As United Methodists we have a great history in worshiping God in music and song, and our music programs provides an opportunity for anyone to make a joyful noise to God. We have 2 vocal choirs, one for our 8:15 a.m. service and one for our 10:45 am service that are open to anyone from Sr. High School age to those with more life experience. The choirs rehearse Thursday Evenings at 7:30. Each year our choirs combine and allow those who aren't able to sing for the whole year to join them for a Christmas Cantata during Advent. We also have a hand bell choir that rings to the Lord during both of our worship services and special occasions at our church. They rehearse Thursdays at 6:15 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Last year our bell choir celebrated Pentecost by surprising our congregation with multiple renditions complete with bass guitar and drums. All music programs are always looking for new members, if interested please contact Tom Ruhl or Lucy Buck or the church office.
Christmas Cantata Rehearsals 2018
The Christmas story is told with fresh perspective in this collaborative cantata from Joseph Martin and Heather Sorenson. Throughout time; God has touched and motivated hearts through dreams and visions. Christmas Dreams visits these moments in scripture and connects the experiences of ancient times with our modern journey of faith; pointing to Christ; in whose birth the hopes; yearnings and dreams of all the world are fulfilled. Using traditional carols; newly composed seasonal selections and thoughtful narration; this rich work delivers a tapestry of sound and emotion. Share this cantata with your people and help them discover God's graceful touch in their lives!
Songs include: Christmas Dreams Overture; Advent Dreams; The Promise and the Prayer; A New Morning of Promise; Zechariah's Song; Mary's Dream; All Through the Night; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; The Magi's Epiphany; Christmas Dreams; A Gentle Christmas Blessing. The cantata will be accompanied by a small orchestra.
We invite all those with an interest in choral singing to join our choir in offering this cantata on December 16 during the 10:45 worship service and at 2:00. As part of fulfilling our church’s mission of “Celebrating New Life Together in Jesus Christ - Growing Deeper, Giving Our Best, Reaching Wider”, we invite community members to join us. Please invite those you know who might enjoy participating in this wonderful Christmas experience.
Rehearsals are 7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact the church office at 570-546-8030.