Open Community Sing

Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, everyone is welcome to join in our Open Community Sing! NOTE: Community Sing is sometimes preempted by other church events slated for the sanctuary.
Bring a song, an instrument, or simply your voice to raise in song.

“Remember when you sing in a community, that you are not just making your way through a series of notes and words. You are using one of your most potent superpowers, stronger than any kapow or blam. So, sing like it’s your superpower. Sing to warm yourself. Sing to comfort the imprisoned. Sing to knock down walls. Sing to break chains. Sing to bring people toward the Holy One. Sing because we all, whether powerful or powerless, await salvation.”

  • From United Church of Christ Sunday Bulletin cover for June 2, 2019, Acts 16:16-34

Martin Luther, the German theologian whose determination grew into the Protestant Reformation, loved music. “Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God,” he wrote. “As long as we live there is never enough singing.”

So we are continuing to gather and sing together on the second and fourth Fridays each month from 6 to 7 pm in the church sanctuary. You don’t need to bring an instrument and you don’t need to bring a songbook (you can bring either or both if you like). We have some songbooks handy and we have some ready hands to ukulele and guitar. There are plenty of things we sing from memory as well, and every once in a while we’ll ask Pastor Eric to explain the verses of “Waltzing Matilda” again.

It’s not a hymn sing, except when we sing hymns. It’s a song-for-our-hearts sing. You can sing something you’ve prepared or invite everyone to join along on an old favorite. Favorites include “On Top of Spaghetti” and “Hawai`i Aloha.” Sacred or secular makes no difference. As Luther also famously said when he set “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” to a beer hall drinking song, “Why should the devil get all the good tunes?”

See you on Friday!

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