Vine Street Music Ministry
The music program at Vine Street is a vital part of our ministry to the community. We are fortunate to have many accomplished instrumentalists and singers in our midst and a wide array of opportunities to share our musical gifts in worship and outreach presentations. Music in worship is planned to involve choirs, individual musicians, and the congregation in praising God through hymns, anthems, and instrumental selections. If you have any questions about music at Vine Street, please get in touch with Katie McLaughlin, Director of Music Ministries.
Chancel Choir – TJ McLaughlin, Director
The Chancel Choir is a group of adults who gather on Sunday mornings for rehearsal. This choir provides choral leadership for the 10:45 service each Sunday and for other special seasonal services. New singers are welcome at any rehearsal.
Children's Choir - TJ and Katie McLaughlin
Children’s Choir at Vine Street is a unique and diverse experience. We learn to love, experience and serve God through music. In our rehearsals and worship offerings, we hope to grow spiritually, socially and musically! There is an emphasis on understanding musical elements (note reading, rhythm, meter, dynamics, articulation, expressing style, etc.), with a focus on learning to use the very personal instrument God gave to all of us: a voice. We also ring hand bells, beat drums, shake shakers, strum guitars, and play anything else we find in the cabinets. Peek in on a rehearsal and you may even see us dancing! Come join us!
Children’s Choir is for children in grades K-6; we meet weekly, September through May, for a 45-minute rehearsal on Wednesday nights. Extra rehearsals are sometimes scheduled during Advent, Christmas and Easter seasons. Follow this link to register your child for children's choir.
Music with Teenagers
Anyone who works with teens knows that it’s sometimes a little challenging to wrangle all the teens together in the same place at the same time. Our youth group is very active in our church community and our community at large. TJ and Katie work closely with Hope Hodnett to plan Youth Sundays and facilitate youth participation in music & worship. Some of us sing, some play piano, some ring hand bells, some play guitar, drums and everything else we find in the closet. Our talented teens have even been known to write songs to offer at worship!
Youth Music is for students in grades 7-12, and to find out more, get in touch with Hope Hodnett or Katie McLaughlin.