Rehearsal: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Choir Room.
The Chancel Choir, comprised of older youth (9th grade and up) through adults, sings in worship weekly at the 10:30 a.m. service and offers larger choral works throughout the year. This choir season we will be participating in the nationwide Concert to End Gun Violence, and in a joint Good Friday service with Silver Spring United Methodist Church, singing the Duruflé Requiem. You are also welcome to join us at holiday time, if your schedule is limited. There are no auditions required for this group. For further information, contact Sandra ‘Sam’ Wack. Director of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you like to sing a variety of music, from classical pieces to spirituals, we have a place for you here!
The group open to all children aged 3 to those in 5th grade will gather weekly BEFORE worship and church school, from 9:45 a.m – 10:15 a.m. Children will learn religious songs and hymns in a relaxed setting, periodically participating in the 10:30 a.m. service. The group will be lead by Spencer Clark, Leona Ripple and Lynne Joseloff. Children’s Music Time replaces the Chapel Choir rehearsal that met after the worship service in past years. Adult volunteers (non-parents welcome!) are needed to support Children’s Music Time by helping teach music, supervise, and provide a healthy snack.
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., child care will be provided in Room 006 for children birth to grade 5, to provide an opportunity for parents to participate in adult education classes or Chancel Choir. At 9:40 a.m, singing children will be escorted from child care to Children’s Music Time. Younger or non-singing siblings may remain in child care. While we have one paid staff for childcare, additional volunteers are needed.
Deacons assist the pastoral team with worship. They coordinate communion, serve as lay readers, and promote seasonal spirituality studies for Advent and Lent.
Visit the first floor hallway to explore a rotating exhibit of local art, curated by our arts committee.
Our worship is characterized by a willingness to question tradition, acceptance of human diversity, a strong emphasis on social justice and care for the poor and the oppressed, and environmental stewardship of the Earth. We have a deep belief in the centrality of the instruction to “love one another” (John 15:17) within the teachings of Jesus Christ. This leads to a focus on promoting values such as compassion, justice, mercy, tolerance, often through political activism.