with John Bell, hymn writer & social justice leader
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 – 9 pm
Explore songs familiar and unfamiliar from around the world!
What we sing shapes what we believe. For example, the image of Jesus as ‘gentle, meek and mild’ is a hangover from Victorian hymns. But song can tell the full story of Jesus – and inspire our faith and our work for social justice.
The Big Sing is meant for everybody, especially those who were told in their early days that they ‘couldn’t hold a tune.’ A great opportunity to feed your soul and learn from this energetic, enthusiastic faith leader!
John Bell, a minister in the Church of Scotland and a resource worker for the Iona Community, works throughout the world on liturgy, spirituality and social justice. His music has been translated and published across the globe. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Hymn Society of the USA and Canada, and last year was awarded the Thomas Cranmer Medal by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Refreshments available at 6:30 p.m. at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Sponsored by the McClendon Scholar in Residence Program