Music Ministry

Director of Music & Worship Ministries: Dr. Matthew Harden

Music Ministry is a vital part of the life of our congregation. A variety of choirs and ensembles provide musical leadership for our worship experience. Anyone who likes to sing or play an instrument is welcome and encouraged to become involved. For further information, please contact one of the Director of Music & Worship Ministries, Dr. Matthew Harden.


The music ministry is looking for volunteers to song lead and perform musical witnesses for our Sunday services, please contact Mathew if you are interested.

First Church has a wonderful musical tradition of doing all of this and more. My prayers each day are for the strength to continue this glorious tradition and use our ministry of music to draw others closer to God’s love for each of us.


We are in the midst of working to restart our choirs and ensembles while still working through the pandemic. I hope that you will join with us to be a part of our music ministry. With this in mind, here is news for when some of the specific groups will restart.


The Sanctuary Choir will have its first rehearsal on September 1, 2021 in the Sanctuary. I know that his is before Labor Day Weekend, but actually later than I usually begin rehearsals. I hope that the compromise might make it possible for us to sing an Anthem on Kick-Off Sunday, September 12th. We will start in the Sanctuary so that it is possible to distance a little. More information mailed to former members with specifics at the end of August.


Grace will begin rehearsals on Monday, September 13th. Depending on the number of singers, you should be able to meet in the choir room, but I will let Cindy reach out to you with more information.


Bass Clef will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 22nd. The later start is due to the Service in the Park on Wednesday, September 15th.


The Wesley Handbell Choir started their rehearsals in August and we look forward to hearing them play for Worship on October 10th.


A-1 Brass actually played on Sunday, August 22nd, and my hope is that we can have a chance to fellowship with our instruments.


The Festival Choir will begin rehearsals in October. More news to follow.


We hope that you will return to the ensembles you participated in previous to the pandemic and I look forward to hearing your music as we worship the Lord.


May God continue to bless our music ministry at First Church.




  September 2021  
Upcoming Events


Worship Service in Sanctuary
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Children's Sunday School
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sunday Bible Study
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Reheboth Worship Service
3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Troop 6002
6:45 PM to 8:15 PM


Women's Renewal Group-via ZOOM
4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Circles of Support Program
5:30 PM to 6:45 PM
Grace rehearsal
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Finance Committee Meeting
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Troop 2
6:30 PM
Women of the Word-Via Zoom
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM


GriefShare Grief Group
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday Night AA
7:30 PM to 8:30 PM


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