watch Spring Renewal presentations (links below), with the Rev. Dr. Jason Brian Santos
A very dreary and cold April in Dubuque. Photo of the Quad by Nicky Story
"For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it." Isaiah 55:10-11
Warren Lecture and Concert will be held August 6-7. More information to come!
Gary Rand is Director of Worship Activities and Adjunct Professor in Worship at McCormick Theological Seminary. A veteran worship pastor, teacher, workshop leader, songwriter and music producer, over the last 20 years, he's helped craft creative, inclusive, diverse and participatory worship experiences for churches, seminaries, denominational conferences and national events like The Wild Goose Festival and The Progressive Youth Ministry Conference. He also leads the liturgical resource site, The Plural Guild and produces The Many, a music collective creating new music for worship.
Lenora is a writer, liturgy-creator, and one of the founders of The Plural Guild, a collective crafting music, prayers, visual art and liturgy for people who want to worship in ways that more deeply reflect a peaceful, just and open expression of faith. She is the lyricist for the band, The Many, and because she rarely sleeps, she runs an ad agency called SmallGood, which is helping all kinds of businesses and nonprofits committed to making a positive impact in the world “grow their good.”
THE MANY The Many is an indie folk/gospel, liturgically-grounded new kind of worship band, an intentionally diverse collective, creating music for people who want to do justice, love mercy, walk humbly, and follow the Jesus who so loves the world. Featuring singer/worship leaders Darren Calhoun and Leslie Michele, and singer/songwriter Hannah Rand, The Many’s music is crafted for people to sing together…in congregations, small groups…wherever people gather to pray, imagine, hope for and work towards a new day where love and mercy win.
We had a full house for Spring Renewal this year! Thanks to all those that could join us. For those that weren't able to make it - feel free to watch the sessions that were recorded!