Home is a symbol, a place, a people, a destination, a sensation.
For symbols to come alive, they must be broken open.
Throughout the week, the concept of home will be unsettled, uprooted, planted, explored, glimpsed, and activated.
The kneading will be beyond word and form; and as concrete as the land on which we stand.
As an assembly, we are guided by God on the journey, led by Jesus on the way, interrupted and redirected by the Holy Spirit.
Our pilgrimage will be a prayer – Lead Us Homeward.
Upcoming Town Hall Forums
In partnership with the Office of Theology and Worship and the Call To Worship Journal
Each Town Hall Forum has a guest panelist who will present on a particular topic related to worship, music, church life, or a topic of cultural relevance. Many Town Hall panelists have been recent contributors to Call to Worship and will expand upon their written article. Town Halls are a place to be curious, ask questions, and learn something new. Our hope is that they will be a valuable resource for individuals and groups alike.
All Town Hall Forums are virtual, and free and open to the public. You must register to attend.
2024 Town Hall Forums
Thursday, March 7th, 1:00 PM EST
Amanda Udis-Kessler presents "A Holy Discomfort: The Spiritual Work of Singing Welcome"
Thursday, April 4, 1:00 PM EST
Sally Ann McKinsey introduces the Call to Worship Lectionary Aids for 2024-25, Year C.
Check back later for more scheduled Town Hall Forums in 2024.
in Partnership with PAM Regions
2024 Association of Smaller Congregations' Annual Conference,
"The Gift of Small"
South Atlantic & Puerto Rico Region
February 29 - March 3, 2024, Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia
PAM's South Atlantic & Puerto Rico Region (SAPR) is partnering with the Association of Smaller Congregations to host the 2024 conference. For a complete listing of workshops and leaders, please click here.
Small congregations in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico are invited to participate.
Rocky Mountain Region
March 7-9, 2024, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Denver, Colorado
We will explore how community is formed in the church through music making, worship, and other aspects of congregational life. There will be an opportunity to engage this theme through keynotes by Paul Vasile, workshops, hymn festival, worship with Alonzo Johnson, a conference choir led by Christine Gaudreau, and other times of fellowship throughout the event.
Iowa City Handbell Choir Festival
North Central Region
April 12-13, 2024, St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Iowa City, Iowa
This festival will equip churches to revitalize and/or rebuild their handbell ministries, provide a massed ringing experience, and create community. Participants will learn from nationally renowned clinician Stevie Berryman, who will inspire ringers.