In 2016, with excitement and anticipation, the Mennonite Worship and Song Committee began developing a new collection designed to succeed Hymnal: A Worship Book (1992), and supplements Sing the Journey (2005), and Sing the Story (2007).
One aspect of building a collection is the call for new and original work. The Mennonite Worship and Song Committee is calling on authors (of worship resources and hymn texts), songwriters (who compose words and music as a unit), and composers (of hymn tunes) to submit original work intended to enhance congregational worship in Anabaptist-Mennonite faith communities. The committee is excited to welcome submissions for consideration in this new collection, scheduled for release in 2020. They expect the submissions portal at www.MennoniteWorshipAndSongCollection.org to be active throughout 2017.
If you browse the website you can find more information on the project, its purpose, and the kinds of material being accepted. (They are interested in music, text, and worship resources.)
The committee wants this new collection to take into account the breadth of practices within Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, as well as the diverse ways Mennonites sing and worship.