We’ve had a great time this spring in our choir Zoom boxes, learning about music theory and having our own “nerdy fun” together. It has been great to add a few new faces to the Brady Bunch too! We are proud to be called by our Lord to lead the congregation in worship and into…
Music Ministry Blog
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE UNTO GOD, ALL YE LANDS:
SING FORTH THE HONOR OF HIS NAME
MAKE HIS PRAISE GLORIOUS (PSALM 66:1-2)
The Red Ridge United Methodist Church Music Program welcomes all who wish to please God by sharing their musical talents in His worship.
We adhere to John Wesley’s instructions for singing, especially instruction #7:
“Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing. Aim at pleasing him more than yourself, or any other creature. In order to do this attend strictly to the sense of what you sing, and see that your heart is not carried away with the sound, but offered to God continually; so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven.”
CHOIR, MUSICIANS, AND MEDIA TEAM
We praise the Lord, enhance congregational worship and love and support each other as we strive to follow God’s leading. We are blessed and grow from learning music that informs our spiritual journeys. We take turns presenting inspirational devotionals to our group at the end of each rehearsal.
We enjoy all kinds of music, from old traditional hymns and Southern Gospel to the latest praise worship. We present upbeat music in rock, jazz, and gospel styles as well as pretty ballads, bluegrass, and Southern Gospel. We believe variety in worship keeps services fresh.
Please join us! Some of us had not sung in church before, some had never been in a choir, some hadn’t read music, and some frough high levels of formal music experience and education. Come if you can carry a tune and are willing to learn. It does not matter if your voice is not as fine as it once was…we find that God blesses our collective wisdom and experience to overcome our physical limitations. Come…we will welcome and support you in your musical efforts and spiritual growth.
We have ad hoc small ensembles, both vocal and instrumental that provide worship music. The string band performs traditional and folk pieces, guitar groups play country and pop styles, and various vocal groups perform a gamut of styles.
Several choir members volunteer to organize our printed music library, lead music groups, keep the contact list, and support ill or bereaved members and their families.
If you sing, play any type of instrument, or can contribute to the audio or visual aspects of worship, please consider joining us. Some of our members who had not sung in church before, some had never been in a choir, some have never read music, and some bring high levels of formal music experience and education. Singers need to be able to carry a tune and be willing to learn. It does not matter if your voice is not as fine as it once was…we find that in the choir, our collective wisdom and experience along with God’s blessing overcomes our physical limitations. Come…we will welcome and support you in your musical efforts and spiritual growth. We rehearse on Wednesdays; see our church calendar for rehearsal times.