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UCC Amistad Chapel Organ Finds New Home

On February 18, 2023, the Bedient tracker organ that once graced the UCC's Amistad Chapel in Cleveland was dedicated in its new home in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Imagine a church without music! Where do you turn to keep music and the arts thriving in your congregation? The United Church of Christ Musicians Association inspires, educates and nurtures church musicians by providing invaluable resources and support. Join us in creating an endowment to ensure our future together and to help us reach out to more churches and musicians.  Make a gift now!



We are colleagues seeking to help each other as we live out our call to minister through music and the arts.

Whether you are guiding five cherubs with a guitar or 100 singers with 200 ranks of organ pipes, running a concert series or designing the cover of your church’s worship bulletin, writing poetry or learning the first steps of sacred dance, you are welcome to join us and become a part of the vast reservoir of resources and knowledge that we collectively offer to each other. 

Though rooted in the UCC, we are happy to welcome all church affiliations.


To list an open music position, send complete information to Ruth Striegel. Your listing will appear in the job listings page of the website and in our newsletter.

We also offer an institutional membership for up to six staff members of one church or organization to join us for one fee. 

A complete guide to hiring a musician is available on this website. It includes practical information and worksheets in a format that can be filled out on a computer. Note: no salary guidelines are provided. Compensation for Christian educators may be comparable. Consult with your UCC Conference office.



The United Church of Christ Musicians Association is a vibrant national grassroots organization of musicians and pastors (of any denomination) who are continually seeking new ways to worship, connect and uplift people through music and the arts. Every two years, we host a three-day national conference in the summer, each time in a different area of the U.S. It is filled to the brim with outstanding directors, clinicians, performers and worship experiences. It is a time for church musicians and pastors to learn, experiment, connect and grow. Our next conference will be held in 2024. You are welcome to explore our website and learn about us.

We Offer to Our Members:

  • Worship, Music & Ministry, a professional journal issued digitally three times per year
  • Six digital newsletters per year
  • Access to membership directory and job listings
  • Regional workshops and webinars
  • Discount on national conferences
  • Support from the Board of Directors
  • Active social media



Check us out! Sign up for three months of UCCMA resources. Take a look at our online journal, peruse the job listings, check out our current and past events, receive our newsletter. If you like us, you can renew as a full member. This is a one-time offer for individuals.



This webinar is available for viewing. Visit our Royalties for Negro Spirituals resource page.

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UCC Musicians Association

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West Hartford, CT 06137

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