Enter the Hymn-A-Thon – the singing of ALL the hymns in your hymnal in one day
· FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY YOU REALLY HAVE TO WANT TO DO THIS AND BELIEVE THAT IT IS IMPORTANT. You have to believe that it is important to have great worship music, in our case, the music of our strong Episcopal tradition. Only then will things will start to fall into place.
· It’s like crowdfunding in a way. Each person in your little choir or church knows a number of people around the country or even the world that they can ask for donations
· Not everyone you know will want to participate but there are many that will be glad to help in some small or large way
· Think about it, if everyone you know on your email list would donate the cost of going out for a large fast food meal or a small fine dining appetizer, you would be able to push forward and bless the church with great music and without apology.
What happened at St. Bede was that in three short weeks the musicians got behind the Hymn-A-Thon idea and helped friends and relatives understand the importance of the music ministry in our church. Many people supported us even if they weren’t part of our local church. People from around the country, in fact, became patrons and generously pushed our St. Bede Music Ministry forward into the future.
Because of time and space we won’t go into the whole process here, however we would invite you to contact us for some suggestions and direction if you are interested. The blessings you will receive from singing hymn after glorious hymn (720 in our case) will amaze and astound you.
Dr. Jeannine Jordan, Minister of Music St. Bede Episcopal Church, Forest Grove, Oregon – email@example.com
and David Jordan, choir member and accompanist, St. Bede Episcopal Church – firstname.lastname@example.org