Music Ministry

Music has always held a special place in the life of First Church. Even under the strict disciplines of its Puritan founders, the singing of hymns by the congregation was considered an integral part of the worship service. Our Director of Music, Paul Webster-Greene oversees the various choirs and works closely with the Senior Pastor to provide a cohesive worship service.

Vocal Choir:  The Chancel Choir, comprised of vocalists from high school through adult, is a very dedicated group, which enjoys singing a variety of musical selections and styles from simple hymns to cantatas. Additional voices are always welcome.  Rehearsals are  Sundays after worship.

Children’s Choir:  The WOW choir is our youth-based group that let’s our children sing to the entire congregation.  Performing a few times a year, this group helps build our youths’ confidence while entertaining the congregation.

Handbell Choirs:  We have 2 Handbell Choirs:  Chapel Bells (for beginners, Grade 3 – adult) & First Church Bells (for music readers, Grade 8 – adult) which practice regularly. There are opportunities for any one interested in learning the techniques of playing handbells.  Rehearsals: Thursdays at 6:30 – 7:30 pm & 7:45 – 9:00 pm.

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