We are passionate about music.
We are blessed every Sunday by the musical gifts of our members and friends, including singers, instrumentalists, and our own organist and composer-in-residence. We include congregational singing, music from our church choirs, and featured soloists and ensembles in our worship services and special concerts. We participate in music from all eras in church history and many folk and world traditions, including shape-note singing, spirituals, jazz, Gospel, and Taizé.
The hymnal used in worship, The New Century Hymnal, reflects our values. While it features many traditional melodies and lyrics, it has been updated to convey a more expansive understanding of God and incorporate inclusive and pacifist language. Our music demonstrates our progressive theology but is still rooted in the ancient traditions of the Christian church.
The Adult Choir includes about twenty singers of various ages. The choir rehearses every Thursday from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Anyone is welcome to join the choir, regardless of ability or level of experience! The choir is conducted by David Wood and accompanied by Dr. Ed Penhorwood.
The Bell Choir performs with handbells and chimes during Sunday morning services several times each year. Anyone who can read sheet music is welcome to join, regardless of prior handbell experience. The bell choir rehearses every Thursday from 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. and is directed by Pat Briggs, an alumna of Indiana University and the New England Conservatory of Music.