The Society of St. Margaret 2013 Associates Conference
Audible Grace: The Gift of Congregational Song
Led by the Rev. Carl P. Daw Jr.
Friday, September 13 - Sunday, September 15, 2013
At St. Margaret’s, Duxbury, MA
Beginning with a session of hymn-singing on Friday evening, this conference will continue on Saturday with two more addresses (and more singing). The morning address will focus on the sacramental dimensions that give depth and life to congregational song, and the afternoon address will consider how singing together fosters a spirit of Christian community. This is not just for singers! There will be time for worship, fellowship and chances to get to know other Associates.
The Reverend Dr. Carl P. Daw Jr., is an Episcopal priest and writer who served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada from 1996 to 2009, while this ecumenical and international organization had its headquarters at Boston University School of Theology. Dr. Daw continues as an Adjunct Professor of Hymnology in the Master of Sacred Music program and acts as the Curator of the Hymnological Collections in the STH Library.
In addition to his experience as a parish priest and university chaplain, Dr. Daw has served as a retreat leader, speaker, workshop leader, and guest lecturer at many conferences and seminaries throughout the United States. He has been successively Secretary and Chair of the Standing Commission on Church Music of the Episcopal Church and was a consultant member of the Text Committee for The Hymnal 1982, to which he contributed a number of translations, metrical paraphrases, and original hymns. His texts have subsequently appeared in most denominational and ecumenical hymnals published in the United States and Canada. They also can be found in hymnals in England, Scotland, and Australia and have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. With Thomas Pavlechko he is compiling Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary (Church Publishing, Inc., 2007-2009), which provides scripture-based choir and congregational song suggestions for each Sunday of the three-year cycle. He has written a variety of articles related to liturgy and music and has reviewed related materials for The St. Luke’s Journal of Theology, The Anglican Theological Review, and The Hymn.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Daw grew up in a succession of towns in Tennessee where his father was a Baptist pastor. He taught for eight years in the English Department of the College of William and Mary before entering seminary. Following his ordination, he served for three years as Assistant Rector of Christ and Grace Church in Petersburg, Virginia, and for nine years as Vicar-Chaplain of St. Mark’s Chapel at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. He then spent three years as a resident Companion of the Community of Celebration in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, and served in various interim and supply ministries in that area.
We have limited accommodations available in Duxbury at this time. We will fill the guesthouses based on the order in which we receive registrations. Please note: your registration does not guarantee a room. Commuters are welcome. Additional accommodation may be available at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Plymouth. The hotel is about a 15-minute drive from the convent. Please call the hotel directly to book your room. Contact information is on the registration form.
REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 28th
If you have questions, email Madelyn Betz at email@example.com or call her at 781-934-9477 ext. 501 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
What is an Associate?
An Associate of the Society of St. Margaret is a person who wishes to share in the life and work of the Sisters while pursuing their own particular Christian vocation. Associates are women and men, some are ordained, but all are persons for whom the Eucharist holds a central place in their spiritual lives. Associate membership is open to all the baptized, regardless of denomination.
Current Associates, please send any changes to your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 781-934-9477 x703.
To Become An Associate
Additional information about becoming an Associate of the Society of St. Margaret is available upon request. We welcome your inquiry. Associate members hold a valued place in the life of SSM.