The URCNA Psalter Hymnal Committee focused on the Psalms when it met from April 5-7, 2011, at Faith URC in West Olive, MI. The Committee additionally clarified copyright procedures and discussed ecumenical efforts with other NAPARC churches.
While the Committee continues working through copyright issues, churches are asked to refrain from copying or distributing any copyright protected hymns in the Hymn Proposal until permission is secured. A list of protected songs and additional songbook information is available on the Songbook Committee page at URCNA.org.
The churches are also reminded of the October 31, 2011 deadline for submitting overtures on the Hymn Proposal. The Committee plans to meet in theChicagoarea in November and hopes to present the proposed Psalm section to the URCNA churches shortly after Synod 2012.
The above article appeared on p. 33 of the May 18, 2011, issue of Christian Renewal.