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Music & Arts

Within our music and arts ministries, we have spent the past year launching our vision and purpose for the coming years. We have discovered a true sense of calling within our faith community to minister through the arts in creative and vital ways. It is our prayer and intention that these developing ministries will transform us, our faith community and beyond by providing opportunities for growth, training, service and worship.

CHANCEL CHOIR
This group is committed to serving as worship leaders for our corporate worship services. Presenting a wide variety of musical styles, the Chancel Choir is keenly aware of its responsibility and privilege in proclaiming the Good News of Christ throughout our church community. The Chancel Choir also prepares at least one special presentation per year, which is important to the church’s outreach throughout the local community. The choir's main rehearsal is from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings and at 8:00 a.m. Sunday mornings.

CHAPEL BELLS
CHAPEL BELLS is a group of adults who present music in worship on a semi-regular basis, often for special worship services such as Christmas Eve and Easter. They hold a major fund- raiser on the Saturday before Lent starts by preparing and serving dinner, followed by the All-Church Variety Show. They also present concerts at other churches and throughout the community. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m.

CHARISMA
Charisma is a talented group of vocalists and instrumentalists who bring a wide variety of musical and worship styles on a semi-regular basis to our services. Rehearsals are every other Tuesday evening from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

YOUTH SINGERS
Youth Singers (7th-12th graders) meet Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. Directed by Gail Colson, an experienced public school music teacher and choir director, this group is made up of youth who are passionate about singing. They participate in worship on a monthly basis.

HALLELUJAH BLUES CHOIR
Hallelujah Blues (2nd - 6th graders) is a dynamic group of children who periodically share their gifts in worship. This group is directed by Sharon Ryder. Rehearsals are on Sundays, beginning October 9, 2011 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

ANGELS ALIVE
Our ANGELS ALIVE Choir (ages 4-1st grade), directed by Jessica Pair, brings joyful music to our worship from time to time. Rehearsals are on Sundays, beginning Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 4:00-4:45 p.m. Children learn about music, worship, and our traditions of wonderful hymns and anthems.

INSTRUMENTALISTS AND MUSICIANS FOR SPECIAL MUSIC
This growing group of talented musicians, both instrumentalists and vocalists, works to add a variety of musical gifts to our worship services. Anyone who plays any instrument or sings is encouraged to contact the church music office and leave a message in order to be added to the pool of people available to serve in this way.

CHOIR ON THE MOVE
Led by Shelly Ehni, this group welcomes singers of all ages and generally meets at 9:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month for a brief rehearsal. The group then goes out into the community bringing the ministry of music to area nursing homes and similar settings.

EUMC ART GALLERY
This exciting new ministry brings the visual arts to EUMC by creating exhibits in our east hallway/gallery. This ministry encourages people from our congregation and the greater community to use their artistic gifts in the gallery and in the corporate worship experience. Contact
Dana McMechan to find out how you can be involved in this dynamic ministry.

LITURGICAL DANCE
Dance can be a very powerful outward manifestation of an inward spiritual experience. We are intentional about including physical expression more and more in the the worship life of our congregation. If you are interested in sharing your gifts, please let us know.

SOUND & PROJECTION MINISTRIES
During our worship services and for special events, volunteers run the sound and projection systems offering their gifts to greatly enhance the congregation meeting together. New volunteers are always welcome to help in this ministry.

MUSIC/ARTS DEPARTMENT VOLUNTEERS
As the Music and Arts Ministries of our church grow with a sense of vision and purpose, there is a growing need for people willing to provide office and administrative support for these ministries. These tasks include filing, phone calls, data input, both short- and long-term projects, and general assistance in the music office. Whether you can give a little or a lot of time, we have projects that can fit your schedule!


NEW MEMBERS WELCOME
We are always thrilled to have people join us in our arts ministries. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the church office: 425.778.2119.