Music Ministry Update

Andrew Schaeffer, Director of Music Ministries
andrew@fumcedmond.org
As the first year of our rejuvenated children’s choir program year ends, I thought it would be fun and encouraging to reflect on some statistics over the past academic year:

• We had 22 children enrolled in the Cherub Choir (Pre-K & Kindergarten) and an average of 17 coming every week.

• The Cherub Choir (1st-5th graders) had 15 participants with an average of 13 per rehearsal.

• Both choirs sang for worship eight times throughout the year deeply enriching the 11:00 worshipping community.

My sincerest thanks to all the children who participated with gusto, the parents who dutifully brought them every week, and my assistants, Karen Hudgens & Mary Beth Singleton who gave me practical help, ideas and encouragement along the way. Most importantly, thank you to you, as a congregation, for supporting this vital ministry through your offerings and presence. Sadly, programs of this type are increasingly rare in Protestant churches and indeed, we are one of the only churches in town to offer a comprehensive choir program like this.

I’m excited to build on this foundation for the years to come. Registration for the fall is open, so please contact me if you know of a child who would benefit from this program!