PAM Professionals Gathering 2017
January 19–21, 2017
University Presbyterian Church
The 2017 PAM Professionals Gathering, hosted by University Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin, will offer opportunities for professional renewal and rejuvenation, particularly for church musicians and the clergy with whom they serve. Highlights will be a hymn festival led by Eric Wall and a choral concert featuring three fine Austin area choirs. Plenary sessions, small group sessions, music reading sessions, and worship opportunities will round out the weekend and prepare you to return to your congregation energized and brimming with new ideas for worship.
Hotel Discount extended to December 22!
Scholarships remain with application deadline of December 22!
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Announcing Eve Hehn
as PAM's Interim Executive Director
PAM is delighted to announce that Eve Hehn will serve as Interim Executive Director of PAM beginning on December 15. Eve comes to us from Chorister's Guild, where she served in various functions including conference planning support, conference registration support, licensing and copyright support, and customer/member support. Eve holds a Master's of Music Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and a B.A. from Wingate University in North Carolina. Please join us in welcoming Eve to PAM. We look forward to her leadership during this interim period.
Submitted by the Interim Executive Director Search Committee
Anne McNair, Chair
David VanderMeer, Mary Beth Jones, Joshua Taylor, Deborah Jenks
Registration is Now Open for
2017 Worship & Music Conferences
Registration for both 2017 summer conferences went live on November 15. Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird registration rates.
Click the links below to go to the respective conference pages and download the digital brochure, daily schedule, and registration forms.
Montreat Worship and Music 2017
Mo-Ranch/PAM Worship and Music 2017
PAM Nominating Committee
Congratulations to these newly elected members of the PAM 2017 Nominating Committee.
Katie Boardman – Cooperstown, NY
Jim Hyatt – Edisto Island, SC
Deb Burks – Houston, TX
They will join Executive Board members Eric Myers (committee chair) and Debbie Jenks to build a slate of two nominees each for at-large positions on the board from the Southeast and Northeast regions. Voting will be open on these nominations in April 2017. Terms of office for the newly elected board members will begin in July 2017 and conclude in July 2020.
The committee welcomes suggestions of individuals who you believe the committee should consider for these positions. Please submit suggestions of individuals meeting the following criterion to email@example.com.
• Current member of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians
• Confirmed willingness to run for office and serve
• Willingness to bring energy, enthusiasm, and support to the
mission and ministry of PAM
• Resident in the regions for which positions are available
(The Southeast region includes all areas south of the Mason-Dixon line and east of the Mississippi River. The Northeast region includes all areas north of the Mason-Dixon line and east of the Mississippi River)
Children in Worship
Children are not the church of the future. They are integral members of the church in the present. Their energy invigorates and energizes a congregation’s worship. As full participants in worship, children not only learn for today, but are prepared to step into leadership roles in the future. Journey through the liturgical year with the congregation of West Plano Presbyterian Church, Plano, TX (the Rev. Dr David Batchelder, pastor) as it provides a window into the integral leadership roles of children can take in worship. Glean ideas that you may incorporate into your congregation’s worship. Allow your children and your congregation to become comfortable with children as both participants and leaders. Begin now to create a group of leaders who will guide the church long into the future.
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A Special Thank You to PAM's
2016 Corporate Sponsors
Platinum Level Sponsors - $2,000+
PAM's website needs your photos
We feature photos of churches on our website banner to give PAM members a way to share their worship spaces. We will also give a link to your website when your church is featured. All we need is three to five photos of your church exterior and/or interior that we can use in our photo banner on our website.
Send your photos and church website link to firstname.lastname@example.org and in your email, please let us know that you grant us permission to use your photos. We can also grab your photos from your website if you send us the link and permission to do so.
PAM Branded Products
Show your support for the Presbyterian Association of Musicians by purchasing and displaying our beautifully branded quality products. They also make great gifts for the musicians in your life.