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Music Ministry Mission Statement

The Music Ministry at Holy Covenant is a place for all to grow and learn and to seek others by being the vehicle of God’s love in the world.
 Childcare is provided for all adult music activities.
Are you only available for a season?  We’d love to have you for any amount of time.

Children's Choir

Children age 3, by September 1st to 5th grades.   Choirs sing monthly in worship and perform a musical at Christmas and in the spring. 

Ages 3 (by September 1)  through Kindergarten

Cherub Choir
Cindy Baber and Sarah Jones, Directors
Rehearsals are on Sunday mornings
(following children’s time) Nursery area.

Grades 1 through 5

Music Machine Singing and Ringing Choir
Melanie Luce and Donna Roberts,
Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at  6:30 pm throughout the school year in Room 207 of the Education Building.

Grades 6 through 12

Revelation Singers
Rehearsals are from 4:30 to 5:00 pm in the choir room on Sunday afternoons throughout the school year with an annual choir tour in the summer.  Youth participate regularly in worship.  Dates for 2016 are June 26-30

Adult - Wesleyan Choir

7:30 to 9:00 pm every Wednesday night in the choir room.  Members sing weekly, primarily at the 11:00 AM service of worship.  We sing at 8:30 several times a year.

Bell Choirs for All Ages

Holy Covenant UMC has bell choirs for all ages. Children may get an introduction to handbell ringing at our annual Fine Arts Week for elementary age children (Offered each year in August). Ringers of all ages can participate when rehearsals resume in the Fall.


Grades 1 through 5

Music Machine Handbell Choir
Children will now ring during their choir rehearsal at 6:30 pm in Room 207

Grades 6 through 12

Revelation Ringers
4:00 to 4:30 PM on Sundays 

Beginning Adult Ringers

Joyful Noise
Joy Lasley Director
Sundays at 2:00 pm

Adult and Youth Advanced

Covenant Carillons
Level 3—5, 6:30 to 7:25 PM on Wednesdays,
Advanced Adult and Youth  
Handbell choirs require a dedicated weekly commitment.  It is not a requirement that Individuals are in both singing and handbell choirs, but it is recommended.  All bell rehearsals are held in the Sanctuary. 

Instrumentalists, Dancers, Artists, Thespians!

These groups will be organized as interests are expressed.  

Creative Arts Team—Forming NOW!

dance, drama,  banners, altars, music!
The CAT team will meet 3 or 4 times a year to plan creative elements for worship.  


Music Ministry Staff

Jonathan Kaan, Accompanist

Jennifer Baumgardner, Music Council President

As you will see from the list of Music Ministry opportunities, there is something for everyone.  We need new members for all activities in the Music Ministry. 

Worship Design Team

Chair, Melissa Marsh

Altar Artisans—Jill Yull, Teresa Oostenbrug

and Georgia Herrick

Ushers—Rusty Yull

Acolytes—Gail Padwick Gates

Sound Technicians—Ryan Baumgardner

Music Council—Jennifer Baumgardner

Music Librarian—Susan Kasten

Instruments—Efrain Sain

Handbells—Joy Lasley

Children’s Choir—Melanie Luce

Prayer for True Singing

Glorious God, source of joy and righteousness, enable us as redeemed and forgiven children evermore to rejoice in singing your praises. Grant that what we sing with our lips, we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts, we may practice in our lives;

so that being doers of the Word and not hearers only,

we may receive everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord.  Amen

Music Ministry News

  • MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS June 21, 2017
  • MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS April 11, 2017
  • MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 28, 2017
  • MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 21, 2017
  • MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 14, 2017
  • MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 7, 2017
  • MUSIC AND WORSHIP NEWS March 1, 2017
  • Music Ministry Weekly News! Feb 10, 2017
  • Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 31 2017
  • MICAH 6:8 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?