The children’s music ministry nurtures musical literacy and familiarity with worship practices so that our children grow to be active participants in worship. Through this ministry, our children develop as singers and musicians, and learn about the heritage of our hymns, the liturgical year, and Christian symbolism. They also experience the teamwork necessary to make music effectively. The ministry relies on significant involvement of nurturing adult volunteers. Melody Zentner, Director of Music Ministries, oversees the program. All children from birth through fifth grade are invited to participate in one of our Wednesday evening Children’s Music Ministry offerings:
Ages 3 (by September 1) through Kindergarten, led by Anne Claire Broughton and Jenny Barrier (6:15-7:00)
KinderPraise is an activity-based program to help children learn the basics of rhythm and melody in a safe and play-like environment. KinderPraise also nurtures physical, social, and theological development for these young, curious learners.
Grades 1-2, led by Cara Valenti (6:15-7:00, music and liturgy)
The Praise Choir is the youngest choir to sing in morning worship. They begin the process of reading music and continue to develop their skills in rhythm and tonality. Praise Choir also nurtures physical, social, and theological development for these children .
Grades 3-5, led by Melody Zentner (6:15-7:00, music and liturgy)
The Alleluia Choir sings most frequently in worship. These children demonstrate a mastery of the musical skills that begin in our youngest choirs. The children begin working together, and individually, on accomplishing specific learning goals. More importantly, these children experience the significance of making music together and of thinking together about worship.