Music and Choir
Music is an important part of our worship services. It can speak to the soul deeply and powerfully, creating a time of beauty and reflection.
Our worship service often includes an instrumental prelude and postlude. Two to three hymns, often drawn from Singing the Living Tradition and Singing the Journey, involve the congregation in singing. Choirs or soloists often perform an anthem (a piece with lyrics that complement the service’s theme) and an offertory (a piece performed while the congregation offers donations). Instrumental interludes can also accompany times of reflection or prayer.
Our Choir is led by Joanna Lovell. The group rehearses each Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Old Stone Church. And we are always looking for musicians! Whether a beginner or advanced, young or old, from harmonica to harp, we would love you to join us in making music together. Volunteer once or on a regular basis – you’ll get plenty of staff support.
The FUUFHC Outreach choir is a new initiative dedicated to bringing a variety of music to those in hospitals, nursing homes, hospice care, and rehabilitation facilities. We will bring a variety of music, including traditional hymns, show tunes, and other classical pieces. Membership is forming. Contact Joanna [e] firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
We also host public concerts featuring contemporary folk music. The series is called Dreaming Tree Coffeehouse. It spotlights nationally renowned musicians, playing in our historic building, with superior acoustics! The concert series benefits organizations that promote social justice.