Online dedication planned for Voices Together

MennoMedia is holding an online dedication launch event for the new  Voices Together hymnal on Dec. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. ET. This event will include a time to worship with new songs and resources, hear stories, and offer blessings for Voices Together and all who receive it. After this time of worship, there will be an overview of the process…

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This far by faith

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Vikki Pruitte-Sorrells, pastor of Lee Heights Community Church in Cleveland, wrote an article about her experience with music in worship for the July issue of The Mennonite. You can read “This far by faith: Music and worship in a diverse congregation” online at

Walking Roots Band is coming to Ohio

Everence is sponsoring a summer tour of the Walking Roots Band, an acoustic folk and roots music group based in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The tour will include concerts at Salem Mennonite Church in Kidron on June 25 and Lockport Mennonite Church in Stryker on June 26. For more information about this tour, see

EMU choirs to tour in Ohio

Eastern Mennonite University’s University Choir and Emulate Chamber Ensemble will be performing in Ohio and Indiana during their March spring break tour. Four performances are planned in Ohio: Sunday, March 3 Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville, Ohio, 10:30 a.m. Walnut Hills Retirement Community, Walnut Creek, Ohio, 4 p.m. Berlin Mennonite Church, Berlin, Ohio, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 Zion Mennonite…

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Bluffton University to present ‘Messiah’

BLUFFTON, Ohio — Bluffton University will present its 123rd performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, in Yoder Recital Hall. While tickets are free, they must be reserved at or at Marbeck Center. Dr. Bo Young Kang, director of choral activities, will make her debut conducting the oratorio at Bluffton. Soloists along with the Bluffton Choral…

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Worship Service and Community All-Ages Concert with Bryan Moyer Suderman


Bryan Moyer Suderman of Kitchener, Ontario, will visit Summit Mennonite Church in Barberton for the Sunday morning worship service on Sunday, Feb. 18, followed by a community concert for all ages and a potluck dinner. Schedule 9:30 a.m. — Worship — Lent I with Bryan Moyer Suderman 10:30 a.m. — Community All-Ages Concert Noon — Potluck Dinner   Bryan Moyer Suderman also will be…

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Submissions sought for new hymnal

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…

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