United Adoration Blog
Art, encouragement and stories from Creative Communites around the world
This is the third installment in a series of interviews with Homero Garcia, pastor of La Iglesia in Mundelein, Illinois, and Matthew Pelletier, one of the worship leaders there.
“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.
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.
An interview with Pastor Homero Garcia and Matthew Pelletier about what it looks like at their church, La Iglesia in Mundelein, Illinois, to encourage artistic expressions of worship. Part 1 of 3.
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!
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!
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.
United Adoration has a new logo! We are excited to share the story behind our new symbol. United Adoration works with artists and pastors to revitalize the creativity of the local church in order to minister to the Lord and His people, and our new logo reflects this work. The design is inspired by the story of the artist Bezalel (Exodus 31) and the chestpiece designed for the high priest to wear as he ministered to the Lord (Exodus 28).
“We are on a mission to revitalize the creativity of the local church by empowering artists to write music & create art in their own language, culture, and context.”