First Baptist Church is a very musical church: we believe in the power of music to enliven our worship, and to bring us closer to God. If you love music, there are many ways you can participate. We encourage singing, either as a member of our choirs or as members of our church community. We encourage playing instruments, traditional or non-traditional. We encourage teaching spiritual songs in our Sunday school. We enjoy music of a diversity of styles, from the ancient to the contemporary.
At our Sunday morning worship services, we blend traditional and contemporary styles of music. Our Praise Band, The Gathering, plays at every service, and includes a variety of instruments, including guitar, bass, piano, harmonica, drums and vocals. We rehearse every Sunday morning at 8:30 am.
Our adult Church Choir prepares and presents anthems and responses during our worship services in a variety of styles, accompanied by our Schantz Pipe Organ. We rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Fall, Winter and Spring.
Our adult Handbell Ensemble is an ecumenical choir comprised of individuals with a wide range of musical skills. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the dedicated Bell Room. The Ensemble rings a five-octave set of English White Chapel handbells, and participates in occasional worship services and concerts.
You are welcome to join our Church Choir, our Handbell Ensemble, and The Gathering. We have the opportunity to enrich our worship experience often; and while we commune with others through music, we often find our own lives enriched. Please join us in this wonderful ministry!
David Chaves, Music Director