- If you’re peeking in on this part of our web site out of curiosity only, please know that even if you are a person of no particular faith we have no judgment about that. It’s not what we’re about. To judge, that is. We didn't create this page on our web site to make a religious, political or denominational statement. We're simply singer-songwriters in the world -- seeking meaningful work through our music making shared with others who gather together in the work of community, faith, peace, justice and love in the world -- for all.
Links to some of our songs of a more spiritual nature at foot of this page.
"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 |former pastor at Church of the Redeemer UCC | New Haven, CT and now transitional pastor at First Church of Christ | Hartford, 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. Instead, Sunday mornings find us in song again in church services all over the map – figuratively and literally. Songs of praise, songs of reflection and wondering, songs of healing, songs of justice and peace.
A diverse listing of churches and church-hosted concerts we've played is posted below.
Shining the light on our ‘Sunday Mornings’ with this page 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 ‘church home’ when not on the road. In fact these days we're the interim song leaders at First Methodist of Winnsboro, TX when we're not on the road. 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 guest musicians Adler & Hearne can be counted on to bring the sensitivity and skill needed to fit seamlessly into the service for your congregation. With our songs there only to complement or serve the message.
Thank you for inviting us to be guest musicians for your Sunday morning service, Sunday afternoon dinner on the grounds or concert series in the church, Saturday night church coffeehouse scene, etc. Making music in the world is our living as well as our mission. We're grateful for the work, on many levels.
Love, peace & healing through song always,
Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne
AS PROMISED, FOLLOWING IS AN UP-TO-DATE LIST OF CHURCHES WE'VE PLAYED...
SUNDAY MORNINGS PAST | A running list of churches we've served as guest musicians for Sunday morning services, church coffeehouses, etc. 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 | Winnsboro, TX (current interim song leaders when not touring)
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 Concerts | Taos, NM (3)
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 (8)
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 (4)
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 (5)
Trinity Church on the Green (Episcopal) | AM Services & Coffeehouse Concert | New Haven, CT (5)
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 (7)
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 (3)
Trinity Episcopal Church | AM Services & Coffeehouse Concerts | Fort Worth, TX (2)
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
Northwoods UU | Millbend Coffeehouse | The Woodlands, 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)
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.
River of Peace https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/track/river-of-peace-2 Words & Music by Lindy Hearne
Gentle Spirit, Give Me Rest https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/track/gentle-spirit-give-me-rest-2 Words & Music by Lindy Hearne
Do Justice, Love Mercy https://adlerandhearne.bandcamp.com/track/do-justice-love-mercy-3 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
YOU'LL FIND ALL OF OUR RECORDINGS TO DATE POSTED ON OUR PAGE AT BANDCAMP.COM
Kindly remember we're Folk singers. That to say, 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 a worship setting -- though we usually DO include a one or more of our songs of a spiritual nature in all our shows 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/
Thanks for visiting our SUNDAY MORNINGS page!