July 1, 2011
Association of Lutheran Church Musicians
In This Issue
25th Anniversary Hymn Festival
Publications Survey
Seattle Deadlines Coming
Notice of Elections
Quick Links


From the President


It's time to step back, rest, be renewed, and feel a change of pace. What better place to do that than our Seattle conference! I look forward to the renewal of joining with colleagues in worship and song, enjoying lively discussions, and learning new ideas. Jesus reminds us in the gospel for this Sunday the real source for our rest and renewal."Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." (Matt. 11:28) Whether you find that rest at home or by a lake, with family or friends, our rest finally comes from God. I hope to see you in Seattle.


Lorraine Brugh


Through the Church the Song Goes On


A Hymn Festival in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Association of Church Musicians


For 25 years ALCM has engaged in the work of empowering people to join the song of the Church. It is appropriate that at this moment in our history, we sing about it and give thanks. To honor ALCM's 25 years of growth and influence within the Lutheran community, you are invited to host "Through the Church the Song Goes On" in your location.


Our goal is to ignite the Church with 25 experiences of the same Hymn Festival, to provide opportunity to share stories of ALCM's accomplishments and to encourage financial support and partnership to expand scholarship and mentoring programs for our youngest musicians.


Daniel Schwandt has graciously assembled the format, hymns, and reflections - we just need YOU to schedule the event! Watch the ALCM web site for details about signing up or come to the ALCM table at the Seattle conference and sign up there. 

Take the Publications Survey Now!


In the desire to more effectively serve members of ALCM, the Publications Team is considering some significant changes to CrossAccent, Grace Notes, and the Publications area of the web site starting in 2012. Your input is essential to this process. Please help form the future of our publications by completing the survey no later than July 15. You may include comments in the areas indicated. Survey results will be made available at the Seattle conference and in communications to follow. All ALCM members who complete the survey will be eligible for a drawing for a free ALCM CD, DVD or cantor poster. Now is your chance to be heard!

Seattle Housing Deadlines Approching  

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There are several deadlines coming up related to housing at the Seattle conference:


July 7 - Deadline for hotel reservations at the Red Lion is July 7, 2011, midnight PDT. Reservations after this date will not receive the ALCM special pricing and will be subject to availability.


July 8 - Those planning to stay in Seattle University housing who register after July 8 will be required to pay a $20 late fee.


There is still time for online registration: www.alcm.org. If you have specific questions about the conference you can email us at: alcmseattle@alcm.org. 



Notice of Elections to the Board of Directors


Within two weeks members of ALCM will receive an e-ballot (members without email receive paper ballot) and information regarding candidates for President-Elect and one (1) Member-at-large to serve on the Board of Directors of the Corporation. Instructions and deadlines for voting will be provided. Please respond promptly. Votes received after the deadline date will not be valid. Results of the election will be announced initially at the Biennial Conference at the Corporation's Business Meeting to be held Monday, August 1, 2011 and by additional communication after the conference.

Don't use this email address!


The email address admin@alcm.org is NOT a valid email address, so please do not use it. You can send general emails to us at office@alcm.org. To send an email directly to someone at ALCM, check the list of officers and staff on the ALCM web site.


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