In the music ministry at First Baptist there is something for everyone. Our music minister, Terry Ward, believes everyone who sings or plays an instrument has a part in leading worship, this includes the adult choir, handbells, ensembles, as well as, with our various instrumentalists. First Baptist is blessed to have an amazing group of talented members. We even have children and youth lead in worship throughout the year. The Bible tells us in Ephesians 5:19 “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,” this is a delight to our Father. We hope that you will join us in one of the various activities available in the music ministry. There is always a spot waiting just for you.
Majestic Voices: our adult worship choir sings every Sunday morning at 10:15 am. They rehearse and prepare for various special events throughout the year including Christmas, Easter, Patriotic Celebrations and more. We have open enrollment and would welcome you to come and visit with us. We rehearse every Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m and Sunday morning warm up at 9:50 am.
Ensemble Groups: Various small groups meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm which include a Praise and Worship Team, Cameo Praise, Tapestry and Master’s Men.
Handbells: Our Sanctuary Ringers (a selected adult handbell group) is capably directed by Pattie Arnold. They meet most every Sunday at 3:15 p.m. and play frequently for our worship services.
Children’s Music Acadmey: Children’s Music Academy continues to inspire, instruct and enable children to learn music, develop their talents and most importantly, to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the WORD of Christ dwell in you… teaching one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” C.M.A. is one of the greatest experiences your child can have! Why? Because this academy is fun, energetic and exciting each week. C.M.A. offers a variety of teaching with singing, rhythm instruments and fun filled activities including crafts. It is an age/graded based program with classes for 3 yr olds thru 5th grade and meets Sundays (during the school year) at 4:45 p.m. They will experience special programs in December and May, earn musical money spent at various times of the year and receive awards at our Spring program. Children have the chance to also perform in our annual talent show, which is a fun filled evening that all the children, parents, grandparents and church family enjoy. We offer mission projects throughout the year, as well as, learn bible verses. C.M.A. is an open enrollment program free to the community, which means your child can start at any time. Our literature is from lifeway CMS. You can find more on it at www.lifeway.com.
B.A.S.I.C. (Brother and Sisters In Christ): Our youth music and drama group is geared to encourage and mentor Christian leadership in the fine arts. B.A.S.I.C. meets Sundays at 4:45 pm in the Music Suite. We attend various fine arts productions and have fun with our own skits, musicals and singing praise and worship. Many who have attended the Children’s Music Academy continue attendance in the B.A.S.I.C. group. We also perform during special services in December and May. Check us out on Facebook!