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Mennonite Society of Musical Heritage - Blog

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October 2016

Historical Library of Mennonite Church Choir Music – Donate Now

Mennonite Church and Special Choir Recordings to be SAVED The Society will begin collecting and archiving recordings of Mennonite Church Choirs. Recordings in all forms will become part of the library. It will include LP, 8 Track, tape, and CD. The music won’t just remain trapped in their original forms. [...]

January 2016

Music as Mnemonic

At the recent Mennonite Church USA (MCUSA) convention in Kansas City, delegates sang a song, Vision: Healing and Hope, that Patty Shelly wrote, using the words of the vision statement. “God calls us to followers of Jesus Christ and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to grow as communities [...]

July 2015

Sealed with a Hymn

The invitation to our niece's wedding read: Cocktails 6 pm Vows 7 pm Dinner and dancing to follow At 7pm the couple went to an elevated spot and we all gathered around them.  They welcomed us.  They said very personal and sweet vows to each other.  They exchanged rings.  The [...]