Music Ministry

 Notes from Cheryl...
The first verse of “Make a Joyful Noise” says the following:
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord all people, Come join your voices to raise,
Letting every note that we bring in worship Be filled with gladness and praise.
God’s steadfast love made all earth’s people, And in love’s pasture God leads us along,
So let’s lift our voices as one together
With joyful noises and song.”
Notice it says “all people.” God wants each of us to join our voices in “gladness and praise.” We are always ready for new faces and voices in our Chancel Choir. In fact, beginning next Wednesday, September 18th, we want to invite those of you who enjoy singing Christmas music to come join us as we begin preparing for the Christmas season! We will rehearse Christmas music first each Wednesday evening for your convenience. On December 15, 2019, our worship service will be music filled! Please come join us if you would like to sing for the Christmas season. We hope you will like it so much that you will just stay with us!
Our children’s choirs – Joyful Noise (PreK), Music Makers(K-2), and Young Musicians(3-5) – are preparing music to share in worship as well as for two Wednesday evening programs. The following are dates for these services or programs.
Date Time Choir/Choirs
 Oct. 6  11:00AM Worship Joyful Noise, Music Makers, Young Musicians
Nov. 17 11:00AM Worship Joyful Noise
Nov. 20 5:30PM Church Thanksgiving
Meal and Children’s Music Program
Joyful Noise, Music Makers, Young Musicians
Nov. 24  11:00AM Worship Music Makers, Young Musicians
Dec. 1 11:00AM Worship Joyful Noise
Dec. 8 11:00AM Worship Music Makers, Young Musicians
Dec. 18 5:30PM Church Christmas
Meal and Children’s Christmas Pageant/Music Program
Joyful Noise, Music Makers, Young Musicians
Parents, please mark these dates on your calendar, phone, computer, etc. Our children’s choirs have been “lifting their voices as one with joyful noises and song.”
Coming soon will be dates for our Youth Choir. Make a joyful noise to the Lord all people!

Children – On Wednesday nights, we have three children’s choirs just waiting for your children.Joyful Noise – preschool age children
Music Makers – kindergarten through second grade age children
Young Musicians – third through fifth grade age children
Each of these choirs will be singing during worship throughout the year. In the Spring, plans are in the works for the older two groups to present a children’s musical. Most importantly, children will learn about the importance of music in worship and about how God has given them a voice to worship Him in song. We plan to have lots of fun singing and praising God!
Each of you and each of our children have some wonderful opportunities to join one of these groups to praise God with voices and with instruments. Come join us!
Sing to the Lord! Cheryl

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The Chancel Choir leads in worship each Sunday. Their anthems and service music are chosen to enhance the weekly scriptures, and reflect a variety of styles. They prepare two major seasonal presentations, for Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter. For those special presentations, they welcome visiting choir members. Their rehearsal is on Wednesday evening at 7:15 in the choir loft.


The children's music ministry at First Baptist provides a program of music education, theological training, and worship preparation for children ages two through sixth grade. We appreciate the contributions our children make to worship, and we often offer them opportunities to lead in worship, either by singing, reading, or playing instruments. Choir programs offer our children preparation for various components of worship so that they are informed participants in weekly worship, as well as in the seasons of the Christian calendar. Children's choirs (two age groups) meet on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-5:45 pm.
Music Friends & Music Makers: ages 2 - kindergarten, meet in the preschool department, upstairs in the old sanctuary building. Young Musicians: 1st - 6th grade, meet in the music room, upstairs in the old sanctuary.



Granite City Ringers are an adult handbell choir (3 octaves) that rehearses on Sunday evening at 6:30 in the handbell room. They play for worship several times a year. The ringers enjoy participating in handbell festivals, both local and regional.


Youth music offers opportunities for singing, handbells, and various other forms of worship leading. Youth music is currently project-based. Rehearsing, percussion ensembles, handbells and voices as needed for worship and special events.

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