Our Music Program
Our Music Program

Singing Choirs

Singing to the Lord is the earliest, most natural and most fundamental form of musical worship. We believe that both children and adults grow in their faith through learning and performing compositions from all eras, written by men and women whose work praises the same God we worship today. Singing to the Lord is also a great way to grow on one’s congregational leadership ability, especially for young people. Our commitment to choral and vocal praise emphasizes the meaningful expression of God’s Word in music.

 

Our singing choirs include the Joyful Noise, for ages 3-5; the Alleluia Choir, for grades 1-2; the JoySingers, for grades 3-5,  and the Chancel Choir for high school students and adults.

Bell Choirs

Anyone can ring a bell! For those who don’t feel comfortable singing — as well as for those who do — bell choirs provide a joyful way to learn about music, form friendships and provide musical leadership during services. You don’t have to start out reading music, but you will find yourself doing so after a couple of rehearsals! We have choirs for all ages and abilities.

 

Our bell choirs include the Cherub Ringers and JoyRingers for children and the Glory Bells for adults.

Bands

Our church currently has three praise bands, which take turns leading the Pathways service, and one Christian Rock band, which sometimes plays for the 10:30 service. We are open to more!

Praise Bands:

  • Melting Pot (guitars, keyboard, bass, drums, vocals)
  • Walk In Faith (banjo, keyboard, bass, drums, vocals)
  • Graciosas (flute, guitar, bass, drums, vocals)

Christian (and other kinds of) Rock:

  • Common Thread (guitar, bass, drums, vocals)

 

Outreach Drama Choir

For children grade 5 and up, this group performs short Christian plays during the 10:30 a.m. service.

Other Music Opportunities

Want to sing or play an instrument? Please contact Graham:  mckinley@rider.edu , text or call 908-616-8933. We are flexible and open to all comers!