Summer Music Institute 2018.


Summer Music Institute 2018

Location: Craig Chapel, Seminary Hall

Honoring Bodies in Worship and Song

How does the way we worship and sing together teach us to honor each others’ bodies in all times and spaces? In an era of increasing attention to sexual harassment and assault of women through the #MeToo movement, but also of people across gender identities, this two day institute will introduce, produce and practice liturgy and music that teaches and celebrates the sacredness of God’s living temples... our bodies.

Logo Artwork: © Debra Trisler, image used with permission.


Speaker Biographies

The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

With affiliated congregations from New York to Nairobi and from Tijuana to Atlanta, the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries (TFAM) is a global network of predominantly African-American and African churches and ministries that practice radical inclusivity in Christian community life and advocate for gender, sexual, and economic justice.  Under the direction of Presiding Bishop the Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, TFAM works collaboratively with the United Church of Christ, the Disciples of Christ, the Metropolitan Community Churches, and other bodies as it seeks to be a creative interdenominational platform for the advancement of revolutionary love and justice, honoring a Bapto-Metho-costal style of worship and praise.



SMI Registration 2018
Attendees are encouraged to come as a group, if possible. Note: You be directed to PayPal for payment.