Music & Worship

Worship

Each Sunday morning we offer two different worship experiences.  Each service is designed to welcome all into the presence of God through proclaiming the Word, open communion, a sermon message and music to suit all tastes.  

Traditional Worship is at 9:00 a.m. on Sundays in the sanctuary.  It is more formal, with pastoral staff and choir wearing robes and First Christian's beautiful pipe organ accompanying many of the hymns and songs. 

Disciple Praise Contemporary Worship is at 11:16 a.m. on Sundays in Disciple House.  It is the more casual of our two morning worship times.  Music selections are often contemporary praise songs played by our Praise Band.

Family Sunday is the first Sunday of each month.  Sunday School is at 9:30 am, followed by a a combined worship service in the sanctuary at 10:45 and a Noon family lunch in Disciple House.

Children and Youth Choirs  

Angel Choir is made up of children, ages 3-5. We rehearse during the Sunday School hour each Sunday using the Musikgarten "God's Children Sing" curriculum. Angels sing for worship services throughout the year.

Genesis Singers is open to all children in grades 1-5. They not only sing for worship, but learn musical concepts based on an Orff/Kodaly curriculum. In addition to singing, the children learn percussion instruments such as chimes, drums, xylophones and other rhythmic instruments.  Genesis Singers also present a spring musical and through their participation in church events, gain experience in worship leadership.  Wednesdays at 4pm.

 

Exodus Youth Choir is a musical ensemble for youth in grades 6-12. These youth not only sing in wotship but also perform musical pieces requiring knowledge of a variety of handbell techniques. Ringing experience is encouraged, but not required. This choir presents music for worship and special concerts and meets on Sundays at 4pm.

Adult Music Involvement

Chancel Choir is open to all singers, adult and youth. They provide service music each week for the 9:00 a.m. Traditional Service, and also offer special music presentations throughout the year.  Rehearsals at 6:45pm each Wednesday.

 

Praise Band is open to instrumentalists and vocalists. They provide music for the 11:16 a.m. Contemporary Praise Service.

 

Chancel & Morning Bells are adult handbell choirs. They ring in worship services, accompany vocal choirs, and present concerts.

Instrumental Ensembles are open to all youth and adults who play a musical instrument.