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Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: Sing forth
the honor of his name: make his praise glorious.
Psalms 66: 1-2

Whatever your age, if you find joy in praising the Lord with song, you’ll definitely find a place in our music ministry! FPC has a rich tradition of excellence in the music we incorporate into our worship. FPC’s music ministry welcomes all who find joy in enhancing our worship through music—playing an instrument, singing or both! We invite you to join the sanctuary choir and/or the bell choir as we worship through song every week and at special times of the year, including our traditional Christmas in Newport concert and our special musical worship service in June. Three years ago we celebrated our 125th anniversary Sunday, June 23 with brass, bells, and much more.!

• The Sanctuary Choir leads the congregation in worship on most Sunday mornings, Christmas Eve, special services. We invite everyone, from teenager to senior citizen, and we always need new members as some move away or are unable to continue to participate. This is a caring and friendly group, combining music, fellowship and worship as we sing to glorify God.

• We are blessed to have musicians in our congregation who enrich our worship services. Instrumentalists high-school age and older are invited to join our Instrumental Ensemble. Few churches our size are so fortunate to have skilled players of piano, trumpet, trombone, bassoon, clarinets, flute, cello, and violins, who joyfully enhance our praise God through their musical talents.

• The Bell Choir participates in some Sunday morning worship services and greatly enhances Christmas Eve and Easter Services. If you have experience ringing bells or would like to learn, we have a place for you. If you can count, you can play bells. The Bell choir rehearses Wednesday evenings at 5:30.
We recently acquired a set of chimes to add dimension to our bell ringing.

Children’s Music Programs: “Sing to him a new song; play skillfully and shout for joy.” (Psalm 33:3) There are many opportunities for our children do all these things in worship of our Lord. They are given opportunities to sing songs, play instruments in our worship service, celebrate the seasons of our faith, and make a joyful noise to our Lord. There is a special music time for ages Preschool through grade 3 before Sunday school, including singing and ringing chimes. A recent tradition is to have the children lead our worship service and its music on the Sunday before Christmas.

• Every few months we enjoy an informal potluck dinner/hymn sing where veryone has the opportunity raise their voices in happy praise, singing favorite hymns and carols.

• We are blessed to have one of the finest organs in the state. Our Casavant Brothers pipe organ combined with a Rodgers console adds richness and depth to our musical offerings.

There are also opportunities throughout the year for all Sunday school classes to join in special seasonal programs. All ages come together to celebrate, worship, and experience together our Christian holidays and traditions.

For more information, contact the Director of Music Ministries, David Warfield.

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Ogan pipes