Children’s Choir December

December 2nd | pick up from rehearsal will be in sanctuary.

December 9th | Singing at 11:00 Worship & rehearsal will be from 3:00-4:00 PM (one hour earlier), and  families are invited to the Adult Choir Concert that starts at 4:00 in the sanctuary.

December 16th | important rehearsal for Christmas!!  And then afterwards, we will take part in the 5:30 service, where we will lead a couple songs during their Christmas Pageant.

December 23rd | worship together at the 11:00 service, followed by lunch and rehearsal for Christmas Eve, ending around 1:30.

Christmas Eve | all meet at church at 4:00 for the Christmas Eve Family Service starting at 5:00.

Choir Sings In Worship

This Coming Sunday, October 28

the Children’s Choir is  Singing the Introit at 8:30 Worship Service

* On Sunday, meet at 8:00 AM in the hallway to the left of the sanctuary (the pulpit side) for robing and rehearsing before singing in the 8:30 service.

* Our choristers who are 4, 5, and 6 year olds not yet in 1st grade can dismiss with the Young Children and Worship group.

* We will have front row pews reserved for our older choristers and their families so we can all sit together. 

 * Children will keep their robes on during the worship service.  We will derobe together after the service in the back hallway.

Doxology Retreat RSVP

Children's Choir - Retreat for Doxology

Doxology choristers (2nd grade and older) will join for a fun Retreat on November 2 from 5:00-7:30 PM on the FPC Campus. Dinner is included.

Sign Up! Hymn of the Month Club

Hymn of the Month Club for Doxology Choristers

We are so excited to bring you our Hymn of the Month Club for this church choir year! This club will help you to develop a list of hymns that will stay with you throughout your lifetime to comfort you, bring you joy, and give you the ability to worship through song whenever you choose! What a blessing! How does the club work? For Hosanna Choir, we will simply become familiar with the hymns, listening to them and singing them several times throughout the month. Doxology choristers will have the pleasure of memorizing the first verse of each monthly hymn, and then singing it to Mrs. Brianna for credit. If you memorize 7 of the 8 hymns, you will receive a special prize at the end of the year. This is a no-pressure club and not meant to create anxiety or stress in any of our singers. They can choose to sing for Mrs. Brianna before or after rehearsal, Sunday morning, or even over the phone. It's a fun and rewarding challenge! Questions? Contact Mrs. Kelly.

Fun on September 23!

Children's Choir Worship Together RSVP

When: September 23, 2018 11:00 - 12:30 P.M.

Where: Sanctuary/Courtenay Hall

Our choristers will welcome the Nashville Children's Choir, under the direction of Madeline Bridges. This regional program offers a quality choral experience for children in grades 3-8 and always brings a delightful music experience to their listeners. We'll plan to sit together in designated rows, choristers and their families, where we will worship and enjoy this fabulous choir! After the service we will host refreshments for all in Courtenay Hall. This is a great opportunity to grow as a choir as we support one another.

RSVP needed for planning.

  • Worship together at 11:00; refreshments following service.

It’s Time to Join the Children’s Choir!

The choirs share their songs in worship at least once per month; Fall 2018 Choir Calendar.  Additionally, they will work on songs for the Family Christmas Eve worship service.

Children spend time with all ages and  also by age-group during rehearsals.

The Hosanna Choir is for children ages 4 through younger elementary and the Doxology Choir is for older elementary. The directors are Kelly Posey and Brianna Mehler.

Why should your child join Children’s Choir?

The goal of the Children’s Choir Ministry at First Presbyterian Church is to build and nurture lifelong faith through actively praising and worshiping God with the gift of singing.

  • Children will learn another form of worshiping God. As St. Augustine once wrote, “To sing is to pray twice.”
  • Children learn various aspects of the worship service and come to have a greater understanding of what each part of the service means. They also come to understand music’s role in praising God.
  • Children participate in various devotional activities during rehearsals to strengthen their faith and foundation.
  • Children learn how to work with one another as part of a group. Choirs are the strongest when every member works together for the good of the whole.
  • Children gather a great base of musical knowledge with our wonderful directors. Children spend time not only singing, but learning the basics of music reading. They develop their singing voices and gain an appreciation for music.

It is really fun! Our directors love music and spending time with the children. They aim to make it an enjoyable experience for all and develop a lifelong desire for music and worship.

Wrapping Up and Looking Ahead

We had a lovely time at our end-of-year celebration last Sunday with our choir families. Ms. Kim provided a tasty spaghetti supper, we learned a new meal blessing sung to the tune of “Jesus Loves Me,” and the children each received a coloring book of Psalms to help them reflect on the sung prayers we are given in the Bible. Thank you especially to parents who came and brought their ideas to our Q&A session!

The directors of our Music and Children’s Ministries are meeting regularly this month with children’s choir staff to plan possibilities for the Fall 2018 Children’s Choir program. There are exciting developments in the works!

We hope you will take some time this summer to sing to God with your families, in worship, and even just in your alone time!

Blessings,

– Rachel, Brianna, and Kelly

 

 

 

Children’s Choir Celebration

Our choristers have done an amazing job this year leading worship with their voices, and we want to celebrate the joy we’ve had together! On top of that, it’s a great time to discuss plans for moving our program forward next year!

Dinner is complimentary – free of charge. RSVP needed for planning food.

Kids will rehearse briefly while parents talk with Raphael Bundage, Director of Music, and Deb O’Brien. Then all will join for our meal and brief program, including certificates and a gift.

 RSVP for the Children’s Choir Celebration via Evite here!

 

 

Singing on April 29th

Singing the Introit at 8:30 Worship:  Sunday, April 29th  

  • Meet at 8:00 AM in the hallway to the left of the sanctuary (the pulpit side) for robing and to practice before we sing the Introit.
  • Group Picture at 8:15 AM
  • After we sing, 4, 5, and 6 year-olds not yet in first grade can go to Young Child and Worship.
  • We have front row pews reserved for older choir children and families so we can all sit together. 
  • Children will keep their robes on during the worship service. We will de-robe together after the service in the back hall way.

One More Choir Sing & Celebration to End the Season

It’s hard to believe we have just one more regular rehearsal coming up this Sunday, 4/22! Next Sunday, 4/29, the children will bless our congregation with a sung Introit during the 8:30 service.

On Sunday afternoon, 5/6, we will celebrate the end of the choir season, say goodbye for summer, and look ahead to next year. At 4 pm, Ms. Kelly and Ms. Brianna will teach a few songs of prayer and praise to send us off for summer, and then families are invited to gather with the children and our choir leaders for food and fellowship.

We still need parent volunteers to help with rehearsal on 4/22 and 5/6, and robing on 4/29. If you’re an available parent, sign up here!

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