Music In Worship

Music is powerful. It can make or break almost any experience. A song can transport you instantly to a significant moment in your life, and it can connect you to the people around you. The Bible is filled with songs, and communal singing has been an integral part of the Christian community since its beginning. We recognize the importance of music in worship as a way to tap into a deeper spiritual place when words alone are inadequate, and we welcome the energy that comes from singing and playing together.

The Sanctuary Choir is a group at the core of this mission. All are welcome to join and participate, as we provide worship music that ranges from contemporary arrangements of hymns and psalms to traditional choral anthems, spirituals, and world music. Our goal is to enhance the worship experience with joyful noise and prayerful reflection.

The youth meet after worship each week to enjoy singing, vocal education, instrumental ensembles, and a heck of a fun time! This is a place for our youth to learn, play, experiment, and grow musically, as we prepare simple pieces to sing and play in worship.

Outside of established groups, there are plenty of opportunities for musical participation in the worship setting. We regularly include handbells, a cappella groups, jazz piano, bagpipes, vocal solos, garage bands, organ music, original songs, and much more! We use music to compliment the scriptures and the message, and we don’t limit ourselves to any one style! Worship is central to who we are, and music is central to our worship. So come join us as we dedicate our voices and songs to the God of this people and this place.

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