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We believe that the holy act of singing together shapes faith, heals brokenness, transforms lives, and renews peace.

Our mission is to encourage, promote, and enliven congregational singing in the United States and Canada.

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Our Latest News

Apr 22, 2024

Press Release: The Iona Community has appointed two world-renowned musicians

Press release: April 2024 The Iona Community has appointed two world-renowned musicians to support church worship leaders. Scottish conductor and church musician, Iain McLarty, and Jane Bentley, a specialist in musical participation, will start working for the Iona Community, as part of the Wild Goose Resource Group later this year. Both Iain and Jane have worked […]

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Mar 14, 2024

Celebrate and Explore the First 100 Years

For more than 100 years, The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada has promoted and advocated for congregational song. Please join us for a Zoom gathering on Monday, April 29, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm ET, to explore that history and to celebrate the recently published A Calling and A Community: The Hymn […]

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Our Latest Blogs

May 20, 2024

TRINITY AND COMMUNITY – Trinity Sunday, Year B

May 26, 2024 Revised Common Lectionary Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 Psalm 33:4-5, 6, 9, 18-19, 20, 22 (12b) Romans 8:14-17 Matthew 28:16-20 What does God look like? I remember that as a very small child, I would sometimes lie in bed at night imagining […]

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May 13, 2024

IN MANY TONGUES – Pentecost, Year B

May 19, 2024 Revised Common Lectionary Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:22-27 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Lectionary for Mass (RC) Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-30, 31, 34 (see 30) Galatians 5:16-25 John 15:26-27; 16:12-15 Fans of Star Trek and other science fiction shows may be familiar with the universal translator—a system […]

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