Music Ministry Weekly News! Jan 31 2017

in this issue

:: Youth Music!

:: Worship Chair

:: Talent Show

:: Actors Group

:: Piano Teacher

:: Handbells


Thanks to the band on Sunday!  I hope you enjoyed it.  Rob Arruda has agreed to playing here about once a month, so we hope to do more music with drums!  Thanks Jonathan for organizing the group and to all that helped lead!

Youth (grades 6-12)

Here is the schedule for Feb 5 and 12:  2:15 to 2:30, bells; 2:30 to 3:00 Talent Show; 3:00-3:15 Palm Sunday Anthem – bring your instrument!

Monday Bells:  We need 3 more ringers to complete our group but we are learning fast and having fun.  Come join us on Monday at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary.  We will rehearse on Feb. 6 and 13 and are canceled on Feb. 19.  If you need a recommendation as to how easy and fun it is, ask Julie, Jacque, Teresa or Michelle!

four_kids_heads.jpgChildren are leading worship on Children’s Sabbath on February 5th.  Both pre-school and elementary choirs will sing that day.  Pre-schoolers are only at the 11:00 service.  

The adult choir anthem on Feb. 5 is “Walk in the Light”  at 11:00 only.

Talent Show with the Chili Cook-off. Mark your calendars for February 25!  See the block below for more information and sign up to cook and/or perform.

Adults are learning the Robert Ray, Gospel Mass to be performed on Palm Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00. It is time to join us as we learn this wonderful work.

Fine Arts Week for Elementary Kids is June 19-23.  Co-Director needed!  Please consider helping with this exciting camp  I am planning to do it in the morning again, 9 to Noon.  

For your prayer time: (from Matt. 5) 

God’s light is all around us…calling us forward, warming us…beckoning us into God’s kingdom. Its demands are justice and mercy, compassion and grace.  God’s light is all around us… calling us forward, warming us…leading us home.  (B.J. Beu)

Have a blessed week!


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YOUTH, Grades 6-12!

Hello everyone!

Here is the calendar for Spring 2017.   Notice a couple of updates. If you know you will be out of town or there is a scout camp out, let me know so I can plan accordingly. 


I have decided that we will not have a choir tour this summer.  This isn’t an easy decision for me but I think it is the right one given the time it takes to plan a trip and our small numbers.  I am not giving up on our kids though.  You won’t want to miss their talent show number.  It is AMAZING!!!  Plan to come on Feb. 25 at 6:30 pm (chili at 5:00!)

The youth will perform on Palm Sunday, April 9.  They will either play an instrument or ring bells at 8:30 and 11:00 that day.  

Rehearsal TIME! 2:15 to 3:15 pm 

Listen here:  Waving Through a Window

February 5  Rehearse 

February 12  Rehearse 

February 19 – No Rehearsal (Winter Retreat)  Possible extra rehearsal for Talent Show

Friday, February 24 – Dress Rehearsal for Talent Show

Saturday, February 25 – Talent Show Performance

Sunday, February 26 – There will NOT be a performance or rehearsal on Feb. 26


No rehearsals for the month of March


April 2  Rehearse  

April 5 – Rehearse with Adult Choir at 7:30 pm (if possible)

April 9  Perform at both Services (instruments and handbells) 

Rehearse in the afternoon (this is Palm Sunday)

April 14 Perform at Good Friday Service (Taize – instruments!)

April 16  Perform at Sunrise Service and 8:30 am Service for Easter

Rehearsals end until Choir Tour prep.


June 4   We are hosting Choir from Colorado Springs for an evening meal, concert and Home stays – Volunteers Needed!

June 19                Fine Arts Week

June 25                 Youth Mission Trip


July 3                     VBS Work Week

July 9                     VBS 

Melanie Luce

Melanie Luce is the new chair of Worship Ministries at HCUMC.  She has hit the ground running! Melanie directs a children’s choir, teaches Sunday School, rings handbells, sings in the adult choir and pretty much does whatever she can to help around here.  I am so excited to have her as my new “right hand!”  


37th Annual Talent Show and Chili and Soup Cook-Off   Saturday, February 25   5:00pm

Talent Show 6:30 pm

Sign up in the Narthex or Choir Room!

The list is filling up fast!




Talent Coordinator (to help Debbie)

Set Up/Clean Up Team

Decorations (Stage and Props)


Sound/Light Tech



Actors Group

Our Actors group is organizing again for the Spring.  Email Debbie [email protected] or Katie Bayley [email protected]

Piano 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. 



Covenant Carillons (intermediate ringers)

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Ringing Schedule:

Feb. 19 8:30 and 11:00

March 1 – 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Service

April 15 – Good Friday Service 7:00 pm

April 16 – Easter

Monday Bells 10 am – more ringers needed.  

Rehearsals Feb. 6 and 13

No Rehearsal on Feb. 19


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.