‘Voices Together’ announced as title for new hymnal

Jun 1, 2018 by

HARRISONBURG, Va. — The new worship and song collection for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada will be called Voices Together. “In early February more than 900 people responded to a title and...

[read more]

Song project fund drive draws on love for ‘606’

Sep 6, 2016 by

A fundraising website for the new song collection for Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada has been launched at HymnalProject606.com. The fundraising phase is called Project 606, so dubbed from the...

[read more]

Project 606: Team assembles to replace 1992 hymnal by 2020

Jan 4, 2016 by

HARRISONBURG, Va. — “Project 606,” MennoMedia’s song collection project for the next hymnal serving Mennonite Church USA and Mennonite Church Canada, is beginning this year. MennoMedia began accepting...

[read more]

‘Anthem’ tradition

May 25, 2015 by

To say that “Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow” (“606” in The Mennonite Hymnal) was just “plucked from an 1830 edition of the Boston Handel and Hayden Society Collection” (Editorial, May 11)...

[read more]

Lift every voice

May 11, 2015 by

Every generation has its own music, and the previous one usually doesn’t like it. That’s the way of the world. And in the church? Yes, there’s a generation gap there, too. But young and old can still...

[read more]

It’s time for a new hymnal

Apr 27, 2015 by

The time is near for the next generation’s hymnal. Scheduled for release in 2020, it will be more than a printed book. Representatives from MennoMedia, Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA laid...

[read more]

I don’t have a hammer, but I have a Mennonite hymnal

Jan 20, 2015 by

This is the text of a speech made by Bobby Switzer at the Laurelville Worship and Song Leaders’ Retreat held Jan. 10. If I had a hammer, I’d hammer in the morning, I’d hammer in the evening, all over...

[read more]

‘Come let us all unite to sing’ all night long

Dec 1, 2014 by

GOSHEN, Ind. — Bobby Switz­er did not grow up going to church or singing, but he has become passionate about hymns and congregational music since coming to Goshen College four years ago. When he started the...

[read more]

Goshen marathon of hymns

Nov 10, 2014 by and

GOSHEN, Ind. — With the goal of uniting in harmony to bring peace to a troubled world, Goshen College’s Hymn Club will bring together students and community members to sing continuously through every verse...

[read more]

Will there ever be another Brethren in Christ hymnal?

Aug 8, 2014 by

Earlier this year, while teaching a course on Brethren in Christ history and theology at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa., I worked with Dr. Dwight Thomas to organize a hymn sing on campus. My students...

[read more]