General Conference 2020 Deadline Extended for Worship Groups and Liturgists

Worship ensembles and liturgists will play an important role in the worship experience of the 2020 General Conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.
Worship ensembles and liturgists will play an important role in the worship experience of the 2020 General Conference. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Commission on the General Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 1, 2019 

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – United Methodist choirs, worship ensembles and liturgists from around the world have an opportunity to be part of the worship experience of the 2020 General Conference. Creatives may apply* to share their talents while leading the church body during The United Methodist Church's top legislative assembly meeting May 5 -15, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minn. The deadline for submission has been extended to September 15, 2019.

Individuals interested in writing original liturgy for General Conference may submit a letter of application that includes a sample liturgy with five-minute devotional, call to worship and prayer of confession inspired by Philippians 3:14. Submissions must include the applicant's name, email, phone number and local church information. Applications should be emailed to [email protected].

Groups interested in performing at the 2020 General Conference during worship services and/or a lunchtime showcase venue should submit a letter of application which includes the: group's name; primary contact person's name, email and phone number; ensemble's brief history/bio with the number of members, their general age range, location, and unique characteristics; and link to a private YouTube video of them performing. Send submissions to [email protected].

Raymond Trapp, Worship and Music Director for General Conference 2020, is responsible for developing the overall worship experience and music programming.

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About General Conference
General Conference is the top policy-making body of The United Methodist Church. The assembly meets at the beginning of each quadrennium to consider revisions to church law, as well as adopt resolutions on current moral, social, public policy and economic issues. It also approves plans and budgets for church-wide programs for the next four years. General Conference 2020 will take place May 5-15, 2020, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis. 

Media contact:
Diane Degnan [email protected]
615.742.5406(o) 615.483.1765(c)

* All submissions, regardless of use by the General Conference, become the intellectual property of General Conference and may be used and/or distributed with the proper citation at the worship team's discretion. Applicants are responsible for their own expenses.