(Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS. Combined choirs of Centenary College and Martin Methodist College sing at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference.)
(UMC.org) United Methodist choirs, worship ensembles and liturgists from around the world have an opportunity to be part of the worship experience of the 2020 General Conference. Creatives may apply to share their talents while leading the church body during The United Methodist Church’s top legislative assembly meeting May 5 -15, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. The deadline for submission has been extended to September 15, 2019.
Individuals interested in writing original liturgy for General Conference may submit a letter of application that includes a sample liturgy with five-minute devotional, call to worship and prayer of confession inspired by Philippians 3:14. Submissions must include the applicant’s name, email, phone number and local church information. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
Groups interested in performing at the 2020 General Conference during worship services and/or a lunchtime showcase venue should submit a letter of application which includes the: group’s name; primary contact person’s name, email and phone number; ensemble’s brief history/bio with the number of members, their general age range, location, and unique characteristics; and link to a private YouTube video of them performing. Send submissions to gc2020worshipdirector@gmail.
Raymond Trapp, Worship and Music Director for General Conference 2020, is responsible for developing the overall worship experience and music programming.