Choir Director and Organist: Jay Chandler
Music is central to the Ministry at the First Congregational
Church. Music helps us come closer to God. With our music
ministry, we seek to present a variety of musical experiences
that glorify God.
First Congregational Choir
The choir, under the direction of our Music Director Jay Chandler and
the Music Committee oversee a group of volunteers joined in
song. The Choir sings each Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. service. The
choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and
on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Anyone
interested in joining and has a basic knowledge of sight reading
music is welcome to join.
Music is an integral part of the Church Life.
The Cherub choir is an age-appropriate group that meets during Sunday School for a few minutes each week. The Cherub Choir performs in worship several
times during the year.
The First Congregational Ringers, under the
direction of Pat Darby, perform on 5 octaves of Malmark English
handbells and 2 octaves of Choirchimes. They have been playing
at the First Congregational Church for over 28 years. If
you are interested in joining us, please contact the office. All
you need is an ability to count time and willing heart.
The Ringers rehearse at scheduled rehearsals prior to
performance dates. Most performances are for the 10:00 AM
Service on special Sundays in the Church calendar.
The Church Organ
The First Congregational Church Pipe organ is an 1894 George S. Hutchings (Opus 332), and has 37 stops over 4 divisions operated by a two-manual electro-pneumatic console.
Purpose: The Committee shall supervise the
music ministry of the Church and shall be responsible for the
hiring and direction of a Music Director.
Membership: The Committee shall consist of three
people, one to be elected annually for a term of three years.
Meeting: The Music Committee does not schedule
regular meetings. Instead they meet faithfully as needed.