Music Ministries

Summer Choir – ALL SINGERS (high school and older) are invited to sing on communion Sundays (July 7, August 4, and September 1). The choir will rehearse from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and then sing during the worship service at 11:15 a.m.

Anthems will be chosen for their accessibility, so that they may be learned in one rehearsal. People singing in the Summer Choir will not wear robes. No sign-up is required. Just show up on Sunday morning and add your voice to the choir.

The Sanctuary Choir (high school through adult) is directed by interim directors Emanuel and Cynthia McGladrey. This choir fills the sanctuary with beautiful voices and sacred music for the 11:15 a.m. Sunday service (September through June) and for special services at Christmas and during Lent. Rehearsal time is 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the main church building. The choir also provides special music once a month in the summer, rehearsing in the hour before the service.

Mission Bells (high school through adult) rehearse Wednesday evenings, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in the Sanctuary. This group plays in worship once a month (September through June) at the 11:15 a.m. Sanctuary service. Training is available for beginning players.

 

The MICAH Praise Band accompanies congregational singing and leads worship at the 8:45 a.m. praise service in the MICAH Worship Center.

CrossFire is the youth band, led by Praise Leader, Jennie Pitney.  They typically rehearse in the MICAH Worship Center every other Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. CrossFire leads worship for the praise service about once a quarter and provides additional music for other all-church events. Individual members of CrossFire also join to lead worship with the MICAH Praise Band.

Rejoice! Kids’ Choir! Children’s choir time is at 10:10 a.m. on the first Sundays of the month in the third floor choir room in the main church building. This group is for all children ages 3 through 5th grade. They sing in worship throughout the school year in both services. The children are led in singing and other musical merriment by Sarah Pitney-Torres and Courtney Karns. (Rejoice! Kid’s Choir! is on break for the summer.)

 
Aug
21
Wed
Mission Bells Choir Rehearsal
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

If you’ve ever had an overwhelming urge to play bells, now is the time to step up and try. Mission Bells is open to anyone from 8th grade through their 8th decade. (Just ask the director!) We meet in the Sanctuary every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and break just in time for Chancel Choir members to take a break before rehearsal in the Choir Room. We play, with a couple
of exceptions, on the 3rd Sunday of each month and the infrequent extra occasion like the 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

If you have questions, please call, text, or email at 503-580-5590 or glendaserex@gmail.com.

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sanctuary Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We have a wide range of abilities and experiences within the Choir and you WILL find a place – no audition or experience needed!

If you have questions or for more information, please contact Kerry Burtis through the church office. And if it helps, bring a friend along with you! Please consider joining us!

Aug
26
Mon
Ukulele Strummers Fun Night
Aug 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sounds like fun – singing and laughing and strumming ukuleles to your favorite songs! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro,  you’ll love this fun time. We Have loaner ukuleles for those who don’t have a uke…yet!

7-9 p.m. every second and forth Monday of each month (Holidays excluded).

Aug
28
Wed
Mission Bells Choir Rehearsal
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

If you’ve ever had an overwhelming urge to play bells, now is the time to step up and try. Mission Bells is open to anyone from 8th grade through their 8th decade. (Just ask the director!) We meet in the Sanctuary every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and break just in time for Chancel Choir members to take a break before rehearsal in the Choir Room. We play, with a couple
of exceptions, on the 3rd Sunday of each month and the infrequent extra occasion like the 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

If you have questions, please call, text, or email at 503-580-5590 or glendaserex@gmail.com.

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Aug 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sanctuary Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We have a wide range of abilities and experiences within the Choir and you WILL find a place – no audition or experience needed!

If you have questions or for more information, please contact Kerry Burtis through the church office. And if it helps, bring a friend along with you! Please consider joining us!

Sep
1
Sun
Summer Choir @ Salem First United Methodist Church
Sep 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summer Choir – ALL SINGERS (high school and older) Invited to sing

On communion Sundays (July 7, August 4, and September 1), the choir will rehearse from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary and then sing during the worship service at 11:15 a.m.

Anthems will be chosen for their accessibility, so that they may be learned in one rehearsal. People singing in the Summer Choir will not wear robes. No sign-up is required. Just show up on Sunday morning and add your voice to the choir.

 

Sep
4
Wed
Mission Bells Choir Rehearsal
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

If you’ve ever had an overwhelming urge to play bells, now is the time to step up and try. Mission Bells is open to anyone from 8th grade through their 8th decade. (Just ask the director!) We meet in the Sanctuary every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and break just in time for Chancel Choir members to take a break before rehearsal in the Choir Room. We play, with a couple
of exceptions, on the 3rd Sunday of each month and the infrequent extra occasion like the 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

If you have questions, please call, text, or email at 503-580-5590 or glendaserex@gmail.com.

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sanctuary Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We have a wide range of abilities and experiences within the Choir and you WILL find a place – no audition or experience needed!

If you have questions or for more information, please contact Kerry Burtis through the church office. And if it helps, bring a friend along with you! Please consider joining us!

Sep
11
Wed
Mission Bells Choir Rehearsal
Sep 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

If you’ve ever had an overwhelming urge to play bells, now is the time to step up and try. Mission Bells is open to anyone from 8th grade through their 8th decade. (Just ask the director!) We meet in the Sanctuary every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and break just in time for Chancel Choir members to take a break before rehearsal in the Choir Room. We play, with a couple
of exceptions, on the 3rd Sunday of each month and the infrequent extra occasion like the 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

If you have questions, please call, text, or email at 503-580-5590 or glendaserex@gmail.com.

Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Sanctuary Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We have a wide range of abilities and experiences within the Choir and you WILL find a place – no audition or experience needed!

If you have questions or for more information, please contact Kerry Burtis through the church office. And if it helps, bring a friend along with you! Please consider joining us!

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