Bethany United Church of Christ

1235 Broad Blvd.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223


330-923-5277​

Worship & Music

AT BETHANY

The music ministry at Bethany UCC strives to enrich and support worship through many styles of sacred music which are meaningful to people of diverse cultural backgrounds. We hope to encourage intergenerational participation by creating opportunities to share many different musical gifts, fostering the spirit of Christian fellowship within the chruch and greater community.

Bethany's Choirs

During the summer our special music is provided by members who play, sing solos, or participate in special emsembles.  Some of the favorites are the the Men's Choir, Women's Choir and Children's choir. Each group rehearses four times and sings during woship. The Men's Choir, below,  performed September 2, 2018.

 

This high school through adult choir rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:30 - 9.  This ensemble sings a variety of traditional anthems including spirituals, motets and new compositions. They provide musical leadership most Sundays from September - May. Pictured above : Martha and Bob Peyak sing beautifully together. Below: Bethany's Chancel  Choir directed by Fred Heyburn in front of our 1974 II/16 Schantz Pipe Organ.  

Music in Worship

 

Pastor Sprite Johnson loves a sunrise service on Easter Sunday.  Unfortunately, it was too cold to do the service outdoors this year.  It was perfect in Bethany's sanctuary.  

Our guest organist, Jennifer Scalise Young entertains us with her talents.  

 

Pictured here:  A solo vocal performance along with playing the guitar 

Pastor Kim's son was our guest organist for Pentecost this week.  The congregation enjoyed listening to his beautiful music!

Olivia Stevens-Sommers and Victoria Steven-Sommers were our very talented guest vocalists. They sang a beautiful rendition of How Great Thou Art. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, we start them young at Bethany.   Pastor Kim's grandson following in his Dad's footsteps.

 

Bethany Band


The community band is founded and conducted by Jack Scott. The members range from young to mature and from those with little experience to those with great talent and experience. The ensemble rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm.


The Bethany Band leads the worship service at least once a year  providing music and reflection.  They practice weekly at the Bethany Church throughout the program year and provide many concerts in the community.  

Bethany Band Summer Concert Schedule


Wednesday, July 10, 2019     6:30    Danbury of Cuyahoga Falls - 1695 Queens Gate Circle

Wednesady, July 17, 2019     7:00    Briarwood of Stow - 3700 Englewoodk Drive

Wednesday, July 24, 2019     7:00    Danbury Tallmadge - 73 East Avenue

Wednesday, July 31, 2019     6:30    Elmcroft - 997 Aurora Road - (Northfield)


Wednesday, Aug  7, 2019      7:00    Village at St. Edwards - 3125 Smith Road (Akron)

Wednesday, Aug 14,2019      6:30    Barberton Public Library - 602 W. Park Ave.

Wednesday, Aug 21,2019      7:00    St. Luke Lutheran Community - 615 Latham

                                                                                                                       (Portage Lakes)

Wednesday, Aug 28,2019      7:00    Western Reserve Masonic Temple - 4931 Nettleton Rd

                                                                                                                                  (Medina)


Wednesday, Sep 12,2019       7:00    Cardinal Retirement Village - 171 Graham Rd 

                                                                                                                   (Cuyahoga Falls)