One of the most significant ways we express our faith is through music. Hymns have been a vital part of Methodist life and worship from the earliest days of the movement. And of course Charles Wesley wrote many of our most cherished hymns. John Wesley even wrote specific instructions directing Methodist how to sing - which are still in our hymnal.
What are your favorite hymns? Which of our songs move you and draw you close to God? I want to know! I am conducting a survey. Please tell me your favorite hymns, up three selections for each of us. I will use the hymns that make the “Top Ten” as a starting point for a summer sermon series. And every hymn that is submitted will be sung in church within the next year.
Please submit your [up to] three favorite hymns by June 1 to the church office or to me by email [firstname.lastname@example.org] (don’t forget the l between Stefanie and Bennett) or place the list in the offering plate on a Sunday morning. Then in July and August I will preach on the ways in which our favorite hymns express our faith.
In hope and confidence,