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United Adoration Blog

Art, encouragement and stories from Creative Communites around the world

Why Lament in Worship

Why Lament in Worship

Lament is expressing sorrow to God and asking hard questions in the face of trial. It is all over the Bible but is missing from the modern worship service.

Ash Wednesday Hymn

Ash Wednesday Hymn

Derek Boemler is an Online Team Leader with United Adoration. He worked on this song, “Ash Wednesday Hymn,” at an online creative session.

You Made Us in Your Image

You Made Us in Your Image

“You Made Us in Your Image” is a hymn based on a prayer in the Book of Common Prayer 2019. The prayer inspired an artist to make an image in their local church, which was shared in the UA Slack group, which inspired a poet to craft a song in a UA Creative Session, and after collaboration was completed and returned to the local church and shared at a Sunday morning service.

Cultivating the Arts in the Church

Cultivating the Arts in the Church

This is the second article in a series of interviews with Pastor Homero Garcia from La Iglesia in Mundelein, Illinois, and Matthew Pelletier, one of the worship leaders there.  Our first conversation centered around the power of pastoral encouragement for artists in the church.  In this installment, we’re discussing how to cultivate worship arts in the church.

Starting a Songwriting Group 

Starting a Songwriting Group 

Have you ever wondered what it takes to start a songwriting group? Maybe you’re longing for a local group to collaborate with even now. What do we do once we begin? Where will we find people to work with? We collected nuggets of wisdom from leaders of songwriting groups across the United States. They sent in their tips and also shared mistakes. Here are their words of what has worked for them in their context. Thank you to everyone who contributed their advice! 

The Art of Critique

The Art of Critique

Stacey Regan and Elise Massa have been leading the Ascension Songwriters Collaborative at Church of the Ascension in Pittsburgh, PA. Elise Massa is the Northeast Regional Leader with United Adoration. We asked Stacey to send us tips for running a songwriting group and creating a positive environment for collaboration and creativity. Next week we will share her tips on how to run a songwriting group!

Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

Epiphany is the season of light – the light of the world coming to save us and meeting with the Magi. As our hearts are formed in worship, we become more like Jesus. We become the light to the world.

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