Centered in Song – Brooklyn, NY
INVITATION TO BROOKLYN
The “Centered in Song” launch tour for The Center for Congregational Song is coming to Brooklyn! Join organist, composer, and master song leader Mark Miller for a day celebrating the importance and power of congregational song. There will be sessions on justice in music-making, introducing The Center for Congregational Song, and a closing hymn festival. Come join in the song!
““Justice is what love looks like in public - Cornel West”
8:30AM - Check in and registration
9AM - Morning Worship with Ana Hernandez
9:30AM to 10:30AM - Serve & Sing
10:30AM to Noon - Session with Mark Miller
1:30PM - Introducing The Center for Congregational Song
2:30PM - Breakout Sessions
* Writing A Hymn Text with Jacque Jones
*Rote Song Leading with Brian Hehn & Ana Hernandez
4PM - Tour of historic Plymouth Church
5PM - Closing Hymn Festival "Let Justice Roll Down"
Our venue will be the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York. Plymouth Church has an amazing history. When you sit in pew 89, you wonder what Abraham Lincoln prayed when he sat there. You can turn off the lights in the basement—where runaway slaves passed through on the Underground Railroad—and imagine what it feels like to run for your life. When you are in the pastor's office, you may think of Branch Rickey—a member of Plymouth Church and General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers—praying there until he decided that God wanted him to invite Jackie Robinson to integrate baseball. For more information on the church, you can go to http://www.plymouthchurch.org/history/