Music Ministry Opportunities...


Adult Choir

Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (starts again Sept. 26, 2018) from September to May. The choir sings music from all eras from Renaissance to contemporary, accompanied by varied instrumentation (a cappella, organ/piano, orchestra, etc.). As worship leaders during the Sunday morning 11:00 traditional service and various special services, the choir is integral to supporting congregational participation in worship. If you love to sing, this is a great way to be involved! 

  • Open to all adults, high school students, and (with director permission) middle schoolers
  • New for 2018-2019 — new specialized repertoire for “men’s choir” (tenors/basses), “women’s choir” (sopranos/altos), and lower-voice women (altos)

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Abiding Presence Orchestra

  • Assists in leading worship in special services and major holidays throughout the year, and in select regular Sunday services.
  • Scheduled as needed, according to individual availability
  • New for 2018-2019 — premiere major new work for the final weekend of Advent (Saturday, December 22, 6:00 PM worship)

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Praise Band

  • Open to vocalists, guitars, keyboards, percussion, and a wide variety of other instruments
  • Assists in leading worship weekly at 8:45 AM praise service, as well as select special services
  • Open to all adults, high school students, and (with director permission) middle schoolers
  • Scheduled as needed (according to instrument/voice part, etc.), according to individual availability; rehearsals normally on Saturdays at 4:00 PM and on Sundays before worship
  • New for 2018-2019 — extend our ministry offsite by sharing (online) our experience via recordings, sheet music, and instructional resources! We intend to help resource similar congregations who wish to start a praise band ministry.

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Children's Choirs

  • Age-appropriate activities, singing songs and playing instruments to lift praises to the Lord! The choir groups give children the opportunity to socialize with their friends and have fun singing, signing and dancing! The children learn songs with the aid of CDs and the piano. Those who are readers and learning to read will be introduced to written music. Sign language and movement help in learning the songs and enhances the presentation of the songs. Instruments help teach rhythm while having fun making a joyful noise!
  • Assists in leading worship about once a month during the program year, plus special services and holidays. Participates in Christmas drama and Spring musical annually.
  • Open to all children from preschool through 6th grade; email lori@abidingpresence.net to be added to the email list, or just show up!
  • Rehearses during Wednesday Night Gathering (half hour rehearsals grouped by age/grade level), starting Sept. 26 (click here for schedule). Please watch the weekly announcements and e-news for updates.

Abiding Presence Brass

Trumpets and horns have long been called upon to praise God. At Abiding Presence, we've been praising God with all sorts of horns for as long as the church has been around! Come join us.

Bring your French horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, trumpet—any brass instrument is welcome. Our group is targeted for adults and high school youth. For you adults out there, we know you have an old horn tucked away in a closet somewhere. Well... get it out and oil it up! Contact Mike Dyson through the church office or email Music & Worship Minister David Chavez if interested.

  • New for 2018-2019 — easy and fun “continuing ed” opportunities for adults who want to get back into playing brass (after not having played in some years!)

Youth Band & Youth Choir

 

Our Youth Band is open to 6th-12th grade students of any instrument or voice type, and no prior experience is required. We rehearse on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. (starts again Sept 12, 2018), and we help lead worship regularly!

Our Youth Choir is likewise open to any 6th-12th grader, and rehearses on Wednesdays from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. right after Wednesday Night Gathering (starts again Sept 26, 2018). Click here for more information, including upcoming schedule and music!

We have Youth Band & Choir social events monthly — dinner outings, sporting events, mini-golf, etc.!


Hallelujah Ringers

The Hallelujah Ringers are , which normally rehearses Wednesdays from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (starts again Sept 12, 2018) from September to May. The ensemble is open to .

  • A n intergenerational handbell group, open to all adults and youth 6th grade and older; no experience or prior music-reading ability necessary!
  • Rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45 PM, starting again Sept. 12, 2018
  • We ring during worship services and special events about once a month during the program year.
  • New for 2018-2019 — offsite mini-concert at a local retirement community to serve our neighbors through the ministry of music and friendship!

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