Music That Makes Community is a non-profit organization working with ecumenical communities and leaders to empower and liberate communities’ spiritual life through singing. For over ten years we have developed and shared leadership practices grounded in a theology of welcome and generosity for the benefit of musicians, clergy, students, and lay leaders throughout the United States and Canada.
MMC is exploring how everyday life and worship are equally (and synergistically) labs or seedbeds for living fully human lives. We make music to form a porous bond of solidarity. The bond is porous so that we can continue to welcome strangers and the bond is stronger for it. This work is essentially a practice of hospitality that welcomes all into a group collaborating in making music.
Whether our music is new, ancient, or World Music, our practice is committed to renewing tradition and supporting a spirituality of singing, including singing from hymnals and screens. Our hope is that MMC offerings supplement and enhance what congregations already do, offering repertoire and leadership tools that support vibrant communal music making. Follow us on Facebook or Instagram, and visit our website to find song leading resources, a calendar of upcoming events, our presenter’s blog, and more.
Theological Reflector: TIM SCORER
Room Between Your Heartbeats
Where does the singing start, you know,
that thin sound - almost pure light?
Here, where you are, there’s room
between your heartbeats,
as if everything you have ever been
begins, inside, to sing.
Tim Scorer comes to INSPIRE with some carefully chosen words from contemplatives like Canadian poet, Lorna Crozier. He intends that these words will assist us in opening together some windows of awareness right ‘here where we are’ in the relationships of this conference as well as in all the other places where we speak and act from our hearts.
Tim is a spiritual companion, educator, retreat leader, and facilitator, living on Bowen Island, BC.