Music Ministry

We are seeking to give to the people of God and to the community beautiful music that lifts the soul and enhances the spoken word in our corporate life. Music Ministry Annual Report Jan 2017.

Congregational Singing Lessons

Congregational Singing Lessons We have outlined a curriculum that in fifteen minute segments will carry us through several months of non-Supper evening services, covering singing in harmony, in unison; the volume of the congregation’s voice, the tempo at which a hymn is sung, and several other considerations bearing on how well a congregation sings a particular hymn. We have in mind eventually beginning to include in the bulletin specific instructions for the congregation’s singing of certain hymns. This should be both fun and useful!

Adult Choir

Rehearsals are at 4:45 pm on Sundays, under Florence Rayburn’s direction.  For more information contact the Church Choir Director, Florence Rayburn.


Choristers are wrapping up their season of rehearsals and music ministry. They meet each Wednesday evening, 7:00 to 8:15. To register your treble-voiced child (ages 7 +), contact Melissa McMillan. Choristers will sing in Morning Worship on June 4 and June 25, and also at the Matsuda/Dye Wedding on June 24.

Community HymnSing, Friday June 9, 7:00 p.m., DeSoto Hall

Come to the second of three HymnSings held this year in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Ross Hauck and Maddie Lee will lead the event, complete with sweet tea, refreshing lemonade, and fresh pie. Bring your own instrument and play along. Want a copy of the hymns ahead of the event? Contact Mr. Bechtel.

World-class Pianist Sam Rotman in Concert, June 20 at FPC

Mark your calendar for an evening of music for the whole family.  Sam Rotman will present an evening of music. Freewill offering will be received. Read his bio online for the remarkable story of his life as an oft-honored Christian musician. We are privileged to have him play a concert for us here at FPC.

7th Annual Summer Singing Camp for Ages 5-18, July 17-21, FPC

Experienced music educators Melissa McMillan and Sonia King return to this popular event in which children will learn basic vocal techniques, receive nurture in the joy of singing, and gain experience singing choral ensemble.  Participants present a public concert at the end of the week. Register now through ACM for this fun-filled week. Maximum camp registration is 50. Don’t delay.

Sing Bach’s Cantata on “A Mighty Fortress” on November 3

FPC’s Adult Choir begins rehearsal on a special Reformation masterwork by J. S. Bach. Want to sing? Contact Florence Rayburn. Performance of this cantata is slated for FPC’s Reformation 500 celebration on November 3.

Vivaldi’s Gloria: Music for Advent, December 3

Rehearsals for the timeless oratorio, Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi will begin on September 12 and succeeding Tuesdays through November.  This will be performed by the ACM Festival Choir under Ron Bechtel’s direction.

Congregational Singing

“None Other Lamb” Christina Rossetti/Peggy Palmer


“Jesus, Hast Thou Offended?” J. Heermann/J. Crüger/Setting by J. Ferguson