Lectionary Singer (Natalie Sims)

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Gender Female
Location Melbourne, Australia
Introduction I am a small l liberal, small o orthodox, small p progressive, big C Christian laywoman who started voluntarily suggesting songs for her congregation (Brunswick Uniting Church) each week. From that seemingly small task, this website has grown. I still do it entirely on a voluntary basis. I grew up on a steady diet of Methodist hymn-singing and Scripture in Song. As a teenager I led a youth group and we did the whole Praise and Worship band thing and tried to be like Hillsong. We also had an a capella sextet that sang some pretty awesome African American Gospel. In my 20s, I grew to love Taize, Iona and African song (thanks World Council of Churches), then lived in the USA for 3 years and grew to love American hymnody, Sacred Harp singing, and cantored Psalms. Congregationally, I like songs that are beautiful, that are intelligent, and that are inclusive. I believe a song doesn't have to be new to fit these criteria. I love songs written by people in my worship community, but I also think it's important to sing songs from other traditions and other countries. I'd love to hear from you! My email is: LectionarySinger@gmail.com