Our Music

 
Christian music is an avenue to serve God with hearts and minds and voices.  No matter who you are, there is always room in the music program of this church for you!

Choir-men-singingChancel Choir

We  sing at the 10 am worship each Sunday, presenting beautiful anthems to God and leading the congregation as they praise God with hymns and responses. We sing traditional music from ages past as well as recently composed music and music composed by our music director, Dr. Gerald Custer.
We welcome singers from any age (starting at high school) and any music background.  We rehearse in our barrier-free sanctuary and are happy to make any accommodations needed for disabilities.
From September to June: Our rehearsals are held  from 7:30 to 9:00 pm each Thursday.  We also gather at 9:15 am each Sunday to exercise our voices and run through the music for that day’s worship. During the summer, rehearsals are held at 9 am in preparation for the anthem at 10 am worship.

The Gathering Music Team

We help the congregation to joyfully prepare for 10:00 am worship by leading us in informal, mostly contemporary music at 9:45 am.  This small, informal group leads through contemporary song with guitar accompaniment while the congregation gathers in the sanctuary prior to the formal start of the service.  If you are only able to make short-term commitments, this is the group for you. The attendance commitment is more flexible.

Handbell Choir

Our church is blessed with three octaves of English handbells and two octaves of hand chimes and we welcome new ringers! Our ringing choir rehearses from 7:30 to 8:30 pm each Wednesday from September through June.

MusicBell-ChoirThe ability to read music is extremely helpful.  No previous bell- or other choir experience is necessary.  If you’re not sure, we welcome you to sit in on one of our rehearsals.  Just contact Jerry Custer. You can use the Contact Us page of this website, call the church office at 248-474-6170, or just flag him down on any Sunday.

Short-term Music Opportunities

 Not sure your schedule can accommodate room for a regular rehearsal commitment, but still want to make music for the Lord? No problem! It is also possible to join the choir for a church holiday season, such as Easter, Advent, or Christmas, or just join our summer choir, which does not practice during the week.