workshop Part II with Paul Vasile

7:00-8:30 PM – Community Hymn Sing - All are invited, even if you didn’t attend the workshop!

Workshop Description:

This year we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. As we look to songs of the past, and music of today, what do they have to teach us about the power of music to liberate and transform our congregational life, especially our worship?

Throughout the day we will:

- worship and sing together

- explore how embodied song leadership helps strengthen and liberate voices;

- reflect on community singing as a practice that forms and transforms identity through listening and collaboration;

- offer practical teaching strategies useful for teaching music in worship, choir rehearsals and other community contexts;

- share music from a tapestry of cultures and musical traditions with expansive, language, including a packet of materials focused on readings from the Revised Lectionary (Year B).

This workshop is sponsored by the Champlain Association UCC but is not limited by denomination or geography! Lay folks, clergy, choir members, music directors, and the musically curious are highly encouraged to attend.

Parking is available at First Congregational Church and on surrounding side streets.

Questions? Contact Rev. Katelyn Macrae at or (802) 434-2053

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