Summer Choir Program will begin
Sunday, August 28th.
Come Join Us!
This summer we are ‘reviving’ the great musical and dramatic presentation “Celebrate Life” by Ragan Courtney and Buryl Red. We will have only a short time to prepare this music, so please come join us early!
Summer Choir 2015
Sunday, June 28, 11:00 am
Join us this Sunday (June 29) in worship at 11:00 a.m. as our Sanctuary Choir presents its annual summer choir program!
Four of our former Ministers of Music — Carl Beard, Len Willingham, Mike Norris and Kevin Holland — will join Alba Beasley in directing the choir during the worship service.
It promises to be a wonderful morning of worship through music, and a joyous homecoming for our beloved former ministers of music.
Please join us this Christmas season as we again celebrate the birth of Jesus.
Please join us Wednesday, December 4, 6:15 pm in Fellowship Hall for a Service of Remembrance.
This will be a service to remember our loved ones and to support each other in our pain and loss during this holiday season. Candles will be lit to acknowledge family and friends, our pain and loss, our worries and struggles, and God’s faithfulness in our lives.
Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra with Jubilate present
Magnificat, Settings by Jonathan Wilcocks and Mark Hayes
Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm in the Sanctuary
Sunday, July 7, 11:00 a.m.
The Book of Psalms, also referred to the Psalter, is a collection of 150 poems and prayers. Many were written by David, but there are other authors of the Psalms. There are occasionally directions given that seem to indicate a particular tune that would be familiar to the ancient Hebrew community, but no tunes exist in written form today.
A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification. The word hymn derives from Greek ὕμνος (hymnos), which means “a song of praise.” The roots of Christian hymnody has the Psalms as it basis for texts. Since the Reformation, authors like Martin Luther wrote hymns prolifically that were both hymns of testimony and hymns that teach particular tenets of the Christian faith.
The Spirituals are a purely American form of music – they are the earnest prayers and pleas of the slaves who, taken from their homeland and forced into servitude at the hands of cruel task masters, found a faith in kinship with Christ – forsaken by his own, misunderstood and mistreated. The stories of the Old and New Testaments were wells of inspiration and hope for a people who found little of either in their daily lives. But their songs live on, and inspire us to overcome our spiritual social and political turmoil, and to get on board the gospel train bound for heaven!
As we share in a service of Psalms, Hymn and Spiritual Songs, we will experience the power and testimony of each as we worship the Lord who inspires us to live in His Grace! Come join us Sunday, July 7, at 11:00 am, for a musical journey into the heart of God through the Psalms, the testimony of the post-reformation Christian church through the hymns, and the deep emotion and sheer joy of African American spirituals!