Make a Joyful Noise to the Lord!
Music is at the heart of worship at First. Musical groups at First seek to glorify God and the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to musically live the mission of the church: Love God, Love People, Make Disciples.
Adult choirs gather on Wednesday evenings for a time of rejuvenation and rehearsal. Choir members and musicians lift one another up as they partake in a time of devotion, prepare music for various performances, share blessings and offer prayer requests.
The evening includes two distinct opportunities for people to use their musical gifts to connect with God. During the first portion of the evening individuals enjoy performing a variety of traditional, Gospel and contemporary music. The second part of the evening is devoted to rehearsing songs featured in current contemporary Christian music settings. These songs, which often feature a worship leader, are frequently used to open our worship service during a time of praise and prayer. A number of individuals enjoy lending their talents to both of these groups.
Instrumental musicians have an opportunity to share their gifts at First as well. Horn and rhythm players frequently enjoy accompanying the various singing groups and the sound of chimes may also be heard ringing the good news of Jesus Christ. We have a wonderful set of chimes at First and use them for special seasons and events during the church year.