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Worship In Music

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Cherub Choir

The Cherub Choir (in light blue robes) is for ages 4 through kindergarten. It meets each Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 5:30 in the choir room. The children work on appropriate anthems as well as two special programs done with the Wesley Choir each year. One program is presented at Christmas and the other is in the Spring. In addition to two major programs, the Cherub Choir sings once monthly at one or the two regular worship services. The emphasis for this young age group is on participation rather than performance.

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Wesley Choir

The Wesley Choir is for children in the 1st through the 5th grades. It meets each Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:15 in the choir room. These children also work on anthems and two special programs presented each year along with the Cherub Choir. One program is presented at Christmas and the other program is presented in the Spring. In addition to these special programs, the Wesley choir sings once monthly at one of the two regular worship services.


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Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is for adults of all ages. It meets for practice each Wednesday night from 7 to 8 p.m. in the choir room. The Chancel Choir is responsible for the music in the 11:00 traditional service each week. The Chancel Choir also presents two major works each year. One presentation is done at Christmas and the other is done during Lent. Other special anthem presentations are offered at Easter and on certain Sundays during the year.

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Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 for one hour in the Handbell Choir room located on the second floor of the main church building. Practices begin in September and end in May. Anyone who reads music is invited to either be a ringer (when a vacancy occurs) or become a substitute ringer. Presently, there are only women in the choir, but male ringers have been participants in the past and are invited to attend. The Handbell Choir usually performs in the 11:00 traditional worship service once monthly. In December, there are typically two performances.


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First Light Music

Our church is very fortunate to have many talented individuals who are members of several different bands which play for the First Light Services. These bands meet on an as needed basis to pracitce and prepare for the upcoming services. Bands typically play for one or two weeks at a time, alternating with other bands, performing the opening music, offertory or anthem, and closing music. If you are interested in sharing your musical talent in a band in First Light, please contact the church office at 256-232-2020.

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Sound and Video Crews

The video footage that you will see or the well-balanced sound that you will hear in First Light doesn't just happen by chance. Behind every good band you will find a dedicated crew of persons to operate the sound board and electronic equipment to provide lighting, audio and video effects. If you wish to join the crew that optimizes the service from the back row, please contact our the church office at 256-232-2020.