United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek

The United Methodist Church of Swartz Creek, Michigan 

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Music Ministry

Choral Ensembles

Chancel Choir (ages 18 thru Adult):

Rehearses weekly from September through May on Thursdays at 7pm. They sing a wide variety of choral music for both 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services (3-4 services per month) and participate in special programs. Membership is open to all interested adults. Music reading ability is helpful but not required. Contact Rich Moreland for more information at 810-635-4555.

Circuit Singers (Men’s Choir):

The Circuit Singers primary ministry is singing for funeral home visitations. They also traditionally sing for Mother’s Day. Membership is open to all interested adult men. Music reading ability is not required. Contact Rich Moreland for more information at 810-635-4555.

Disciple Singers (grades K thru 5) :

Disciple Singers rehearsals are part of the ALIVE program, along with Bible Lessons, Recreation, Crafts and dinner. They meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4p - 6:30p. K-1 Disciple Singers sing, play group games, and ring handchimes.  They sing for services once or twice a year. Grade 2 - 5 Disciple Singers sing music appropriate to their age level, experience hand chimes and learn musical symbols and notation. They sing for both 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services (1 service per month). Membership is open to all children in the designated grade levels. Contact Richard Moreland for additional information at 810-635-4555.


 

Bell Ensembles

Chapel Bells:

Chapel Bells rehearse on Thursdays at 6pm from September through May. They ring a variety of 3 octave hand bell pieces for both 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services (2 services per month) and participate in special programs. Membership is open to all interested adults. Music reading ability is required. Previous ringing experience is helpful. Contact Rich Moreland at 810-635-4555 for more information.

Joyful Ringers (Ages 7-Adult):

Joyful Ringers rehearse weekly from September through May on Wednesday at 6:30pm. They ring a variety of 2 octave hand bell pieces for both 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services (1 services per month) and participate in special programs. Membership is open to all interested children and adults age 7 and up. Basic music reading ability is required (Beginning Bells or music reading instruction is a prerequisite). Previous ringing experience is helpful. Contact Rich Moreland for more information at 810-635-4555.

Beginning Bells (Ages 7-Adult):

Beginning Bells instruction is scheduled individually. They learn beginning music reading and hand chime ringing techniques. Members advance into Joyful Ringers as they demonstrate mastery of this material. Membership is open to all interested children and adults ages 7 and up. No previous experience is necessary. Contact Rich Moreland at 810-635-4555 for more information.

 
Instrumental Ensembles

Orchestra (Ages 7-Adult):

Orchestra rehearses weekly from September through May at 7:45pm on Sunday. They play a wide variety of arrangements for traditional band and orchestra instruments. They play for both 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday services (1 services per month) and participate in special programs. Membership is open to all interested instrumentalists. One year of instruction on an instrument is a prerequisite. Contact Rich Moreland at 810-635-4555 for more information.