A series of evenings focused on the importance of congregational singing in worship.
God’s people are a singing people − and weSing hopes to educate, enlighten, and encourage congregants in their responsibility in worship and the blessing of active participation through song in worship.
weSing consists of four evenings with different song and hymn writers and others involved in leading singing in worship.
- January 30, 2022 − Sandra McCracken
- Click here to make a nursery reservation. Nursery is for preschool-aged children only. Reservations will be accepted through Thursday, January 27.
- March 6, 2022 − Adam Wright
- April 3, 2022 − Matt Merker
- April 24, 2022 − Mark Nabholz and Shannon Murphy
We hope and pray that this series will help:
- Restore our wonder of worship through song.
- Intensify our worship with more fully engaged hearts and minds.
- Make us all more passionate about congregational singing as part of the worship service.
- Encourage each of us to lift our voices in song (whether we sing well or not, and whether we like the particular musical selection or style of the music).
Sandra McCracken is a prolific songwriter, modern-day hymn writer, and record producer. With more than thirteen studio albums to her credit, her soulful, alternative folk-gospel songs soar, whether in a grand theater or a country chapel. Her dynamic performances blur the lines of what “church music” sounds like, captivating and inviting audiences to sing along. While many of her songs, such as “We Will Feast in the House of Zion” and “Thy Mercy, My God,” have settled into regular rotation in worship services around the world, her songs have also been recorded or featured by many other artists, including Ellie Holcomb, Keith and Kristyn Getty, Rain for Roots, and Indelible Grace. Her most recent album, Patient Kingdom, was released in October 2020. Her first book, Send Out Your Light, was just recently released in September 2021.
For more information, please visit sandramccracken.com
Adam Wright’s life-long pursuit has been setting scripture to music, creating a resource to help God’s people engage and treasure the Bible more deeply. Adam began writing songs in 2013 as Music Minister for Cahaba Park Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Eight years later, he has written and recorded nearly forty songs straight from the pages of Scripture under the moniker, “The Corner Room.” A singer-songwriter at heart, Adam enjoys arranging each passage into an accessible and singable work that makes memorization and meditation a joy. “These songs are a treasure to me,” says Wright. “They have not only impacted my family, my church, and my community, but have made a lasting impact on my own personal love and understanding of Scripture.” His newest project, Remember and Proclaim, is a collection of Scripture songs designed to help us know and sing truth to ourselves and to each other.
For more information, please visit cornerroommusic.com
Matt Merker writes Christ-centered songs for churches. His goal is to compose hymns that express glorious truths about God with singable, timeless melodies. Matt’s music reflects the full spectrum of the Christian life, from sorrowful yearning to joyful hope. He prays that songs like “He Will Hold Me Fast,” “I Will Wait for You (Psalm 130),” and “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death” will encourage and comfort God’s people. Matt’s hymns have been recorded by artists, including Keith and Kristyn Getty, Sandra McCracken, Selah, Shane & Shane, and Sovereign Grace Music. Matt is Director of Creative Resources and Training for Getty Music. Matt has authored numerous articles on singing and worship, and a book entitled Corporate Worship: How the Church Gathers as God’s People.
For more information, please visit mattmerkermusic.com
Mark Nabholz is the Director of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, Alabama. He earned his Master of Music in conducting at the Eastman School of Music, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Before joining the staff at Trinity in 2021, he was Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Mississippi College. Mark also serves as Chief Editor of Publications for the National Collegiate Choral Organization.
Shannon Murphy serves as Assistant Director of Music and Organist at Trinity Presbyterian Church. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Westminster Choir College, and a Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music. She began playing for worship services at the age of thirteen. Shannon previously served as Director of Music and Organist at Messiah’s Reformed Fellowship in Manhattan, New York and at First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford in New Jersey. Her great desire is to edify and encourage God’s people through music and song.