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Halifax 2020

Singing the Welcome of God: Strategies for Expansive Worship Language

Join pastor, musician, and author Slats Toole for a workshop on best practices and new ideas for incorporating expansive worship language into your ministry setting. Having worked with national organizations as well as congregations of ten, Slats is a skilled presenter with experience, knowledge, and passion for this subject. We hope you’ll be there!


Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

7PM to 8:30PM

Saint Andrew’s United Church
6036 Coburg Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9, Canada

Free and Open to the Public


Featuring: Slats Toole

Center for Congregational Song, Princeton, Presbyterian, Coleen Toole, Theatre

Slats Toole is a musician, writer, educator, preacher and theater director/sound designer based in New Jersey. They are an inquirer for ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and have had formative experience in Baptist (CBF and Alliance), United Methodist, Episcopal, and Reformed churches.  They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and a Master of Divinity and Certificate in Theology, Women and Gender from Princeton Theological Seminary.  They serve on the Advisory Team for NEXT Church, and are the resident sound designer for the In[heir]itance project.
Slats’ Lenten poetry series has been compiled in the collection Queering Lent, and their work has also been published in “History of Hymns”, Call to Worship, and Sacramental Life.  Slats has led workshops on expansive language and queer theology (with a particular emphasis on gender identity) at Princeton Theological Seminary, the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Montreat Conference Center, and the NEXT Church National Gathering.  Slats’ work centers around creating space in the church where all are welcomed, embraced, and loved.


Free and Open to the Public
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