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. Music brings joy, it creates community, and it moves us to faith and service. Our Minister of Music, in collaboration with the Pastor and congregation, seeks to create a worship experience that is joy-filled, spiritual, and calls us to make a difference in the world through Christ. We always welcome new choir members, bell ringers, and instrumentalists. Reach out to our Minister of Music to get involved or to learn more.
Minister of Music: Emile R "Mike" Boutin, Jr, EdD
Director of First Church Bells: Jim Conner
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
Enter to Worship – Depart to Serve