WCC call for resources
The World Council of Churches is holding its 11th General Assembly in Karlsruhe, Germany, in September 2021, and is now accepting submissions for prayer and music resources based on the theme "Christ's Love Moves the World to Reconciliation and Unity" to be used during the event. The deadline for submissions is 31 March, 2020. Full details can be found here. A list of daily themes, which may be of use to those wishing to submit entires, is here.
Death, dying and song
The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada is conducting a competition for "a theologically rich hymn or song text" for congregational singing that engages the themes of death and dying. The search is for a text, whether written for an existing or a new musical setting. The writer of the winning entry will receive a $500 prize. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2020.
The competition has been inspired by a presentation given by Mary Louise Bringle at the Hymn Society's 2019 Annual Conference. A summary of her points, as well as an entry form can be found on the Hymn Society website.