Minute for Mission: Presbyterian Association of Musicians
July 31, 2016
My first experience with the Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM) came in the summer of 2000, when I traveled to the Montreat Conference Center to see my brother sing in a Friday evening concert at a PAM Worship and Music Conference. I haven’t missed a worship and music conference at Montreat since then. As I have grown as a musician and a person, the mission of PAM has supported me. My first position as a church musician came as a result of hanging out at Montreat while I was in high school with a group from another church.
The relationships I’ve developed at PAM gatherings have connected me with congregations, yielded new opportunities and supplied me with dear friends who have offered sage advice and counsel. I currently serve on PAM’s Executive Board and have seen firsthand how the organization consistently looks to support future, current and former church musicians. As I reflect on the various ways my life has been affected by PAM’s Montreat and Mo-Ranch conferences, professionals gatherings and regional gatherings, I give thanks for the work and witness that PAM has offered to me and many others, and look forward to what our organization will continue to offer in the future.
Peter Allen Haley, Member-at-Large, PAM Executive Board
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Laura Bryan, PMA
Lucy Bryant, FDN
Let us pray
Creative and creating God, thank you for the gift of music, and for calling all of your people to offer it in praise. May our song join with the songs of sisters and brothers throughout the world to glorify your name. Amen.
First Reading Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Second Reading Colossians 3:1-11
Gospel Luke 12:13-21