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A brand new collection of 11  soulful songs from Church of the Beloved and the community who brought you "Hope for a Tree Cut Down".
A brand new collection of 11 soulful songs from Church of the Beloved and the community who brought you "Hope for a Tree Cut Down".
136 backers pledged $7,356 to help bring this project to life.

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When we released our first album, Hope for a Tree Cut Down, we made a risky decision to offer it as a free download.  We wanted to share it with as many people as we could and we were shocked at how far it reached (over 15,000 downloads in 33 countries) and moved by how many people wrote to us telling us about all the lovely ways the music had been used (worship, yoga, marriages, funerals, baptisms, hip-hop remix, mission statements...).  The music seemed to meet people in some extremely deep places.

Do it again!

Well, a lot of new music has been bubbling up in us and it's time to do it again.  We've selected our very best songs and are hard at work creating something truly special. We're calling it, Songs for a Mystical Supper.  We want to release this as a free download again, hoping to get it out to as many people as we can and treating it as a gift to the world and a resource to the Church who is in need of thoughtful, soulful music. 

That's where you come in.

Over 40 people have been involved in creating this new album and, so far, every session in the studio has been "chills down our backs worthy" (See some pics of us in the studio below). We are really excited to release it, and that's where you come in. Church of the Beloved is a small, but ridiculously creative community and we need your help to share this creativity with others. There are a lot of levels on which to contribute and some really fun rewards for your donation to this project. Seriously, any amount will help us reach our goal.

We have till November 18 at 5pm Pacific Time to raise $6,500. That amount covers the completion of recording, mixing, mastering and duplicating the album (it's actually a shoe string budget for the level of quality we're getting!). This is not something our community could fund if it was up to only us. But we don't want to keep it to ourselves.  Give a little, get a lot, and let's do this together.

Thank you + Thank God for you + Thanks be to God!

earnestly,

ryan, tara, and church of the beloved

The Rowdy Choir
The Rowdy Choir
The Star of "In Nomine"
The Star of "In Nomine"
Laying it down
Laying it down
A Paula Best Original
A Paula Best Original
Ken on 4, 6 and 12 strings!
Ken on 4, 6 and 12 strings!

Risks and challenges

Our challenge is to reach all the people who downloaded the first album so that they too can be a part of the release of Songs for a Mystical Supper. So that's something you can help us with as well. If you want to see this project funded, share it with everyone you think might want to see this album released. They'll thank you for it.

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    "THE TIP JAR"
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    Mystical Supper CD + Pre-release Download

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    A date with Jerry the Pug + Mystical Supper CD + Pre-release Download
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    **NEW** The "Be Loved. Be Love." Sticker + Mystical Supper CD + Pre-release Download

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    "DATE NIGHT" Help send our web designer and his wife out for a night on the town. He's donating all his time to make us a beautiful website for digital download distribution, so let's give him some love.

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    "HARD DRIVE REPLACEMENT" Help us replace the melted down hard drive that nearly sabotaged our project. You'll probably receive some good karma or just generally feel good about yourself.

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    Unreleased Advent Album Download: Adventus + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    **NEW** Limited run Beloved "B" T-shirt + Pre-release Download

    ("Be loved. Be love." - see picture on the left)

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    Mystical Supper Art Poster + Adventus Download + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    **NEW** The Musician's Special:
    Entire Beloved Backlog Download: Sustainable Grace, Adventus, Hope for a Tree, Rare & Live recordings + All available Chord Charts (Digital) & Pre-release Download

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    Entire Beloved Backlog Download (Sustainable Grace, Adventus, Hope for a Tree, Rare & Live recordings) + Art Poster + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    Custom made Beloved prayer beads + Beloved Backlog Download + Art Poster + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    Arrange a hymn for you or your church (including a chord chart and live recording) + Custom made Beloved prayer beads + Beloved Backlog Download + Art Poster + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    Four 30min voice lessons with Tara Ward + Custom made Beloved prayer beads + Beloved Backlog Download + Art Poster + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    House Concert (within 50 miles of Seattle) + Custom made Beloved prayer beads + Beloved Backlog Download + Art Poster + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    Pay for Mastering the Album and get your name in the credits + Custom made Beloved prayer beads + Beloved Backlog Download + Art Poster + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    Executive Producer title in credits + Custom made Beloved prayer beads + Beloved Backlog Download + Art Poster + Mystical Supper CD & Pre-release Download

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    Eternal Bliss knowing that all the other funds raised can go into our next project + all the other stuff.

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