Children’s choirs resume August 22!

Children’s choirs will begin at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, on the 2nd floor. Children’s Chimes (for 5th and 6th graders) will begin at 5:40 p.m. in the bell room that date also. All are welcome!

We believe that every child is a unique and beloved individual created by God. We welcome children with all ranges of musical abilities to our choirs. We are also committed to including children with special needs in our music program. Please help your child’s choir teacher know the best methods of teaching your child. All children, ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome! Contact Amy Cooper, Director of Children’s Music, for more information.

Download the Children’s Choir Schedule for 2018-2019

Download the Children’s Choir Registration 2018-2019

Our Choirs God’s Flock (Children ages 3 years) Room 218- This group is introduced to music through simple songs, stories, and fun musical games from 6:15-7:00 p.m. Mid-August-early May. Joyful Noise Singers Choir (Children ages 4 & 5) Room 220 – This group is introduced to music through the use of simple children’s songs and fun musical games on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00p.m Mid-August-early May. This choir sings in worship, typically once a month. Music Makers (Children grades 1-2) Room 217 – These young musicians learn the basics of music reading through singing and playing musical instruments. They meet on Wednesday evenings 6:15-7:00 p.m. Mid-August -early May. This choir sings in worship, typically once a month. Chapel Choir (Children grades 3-6) Room 214 – This choral experience for elementary children continues to challenge the growing musician through singing, musical reading, and playing instruments. This choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:00p.m. Mid August-early May. Choristers sing in worship once a month, as well as participate in the Feast of Lights at Christmas. Each spring, children alternate participating in a children’s choir festival or presenting a musical. Children’s Chimes (Grades 5 & 6) Hand bell room, behind the Sanctuary Choir room – This group for beginning hand bell ringers rehearses on Wednesdays, from 5:40-6:10 p.m. in the Fall for 8 weeks, and again in the Spring for 8 weeks. Children’s Chimes play in worship twice during the year. 

Top 10 reasons to sing in a children’s choir

10. You don’t have to wait a whole week to see your friends from church. 9. We learn to sing in different languages, like Spanish, French, Greek, and Latin. 8. Teachers who really care about you are waiting for you to come each Wednesday. 7. Learning about music keeps your brain muscles exercised. 6. We play instruments and musical games. 5. Hearing voices singing in harmony makes your spirits soar! 4. Singing in children’s choirs at church prepares you to be involved in music at your school or in community choirs. 3. Children in choirs help serve as musical leaders in worship. 2. Singing is fun! 1. God encourages us to “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”

Jesus Loves Me: Beloved Songs of Faith

“Jesus Loves Me, Beloved Songs of Faith” CDs are available from the church office or by contacting Amy Cooper.

Music Makers hold another successful Cocoa House!

The Music Makers Choir (1st–2nd graders) had their annual Cocoa House, in which parents shared their talents, on Wednesday, February 21.

As always, there was a good variety. Tucker Rojas shared magic tricks, Anna Cramer involved the children in a yoga frog move, Kim Sheehan recited a poem she’d learned in 4th grade, Chris Cropsey demonstrated his talent with riddles, Leah Bergman and Kaitlyn Nichols (mother and sister of Lily Bergman) sang “Down to the River to Pray,” Brian Weiler led everyone in singing “Peace Like a River,” and Sarah Shepherd read an interesting book called The Math Curse.

Katie Pattullo and Anne Trudel, directors, are always amazed by the interesting acts in each year’s Cocoa House, and the children especially enjoyed having their parents present. Thanks, parents, for your efforts to get children to choir each Wednesday night!

Photos and story by Anne Trudel