Worship and Music Ministry Update

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worship and Music Ministry Update
Andrew Schaeffer, Director of Music Ministries
andrew@fumcedmond.org

As the academic year comes to a close, so too does the choir season (well, most of the choirs… the adult choir will be singing in worship throughout June).  This Sunday, you’ll want to join us for worship to hear the Encore Choir wrap up their season at the 8:30 service while all three children’s choirs will conclude their year by singing at the 11:00 service!  When you consider that the 9:45 & 10:50 services will both feature leadership by their respective ensembles, that amounts to six different choirs/ensembles participating at four distinct services.  Needless to say, we’re blessed to have an active and growing church that takes worship seriously!

Before we partake in this Sunday’s musical feast, I wanted to recognize a few folks who have offered invaluable help to make this season a success.  Kay Pitt has helped organize music and while providing valuable assistance and feedback throughout the year for the Encore Choir.  Karen Hudgens has creatively led the Cherub Choir (our youngest group) week after week.  One need only hear them sing once to realize that they are well trained and are already comfortable lifting their voices in worship!  Finally, Mary Beth & Molly Singleton, both gifted music educators, faithfully assist me with the Choristers and Cherub choirs.  Simply put, I have no idea how I’d be able to keep so many kids in line and active without Molly & Mary Beth!    

Our music ministry at FUMC strives to provide opportunities for everyone, regardless of age or skill level, to sing praises to God.  With that in mind, it’s time for you to contemplate joining us in the fall!