The SING 2025 Development Committee is looking for one person with strong curation and information management skills to serve on the Web Content Development Subcommittee.
The Sing 2025 Project
God has given us a song to sing. Through song, we voice our joy, gratitude, love, lament, and hope. Singing and worshipping together are foundational ways we have lived out our faith for almost 100 years. Our faith communities have changed over the century, and we are called to develop new resources to support this changing landscape, addressing and anticipating the needs of our evolving church for the years to come.
The Sing 2025 Development Committee will develop this new hymn digital hymnal. The committee’s work will include music selection, development, education, animation, and promotion. The group will work in partnership with Hope Publishing Company and GIA Publications (OneLicense.net) to collect an estimated 1,300 new and re-engraved hymns. The committee will also work with the Gathering Advisory Board to develop a corresponding online worship and liturgy tool that will cross-reference the hymn resource.
The Development Committee will consist of 12‒15 members that represent the breadth and diversity of the church we hope to become. It will include theologians, liturgists, musicians, educators, historians, archivists, information scientists, communicators, Web developers, visionaries, and worship leaders.
Each member of the Development Committee will work through one of four subcommittees: Material Curation; Education, Justice and Ethos; Marketing/Animation and Funding; and Web Content Development. Details are outlined in the Development Committee Terms of Reference.
Web Content Development Subcommittee
Working in partnership with the Gathering Advisory Board, this subcommittee will
- set broad technical parameters for Gathering online
- research and anticipate future technological trends and how they might impact the worshipping life of our churches
- consult with the Web developers associated with the project
- develop the content management taxonomies required for these liturgical and musical resources (i.e., tagging, indexing, and the like)
- develop a selection process for curating and developing worship and liturgical resources for Gathering online
- Spring 2020: Review and assess current United Church collections of liturgies and worship resources to create a content map for Gathering Online. Develop content management taxonomies required for Gathering online.
- Summer/Fall 2020: Liaise with Web developers to develop this online resource, including its links to the OneLicense.net platform.
- Spring 2021: Testing and feedback on Gathering Online Platform.
- 2024: Further development of the online platform to incorporate new content. Further evaluation of new worship and liturgical resources to include on the online platform.
Member Skills and Experience
At this time we are looking for a person to serve on the Development Committee, with appointment to the Web Content Development Subcommittee. The member will have an understanding of technical parameters for Web development and be able to facilitate developing the organization and classification/information systems to be used in the content management system for online liturgical and music resources. Previous experience with writing, curating, and developing worship resources is a major asset.
Expectations and Term
The appointment will be until the project is completed (maximum of five years). Meetings will be by videoconference call, with one face-to-face meeting each year. Expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with The United Church of Canada’s travel policy and guidelines. We cannot cover any personal expenses incurred from electronic meetings. The Development Committee will work in a consensus model format.