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Music and The United Methodist Church

The choir at First Grace United Methodist Church led a rousing worship for members of the United Methodist Association of Communicators on March 23. The church, formed when two churches merged after Hurricane Katrina, has become a sanctuary church. Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS

Photo by Art McClanahan, UMNS

 

Whether you are singing in worship, community, or prayer, music enriches our lives with its art.

On this page you will find resources, devotions, prayers and more that involve the music we sing and hear during the seasons of the year. We've also included a few useful links that you can use to find additional music resources.

"When you sing, you pray twice." - commonly attributed to St. Augustine

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