Music Ministry

Our Vision

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.

Carillon Guild

The Carillon Guild is open to high school age through adults who have an interest in playing the Carillon before the 9:15 am & 11:00 am services.  Beth Price is their coordinator.

Chancel Choir

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 10:30-10:55 am from the end of August through mid-June.  They sing at the 11:00 am services three or four times 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.

Devine Ensemble

The Devine Ensemble is open to middle school age through adults who play a band or orchestral instrument.  They rehearse the first two Sundays of the month right after the 11:00 am service.  They play for the 9:15 am & 11:00 am services on the third week of the month.  The ensemble is led by Kristin Beebe.

Genesis Ringers

The Genesis Ringers is open to children in grades 2 through 5 who would like to learn the art of handbell ringing – no musical experience is needed.  They rehearse on Sunday mornings from 11:30 am – 12:00 pm during the school year.  They ring for the 9:15 am & 11:00 am services several times during the school year.  The group is led by Debbie Henning.

Grace Ringers

The Grace Ringers is open to adults who like to learn the art of handbell ringing. – some musical experience is helpful.  They rehearse o Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm.  They ring during the 9:15 am & 11:00 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.  They rehearse on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:15 pm during the school year.  They share their music on the fourth Sunday of the month and several times a year at Asbury Village.  The group is led by Jenn Moss.

Praise Band

The Praise Band is open to middle & high school students who sing or play a guitar, keyboard or drums.  They rehearse on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm year round.  They help led worship on the fourth Sunday of the month.  The group is led by Jonathan McGee & Susanna Weaver.

Ring It On

Ring It On is open to middle & high school students who want to learn the art of handbell ringing.  They rehearse on Tuesday nights from 5:30-6:30 pm during the school year.  They ring during the 9:15 am & 11:00 am services several times during the school year.  The group is led by Debbie Henning.

Sounds of Grace

Sounds of Grace is a selected adult acapella singing ensemble.  They rehearse weekly on a rotating schedule during the school year.  They sing for the 9:15 am & 11:00 am services on the first Sunday of the month during the school year.  The group is led by Debbie Henning.

 

Grace United Methodist Church is a member of the Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church. You can visit the Baltimore Washington Conference website at bwcumc.org. You may also visit the United Methodist Church website at umc.org.

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