Music Ministry News! 09/08/2015

   Music Ministry News!

September 8, 2015 



As we begin our Stewardship Program, consider how your talents are a gift to God and how you can be involved in our music program.  Our rehearsals have started!  We want you to be a part of our ministry of music!

It is not too late to join us!


Children’s singing and ringing choir (grades 1-5) Rm 207 6:30 pm

Covenant Carillons – 6:30 pm (Sanctuary)

 Adult Choir – 7:30 pm (Choir Room)


Sunday:  Youth Ringers (4:00 pm) and Singers (4:30 pm) Sanctuary and Choir Room

 Grades 6-12 – rehearsals begin Sept. 13 


If you have ANY questions about being in a ringing or singing choir, contact Debbie Chapman.  

Singers – Always Welcome! 

Ringers – let Debbie know if you are coming so that she can select the right group for you and make sure there is a spot for you.

Beginning/Intermediate Adult Ringers are needed specifically for the Joyful Noise group that rehearses on Sundays at2:00 pm.  Contact [email protected]  


Joys and Concerns

Dan Kasten – esophageal cancer

Cherie Arruda – brain cancer

Linda Oakley – complications from diabetes


in this issue
:: Handbells
:: Kids Choir
:: Youth Choir
:: Adult Choir
:: Child of Hope Cantata
:: Two Adult Choir Opportunities
:: Gospel Fest
:: Music Lessons

  Handbell choirs starting NOW!bells



#2  Children’s Chime Choir – Grade 1-5 as a part of children’s choir rehearsals on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in Room 207


#3  Youth Handbell Choir – grades 6-12

Starting Sunday, Sept. 13!  Must Contact Debbie to reserve a position in this group.  Must commit to regular rehearsals


#4 Joyful Noise Handbell Choir – Beginning and Intermediate Ringers.  Contact Joy Lasley to secure your position in this group.  Rehearsing Sundays at 2:00 pm  [email protected]


#5 Covenant Carillons – Intermediate to Advanced Handbell Choir – Debbie Chapman, director.  There is one opening in this group.


Handbell ringing requires a commitment to regular rehearsals.  Imagine how a piano sounds with keys missing!  Groups must have a minimum of 8 ringers and no more than 13. 

Kids Choir 


Children in grades 1-5 are invited to be a part of our children’s choir program.


Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 pm upstairs in the Education Building.

No registration required.  Just come! 


We have begun to include chime ringing as a part of this experience!


Children’s Choirs give children the opportunity to be a part of team, much like soccer, baseball and football.  They are a team with the bonus of learning about their faith and sharing that good news with those who listen.  Your children learn to be worship leaders!


Bring your children!  Allow them to be creative, learn music skills and be a part of a team!


Dates to Remember:

October 11 – Children’s Sabbath

November 15 – Music Appreciation

Dec. 6 – Children’s Musical at 9:45 am


Melanie Luce and Donna Roberts, Directors

       Youth Ringers and Singers


    Rehearsals for the New Year

 September 13 at  NEW time!

Bells at 4:00 pm

Choir at 4:30 pm

  Grades 6-12! 
We’ll have opportunities to play
 your instrument in worship!
I’m expecting YOU on September 13
No registration required.  Just bring a willing heart and there will be a spot for YOU!

                Wesleyan Choir

All Age Adults!

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

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Adults are preparing music for our Gospel Night on October 3 and will begin work on our Christmas Cantata “Child of Hope” by Mark Hayes. 

Ladies will begin on Wednesday to learn “Sweet, Sweet, Spirit” for the October 3rd concert.  Men will learn “I’ll Fly Away.”  Contact Bob Michael or Gary Feltner to participate as a soloist or small group member.  [email protected]

We sing at 11:00 worship services on a regular basis and at the 8:30 service, once a month.  Debbie is looking for solos and small groups to present music at one or both services. 

Please see other adult choir opportunitiesincluded in this email.

All are welcome!

  Child of Hope by Mark Hayes

Christmas Cantata, December 13, 2015


Mark your calendar for our Work Day on October 17 from 9 to Noon in the choir room.


Learning CD’s are prepared.
Books are ready!
Come join us for our Christmas Cantata.  Mark your calendars for a Choral Work Day on October 17 from 9 to Noon!  Rev. Suzi Byrd is going to be our clinician and you won’t want to miss working with her.  Her love of singing is contagious. 

Two Adult Choir Opportunities
Same Weekend!
Sunday, Sept. 13 is the deadline to sign-up for these events.


Saturday, September 26, 2015
9 am, includes lunch with a concert at 4:00 pm

Guest Conductor and 4-Time Grammy Award Winner,


Conductor Emeritus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus


Featuring CREDO and the Workshop Choir; Dr. Habermann, conductor

Cost is $25 per person.


#2 Mark Miller is coming again to Northaven UMC!

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Rehearse 4 to 6
6 pm – dinner
Concert at 7:00 pm
A massed choir is being assembled to present a worship concert at 7:00 pm.  Starting at 4:00 pm, we will rehearse, have dinner and then present a concert of Mark’s music with singers from other churches in the Metroplex. The concert is planned for 7:00 pm
There are five required anthems to be familiar with prior to the event.  We already own 3 of them.  The other two are on order. 
There will be a cost of $15 per singer to cover the cost of the meal and Mark’s time.  This event is to draw attention to the issues surrounding full inclusion and the desired outcome is to influence delegates to General Conference 2016. 
Participants are asked to dress in all black and to wear reconciling stoles (not required).  Contact Debbie if you are interested in being a part of this event. 
There is a stole making “Party” on Saturday, September 19 from 9-Noon at Northaven.  Reservations required.
Please let Debbie know by September 13 which event you plan to attend. 
The Credo Choir is having an open rehearsal for new choir members on September 13 from 6 to 9 pm.  This choir rehearses every otherSunday at Kessler Park UMC.  1215 Turner Road, Dallas, TX  75208  Visit or call 216-905-8018

Gospel Fest 2015

October 3 at 7:00 pm.

To All Singers-


Fall is right around the corner and it is time to get ready for the Gospel Fest 2015 to be held on Saturday, October 3. Gary Feltner and Bob Michael have been working on the format for the show and we would like to share that with you.


The show will be in two parts with an intermission in-between. The theme is based around “old time” gospel music and will include many of the old standards that many of us heard and sang growing up. 


The first half of the show will include solo and group acts with the choir singing several numbers much like the cabaret shows we have done in the past. There will be a band to accompany the music. If you would be interested in doing a solo or being part of a duet, trio or small group let us know asap. We will need to get music together and begin scheduling rehearsals beginning in August.  Following the offering there will be a short intermission with refreshments.


The second half of the show will be an audience sing-a-long led by members of the choir.

Using the musical talents that God has blessed us with, we will glorify God and have a fun night of entertainment for those in attendance sharing the songs many grew up with and still sing today.


Gary Feltner and Bob Michael   [email protected]   [email protected]

Music Lessons! 
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Jonathan Kaan is teaching piano lessons at Holy Covenant.  You can contact Jonathan at [email protected] or at 972-505-1833 for more information.
Jonathan’s graduated with honors from Baylor University with a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy (teaching) and Performance. 

Have a Holy and Blessed Week!  God will work through us to bless our work and bless those that hear us.  I can’t thank you enough for all you do to make the music at Holy Covenant meaningful and unique.  Below is the link to sign up or unsubscribe from any of our email lists.


Thanks again for what you do to minister to Holy Covenant.

God Bless!

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