about the center
for congregational song

The Center for Congregational Song is the resource and outreach arm of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing. We are ecumenical, which means we work with folk from a variety of traditions and denominations to build deep and meaningful conversation, create useful resources, and help practitioners, poets, and composers build their skills.

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Introduction Video

Hear from our director and some of our early supporters on what makes The Center for Congregational Song so special.

Connecting you to resources, creating meaningful conversation,

and supporting hymn/song-writers.

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Our upcoming events

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join Center Director Brian Hehn for a presentation on why the “traditional/contemporary” divide just doesn’t make sense. We’ll spend the first half of the session talking about how we go into using this pesky dichotomy, and then we’ll explore ways of expanding beyond it. You’ll come away with new vocabulary

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Megan Mash for a presentation on how to use your hymnal as a resource for creating simple but effective anthems. Having served churches in Florida where the Snowbirds reign, Megan’s choirs can quickly go from 30 or 40 voices down to 10 or 15. Being able to

YouTube Live Broadcast Link WHY? As God’s people we are called to be good citizens, so we encourage all our followers and friends to make sure you vote! But once you’ve voted, there’s going to be that anxious time of waiting for the results. As people of faith, we are called to also be a

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Slats Toole for a presentation on the basics of leading paperless music. Pulling from their experience as the pastor of a small church, a worship leader who understands how and when technology can fail, and a musician who believes in the importance and power of congregational singing,

Register Now!   WEBINAR INFO Join CCS Ambassador Joslyn Henderson on a presentation three of the most influential black musicians in the history of American hymnody. Biographical information as well as examples of their influence and current repertoire will be covered. Date: Monday, January 25th, 2021 Time: 3PM Eastern (60 to 90 minutes) Location: Zoom

Our Recent News

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Free Webinar Series Announced

**For Immediate Release**   Free Webinar Series   The Center for Congregational Song Ambassadors will be offering a free...

September 08, 2020
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COVID-19 & Singing – An Update Based on Current Research

INTRODUCTION There are currently research teams across the world working on identifying how COVID-19 spreads and how to best...

August 18, 2020
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Even When I Can’t See It You’re Working: The Overlooked Authorship of “Way Maker” by Sinach

Guest blogger Anneli Loepp Thiessen is an active song leader, researcher, classical musician, and music educator. She is set...

June 15, 2020
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Guia sobre la adoración durante la pandemia

Hemos elaborado un documento para ayudar a las iglesias a volver a celebrar juntos nuevamente. Haga clic aquí para...

June 09, 2020