The Music Ministry at St. Matthews United Methodist Church provides a place of service for those whose interest and talents lie in the area of music. Through participation in the Music Ministry, members of our various choirs experience spiritual growth, are able to increase their musical knowledge and skills, and express their personal praise and devotion to God. Our worship services are blessed by the wide variety of music presented by our vocal choirs, handbell choirs, praise bands and instrumentalists.
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS and YOUTH CHOIR
Children and youth are given the opportunity to know the love of Jesus through age appropriate hymns and anthems in a variety of music styles beginning at age 3.By participating in a variety of activities offered by this ministry, young people gain a special sense of joy that comes from worshiping God through music. Both Children's and Youth Choirs lead worship at least once each month during the church year.
The adult choir regularly leads traditional worship services. Their musical offerings enhance our worship experience, and help congregants feel God's presence with them. The choir rehearses once a week on Wednesday evening, and sings music from a wide range of composers and music styles.
CANVAS PRAISE BAND
The Canvas Praise Band is a contemporary vocal and instrumental ensemble that leads the music for Canvas, our alternative worship experience. The group consists of both adults and youth who share their love of the Lord with their voices and instruments in contemporary worship compositions and arrangements.
From third graders through senior adults, men and women of the church have an opportunity to learn and to play handbells. Music that is both challenging and fun is provided for our three graded handbell choirs - all at appropriate skill levels. Choirs rehearse weekly to prepare compositions for use in a variety of worship settings throughout the year.
Youth and adult instrumentalists who are proficient in brass, percussion, string or woodwind instruments are encouraged to help lead in worship during special events and special Sundays throughout the liturgical year.