Special Events

38th Annual Messiah Sing

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5:00-8:00 P.M.
38th Annual Community-Sing
Handel’s Messiah

Donna Banes, Director/Glenn Rodgers, Organist

Come and experience this beloved Oratorio by the singing the choruses and solos with hundreds of others who have come to cherish this yearly, unique, audience participation event. Bring you own score of music, or you may purchase one when you arrive.

What is this “Messiah Sing” anyway?

It’s like a hymn-sing, only to music by Handel. Handel’s Messiah is a cantata which tells the story of humankind’s redemption by our Saviour using selected scripture from the Old and New Testaments set to uplifting and memorable music.  The very famous “Hallelujah Chorus” is part of Handel’s Messiah.

There are several interesting things which make this church’s Messiah-Sing unique. Every person who attends is welcome to sing as much or as little as they feel comfortable – even the parts which are supposed to be sung by a soloist. (There aren’t any featured soloists). We don’t rehearse or stop and “correct” anything – we just sing, and we sing almost the whole oratorio. Plus, there is a wonderful time of fellowship and refreshment during the 45-minute intermission.

It has to be experienced. Come and bring someone with you.

A Service of Lessons and Carols

Saturday, December 21 at 5:30PM
Sunday, December 22 at 8:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:00 AM

You’re invited to join the First UMC family for a unique worship experience on the fourth Sunday of Advent – “A Service of Lessons and Carols.” Come and sing your favorite Advent and Christmas carols as we reflect on inspirational readings from scripture that take us through the journey leading to Christ’s birth. You won’t want to miss it!

Calling all Singers!

If you enjoy singing songs of the Christmas season and would like to join the Adult Choir on December 22nd at 11:00 AM for the Lessons and Carols service, we will begin rehearsing a variety of hymns and anthems. Join us on Thursday nights at 7:00 PM. Hope to see you! Questions, contact Donna Banes, 856-222-9369 or Donna@meetwithGod.com.

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