Vine Street Music Ministry
Music Ministry - Julia Callaway, Organist/Director of Music Ministries
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. New members and visitors are invited to contact a member of the Music Staff for further information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Chancel Choir – TJ McLaughlin, Director
The Chancel Choir is a group of adults who gather Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm for rehearsal. This choir provides choral leadership for the 10:45 service each Sunday, for the 11:00 P.M. Christmas Eve Service, and for other special seasonal services. New singers are welcome at any rehearsal.
Children's and Youth Choirs w/ TJ and Katie McLaughlin
Music for Children
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. Extra rehearsals sometimes needed for Advent, Christmas and Easter seasons. Click here to register your child for children's choir.
Music for Youth
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, our fabulous Youth Minister, 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. Come join us!
The Joyful Noise - Leader, Joe Keith
The Joyful Noise is a music ministry that was initially started by Larry Reynolds sharing his musical talents with people that wanted to play guitar and sing. From that humble beginning, The Joyful Noise has snowballed into a ministry of instrumentalists and singers that preserve and present music from the gospel experience with a healthy respect for the hymns we all grew up with. We practice in the sanctuary each Wednesday evening at 6:00pm and usually have dinner together afterward at a local restaurant. We present our musical offerings once a month at the early and late Sunday services, the third Sunday of each month.
Expertise with an instrument is welcome, but not required, we learn and grow together. Currently, we have guitars, bass, accordion, piano, and drums. We are a group performing as one Spirit, and not one spirit backed by a group. We expect change and allow the Spirit to move us forward. While the group welcomes all levels of expertise, more accomplished players are encouraged to venture into smaller, more challenging musical projects.
The Joyful Noise has two simple rules: We are kind to each other and we will play in tune or not at all. We may have a bad note or two in a presentation, but we will ALWAYS strive to play in tune. Each week we share the joys and concerns of our members and are always ready to lend an ear to someone who needs to talk.
Come join us and experience the music that God has placed in your heart!