Your words can inspire the world. You can help shape the worship services at the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church, taking place on May 10-20 in Portland, Oregon. The worship design team for the conference is seeking volunteers to write liturgy, including prayers, calls to worship and litanies.
"If worship – liturgy – is indeed the work of the people, then obviously the people must be involved not only in the worship experience itself, but also in the planning and preparation. By inviting a variety of voices around the world to contribute pieces of written liturgy, the design team is hoping to expand and deepen our corporate identity as a United Methodist community that truly worships in unity," said the Rev. Laura Jaquith Bartlett, Worship & Music Director of the 2016 General Conference.
A full set of writing guidelines is available, along with the list of specific writing assignments. Take note: the deadline for submitting liturgy is October 1, 2015.
Writers whose work is selected to be included during worship services will retain copyright ownership, and their names will appear in the list of copyright credits printed in the General Conference worship booklet.
About General Conference
The General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church, and meets once every four years to determine the denomination's future direction, consider revisions to church law, and approve plans and budgets for church-wide programs. The 2016 meeting will take place May 10-20 at the Oregon Convention Center.