United Church of Christ

Thursday for the Soul: Is It Safe To Sing? In Our Sanctuaries, Our Streets, On Social Media

Join songwriters and singing leaders Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey, Lea Morris and Andra Moran as they share their insights and gifts of song, the complexities of leading the practice of singing from congregations in quarantine to simple singing as a spiritual practice, to chanting in protest, the science and safety precautions of breath and sound.

Rev. Tracy Howe Wispelwey is Minister For Congregation and Community Engagement for the National Setting of the UCC. She is also a songwriter, producer, activist and minister. Her songs have been used by faith communities and in movement work globally and can be found at TracyHoweMusic.com.

Lea Morris is a highly celebrated singer songwriter who has shared the stage with luminaries including Odetta, Mavis Staples, Dar Williams and Anthony Hamilton. LEA performs at a far-ranging array of venues, including arts centers, universities, festivals, and places of worship. She is a graduate of the prestigious Artist-in-Residence program at The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, MD and a beloved children's music performer among DC families. Her work can be found at ThisIsLEA.com.

Andra Moran lives in Nashville, Tennessee where she works as a songwriter, singer, author, worship designer and freelance touring musician. Andra works actively in ecumenical settings, and in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, providing music at the local, regional and national levels for a variety of gatherings, as well as offering both concerts, workshops and consulting services on worship design, music and leadership in local churches across the country. Her work can be found at AndraMoran.com

Live closed captioning is provided.


June 11, 2020 at 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST