at 7:30 in the Music Room
adult group provides weekly worship leadership at
the Sunday morning 10:55 service. A wide variety
of musical styles are used, with the core being
traditional anthems. Some classical, spirituals,
gospel and contemporary are used as well. Soloists
and ensembles from this group provide music for
the Sunday early service (8:30).
adult group consists mostly of retired persons,
although we welcome anyone over 55 who enjoys singing.
It exists only in preparing special seasonal works,
such as a musical for the Hanging of the Green (Fall
Season) or the Patriotic Program (Spring Season)
(Worship Arts Ministry)
(Worship Arts Ministry) for Youth (grades 7-12)
Using the creative arts to lead worship. Fall
2007: Dowel Rods/Mime; Drama; Sign Language. Rehearsing
Sunday afternoons 5:30-6:15
Vocal Ensemble: Vocal group singing popular Christian
music accompanied by live band (guitar, drums)
Rehearsing Sundays after worship (noon)
Children’s Choirs Rehearsals
evenings 6 p.m.
children’s choirs rehearse as part of our family
night program on Wednesday evenings. Their ages
are: preschool (3 and 4 years old, pre-K), Kindergarten,
Younger Children (grades 1-2), and Older Children
(grades 3-6) All are led and staffed by volunteers;
the Older Children are directed by Kelley Garris,
Minister of Music. The younger children’s choirs
use activities, fun songs, instruments, games, hymn
and song-teaching to educate and help children find
their singing voices. They sing only occasionally
for worship. The older children focus more on learning
songs for worship leadership and musical dramas
for seasonal worship.
Ringers Handbells Rehearsals
evenings 6:30-8:00, music room
bell ringers group, plays frequently for worship
and also outside the church and for special events.
Director is Vertie Perry.
Baptist Belles Rehearsals
at 7 p.m., music room
bell group playing music of medium to advancing
difficulty. Play once or twice each season, some
outside of church. Director is Kelley Garris
Children’s Handbells Rehearsals
afternoons 5:30-6:30, music room
children in grades 4-6. A beginner’s group, music
reading ability helpful but not required.
youth instrumental ensemble rehearses seasonally
(Sundays at 5 p.m.) preparing to accompany hymns
and provide service music for worship. Adult ensembles
are formed as interest arises.
five-day camp held annually during a summer month.
Usually a musical drama is learned and wide variety
of musical experiences are offered (recorders, guitar,
Orff, rhythm, sign language, drama, etc.) A closing
program is presented on Friday evening. For school
to the Cross drama
every other year on the weekend before Easter. Six
living scenes re-enacting the events of Jesus’ last
week on earth. Coordinated by the Sanctuary Choir
dream team, music is provided by the choir and actors
are volunteers from the congregation.
to Bethlehem drama
every other year on a weekend in December. Ten living
scenes re-enacting village life as it might have
been in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus birth. Coordinated
by the Sanctuary Choir dream team, involving over
100 actors and behind-the-scenes volunteers.