Hymn-tune competition in celebration of the 150th anniversary of an urban church in the Reformed tradition. Tune to be composed for the winning text entry. Deadline for hymn tune: December 1,1989. For the text and details, contact: Hymn Competition, Central Reformed Church, 10 College NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, (616) 459-3260.
Sing for Joy
"Sing for Joy," a half-hour weekly radio program, features recorded hymns and choral music chosen to correspond to the lectionary readings for each Sunday. If you are unable to hear this program in your community, you may wish to contact your local radio station. The program is sponsored by St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, and hosted by the Rev. Alvin Reuter, a pastor of the American Lutheran Church. For a station log and information about this quality programming contact: Church Relations Office, St. Olaf College,
October 13-14,1989, Grand Rapids, Ml
Master Arts Festival: Encouraging the Arts in the Church, at Grace Bible College. Workshops on banners and other visual arts, drama, storytelling, mime, dance, multimedia, and a public performance of "The Book of Job." Speakers include Dr. Harold Best of Wheaton College and Dr. Steve Peterson of Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois, and David Heath of the Lamb's Players.
Sponsored by the Master Arts Company. Contact: Master Arts Festival, P.O. Box 9336, Grand Rapids, MI 49509, (616) 531-5020.
October 15-17,1989, Princeton, NJ
Westminster Choir College will host a church-music symposium entitled "Church Music: The Future. Creative Leadership for the Year 2000 and Beyond." Contact: Thomas Purviance, Westminster Choir College, W. Hamilton at Walnut, Princeton, NJ 08540, (609) 921-7100 X308.
October 16-18,1989, Holland, Ml
First Annual Henry Bast Festival of Preaching. Keynote speaker: Dr. Fred B. Craddock, Candler School of Theology and Emory University. Workshops on preaching and worship. Contact: Western Theological Seminary, Holland, MI 49423.
November 11,1989, Midland Park, NJ
Psalter Hymnal Workshop, led by Dr. Emily R. Brink. Contact: Rev. Steven Van Heest, Irving Park CRC, 218 Irving St., Midland Park, NJ 07432, (201) 445-8280.
November 18,1989, Cleveland, OH
Psalter Hymnal Workshop, led by Dr. Emily R. Brink. Contact: West Park Christian Reformed Church, 15135 Triskett Rd., Cleveland, OH 44111, (216) 252-2261.
January 12-13,1990, Grand Rapids, Ml
Symposium on Worship and Church Music, at Calvin College. Speakers include Gerre Hancock, James Litton, Donald Macleod, Nicholas Wolsterstorff, and Brian Wren. Contact: Department of Music, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 49506; (616) 957-6453.
January 13,1990, Ancaster, ON
Conference on Worship and Hymnody, at Redeemer College. The conference theme is worship during Holy Week. Contact: Department of Music, Redeemer College, Ancaster, ON L9G 3N6; (416) 648-2131.