We Hunger, God: Creative Hymnody with Mary Louise Bringle
Sunday, March 30

In continuing celebration of Westminster’s 50th Anniversary, we welcome scholar and hymn-writer Mary Louise Bringle for a day of music, worship, and learning. Dr. Bringle is the author of “We Hunger, God,” the hymn commissioned to honor this milestone in Westminster’s history.

Time Event Location
8:30 a.m. Worship
Guest Preacher: Mary Louise Bringle
9:45 a.m. Special Topics Sunday School Class: Why A New Hymnal?
With all the wonderful old hymns available in existing publications – and with all the contemporary resources available on the internet – why does any church need a new hymnal? This presentation will explore the practical and theological reasons behind creating a new hymnal, as well as the complexities and controversies involved.
Music Room
11:00 a.m. Worship
Guest Preacher: Mary Louise Bringle
12:15 p.m. Lunch Discussion: Hymn-Writing
Over a delicious meal catered by Saladelia, we’ll enjoy a free-flowing conversation about the creative process of hymn-writing as experienced by Dr. Bringle. Lunch is free of charge, though donations will be accepted. Please RSVP for this meal by Wednesday, March 26.

Childcare will be available for children under 10 during the lunch discussion. You must indicate your need for childcare when you RSVP online.

Fellowship Hall


Mary Louise BringleMary Louise (Mel) Bringle is a Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Brevard College in Brevard, N.C. Her Ph.D. in Theological Studies is from Emory University.

An award-winning hymn writer whose original texts and translations appear in the hymnals of numerous denominations in North America and Scotland, she has recently served as President of The Hymn Society in the U.S. and Canada and as chair of the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song, responsible for creating the new hymnal Glory to God.

She is a ruling elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, N.C.