Music Ministry Weekly News! 7/29/2015



Music News 

July 29, 2015 

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 August 5 and 12 – Special Rehearsal for Children, Youth and Adults at 7:00 pm.  Performance is August 16th at our BIG Sunday services plus entertainment at the dinner following. 

Come make this a BIG music experience for our church and help to kick-off the choir year at Holy Covenant!


ALSO there is a Handbell Choir rehearsal at 6:30 pm – Combined ages.  You must reserve a spot in this choir!  contact [email protected] 

in this issue

:: Handbells

:: Adult Choir

:: Fine Arts Week

:: Youth Choir

:: Kids Choir

:: Music Lessons

:: Mark Miller Choir



August 2 is JAZZ Sunday at Holy Covenant.  Efrain Sain, Jonathan Kaan and others will lead us in a Communion service using jazz music.  Don’t Miss it!



Fine Arts Week is August 3-7.  Contact Debbie if you would like to help out. 


Wednesdays, August 5 and 12 – Combined Youth, Children and Adult Rehearsal at 7:00 pm   A BIG choir needed on the 16th!


August 16 – BIG Sunday – Childen, Youth and Adults sing for special worship and dinner following. This Sunday is the kick off for fall programming.  There will be a special handbell choir also on this date.


August 19 – All regular rehearsals begin.   See below for your choir’s start date and time.


Mark your calendars for October 3 for “Gospel Night” at Holy Covenant.  Bob Michael is the coordinator.   

Holy Covenant’s Music Ministry is always open to new participants.

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#1  BIG Handbell Choir

August 16

Ringers!  Please mark your calendars for August 16.  We (children, youth or adult) will rehearse on Wednesday, August 12 at 6:30 pm.  We will have a fun handbell choir for our BIG Sunday, August 16!  This will help kick-off our handbell year!

Please let Debbie (me) know if you will play on August 16 so that I can choose appropriate music!  [email protected]   5 positions are filled.  Matt Scrudder, Lizzie Scrudder, Amy Baumgardner, Ryan Baumgardner and Jeriann Bayley   I need to know ASAP if you want to play on the 16th!


#2  Children’s Chime Choir – grades 3-5 

Starting Wednesday, August 19 at 5:45 pm

Must contact Debbie to reserve a position in this group.  [email protected]  Must commit to regular rehearsals


#3  Youth Handbell Choir – grades 6-12

Starting Sunday, August 23!  Must Contact Debbie to reserve a position in this group.  Must commit to regular rehearsals

[email protected]


#4 Joyful Noise Handbell Choir – Beginning and Intermediate Ringers.  Contact Joy Lasley to secure your position in this group. 

[email protected]


#5 Covenant Carillons – Intermediate to Advanced Handbell Choir – Contact Debbie Chapman to secure your position in this bell choir.


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. 

                Wesleyan Choir

All Age Adults!

Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Starting August 19!


August 5 and 12 are Combined Rehearsals with Children and Youth specifically for music on August 16th  This is a great night to try out choir!

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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. 

We primarily sing at 11:00 worship services BUT Debbie is looking for solos and small groups to present music at 8:30 on Sundays. 

Let Debbie know your availability.  [email protected] 

 Fine Arts Week
 Musical Performance is Friday, August 7th at NOON.

Come see 50 Children present this clever story about Joseph and his brothers!


Joseph from the Pit to the PalaceAshley Kees is co-chairing this event with me.  Ashley’s email is [email protected]

[email protected]   or   972-849-5372

We can use  a few more shepherds! 

       Youth Ringers and Singers
                Rehearsals begin August 23

Bells at 4:30 pm

Choir at 5:15 pm


  Grades 6-12!  Let’s talk about next summer’s choir tour and get a singing and ringing schedule for 2015/2016!

We’ll have opportunities to play

 your instrument in worship!

I’m expecting YOU. 

No registration required.  Just bring a willing heart and there will be a spot for YOU!


Youth are invited to come on Wednesday, August 5 and 12 to participate in a massed choir performance on August 16!

                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 in Room in the Education Building.

No registration required.  Just come! 


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!’


Children are invited to be a part of a massed choir on August 16.  Rehearsals are Wednesday 5 and 12 at 7:00 pm!

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. 

Mark Miller is coming again to Northaven UMC!

We have another opportunity to sing with this great composer and church musician!

Sunday, September 27, 2015


A massed choir is being assembled to present a worship concert at 7:00 pm.  Starting around 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.


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.  Contact Debbie if you are interested in being a part of this event. 

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!


[email protected]

972-492-2432, X 23

972-849-5372, Cell

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Many are allergic to perfume and lotions.  Keep that in mind for rehearsals and Sunday mornings.