Sunday, 8:30 a.m.

Quiet, contemplative worship in our Cloister Garden during summer, or Chapel during less favorable weather

Sunday, 10:00 a.m.

Traditional worship service in the Sanctuary. This service is broadcast live on Hometowne Television, Channel 33 on Verizon FIOS, and Channel 36 on Comcast.

WAVE – Select Sundays

A non-traditional worship service, featuring a wide variety of contemporary music covering folk, gospel, singer-songwriter, popular, and modern contemporary Christian songs, under the musical direction of Adam Gilbert. Held outdoors during the summer, during the cooler months WAVE is in the Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. on most first and third Sundays.

Upcoming WAVE dates:

September 15, October 6, October 20, November 3, November 17, December 15

January 5, February 2, March 1, March 15, April 19, May 3, May 17, June 7

MUSIC GROUPS

Choir Groups & Schedules

“O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise …“ -Psalm 95:1

Descriptions and schedules are detailed below—if you would like to try any of these groups, simply show up for rehearsal. Although it is encouraged, weekly commitments are not mandatory.

Groups led by Dr. Charity Wicks

VESPER BELLS

An adult bell choir that participates in the 10 am service once every two months, as well as at other special services. A wide range of music is covered, including bell solos, pieces with piano and choir, and hymn accompanying. Previous bell ringing experience is recommended, but not required.

*rehearses Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. weekly in the Sanctuary

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

A children’s choir for grades 1-5 that meets weekly during the school year to learn about, create and rehearse all kinds of music, and participates in the 10 am service once every two months.

*rehearses Sundays from 11:20 a.m. -noon in the Sanctuary

ANGEL CHOIR

A special children’s choir for Pre-K-K, which will rehearse when announced for both Christmas and spring services.

*rehearses specified Sundays from 11:00-11:20 a.m. in the Sanctuary

MEN’S CHOIR

The Men’s Choir will participate in special services throughout the year, and it will be announced ahead of time. The next service will be Father’s Day, June 19th. We will meet for two Sundays prior from 11:00am-noon in the Choir Room.

MOTET CHOIR

An adult vocal choir that participates weekly in the 10 am service, as well as at other special services. This choir covers a broad range of choral repertoire, including baroque, classical & romantic works, to gospel, folk and contemporary anthems.

*rehearses Thursdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. weekly in the Choir Room

PICK-UP CHOIR

Occasional Sundays throughout the year will be designated as Pick-up Choir Sundays, where no previous rehearsal is necessary except that Sunday morning, and the music will be fun and easily accessible for all! Keep an eye on the bulletin and weekly church email for these dates as they arise.

Groups led by Adam Gilbert

CRASHING GIANTS (grades 6-8)

This group will have a fun indie feel to it combining driving percussive elements with spirited vocals to make for a vibrant modern sound!

*rehearses Wednesdays from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the South Classroom with pizza at 6:00 p.m. in the Youth Center!

HIGH SCHOOL PRAISE GROUP

This group will cover a wide range of repertoire ranging from full praise band to individual solos covering everything from indie, folk, pop, gospel, reggae, jazz, singer-songwriter and contemporary Christian music. Take advantage of the opportunity to work with Adam. The last album he produced was for Mara Davi who is on the TV show Smash playing the roll of Daisy!

*rehearses Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the South Classroom

ADULT PRAISE BAND

Similar to the High School Praise group but with a little more wisdom under their belts this group will cover a wide range of repertoire ranging from full praise band to individual solos covering everything from indie, folk, pop, reggae, gospel, jazz, singer-songwriter and contemporary Christian music.

*rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the South Classroom