Our purpose is to minister to the Lord. Our songs we choose to sing and the vitality with which we sing them will be a witness to all who hear.
We’ve a song to be sung to the nations that shall lift their hearts to the Lord, A song that shall conquer evil and shatter the spear and sword. -H. Ernest Nichol
MUSIC MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
Our music ministry opportunities are open to every believer, both young and old, who wishes to make a joyful sound unto the Lord.
The Chancel Choir provides special music for Sunday morning worship services. A variety of musical styles is sung by the choir including traditional sacred, hymns, gospel favorites and contemporary Christian music. The choir presents special programs for the Christmas and Easter seasons. Rehearsals are each Wednesday at 7:00p.m. in the choir suite.
The Singing Saints Choir is made up of senior adults who love to sing. The choir enjoys singing gospel music and hymns. They sing several times a year during Sunday morning worship services and present special musical programs. The Singing Saints rehearsal is an hour filled with great music and fellowship. The choir meets each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the choir suite.
The Adult Handbell Choir has been a vital part of Brandon First Methodist Church music ministry for over 30 years. The Bell Choir prepares music for Sunday worship as well as concerts during the Christmas and Easter seasons. The ringers rehearse each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the handbell room.
The Praise Kids Children’s Choir is open to all children in grades 1st through the 6th. The choir presents a Christmas musical and a spring program each year. The choir also sings during the annual Children’s Sabbath. The Praise Kids rehearse on Sundays at 5:45p.m. in the choir
suite following the 5:30 p.m. snack supper.
The Angel Choir, preschool through kindergarten children, meets each Sunday morning prior to the Sunday school hour. The Angel Choir learns songs that teach Bible stories and lessons. They sing for Sunday worship on special occasions and during the Christmas and Easter seasons.
The Brandon First Gospel Strings is made up of a group of string players, singers and other instrumentalist who enjoy playing music from gospel to bluegrass. The group plays and sings for church events during the year and accompanies the choirs for special programs. The group rehearses every second Thursday of the month.
The Youth Music opportunities for youth in grades 7th through 12th are singing and/or playing instruments. The youth music group enjoys taking a summer music/mission trip as well as participating in worship. They sing and play contemporary Christian music as well as traditional hymns.
Donna Beasley, Director of Music Ministries
Tommy Hunter, Organist
Gail McKay, Pianist
Rachel Beatty, Praise Kids Choir Assistant
Paula Conn, Angel Choir Director
Charlotte Wallace, Angel Choir Accompanist