Music Ministry

The Music & Worship Ministry is designed to meet the spiritual needs of participants in various musical organizations, ministries, presentations, and worship services of the church.  Through the medium of music, we are, therefore, following the command found in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you with all wisdom and teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”

 

Sanctary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is the worship leading choir for the Sunday 11:00 am worship services.  It peforms anthems, hymn arrangements, and contemporary songs on a regular basis, in addition to major choral works at Christmas and Easter.  Members may also provide musical ministry by way of solo work and small ensemble performance.  The choir rehearses on Wednesday nights from 7:30-8:30.

 

Praise Band

The Praise Band is made up of instrumentalists who desire to share their God-given talent in worship.  The primary band accompanies the Sanctuary Choir and plays selections for the 11:00 am Sunday services.  There is also a Praise Band that plays for the Wednesday night bible studies each week.  The basic team of instrumentalists that play on a weekly basis consists of the piano, digital keyboard, digital drums, electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass guitar.  Other instruments are added for special services and arrangements of music throughout the year.

 

Handbell Choir

The Bell Choir provides the opportunity for musical expression through the unique art of ringing handbells.  Some background in reading music and prior experience with handbells is helpful for participants in this choir.  The choir rings several times throughout the Fall and Spring for morning worship services.  The choir rehearses on Monday nights from 7:00-8:00.

 

Keenage Choir

The Keenage Choir offers opportunity for musical expression and fellowship for senior adults.  In addition to singing for Senior Adult Day, this choir sings each month for the Sunday 8:30 am worship service and presents musicals throughout the year.  This choir rehearses on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30 pm.

 

Youth Music & Drama Teams

A variety of opportunities exist for youth to pursue their interests in music, drama and media ministry.  East to West is a praise team made up of vocalists and instrumentalists who perform contemporary Christian songs for a variety of worship experiences.  Ignite is a drama team that presents skits live and via recorded video to enhance a worship experience.  I.M.F.C. (In Motion for Christ) is a interpretive movement team of girls that presents choreographed movement to music to enhance worship experiences.  d2L and Xclerate are teams that provide sound, lighting, video, photography, graphic design, and technical support to enhance worship experiences and other ministry activities.  Click here to learn more.

 

Children’s Choirs

Our children’s choirs are very involved in teaching music and music fundamentals to children.  Children are trained through musical dramas and other activities which seek to teach musical and spiritual goals.  The children’s choirs sing in worship services at various times in the Fall and Spring, and lead a service of worship through singing at Christmas and Easter.  There are two children’s choirs:  the Celebration Choir for first through sixth graders and the Melody Makers Choir for 4 & 5-year olds.  Both choirs rehearse on Wednesday nights from 5:40-6:25 during September to May.

 

Christian Artist Series

The Christian Artist Series augments the Music Ministry by bringing to the church and the community a variety of nationally recognized Christian artists of the highest musical quality and personal integrity for the purposes of worship, inspiration, education, outreach, and fellowship.  Click here to learn more about the Christian Artist Series.