Merry Christmas!!! Yes, it’s been on my mind for a while. The Sanctuary Choir just had a wonderful weekend Christmas retreat at Mahr Park complete with decorations, music, and food! We’ve welcomed four new choir members of late: Marianne Forman, Neal Rosner, Donna Vaughan, and Jo Lynn Vincent. There is still plenty of time between now and Advent if you want to get in on the fun and enjoyment. No tryouts or auditions, just come.
Other music ministries have resumed regular rehearsals as well. Children’s Choirs (preschool and elementary), Orchestra, and Handbells. You may have noticed three timpani or “kettle drums” in the narthex near the restrooms last Sunday. We have acquired these on “permanent loan” from a friend in the community and are in the process of securing a few small parts from H&H Music in Evansville to make these instruments a part of our Orchestra. You’ll hear them soon! Hopefully for the Orchestra’s season debut October 1.
As you have seen for several weeks on the slide show loop, the West Area All Disciples Sing is Sunday, October 22, 4pm, at First Christian Church, Hopkinsville. Our Sanctuary Choir, Orchestra, and older Children’s Choir will be participating. Even if you are not a part of these ensembles, come as a congregant to enjoy and worship through some beautiful musical expression.
Our music ministry continues to grow as God blesses us with those who want to offer their time and talents. This and other ministry groups like Sunday School, Circles, Sunday Night Young Disciples and Youth, Scouts, and Weekday Bible studies can be excellent avenues to bring new people into our church community. If there is someone out there you know who needs to be connected with us, simply invite them, then let us, your ministry staff, know how we can help encourage them. We are glad to help. Gratefully, Bill