Hanover Presbyterian Church invites you to a celebration of a truly unique voice in American hymnody: a Jane Parker Huber hymn festival, Saturday July 30th, 4:00 PM. Come help us sing fresh, evocative texts set to some of our faith’s most beloved melodies. An ice cream social will follow in the fellowship hall.
If you have a favorite Jane Parker Huber hymn you’d like included, please let us know via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 28th. We look forward to singing with you!
Jane Parker Huber was born in China but grew up in Hanover where her parents, Albert & Katharine, were the college president and first lady for 29 years. She married her Hanover born childhood sweetheart, Bill Huber, who was founding pastor at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis where they lived for 33 years before retiring in 1988 to Hanover.
Her hymn writing began in 1975 when planning a United Presbyterian Women’s gathering at Purdue. She wrote about 200 hymns, for special celebrations & conferences, to update with more inclusive language, and to fill in gaps in the hymnody about Pentecost and baptism or provide more emphasis on God’s beautiful creation, the equality of God’s people, and our peacemaking mission as Christians.
Photo by Danny Bolin, Presbyterian News Service