Singing the Faith is the latest Methodist Church hymn book, published in September 2011. Its website Singing the Faith Plus complements and supplements the book.

Singing the Faith can be seen as more than just a hymn book. It can be an opportunity to broaden our worship experience through drama, art and story. ArtServe member and composer Valerie Ruddle offers suggestions based on seasons of the church calendar.

Singing the Faith offers new hymns for each season, but you may also like to consider presenting familiar ones in different ways. Hymns old and new often lend themselves to more than just a straight sing through. Be imaginative! Don’t always sing the whole text. Remember too that pencil and paper activities for the young can be linked with what is sung.

Also by Valerie Ruddle: Read the hymn book - a seasonal exploration of Singing the Faith.