Make a joyful noise to the Lord… give Him glorious praise. Psalms 66:1-2
We believe a vibrant music ministry is important for lifting our hearts to the contemplation of God’s goodness in all things. First Presbyterian’s Music Ministry has a place for all those wishing to use their musical talents, whether singing or playing, novice or experienced.
Rehearsal – 6:30-8:00 p.m. on Wednesdays (August-May)
The Chancel Choir sings weekly during our morning worship service. This group also present special events each year: We sing a variety of music and share a committed desire to serve and glorify God through song. New members are always encouraged, and no audition is necessary.
Rehearsal – 3:00-4:00 PM on Sunday as needed
The adult handbell choir, the Joy Ringers, offers a unique opportunity for music making. The choir performs during morning worship several times a year. Membership is open to high school students and adults who have some note reading ability and a strong commitment to regular participation.
We encourage young people who have a desire to pursue public speaking and leadership roles to participate in our Youth Liturgist ministry. Each Youth Liturgist will have several opportunities to read the first Scripture Lesson during our morning worship service. Please contact the Church office firstname.lastname@example.org or 803-773-3814 to register as a Youth Liturgist.
Rehearsal – During Sunday School or Sunday afternoon children’s activitiy times
Through the Children’s Music Ministry, children are provided an opportunity to experience Jesus Christ through music, to share that experience and actively participate in worship. Our children rehearse on a regular basis and participate in worship 2-3 times each semester. For more information on Children’s Choir contact the Church Office (803-773-3814) to be connected to Jessica Bettinger.
Instrumental music is an important component of our worship services. Brass, woodwind, percussion, strings, and guitar soloists or small ensembles participate in worship and accompany the choir throughout the year. Instrumentalists of all ages are encouraged to participate.
One of the most prominent features of our music program is a 51-rank Schantz pipe organ. This exquisite instrument is dedicated to long-time organist Bill Scobee. Present organist, Denise Lynch, plays for all First Presbyterian services.