United Church of Christ Musicians Association gathering in Boston, MA, July 9-12, 2017

Feel like a summer road trip and looking for a great educational opportunity? Musicians from our sister denomination in the USA, The United Church of Christ, are gathering in Boston this summer for their biennial conference, July 9-12. By all accounts it will be an amazing event for musicians of all skill levels, so if you’re interested check their event page for further details.

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Hymn Society annual conference, Waterloo, ON, July 16-20, 2017

The Hymn Society in the US and Canada is meeting this summer in Waterloo, ON! A great opportunity to meet fellow church musicians, sing together in four-part harmony, learn from experts in the field, and just have a wonderful time together. Full information available on the Hymn Society website.

And for emerging scholars of hymnody, there is an opportunity to submit research on congregational song at a special forum during the event. Deadline is April 1. See the HSUSC Call for Papers for further details.

Come one, come all!

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Grace United Church, Thornbury, ON, seeks Director of Music

Grace United Church is inviting applications for Director of Music to maintain a tradition of high quality music in our worship services, as early as March 17, 2017. We are seeking someone with strong leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, to lead a diversely talented senior choir. Continue reading

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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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