Join us for Music Matters, May 5-7, 2017 at St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, SK!!

Mark your calendars, everyone! Music Matters, our annual educational gathering and AGM for Music United will be at St. Andrew’s College in Saskatoon, May 5-7, 2017! Your Music United Executive is working hard getting the programme for the event together, and if you have ideas for workshops you would like to see or other hopes and dreams for the event please let us know!

More details will be posted as they become available. We’ll see you in Saskatoon!

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Welcome!

Music United is a diverse association of people passionate about music in The United Church of Canada, Canada’s largest Protestant denomination. Musicians, clergy, laity, worship committee members – all are welcome to join us as we seek to further the cause of music within the church. Our mission statement:

Music United exists for the mutual encouragement and support of those who provide musical leadership in the worship of local congregations, presbyteries, conferences, and General Council of The United Church of Canada; and to do this by means of workshops, consultations, publications, and opportunities to work together for the greater glory of God.

Check out the Music United Membership Benefits!

Visit our membership page or e-mail us to find out about the benefits of joining our network. To God be the glory!

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Gently used organ needed, St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea United Church, South Bay Mouth, ON

The organ at St. Andrew’s-by-the-Sea, in South Bay Mouth, has given up.  It is about to retire.  It’s quite old, so it owes us nothing.  Some of the folks at St. Andrew’s were wondering, before they go out and buy a new one, if you would know whether or not a church might have an extra one, a good one, that they are aren’t using.  If you know of one would you please let me know.

Contact  martin.garniss@hotmail.com; or Mardi Mumford: e.m.mumford@sympatico.ca

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Director of Music wanted, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville, ON

Bridge Street United Church in Belleville, Ontario has openings for:
an Interim Director of Music starting January 3, 2017 and concluding with the hire of a Director of Music starting as early as feasible in 2017.
Both are contract, part-time positions of up to 20 hours per week.
For more information, see www.bridgestreetchurch.com.

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Music Director wanted, Meadowood United Church, Winnipeg, MB

The United Church in Meadowood (UCiM) is a congregation that grounds itself in personal relationships with Christ, nurtures itself in fellowship of the Church and empowers itself through God to seek justice in the world. We are proud of the fact that the UCiM is an affirming Church where all are welcome. We seek a Music Director for: Music leadership for weekly rehearsals, for Sunday Services and for 2 or 3 special music offerings annually, along with the required rehearsals. Continue reading

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Respectful Relationships: a webinar for worship leaders and musicians, September 26, 12pm EDT

We’re excited to announce that Music United, in partnership with the Edge Network of The United Church of Canada, hosted its first webinar! A chance for everyone involved in worship and music leadership in the church to gather and talk about important issues. Here’s the description:

Respectful Relationships
A “Call”: which leader feels the greater sense of call? In co-leadership, how do we all get
along?  How do we balance the use of power, unique congregational cultures, and service to the Creator? How do we help make each other’s expression of ministry a collegial, positive and fulfilling experience? Join panel volunteers Fred Graham, Jason Locke, Rev. Bill Steadman, and Patricia Wright as they explore issues, resolutions and healthy relationship pointers during this open discussion.

You can check out the archived video and chat from the webinar here. And please send us your suggestions for future topics!

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Grace United Church, Caledonia, ON, music leader wanted

Grace United Church, Caledonia, ON is searching for a qualified, responsible and creative musician able to play & lead worship music using a variety of musical styles (contemporary/gospel/traditional).

Responsibilities include providing organ/piano music for worship services (10:30 am) in consultation with our minister & worship team members, leading choir practices, and coordinating the use of other musical talents. Continue reading

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Organist wanted, Église Unie Saint-Marc, Ottawa, ON

Église Unie Saint-Marc is seeking an organist for Sunday morning services. We are a small (approximately 40 families) but growing French-speaking United Church congregation on Elgin Street in the centre of Ottawa. Services are held at 11:00 on Sunday mornings and on some other special occasions, and usually last about an hour to 90 minutes. Continue reading

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Central United Church, Lunenburg, NS, seeks music leadership

Lunenburg, NS – Central United Church is seeking an enthusiastic and talented individual(s) to lead our music program. We are accepting applications for either one individual who can fill a dual role, or two individuals: an organist and a choir director.

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Music Minister wanted, Ladner United Church, Ladner, BC

We are seeking a Music Minister who is a disciple of Jesus Christ, enthusiastic, flexible, and can enhance an experience of God through a variety of worship music. The main worship instruments are a Yamaha C2 grand piano and an older electric organ – other instruments are used during the contemporary worship.

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First United Church, Fort Saskatchewan, AB, seeks accompanist

First United Church in Fort Saskatchewan is seeking an accomplished pianist to serve our diverse Music Ministry. See the Accompanist Position Description for details. Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, including salary expectations to:

First United Church
10409-100 Ave
Fort Sask. AB, T8L 1Z3 780-998-4060
fspc@shaw.ca
www.fsunited.org

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