We are so excited at how this national Uniting Church event is shaping up, believing it will give huge encouragement and impetus to the broadening of worship songwriting and the use of these songs in the wider church. We’re coming expecting to be surprised by the creativity of the Spirit.
Andrew Dutney, Robin Mann and other gifted musicians will add so much to the flavour and learning of the weekend.
Can you believe we now have 22 songwriters coming in that capacity – and that’s not counting the 10-person guest & support team, many of which are acknowledged and published songwriters themselves.
Kippax Uniting Church, Canberra – from 1 pm Friday, Please pray that this will be an event of openness, community, creativity, affirmation support and most of all, a vessel for the movement of God.
Grace and peace, David MacGregor Sharon Kirk (Coordinators)
We’re getting close … just over two weeks to songwrite, and registrations close tomorrow. Yes; you’ve read this correctly. Thursday 31 January is the deadline. songwrite happens from 15-17 February.
CLICK HERE for registration details – send rego form back pronto and you’ll be joining a special group of songwriters, mentors, thinkers, techos and other support folk from many parts of Australia for what’s shaping up as an amazing 2 days as Christian creative arts community together. Scroll down for the latest program information.
It’s our prayer, that responsive to the Holy Spirit (and mindful how the Spirit blows where she will), some fantastic worship songs for God’s church will be written.
Rev Gordon Ramsay and staff at Kippax UC, Canberra are working hard with all sorts of logistics. Reminders:
get your rego payments in if you haven’t already
subsidies are still available
accommodation and transport (to/from/at Canberra) is your responsibility, unless particular arrangements have been made
Registrations for songwrite have come in strongly this past week. Fantastic!
We now have 12 songwriters coming, along with 8 support coaches / mentors / thinkers / techos. On top of that, our special guests: Rev Prof. Andrew Dutney (UCA President) and esteemed songwriter Robin Mann … and there are still 12 days left before registrations close.
This is going to be one special event in the life of the Uniting Church in Australia – at Kippax UC, Canberra, Australia!
CLICK HERE for a rego form and details you need, but don’t miss the 31 January 2013 deadline. Contact details on the form.
This is what Matt says about the One Voice Co-op weekend (Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand)
The Co op weekend was a fantastic opportunity to meet and fellowship with other songwriters and theologians. Personally, it was a big step out of my comfort zone, as I have struggled in the past to write songs in a team context, and also to write melodies for use in corporate worship. Having other musicians and writers there to trigger idea’s and develop them was humbling and inspiring. I also appreciated the chance to hear from Ray, Rory, Malcolm and Natalie, as they shared their thoughts on the role of music in worship, and what God might be saying to the church today in all of this. It was also good to have a place to ask the bigger questions around what it means to be worshipping community that sings together.
We’re hoping & praying for similar feedback from songwrite … 15-17 February in Canberra, Australia. Regos close 31 December 2013. Remember; subsidies are available! Rego/info form: CLICK HERE.