Worship & Music

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 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.  Below:  This dynamic duo sings beautifully together, Martha & Bob Peyak.

 

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.  Below: Bethany's Chancel  Choir along with two Scouts while Pastor Kim enjoys the song.

 

Guest Musicians

 

  

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Kim's grandson was visiting this week.  Yes, we start them young!

Bethany Band

 

The community band was founded 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 7:00 pm at Bethany UCC.  We are always looking to add new members.

 

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



The 2020-2021 schedule of Bethany Band concerts has not been published yet.  We will post here on the website as soon as it becomes available.


Get out this summer and enjoy some outdoor music!