Worship and Music Ministry Update

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

The Adult Choir will soon be back in action after a well-deserved summer break.  Needless to say, we’re always looking for more singers and you are most certainly welcome!  While some may see the choir singing every week and conclude that they either aren’t of that skill level or can’t devote that much time, I’d like to dispel both of those myths.  Some of our current members have been singing for decades, while others have picked it up just in the last year or two.  In terms of commitment, some folks make it to every rehearsal and every worship service, while others attend when they can in the midst of juggling work, vacation and family commitments.  Since we’re starting a fresh season, now would be a great time to try us out.  Simply come to our first rehearsal on Wednesday, August 1 at 7:15 in the choir room, or drop me a note (andrew@fumcedmond.org) if you have any other questions.

I hope you’re planning on attending our fourth annual all-congregational concert and talent show on August 19 at 3:00 in Wesley Hall!  An old-fashioned ice cream social will follow in the gym.

Since this event will take place outside of worship, pretty much everything is on the table—from songs (sacred or secular), to juggling or magic.  We’ll be limited only by your imagination (and our space)!  My roster is a bit sparse at the moment—don’t make me hunt you down!  If you’re interested in participating, please contact me (andrew@fumcedmond.org) or call me at the church office.

I bet some of you were reading the paragraph above and thought you didn’t have a talent to offer.  However, if your talent is making great homemade ice cream, you’ll have something to contribute after all!  If you’re interested in making some to share, or picking up some from the store, please let me know.  Thanks!  

As you prepare to gear up for the fall, don’t forget about our 9:45 Sanctuary service!  It is virtually identical in content to the 8:30 & 11:00 services, with the main difference being that musical leadership is provided by a fabulous instrumental ensemble instead of a vocal choir.  Do give it a try!