Who we worship guides how we worship: Our services reflect God’s unique and creative nature.
Praise & Worship Ensembles
Our Praise & Worship Ensembles come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and configurations. From a six-person contemporary music band to classical duets by a cellist and flutist, the ensembles offer the opportunity for anyone and everyone with a gift and love for music to actively participate in worshiping God.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesday or Thursday evenings at various times. During these rehearsals the singers and musicians learn new praise and worship music as well as practice the “standards” that have become favorites of the congregation. The singers learn to sing their music in parts and also prepare themselves to lead worship. Adults as well as youth are welcome to participate.
Annually we offer Jazz Vesper services curated by Enoch Smith Jr. the first Saturday of the month for five months from Feb-June.
These services offer attendees the unique opportunity to hear world class jazz musicians while sharing in a unique form of worship. The services will offer all an opportunity to pray, meditate and worship while learning more about the unique synergy between jazz music and spirituality.
R.O.C.K. (Rock On Christian Kids)
Our ROCK (Rock On Christian Kids) program, designed for kids in 3rd through 5th grade, meets weekly on Thursdays from 5:00-7:30 p.m. in Schulte Hall. Each night we share a game, a Bible study, a craft, and a home cooked meal! During the last hour of the night, the children participate in either the ROCK Choir or the ROCK Caring Kids groups. The Choir kids learn worship songs, learn about leading worship, and prepare for Christmas Eve worship and to deliver a musical message in the Spring. The Caring Kids learn about serving others, in kid-appropriate ways, locally and internationally.
For more information about ROCK, please click on the logo on the left.
Our Stepping Stones program, designed children in 1st and 2nd grade, meets on Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Music room. We hope to spark an interest in musical discovery, teach children the fundamentals of music, help them identify their God-given gifts, hear Bible stories and learn simple Biblical truths, and involve them in age-appropriate Service Projects. This program, which is “more than a choir,” is a “stepping stone” on their faith journey which is also a step toward participation in our ROCK program as we mix Bible stories, crafts, games, and service into the weekly format!
For information about opportunities for families of our youngest disciples, see our Family Ministry page and “FFG”: Family Fellowship Gatherings.