Music is one way we express our praise to God. Here at FRCW there are many opportunities to accompany the congregation in song. We are led by Jim Slingerland, our Minister of Music, (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
We praise the Lord with anthems and hymns during our worship service. We are under the direction of Jim Slingerland, our talented organist, and are accompanied by our church's historical pipe organ. Rehearsals are at 7 pm on Thursdays (during the academic year).
Men’s and Women’s Ensembles
On occasion these smaller groups offer special music during the worship service. These are great opportunities for those who love to sing, but can’t commit to weekly rehearsals.
The focus is teaching children that song is a natural and fun activity that is used to praise God.
We are blessed with beautiful hand bells that were donated by church members. Hand bells are amazing for a few reasons. They make beautiful music and add so much to our worship service. Plus, if you have never played an instrument and don’t read a single note you can still play hand bells. If you can highlight your music and ring a bell, you can play! No kidding! And hand bells can be played by young and old and everyone in between. The hard part is that, unlike a voice choir, there is only one person playing each part, so each ringer is needed at each practice. So as not to overwhelm anyone we have decided to make this a one month commitment each time we play. For instance, the first time we play will hopefully be Advent. So we would practice for four weeks and then ring in worship that Sunday. Then maybe we would ring again at Lent, so we would pull them back out and practice for four weeks and then ring them one Sunday in Lent. So no ringer is ever committing to more than one month of weekly practices & a Sunday service. If you have any questions or think you may be interested please contact Jim Slingerland.