Wesley United Methodist Church

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Sundays: 8:00am & 10:30am

130 West Third Street Bloomsburg, PA 17815

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Music Ministries

Worship is our response of love to the God who first loved us. If you or your children love to use your voices or instruments to “make a joyful noise to the Lord,” then join a Wesley choir. “Come let us sing for joy to the Lord. Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.” Psalm 95:1-3

Our Music groups include:

Sanctuary Choir – Adult singers lend their voices to the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship services. Adult singers of any age are welcome to be part of the Sanctuary Choir. The choir presents anthems on a weekly basis during the fall, winter, and spring. If you enjoy singing and can read music (or follow others who can), we would love for you to join us Thursday evenings in the Choir Room at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact our Director of Music Jordan Markham.

 

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Bells in Bloom – Talented women and men ring hand bells on a regular basis during worship. This adult handbell choir plays 5-plus octave of Schulmerich Handbells and 4-plus octaves of Choir Chimes. Musical selections are prepared for worship services, festivals, seasonal services and concerts. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room. For more information, please contact our Director of Music Jordan Markham. Soloist soloist 2 Soloist and Instrumentalists – Vocal soloists and instrumentalists are used in various services, festivals, seasonal services and concerts throughout the year. Men and women of all ages are encouraged to share their gifts. There are numerous opportunities to share during worship services and other special events and services. For more information, please contact our Director of Music Jordan Markham.

 

Young People’s Choir – Children in Grades 1 through High School combine for this age-level choir. The Kinder Choir and Wesley Family Singers learn musical & vocal fundamentals hymns of the church and other spiritual music weekly rehearsals. The choirs participate in Sunday worship services throughout the year and typically share a musical presentation around Christmas and at the end of the school year. Rehearsals take place Thursdays at 5 p.m. This choir is led by Cynthia Willis.

Young People’s Choir Worship Singing Schedule
Date Song
October 16 Somebody’s Knockin’ at my Door – Traditional Spiritual
November 20 Simple Song of Love – Jean Anne Shafferman
December 11 On Christmas Day in the Morning – Mary E. Caldwell with bells
February 12 The Kingdom of The Lord – Natalie Sleeth with flute
March 19 With the Help of the SPirit of the Lord – Jayne Southwick Cool
April 16 Sing it! – Joanna Brown LeDoux
May 14 God is Speaking – Natalie Sleeth
June 7(?) God’s Wonderful Dream – Natalie Sleeth

 

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Joyful Ringers – Children and youth, Grades 4 – 12, form this newest group of musicians. This choir meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m.beginning September 9. Prior musical experience is not necessary, but the ability to attend weekly rehearsals is essential. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn a musical instrument and become a part of Wesley worship. For details, please contact Kathy Finnerty (570-387-8930 or bkfinn@ptd.net).

 

  If you have the desire to share the gift if music by singing or playing an instrument, Wesley has an opportunity to share that gift for the Glory of God.