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Adler & Hearne: SUNDAY MORNINGS

Sunday Mornings

If you’re reading this part of our web site only out of curiosity, please know that even if you happen to be a person of no particular faith (or for that matter of no faith in God or a Higher Power or Spirit) – we have no judgment about that. It’s not what we’re about. To judge, that is. Furthermore and for the record, we do not have this page on our web site so we can make a particular religious or denominational statement. Nor do we seek to take a political stance.

YOU'LL FIND LINKS TO SOME OF OUR SONGS OF A MORE SPIRITUAL NATURE AT THE VERY FOOT OF THIS PAGE.

Grace Episcopal - Traverse City, MI 7-27-14

"Lynn and Lindy brought a depth of faith and a well of joy in their musical presence in our worship service. As we sang their song "Send Them Love" at the end of our service, we felt renewed in our commitment to God, to one another, and to our service as disciples."
- The Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. (Shelly) Stackhouse |Church of the Redeemer UCC | New Haven, CT
“As a frequent guest minister in Unitarian Universalist pulpits around Texas, I've had the great pleasure of working with Adler & Hearne on services for five different UU congregations. At every one, the congregants were inspired, moved and filled with joy by their music! Their songs resonate deeply with our UU values and fit our style of worship perfectly. My personal favorite is “River of Peace,” but there are so many more. Lynn and Lindy’s open and loving spirits shine through every song they share in the service!”
Scottie McIntyre Johnson, Minister | San Marcos Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | San Marcos, TX
"Ever hear a soul sing? A heart? Want to? Bring Lynn and Lindy (a.k.a., Adler and Hearne) to town---to your church. All souled out. That's Lynn and Lindy. Loving God, others, and life through music. Your heart and soul will sing with theirs!"
Randall O'Brien, President | Carson-Newman University | Jefferson City, TN
"It is so much fun to work on creating Sunday worship with Lynn and Lindy. We've done dialogue sermons where I preach and they respond with music and we go back and forth. The congregation just loves it. They are so talented and flexible that without much planning, you can pull off an amazing back and forth between word and song."
Lillian Daniel, Author | When "Spiritual But Not Religious" Is Not Enough 

 

Peace to all who enter here! As fulltime, national-touring ‘itinerant song farmers’ of the Texas Folk variety – Sunday mornings (mostly) find us not sleeping in on the day after our Saturday night performances. Heavens no. Instead, Sunday mornings find us planting songs in people's hearts in church services all over the map – figuratively and literally. Songs of praise, songs of reflection, songs of healing, songs of justice. (A diverse listing of churches  and church-hosted concerts we've played is posted below this information.)

Shining the light on our ‘Sunday Mornings’ suits us. As seasoned Folk singers with shared backgrounds in Gospel and Classical music, and years of performing at venues, festivals, living rooms and listening rooms of all descriptions -- we've found that bringing our songs into the church setting has connected us with some of our most treasured friends, favorite music-making moments, and admittedly – to some of our most memorable potluck dinners. : )

Our goal here is to build bridges to new opportunities to share our music and fulfill our calling as ‘organic song farmers.’ A phrase we coined years ago that simply means we write songs from the heart -- from what we know, feel, dream, imagine, wonder about, long for, seek and find, or perhaps sparked by things in the world we'd like to help change for the better -- one song at a time.

In case you’re wondering, we do have a cozy ‘church home’ when not on the road. And though Episcopal by nature (both of us born and raised Baptist), we’re at home sharing our songs in all spiritual communities where love, peace and justice are the operative words, and where healing, forgiveness and open arms abound.

We hope you find the information and song links on this page helpful, and that you feel assured that as 'special music folks' Adler & Hearne can be counted on to bring that certain sensitivity and skill needed to fit seamlessly into your service. With our songs there to complement the message. We'll be featuring song links here in the coming days to help point you to a variety of our songs that often find their way into church services, church concert series, etc. -- including some of our original service music if that interests you.

And just so you know, with a bit of advance planning, we’re happy to also lead or sit in with your church’s music team in a song or two from your own church hymnal or songbook. We love the more traditional hymn tunes, as well as learning new meaningful songs about the faith journey.

We're still developing this page on our site. In the meantime, feel free to contact us directly via our Contact page. And THANKS from the heart for hosting Adler & Hearne to provide special music for your Sunday morning service, Sunday afternoon dinner on the grounds or concert series in the church, Saturday night church coffeehouse scene, etc.!!!

Love, peace & healing through song always,

Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne

Sunday morning at Trinity Church on the Green, New Haven, CT following the prior Saturday night's church coffeehouse concert.

AS PROMISED, FOLLOWING IS AN UP-TO-DATE LIST OF CHURCHES WE'VE PLAYED...

SUNDAY MORNINGS PAST (and other church-related / coffeehouse performances) – Unless otherwise described, these were Sunday Morning services played, and are listed here mostly in order by most recent appearance (although churches with repeat performances are listed only once, with the number of times we've returned there indicated in parenthesis)

 

First United Methodist Church | Irving, TX

UU Fellowship of Tyler | Tyler, TX

First Baptist Church | Boone, NC

First Church of Christ, Congregational | East Haddam, CT

St. James Episcopal Church | AM Services and Parish Hall Concert | Taos, NM (2)

St. Columba's Episcopal Church | Kent. WA

St. Philip's Episcopal Church | Sulphur Springs, TX

Presbyterian Church of Barrington | Barrington, IL

Tenison Memorial United Methodist Church | Mount Pleasant, TX

St. Andrew United Methodist Church | Mount Pleasant, TX

Grace United Methodist Church | AM Services & Potluck Picnic | Sherman, TX (4)

Church of the Apostles Episcopal | Patrick’s Place Concert Series | Coppell, TX

Red River UU | Denison, TX

First United Methodist Church | TCA Rural Tour Community Concert | Pittsburg, TX

Plymouth United Church (UCC) | Spring, TX (2)

Grace Episcopal Church | AM Service & Parish Hall Concerts | Carthage, MO (7)

All Saints' Episcopal Church | Miami, OK

Thoreau Woods UU Church | Huntsville, TX

First Baptist Church | Church Picnic Concert| Bolivar, MO

Northpark Presbyterian Church | Uncle Calvin's Concert Coffeehouse | Dallas, TX (6 or so)

Saint Margaret's Episcopal Church | AM Services & Coffeehouse Concerts | Baton Rouge, LA (3)

ChristChurch Presbyterian |An Evening of Art & Music (2) and Spring Festival (1) | Atlanta, GA

St. John's Chapel | Community Concert | Tilghman Island, MD

St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church | Coffeehouse Concert | Bethesda, MD

Christ Episcopal Church | Coffeehouse Concert | Pottstown, PA (3)

Trinity Church on the Green (Episcopal) | AM Services & Coffeehouse Concert | New Haven, CT (3)

The Church of St. Mary of the Harbor (Episcopal) | Coffeehouse Concert | Provincetown (Cape Cod), MA

The Congregational Church of Topsfield | Homecoming Sunday | Topsfield, MA

Church of the Redeemer (UCC) | Coffeehouse Concert | New Haven, CT

Raven Creek Presbyterian Church & Benton United Presbyterian | Co-hosted Concert | Benton, PA

Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church | Winchester, MA (2)

Community Congregational Church of Greenland (UCC) | Greenland, NH (2)

Geneva Point Conference Center - CAMP WINNI (NNESRE) | Moultonborough, NH (3)

Grace Episcopal Church | AM Services & Parish Potluck | Traverse City, MI (4)

First Congregational Church | Glen Ellyn, IL (6)

Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal) | Plymouth, MN

Trinity Lutheran Church | Cody, WY

St. James Episcopal Church | Lake City, CO

UU of Santa Fe | Santa Fe, NM (2)

Trinity Episcopal Church | AM Services & Coffeehouse Concerts | Fort Worth, TX (2)

First United Methodist Church | Sunday Evening Casual Service | Winnsboro, TX

St. John's In The Wilderness (Episcopal) | Camp Galilee/Tahoe Concert | Glenbrook, NV

UU Fellowship of Redwood City | AM Services & Afternoon Concerts | Redwood City, CA (2)

Unity of Beaverton | AM Services & Afternoon Concerts | Beaverton, OR (2)

Community Unitarian Universalist Church | AM Services & Coffeehouse Concert | Plano, TX

UU Congregation of Atlanta | Atlanta, GA (2)

Zion's United Church of Christ of Pottstown | AM Service & Coffeehouse Concert | Pottstown, PA

Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ | AM Service & Church Picnic | Burlington, WI (2)

Bethany Lutheran Church | AM Services & BBQ Concert | Bigfork, MT

St. Paul's Episcopal Church | AM Services & Church Picnics | Hamilton, MT

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church | Stevensville, MT

First United Church of Arvada | Arvada, CO

San Marcos UU Fellowship | San Marcos, TX (3)

Morehead United Methodist Church | Koinonia Kafe Concerts| Morehead, KY (3)

Birmingham Unitarian Church | MAMA’s Coffeehouse | Bloomfield Hills, MI

First United Methodist Church | Green Wood Coffee House Series | Ann Arbor, MI

Denton UU Fellowship | AM Service & House Concert | Denton, TX

Episcopal Church of the Advent | Lillian, AL

United Church of Tallahassee | United Church Coffeehouse | Tallahassee, FL (3)

First UU Church of Austin | Austin, TX

First United Methodist Church | Uncle John's Coffeehouse | Quitman, TX

First United Methodist Church | AM Services & Fifth Sunday Concert Series | Mount Vernon, TX (4)

First Church of Danvers (Congregational/UCC) | Danvers, MA

Christ Unity Church | AM Service & Charles & Myrtle's Coffeehouses | Chattanooga, TN (2)

West New Hope United Methodist Church | Mount Pleasant, TX (2)

St. John's Episcopal Church | AM Service & Parlor Concert | Corsicana, TX (2)

Lockwood Methodist Church | Summer Concert Series | Lockwood, MO

Missouri Baptist Children's Home | Coffeehouse Concert | Bridgeton, MO

Faith Reformed Church | Traverse City, MI (3)

UU of Longview & UU of Tyler | Combined Service | Longview, TX

All Saints Episcopal Church | Salt Lake City, UT (2)

Epiphany Parish of Seattle | Sunday Potluck & Concert in the Parish Hall | Seattle, WA

Phoenix Quaker Meeting Grounds | Fiddler's Dream Coffeehouse | Phoenix, AZ (2)

Pathways Unitarian Universalist Church | AM Service & Coffeehouse | Southlake, TX

The Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge | Baton Rouge, LA

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church | Sanibel, FL

UCC Norwell | Norwell, MA

UU Church of Oak Cliff | Labyrinth Walk Coffee House | Dallas, TX

First Congregational Church | Two Way Street Coffee House | Downers Grove, IL

St. David's Episcopal Church | Bean Blossom Music Series | Bean Blossom, IN

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church | Louisville, KY

St. William Laud Episcopal Church | Pittsburg, TX

UU Congregation of Asheville | Mountain Spirit Coffeehouse | Asheville, NC

UU Congregation of Columbia | UU Coffeehouse | Columbia, SC

First Congregational Church | Traverse City, MI

First Baptist Church | Carthage, MO (8)

And before all these church dates, God only knows how many others there are between the two of us (and before we started using ArtistData to track our performances!)

 

AND LAST, BUT CERTAINLY MOST IMPORTANT -- THE MUSIC THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER... Here are links to a just a few of the songs from our recordings that we often use in worship settings...

JUST CLICK ON THE LINK, then push the PLAY button on each song page. You may listen for free, or download if you wish.

"Do Justice, Love Mercy" https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/track/do-justice-love-mercy-2 Words & Music by Lindy Hearne and Lisa Aschmann

"Send Them Love" https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/track/send-them-love Words & Music by Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne

"River of Peace" https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/track/river-of-peace Words & Music by Lindy Hearne

"Gentle Spirit, Give Me Rest" https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/track/gentle-spirit-give-me-rest Words & Music by Lindy Hearne

 

YOU'LL FIND ALL OF OUR RECORDINGS TO DATE POSTED ON OUR PAGE AT BANDCAMP.COM

Kindly just remember -- WE'RE FOLK SINGERS -- so the music you'll find on our BandCamp page is all over the map stylewise, and topicwise. Obviously not all the songs you'll hear are appropriate in the worship setting -- though we usually DO include a number of our songs of a spiritual nature in our concerts -- no matter where we are performing. That's just the way we roll.

Here's that link to the overall page of our discography: https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/