First Presbyterian Church Johnson City

Music

There are opportunitites for folks of all ages and interests to serve Christ in music at First Presbyterian Church. We encourage you to browse through the following list of opportunities to serve at First Presbyterian. If you see an area of interst for you, pleace come and check us out. We would love to welcome you into the music ministry of First Presbyterian Church! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director of Worship:

Larry D. Dodd – Director of Worship
Phone: 423-926-5108 Ext. 206
Email: larry@fpcjc.org

Children’s Choir

First Through Fifth Grade
Wednesday Evenings
Children’s Ministry Area
This group is led by Bronwen Ashburn, and provides music for both our early and late worship services, and participates in worship approximately once every four to six weeks (August through May.) This group also participates in the children’s musicals produced throughout the church year.

Celebration Ringers

Middle School through Adult
Monday at 7:00 pm
Chancel Area of the Sanctuary
The Celebration Ringers is a three-octave handbell choir ringing  a variety of music styles, difficulties, and techniques. This group is a multi-generational group, and our rehearsals are held in the Sanctuary.  This choir provides music leadership at the 11:00 am late service, and participates in worship approximately once a month (August through June). Music reading skills are helpful, but not required for members of this group. Contact Larry Dodd for more information about this ministry opportunity.

Chamber Ringers

Middle School through Adult
Monday at 6:30 pm
Chancel Area of the Sanctuary

The Chamber Ringers is a small ensemble of auditioned ringers ringing three-ocataves of handbells. Larry Dodd is the director of this group, and you may contact him if you are interested in being a part of this group as openings may come along. The Chamber Ringers ring a variety of styles of music, and participate in the 11:00 am late service as well as special services and events throughout the Church year (August through June).

Chamber Singers

Youth through Adult
Wednesday 9:00 PM
Choir Rehearsal Room
Basement – Sanctuary Building

The Chamber Singers is a small ensemble of auditioned singers singing a variety of styles of music. They provide musical leadership for our 11:00 am late worship service as well as for special services and occasions throughout the liturgical year. This group is under the direction of Larry Dodd. You may contact Mr. Dodd to arrange an audition of you are interested in being a part of this group.

Chancel Choir

Youth through Adult
Wednesday 7:30 pm
Choir Rehearsal Room
Basement – Sanctuary Building

The Chancel Choir provides the primary musical leadership for our 11:00 am late service. This group, under the direction of Larry Dodd is comprised of youth through adult participants. This group sings a variety of musical styles from the classics to more contemporary pieces. This group also provides special seasonal works throughout the liturgical year. Auditions and music reading skills are not necessary to participate in this ministry.

Cherub Choir

Preschool and Kindergarten
Wednesday Evenings
Children’s Ministry Area
Second Floor Education Building

The Cherub Choir is made up of our preschool and kindergarten age children. This group participates in the 11:00 am worship services approximately three to four times a year (August though May). Under the leadership of Bronwen Ashburn, this group also participates in the children’s musicals produced throughout the church year.

Contemporary Praise Team

Youth through Adult
Sunday 7:45 am
Worship Center
Second Floor Education Building

The contemporary Praise Team provides weekly music leadership for our 8:45 am early worship service. This group is under the leadership of Abe Bodkins. The contemporary Praise Team brings to our worship experience the best of contemporary Christian music. Contact Able to become a part of this exciting ministry of our church.

 Instrumental Ensemble

Student through Adult
Wednesday at 4:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal Room
Basement Sanctuary Building

The Instrumental Ensemble provides those that play instruments an opportunity to participate in the music ministry of First Presbyterian. This group includes staff and students from the ETSU Music Department as well as members of the community and Church. This group provides musical leadership approximately once a month for our 11:00 am late worship service, as well as for special services and events. This group meets from August through May. Evangeline Hurter is the director and coordinator of this group. Feel free to contact Evangeline or Larry Dodd for more information about this ministry opportunity.

Summer Choir

Youth through Adult
Sunday 10:00 am
Choir Rehearsal Room
Basement Sanctuary Building

The Summer Choir provides weekly music leadership for our 11:00 am worship service during the month of June. This group, under Larry Dodd, is comprised of youth through adult participants, and sings a variety of musical styles from the classics to more contemporary Christian pieces. By meeting on Sunday mornings, this ministry provides an opportunity for the person that would like to participate in the music ministry, but is unable to commit the amount of time needed for the other musical groups. Auditions and music reading skills are not necessary to participate in this group.

 Youth Praise Team

Middle and Senior High
Wednesday 5:30 pm
Worship Center
Second Floor Education Building

The Youth Praise Team provides musical leadership for the Youth Worship Services held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. This group is led by Abe Bodkins and you may contact him by calling the church for more information about being a part of this exciting group.

 

Come and Worship!

We are so glad that you have stopped by to check out our website, and we hope you come worship with us.

105 South Boone Street
Johnson City, Tennessee 37604
423-926-5108

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