How does the pandemic affect Gary's music ministries?
Support, comfort, and spiritual connection are some of the things that matter in a worship experience. Music is an expression of faith in God. Singing together feeds our souls and unifies our hearts.
To minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus during the pandemic, we will not sing in the congregation. Additionally, all choirs for adults, students, and children are on hiatus. This is a difficult choice, but we believe it is the safest for everyone at this time. We must focus on other ways to glorify God through music.
The handbell ministry continues on a smaller scale with restricted numbers of ringers who learn their parts at home. They have short rehearsals before performing in worship services. If you would like to participate in bells, please contact Sharon Schmidt through the Church Office ( ).
Stringed instruments, guitars, keyboards, and percussion are welcome in our Sunday morning in-person worship. Please contact Jennifer Whiting ( ) if you would like to share your musical gift. (Until further notice, we cannot allow wind or brass instruments.)
Transitioning back to in-person worship will be a gradual process. Meanwhile, sing along at home with Kevin Lange during Hymns at Twilight once a month. Consider attending The Brahms Institute for Singers via Zoom on Thursday evenings. And until you are ready to join us in person, please attend the worship service livestream at 9 a.m. on Sundays (also posted as a recording each week).
Let's look for blessings in unexpected ways. God is with us! Click on the picture below to hear our virtual choir sing Pepper Choplin's "We Are Not Alone."