We, as human beings, were created to worship and praise our God. Music is one of those gifts God has given to us that we can give back to Him. With gratefulness and joy we lift our songs and voices to our Lord Jesus Christ. For many, music lifts their spirits and souls to express their love and commitment to serving our God and the community at large. It allows us to express our emotions whether it is jubilant rejoicing or mournful sadness. The listener and performer are drawn closer to God’s presence. To that end, the music program at Grace encourages believers to utilize their gifts in music to honor and serve the Lord.
Grace UMC welcomes any individual with a passion for worship and music to join one of the various groups. If you are gifted musically, check out the list of groups below to learn more about how to get involved. We look forward to getting to know you.
The Chancel Choir is open to middle school age through adults who have an interest in singing their praises to God. They rehearse on Tuesday nights from 7:30-9:00 pm and warm-up on Sunday mornings from 9:15-9:45 am from the end of August through mid-June. They sing at the 10:00 am services twice a month during the school year and offer a Christmas cantata the third week of December. The group is lead by Debbie Henning with Betsy Moore as the accompanist.
The Devine Ensemble is open to middle school age through adults who play a band or orchestral instrument. They rehearse occasionally and play when needed. The ensemble is led by Tammy Ripley.
The Grace Ringers is open to adults and high school age ringers who like to learn the art of handbell ringing. – some musical experience is helpful. They rehearse on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm. They ring during the 10:00 am services on the second Sunday of the month during the school year. The group is led by Debbie Henning.
M & M Singers (Music & Ministry Singers)
The M & M Singers is open to children in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade who love to sing. Currently they are not meeting until they can come back to in-person rehearsals.
Grace Praise Band
The Praise Band is open to adults as well as middle & high school students who sing or play a guitar, keyboard or drums. They rehearse on Sundays from 11:15-11:45 am. They help led worship on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Ring It On
Ring It On is open to middle & high school students as well as adults who want to learn the art of handbell ringing. They rehearse on Tuesday nights from 5:45-6:30 pm during the school year. They ring during the 10:00 am services several times during the school year. The group is led by Debbie Henning.