Music, including congregational singing, is central to the worship life of First Mennonite Church. All members and friends of First Mennonite are welcome to participate. No audition or prior experience is required—only a commitment of time to prepare music for our worship services.
Music ensembles: Note the dates, times, locations and ages for the church’s music ensembles. Please consider offering your musical gifts to this important part of worship for our congregation and encourage others to join. We would gladly welcome new additions to the ensembles and will greatly enjoy the return of former members.
Chancel choir (adults of all ages)– Dr. Mark Suderman, director
Adult choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings from September through May, sings during worship service three times per month. It begins again on Wednesday, September 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Youth choir (grade 6 and up)– Laura Hartzler, director
Will meet on Sundays from 8:30-9:15 a.m. in the children’s choir room.
Jubilate choir (grades 2-5)– Laura Hartzler, director
Children in grades kindergarten through fifth, rehearses on Wednesday evening. It will begin on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:45-7:30 p.m. in the children’s choir room.
Cherub Choir (age 3-grade 1)– Laura Hartzler, director
The Cherub choir begins on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00-6:30 p.m. in the children’s choir room. Parents of 3-year-olds are encouraged to come to the first few rehearsals.
Adult and Youth (grades 7-12) bell choirs – Ray Raeburn, director
Adult bell choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings. Both begin on Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. respectively in the assembly room.