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A Healing Retreat

A Healing Retreat

A Healing Retreat Richard's StoryDAY ONE This was my first songwriting retreat. I had come with an open mind and heart to see what I might learn and develop with my own songwriting. After preliminary introductions with other writers, prayers of request for Holy Spirit...

Search My Heart – A Song Story

Search My Heart – A Song Story

Search My Heart A Song Story by Ryan Maike Amidst the bustle of synod preparation, the air was sweet with the sounds of new songs. It seemed the church hallways carried a different melodic tune every time the draft changed directions.  I was standing, guitar in hand,...

United, Not Uniform

United, Not Uniform

United, Not Uniform A UA Retreat Story by Arend Jessurun On a weekend in January, I had the privilege to attend my first United Adoration songwriting retreat in Mountain View, CA, nestled in Silicon Valley. I haven’t had a worship experience quite like this before, in...

Worship Heals the Worshipper – Peace’s Story

Worship Heals the Worshipper – Peace’s Story

Worship Heals the Worshipper Peace's Story by Justin Clifton Peace wasn't so sure about this... She had heard about a songwriting retreat taking place at a local church in Nairobi. It had been a long time since she had attempted to write anything at all, let along a...

No Looking Back – A Song Story

No Looking Back – A Song Story

No Looking Back A Song Story by Christine Clifton It Happened Again... A group of people came together this week to set aside space in this busy season for songwriting. We didn’t all know each other when we began, but after a day of working and worshipping together,...

Servant Leadership in Multicultural Worship

Servant Leadership in Multicultural Worship

How do we learn to worship together in ways that are mutually blessing and honoring? Let’s analyze this story as an example we can all learn from in what is the long and difficult road towards becoming and living out the reality of multicultural family or what the New Testament calls “household.

Experience UA at the ACNA Provincial Assembly

Experience UA at the ACNA Provincial Assembly

Experience UA at the ACNA Provincial Assembly by Justin Clifton United Adoration is excited to be a part of the Anglican Church of North America assembly this year in Chicago, Mission on our Doorstep! As a part of the Greenhouse Movement, we are on mission to connect...

Everybody Gets To Play

Everybody Gets To Play

Everybody Gets to Playby Justin Clifton One of the biggest values of United Adoration is that everybody gets to play. It was starting to get a little chilly in late fall of 2015. UA was having our Chicago Songwriting Retreat and I decided to bring my then 11 year old...

Who Should Attend a UA Songwriting Retreat?

Who Should Attend a UA Songwriting Retreat?

Who Should Attend a UA Songwriting Retreat by Jenn Thye I don't really think of myself as a songwriter... I am a visual artist and a homemaker. In my life, I have probably written an average of about two songs a year. Sometimes those songs were able to be shared and...

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