Music is a powerful
way of expressing our faith. Hymns, responses, choral and organ music
connect us with centuries of faith tradition and carry us through our
joys and sorrows, as individuals and as a community. Music from many
sources, both sacred and secular, lifts hearts, touches souls, connects
people to one another and provides solace in personal meditation.
Our music draws on the resources of congregation, choirs, organs, and instruments including piano, handbells, recorders, Orff percussion, and other instruments. Guest musicians frequently join us for special times such as All Saints Day, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. We invite all ages, and of all abilities, to participate in our music-making, to share talents and the joy of music. As the number of young people in our church is increasing, so are the opportunities for them to share their music.
We encourage musical development at any stage of life. This could include older adults learning to play the recorder, young people playing instrumental solos in a worship service, or the family choir learning a song that they will sing in church later that morning. The church makes available a scholarship of $1000 for an outstanding high school student who has been accepted to study music in college. See below for the more recent application instructions and download.
Through our music, we invite people to be engaged as a community tuning in with the Divine. We also offer concerts and informal times throughout the year for music to speak in many different ways. Please join us in our musical journeys.