White Bluff United Methodist Church
Sunday, July 21, 2019

Music Ministries

The Music Ministry of White Bluff United Methodist Church



Our Chancel Choir meets every Wednesday at 7:00pm in the Choir Room. This group sings for the 9:30am service each week, occasionally singing for special services and other times. This adult choir family focuses on anthems and service music in an ongoing process that includes music for Lent and Easter as well as Christmas Cantatas and other special occasions.
Photo from rehearsal for combined Sacred Harp concert with Skidaway UMC Choir.
The Resurrection Ringers (grades 9 through adult) are a dedicated Handbell ensemble, meeting Sundays from 12:13pm to 1:13pm during the school year. We’ve combined the forces of our Adult and Youth bell ensembles, allowing us a much greater variety of music. This choir family plays roughly quarterly in our worship services and at other times out in the community.

Exciting News!!!

We are starting up our Children’s Choir and Tone Chime program on Sunday, October 7.  Each Sunday we’ll begin with a snack supper at 5:00pm in the Fellowship Hall (Horton Hall) and then our kids will go to the choir room, where we’ll have a half hour each of choir and tone chimes, followed by a short program including games to be finished by 7pm. 

The name we are giving to our Music Ministry for Children this year is Pneuma (pronounced “NEW-ma”), which is the Greek word for “breath.”  Even as God breathed life into the simple clay, we use our breath to sing His praises.  “Every breath we take is the breath of God.” 

At the 9:30am service on Sunday, October 14, all of our children will sing the song “God Never Fails” that they’ve been working on with Daisy Gantt for many weeks now.  Make your plans to join us today!

We will use the drawing above to represent our new group; it was drawn by Lois Crossley and we will use it as we begin anew in honor of her many years of strong, dedicated service.

There are always opportunities for folks who play an instrument or who would like to sing for one of our services, with ensembles put together (both instrumental and vocal) as the needs and abilities of our church family grow.  I am always happy to arrange our repertoire to fit others as folks come forward who might be interested.
We would love to have you come and join one (or more) of our ensembles. Though I am admittedly biased, I think the folks who make music together here are a wonderful group and that you would enjoy becoming a part of our choir family.

Feel free to contact me at music@wbumc.org
if you have any questions.  Blessings, Ronn Alford, Director of Music Ministries.