News Blog
Aug 31

Written by: CUMC Admin
8/31/2010 4:55 PM 



The Chancel Choir and I are very excited. We earnestly believe that God has plowed the field and made it ready. By His grace, and our work, and your help we expect to see a great harvest in the growing of our choir this fall. We already have commitments from some previous choir members and some new singers from our congregation.

We want you to be aware that our goal is not to target people who can only make long term commitments for every Wed. rehearsal and every Sunday morning. We know that is not realistic for most people! But we are open to inserting more flexibility into the schedule to help you participate, such as make-up rehearsals between Sunday services or childcare on Wed. nights. We just need to hear from you on how we can help you participate.

Our immediate goal is to welcome you to join us for the upcoming fall season of choir, which is only three months (mid-Sept. to mid-Dec.) Choir Orientation & Hospitality are scheduled for Wed., Sept. 15 & 22, but you don’t have to wait until then to start; if you are ready, just say the word!

The fall season will afford you the opportunity to experience God through some extraordinary music and also experience God’s love through some extraordinary people you will enjoy singing with and getting to know.

The fall will include special music for INASMUCH Sunday, World-Wide Communion, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas. We will sing with the SPECTRUM BRASS QUARTET here on Oct. 10 and, as a first for us, the Christmas Cantata on Dec. 12 is going to be professionally recorded live for CD production. Also, beginning the first week of September, we will be greatly blessed through the music of our new organist/pianist, Lee Covington.

Please take our request for your help in our choir recruitment campaign in the following ways:

                  - pray for a great success in our church’s choir recruitment campaign.

                  - ask for guidance in reaching out to singers throughout our community (whether they be                                                       churched or un-                  churched) to involve them in this church through the choir.

                  - examine your own stewardship potential as a member of our choir.

If you are one of the very few who absolutely cannot sing, there are other music opportunities, such as playing solo instruments or ringing handbells. Our bell choir rehearses on Monday evenings and we are looking for two additional ringers for this fall, beginning Sept. 13. I look forward to talking with many of you about these opportunities. The choirs and I appreciate your support and your prayers! You can reach me through one of the following: (w) 766-6375 x29; (h) 945-0403;;