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Upcoming Visiting Songleaders: Shireen *May 9-10* + Ahlay

We are so excited that two fantastic song leaders are traveling through the Twin Cities soon! Check out the details below and make plans to...

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Setlist from the Dec 30 Songs for the Turning of the Year @ Yess Yoga

Here are the songs we sang at Songs for the Turning of the Year at Yess Yoga on Friday night, December 30, 2022:
  1. You are in the right place (Martha Burford)
  2. Welcome to the Table (chaos) (clb)
  3. Put Your Roots Down (Molly Hartwell)
  4. the neuroplasticity song (Ahlay Blakely)
  5. Comfort* (Heather Wilson)

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Year End BnR Fundraising Gratitude & S T R E T C H!

This update is about a month overdue. Partly because of shock (we made our initial goal! What what?!?) and partly because it's a pretty busy time for church musicians everywhere.

We feel so appreciative of all our donors. The ones who gave $2,500 and those who gave $10. You're all the same to us. We're feeling the love and support for the Biracial & Rural community and the Freeing Stuck Refrains project at Points of Light Music pretty strongly. Thank you.

With four days left in the calendar year, we're putting out a stretch goal of $5,000. We'll only $605 short of that now. Those funds will go toward creating an in-person gathering of Freeing Refrains.
Can you help us reach this goal?  Donate here.

Jan 21, Feb 4: Subzero Singalong, A Community Sing on Ice with Good Trouble

Dates and times are set for the Subzero Singalong: A Community Sing on Ice at Art Shanty Projects (ASP) at Bde Unma/Lake Harriet!  

There will be community sings every Saturday in the village Town Square at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.!  

We are delighted to be one of two community singing proposals selected for this year's festival and collaborating to make a strong  "Let's Sing Together!" impact!  

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Registration is Open for "The Breathing Life of All" Aramaic Jesus Retreat

2/21/23 Update:  We are so very sorry to inform you that The Breathing Life of All retreat with Neil Douglas-Klotz April 14 – 17 in Des Moines, IA has been cancelled. We deeply apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you. Eventbrite will provide full refunds for those registered. Please let us know if there is any problem with that process. Read more details here.  

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Jan-May 2023 Heart Songs Calendar

What: Heart Songs: Lament, Longing, & Love (a community space for you to bring your heart and your voice)

When: every other Monday, 6:30-8p CDT (05-UTC)
  • January 2 & 16 & 30
  • February 13 & 27
  • March 13 & 27
  • April 10 & 24
  • May 8 & 22
Where: Online:

Friday, December 16, 2022

Dec 30: Songs for the Turning of the Year

What:  Songs for the Turning of the Year
Where:  Yess Yoga, 105 E. 26th St., Minneapolis
When:  Friday, December 30, 7:30-9 p.m.

Come breathe deep, open up, and join us for a Full Voice Song Circle as the year turns. As we let go of 2022, what needs to be celebrated? What needs to be released? What intentions would you like to set for the new year? We will sing for joy, grief, and courage, and move towards wholeness and delight.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Setlist from Dec 4 Longing for Justice Song Circle

Here are the songs we sang at the Longing for Justice Song Circle at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities on Sunday afternoon, December 4, 2022:

  1. Healing is Possible (Orion Johnstone) - led by Doe
  2. Net of Remembrance (Ahlay Blakely) - led by Bridgette
  3. Come, Light of Lights* (words: trans from Celtic chant of Ceile De order/Tune: © 2006 Ruth Cunningham) - led by Conie
  4. When Times Are Hard/We Lead in Love (Liz Digitale Anderson)