MUSIC MINISTRY 2018-2019

 Music can touch the deepest part of our souls. 

When we hunger for God, music can lead us into worship. 

When we try to hide from Him, music can melt the walls we have built around ourselves.


 Adult Vocal Choirs

Chancel Choir 

Start Date: September 5

Director: Mary Crowson

Rehearsals: Wed. 6:45-8:15 PM Age: adults

If you have a passion for worship and desire to help to lead the church in praise, please join the Chancel Choir! Chancel Choir is open to any interested singer, college age or older, without audition. These fine singers lead in worship each week at our 11:00 service as well as presenting 2 musicals each year (Spring and Christmas). Membership is open enrollment year around and rehearsals are in the sanctuary.


Golden Notes

Start Date: September 19

Director: Mary Crowson

Rehearsals: Wed. 1:30-2:15 PM Age: 55 and better

This group is for any mature adults who enjoy singing gentle tunes and great fellowship! Each month (the 3rd Sunday) they sing for our 8:45 service as well as monthly at a local nursing facility. Rehearsals are easily accessible in the Fellowship Hall.


Adult Praise Band

Director: Jordan Echols

This ensemble provides leadership each week to our 9:00 Gathering praise and worship time with guitars, drums, keyboard and other rhythm instruments as well as voices. Openings are by audition only.

Adult Instrumental

If you play an instrument and would be willing to play in a small group for a musical or even as a soloist on Sunday morning, we want  you to use that gift! There are several ways we can incorporate your music into our worship services. If you play guitar, keyboard or drums, the Praise band might be another great outlet for you. For information on any of these music opportunities, please email me at or call Mary at the church at 272-2441.

Handbell Choirs


Children’s Handbells

Start Date: TBA

Director: Mary Crowson

Rehearsals: Sundays 4:30-5:15 PM Age: grades 3-5

Beginning Handbells

Start Date: TBA

Director: Mary Crowson

Rehearsals: Sundays 3:30-4:15 PM Age: grades 5 and older

An introductory handbell experience for older students that teaches note reading, basic music theory and simple handbell techniques as well as preparing occasional performances. To qualify for youth handbells (below), ringers must have a minimum of two years experience and be 9th grade or older.

Youth Handbells

Start Date: August 22

Director: Kathy Boles

Rehearsals: Wed. 7:00 – 8:00PM Age: Grades 9-12

This advanced and dedicated group of students work hard and bring down the house when they ring! Always a waiting list,  any student wishing to be a member must be promoted from Beginning Handbells  with two (or more) years of handbell experience and be 9th grade or older.



 Adult Handbells

Start Date: September 4

Director: Mary Crowson

Rehearsals: Tues. 7:15-8:15PM

Music reading is a must for this group due to the difficulty of the music. The adult handbell choir rings monthly in worship as well as at community functions and handbell festivals. For information on any of these music opportunities, please email me at or call me at the church at 272-2441. All rehearsals are

 held in the handbell room, adjacent to the main church entrance.





Youth Choir

Start Date: September 9

Director: Mary Crowson

Rehearsals: Sundays 4:30-5:30 Grades 6-12

Passionate worship honors God and gives Him standing ovations from our hearts– If you want to be involved in a ministry that impacts our church, community and even the world, join us! Seeking to engage students in a lifestyle of worship, music and ministry to others, there is a variety of activities for our youth to choose from. Each summer they have the opportunity to participate in a music and mission trip at the end of the school year. We have traveled to:  St. Louis, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; Nashville, Tennessee; Louisville, Kentucky; Memphis, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; Boston, Mass; Dallas, Texas; Pittsburgh and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.


Children’s Choir

Start Date: August 29

Director: Mary Crowson

Rehearsals: Wednesdays 5:00-5:45PM

Children in grades 1-5 meet each week for fun, learning fundamentals of music and singing plus the opportunity to perform regularly in worship (and 2 musicals!) each school year.


Cherub Choir 

Start Date: August 29

Director: Kathy Laughlin

Rehearsals: Sundays 10AM (during Sunday School)

Children ages 3-5 learn in a fun environment introductory concepts of singing, music and movement.  The Cherubs are scheduled to sing at Wednesday Night Supper and even, when prepared, on Sunday morning at worship.


For information on any of these

music opportunities, please 

email Mary Crowson

 or call the church: 478-272-2441.