Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout, Director of Worship & Music at the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, will be spending time with our congregation Saturday, February 22 - Sunday, February 23, leading a workshop and rehearsal as we continue to co-create our music ministry here at ERUUF.
Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am - noon: Songleading Workshop for cantors, RE teachers, and people who have led singing or want to lead singing in the future.
About Dr. Rideout
Dr. Rideout is Director of Worship and Music for First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor. In his thirteenth year with the community, he leads the pioneering collaborative worship method he created with the Rev. Gail Ruth Geisenhainer [‘gai-zIn-ˎhe-nә] (GUISE-in-hay-ner) in 2014, and has led the congregational and ensemble music programs to national recognition.
Addressing the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association, The Rev. Otis Moss III described him as “without a doubt, one of the greatest ministers and gifts to this nation.” With gladness, Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout works as one of Unitarian Universalism’s most active artists, liturgical thinkers, teachers and leaders of worship and music.
Dr. Rideout has served as music minister in eight faith traditions, led and taught groups of Unitarian Universalists in more than a quarter of the nation’s states, and conducted musical ensembles in twenty nations.
His work with the Rev. Julica Hermann de la Fuente and the Rev. Erika Hewitt created “De-Centering Whiteness in Worship,” a leading resource for anti-racism work in congregations. His writing is published by the Church of the Larger Fellowship, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Skinner House. With Matt Meyer, the Rev. Sara Green, and the Rev. Sofia Betancourt, he helped to launch the Annual Songleaders’ Convergence—a gathering to empower Unitarian Universalist song leaders.
Read Dr. Rideout's full bio here. Glen-Thomas-Rideout-Bio.pdf