FCCH Music

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being.

Psalm 104:33

"On Earth as it is in heaven"

We want our worship through music to be "on earth as it is in heaven." But what style of music is played in heaven? Based on the wide variety of cultures and nations that are gathered there, our best guess is a variety of styles. Therefore, our approach to music is an attempt to reflect the kingdom of heaven and the beautiful diversity that makes up our congregation. It's a blended approach that includes organ, piano, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, drums, etc. The greatest instrument being the voices of God's people.

SERVING IN OUR MUSIC MINISTRY

We're currently looking for people to join the choir. The choir performs on different Sundays during the morning worship services. Rehearsals are held in the church sanctuary on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM September to June. No auditions necessary. Please join us any Thursday evening for rehearsal. Please contact David Rox, our Interim Choir Director, here.

Opportunities abound for young and old, singers or instrumentalists, soloists or ensemble members. For more information, please contact our key lay-leader Steve Erickson here. 

Church organ 

In light of the unreliable condition of the church's organ, the Stewardship Committee commissioned a sub-committee to study options for repair or replacement of our current instrument.  The Organ Sub-committee conducted its work more quickly than expected, and we are ready to submit the outcome of this study and the recommendation of the Stewardship Committee to the Congregation for approval.  
 
To insure that the entire congregation is informed three documents are linked here for your review: What is wrong with our organ, anyway? , Proposal for Organ Improvements and the Organ Summary Proposal.  The Stewardship Committee is now asking for approval to take action on a replacement organ through a formal email vote (in accordance with the church bylaws). A warrant was read during the worship services on December 5 and will be read again this Sunday, December 12. An email vote will be conducted during the week of December 13. The results of this vote will then be announced on December 19.  If you are unable to vote electronically, you may contact the church office to make other voting arrangements. Please feel free to contact David Rox, Organ Sub-committee Chair, or Mike Whalen, Stewardship Committee Chair, with specific questions or comments. 
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Click here to take a photo tour of the workings of our current organ, and an electronic option – its console, specifications and inner workings.