“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.” Colossians 3:16
We value many things but God desires that we value Him above everything else. He created us for this purpose. The music ministry of Calvin leads us in ascribing worth to God whenever we gather for worship.
Music is one way for the church to obey the great commandment to share the gospel and make disciples. Music enhances the church’s outreach ministry by offering people a creative way to serve God and by providing an engaging presentation of the gospel.
Our lives revolve around relationships, and our relationship with God gives us the ability to have unhindered fellowship with each other. Participating in an ensemble gives our musicians an opportunity for fellowship in ministry as they blend their gifts with those of other musicians.
Music Groups for Adults
Sanctuary Choir (9 :15 am service)
These singers are the main team of our church’s vocal ministry. They rehearse each Wednesday at 7:00 pm and sing for the 9:15 worship service from September through May. Membership is open to all adults and older youth.
The members of the Chancel Bells ring a six octave set of bells. They rehearse weekly and present music in worship about once a month from September through May. An interview with the director is required for membership.
Music Groups for Children and Youth
Youth Choir, Grades 6-12
Rehearses Wednesdays during the school year, 4:30-5:30 pm.
Kids Worship Arts, Age 4 – Grade 5
Rehearses Sundays after the third service during the school year, 12:15-12:45 pm.
All children are welcome to this time of bells, singing and art.
Orchestra (9 : 15 am service)
Calvin instrumentalists accompany the Chancel Choir or other vocal groups and occasionally present special music in worship. Special emphasis is given to an orchestra at Christmas.
Worship Band (11 :00 am service)
The Calvin Worship Band provides music for worship on most Sundays. The band is open to adults and students. Membership is by audition.
Support for Music
Media technology has become an essential tool in our worship services. Team members serve on a rotating basis to provide sound and image projection for weekly and special services.
Scholarships for private voice lessons are available to our church members through the Johnson Voice Scholarship. Recipients must be active members of at least one of Calvin’s choirs or vocal ensembles. Scholarships are available to adults, youth and children.