Browse below for more information of Adult, Children and Youth music and worship art opportunities. If you are interested in finding out more about our Organs, please click here.
The Chancel Choir
The Chancel Choir is a non-audition choir that sings from mid-August until the following July in the 11:00 am worship service. Rehearsal is on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Choir Room. They sing all but one Sunday month from September until May.
The Ensemble Choir
The Ensemble Choir is a non-audition choir that sings once a month for the 11:00 am service from September to May. It rehearses 7 to 8:30 pm. Thursdays in the homes of its members.
First Word Praise Team
Adults may also participate in the First Word Praise Team, either as singers or as instrumentalists. This group serves throughout the year for the First Word Contemporary Service at 9:00 am in the Cokesbury Center.
Both the Ensemble and Chancel Choirs combine at Christmas and Easter for special music celebrations. They will also combine for special choral concerts.
Center Street Ringers
The Ministry of Music and Worship Arts is proud of our handbell ensemble Center Street Ringers, formally known as the Sanctuary Bells. This ensemble of handbell ringers is open to all youth and adults who do and do not read music! This group meets at 5:30 on Wednesday nights in room 250. Center Street Ringers play throughout the year and ring in all of our services. Schulmerich and White Chapel bells are used.
The children’s music ministry group, the Boomwackers, is meeting on Sunday mornings in Children’s Theater Room (Rm 136) at 9:45 am! Boomwackers isn’t your regular children’s choir, in addition to singing we are adding an interactive twist! The children are learning to play boomwackers. Boomwackers are percussion tubes that are lightweight, hollow, color-coded, plastic tubes, tuned to musical pitches by length.
Music is an important part of Christian education because we believe in teaching the whole child. What is the whole child you might wonder? Ministering to the whole child includes purposeful activities that foster spiritual growth, cognitive learning, physical movement, handwork, engagement with nature and community. Music helps children develop into adults who are intellectually and spiritually active, competent, empathetic, kind, fair, creative, curious, self-disciplined, goal oriented, confident, cared for and valued.
First Arts is an afternoon instructional music program that includes both fall and a winter/spring session. It includes: group lessons; private lessons for in-depth study; classes in Theory & Appreciation; and more. Classes and lessons will meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons/evenings. For more information, please contact James Stanley, Associate Director for Music and Arts.