Message from Pastor Debbie: Sept. 2016

What do people learn by singing (or ringing) in a choir? They learn teamwork, accuracy, patience, humility, community involvement, respect, perseverance, risk taking, pride and self esteem. By singing in a church choir, we learn scripture, theology, love, and about how to live out our faith. We are worship leaders, with the same responsibility as our pastors to provide a worship experience that is rich and gives praise to God.
On Sunday, September 11, our music program begins rehearsing for the 2016/17 school year.   There are choirs for all ages from 3 years (by 9/1/16) to adult. Our adult choir includes college students, as well as adult participants.
Come check out a ringing or singing choir. Fill out an information card on your first visit.
Here are opportunities by age and interest:
Covenant Kids and Youth Ringing and Singing Choirs (CKY!)
Sundays beginning with a snack lunch at 12:15 pm in the Covenant Center
Pre-school Singers (age 3 – Kindergarten) – 12:45 to 1:30 pm in Room A (off the Sanctuary)
   Children must be age 3 by 9/1/16 to participate.
Elementary Singers (grades 1-5) – 12:45 to 1:30 pm in Room 207 in the Education Building
 Our elementary singers will sing at the Atria worship service this fall.
Grades 3-5 Chime Choir meets in Room 206 – 1:30 – 2:00 pm
Grades 6 – 12 Ring and Sing in the Sanctuary and Choir Room -2:15 – 3:30 pm – This group takes an annual choir tour in the summer
CKY includes UMYF (with Bill) 12:45 to 2:15 pm, grades 6-12
Actors Group – Meets Sundays at 12:15 pm in the Choir Room, Miles Olsen, director
Instrumentalists – Rehearse as needed for worship participation (let Debbie know if you are interested)
Adult Ringers – Covenant Carillons meet on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. This group is currently full. If you’d like to Ring, contact Debbie or Joy Lasley for a beginner, short term opportunity.
Adult Singers – Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in the Choir room (SE quadrant of the sanctuary)
If you are looking for a way to give back to God, you can participate by becoming a member or a leader. Contact Pastor Debbie at [email protected]. There are no auditions in God’s choir. Come join us!