Music is a vital part of our worship of God. Spanning a variety of musical styles, the Music Ministry seeks to engage all individuals in using musical talents in the worship of God. Contact Erin Clarke for more information.
Click here to see the complete Music Ministry schedule or view below for a summary of Music Ministry events.
Music Ministry Information Form
Music Ministry Repertoire
Music Ministry News
Sanctuary Choir (college age and up) rehearses each Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room. This choir sings weekly for the Celebration Service at 11:00 in the Sanctuary and also for two major presentations each year, one during Advent/Christmas and one during Lent/Easter. Recent presentations include the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah and Joseph Martin’s Sanctuary. No audition is required; join by attending Wednesday night rehearsals.
Orchestra (auditioned instrumental ensemble) meets select Sundays, August through May, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Both youth and adults are invited to be a part of this ensemble. They accompany hymn singing at the 11:00 Celebration Service, play with the Sanctuary Choir, and provide additional music for worship.
Handbell Choir (college age and up) practices every Tuesday, August through May, at 4:30-5:30 p.m. This group plays in worship throughout the year and for special programs. Music reading skills are strongly recommended.
Ukulele Ensemble (any age) practices at noon each Thursday in the Instrumental Ensemble Room (2nd floor). This group has both beginners and experienced players alike that come together to play a variety of secular music and old hymns. This group travels around the Griffin area to play at local venues throughout the year. No audition is required and it is a great way to learn the ukulele or have fun playing with others!
Griffin School for the Arts provides opportunities for music instruction for children, youth, and adults. For more information about GSA, go to their website, www.griffinschoolforthearts.org.
Kids Quest Singers (age 4 through grade 5) meet every Wednesday night during the Kids Quest program from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Divided by age groups, singing, instrument playing, music theory, and music activities allow children to grow as worshipers and musicians. This program is part of the holistic Wednesday night children’s education program, Kids Quest, which provides missions education, music, and hands on service projects.
Connexion Praise Band
Our praise band rehearses on Sunday morning and leads in Connexion worship each week. The praise band plays a mixture of contemporary worship music and hymns, using a variety of instruments, including keyboards, guitars, drums, bass, and others. A small ensemble of singers often joins our worship leader. If interested, please contact Ellee Hilley.
Special Music Events
Many special music activities take place throughout the year.
- Hanging of the Green Service, first Sunday of Advent
- Kids Quest Christmas Program
- Advent/Christmas Presentation
- Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service
- Lent/Easter Presentation
- Piano Ensemble Concert
- Kids Quest Spring Program
- Special Concerts and Guest Artists
Music Ministry News
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