Our Music Ministry is a vital and active part of our faith community. Our Creator inspires us to use our own creative talents through the ministry of music by offering the talents we share. This can range from the sacred choral works, instrumental solos, vocal duets and solos, guitar, djembe, handbells to piano and organ works.
Our music ministry is a tight knit community that prays, sings, cries and laughs together. Those involved grow as a family and experience deep and challenging spiritual growth as a part of their journey.
All ensembles rehearse weekly from September until May. During the summer the groups that rehearse take time to rejuvenate and nurture themselvses. We welcome young ones who look forward to sharing their music and pray that their excitement continues to grown as they go throughout their journey in life.
The Music Ministry may be described as a very healthy “buffet” - there is much variety and something for everyone. We do not adhere to one style of music but contrarily welcome a diverse array of music styles. We are a unified congregation and varying people of faith and I pray that our diverse music pallet is an accurate representation of that.
We welcome and invite all who love and enjoy music to join us as we seek to reflect God’s loving and creative Spirit through the ministry of music. If you feel called to join in our resounding music ministry at First Christian, please feel free to contact me. Blessings to you in your life and may your hands and voice find a place in the song and praise our life gives to our Creator God. - Casey Whaley Childers email@example.com
The First Christian Chancel Choir has a tradition of musical strength and creativity dating back to the very beginnings of this congregation. However, while preserving the timeless beginnings of hymnody they present and share new and modern arrangements of all genres. The Chancel Choir shares a broad variety of music from choral masterworks to spirituals and ecumenical folk arrangements. The FCC Chancel Choir has a responsibility in ministry to support our congregational singing and offer introits, anthems and benedictions as a gift to God. This choir includes men and women of diverse musical backgrounds and ages and we would welcome you to join us! Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30PM. (Education Building, 2nd floor)
Vocal Ministry - Encounter
Through worship we encounter the spirit, we encounter Christ, God, ourselves and each other. These dedicated music leaders, "Encounter", focus on music from the Chalice Hymnal, Chalice Praise, contemporary Christian, gospel, Taize, Caribbean and others, this support of musicians brings diverse backgrounds of music together. They share together in worship and also lead congregational singing. Encounter rehearses on Tuesday afternoon from 5:30-6:30PM in the Choir Room (Education Building, 2nd floor)
Instrumental Ministry - Chalice Ringers
The Chalice Ringers is our adult handbell ensemble composed of 10 dedicated adults. Ringing 3 octaves of Malmark handbells and hand-chimes, they work together focusing on sacred arrangements which are challenging and meaningful. This ensemble is open to anyone willing to have a great time and share their time and talent for the glory of God. Basic music skills are not required, but very helpful. If there is not a position available, we will happily put you on our substitute list! The Chalice Ringers rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:45PM in the Handbell Room. (Education Building, 1st floor)
Mobile Music Ministry
Our Mobile Music Ministry began as a healing ministry after we realized just how powerful and moving Christmas Caroling was to our members. This intimate group of gatherers meets in the homes and nursing homes of our homebound members, or those simply temporarily unable to be with us physically in worship. We meet twice a month (typically the first and third Monday of the month at 11AM) and sing the 'favorites' of our members straight from our hymnals. This spiritual time is deep rooted in prayer, fellowship and some good 'old fashioned' singing.
Instrumentalists in Ministry
Here at FCC we celebrate the talents of individuals who are willing to share their gifts. From guitar to clarinet to tenor saxophone, we use any gifts to the glory of God welcome you to share!
The Space for Grace Concert Series
Throughout the year, FCC provides concerts that are free and open to the surrounding community. Though the range of the concert sound medium and styles vary greatly, they each bear a heavy emphasis in sacred music. Learn more about the series!