Choir at Grace UMC
Grace United Methodist Church has three choirs and an invitation is always extended to anyone and everyone who would like to join us.
rehearses every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
is open to young people, grades 4 through high school, with rehearsals every Thursday,
from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. They sing at the worship service on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
is open to children, ages 4 - grade 3. These children rehearse every Thursday from
6:00 to 6:30 pm, and sing on the 4th Sunday of each month.
An open invitation is always ex-tended to anyone who would be interested in joining the Grace Choir. The excuse most often used is "but I can't sing"... however, when voices join together in a choir, we're not singing as soloists, but as a team...a team who makes wonderful music. So why not give us a try?....share a special fellowship with others, and join us in singing praises to God!
It's hard to believe that summer is nearly over and our Fall season is about to begin. Grace Choir will hold their first rehearsal on THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, at 7:00 p.m. As always, we're hoping for some new members to join us. The choir is a dedicated team who enjoy singing for our congregation and for the Lord. We rehearse each Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, and we sing at the 10:30 Worship Service each Sunday morning. I would also like to thank all those who provided special music during the summer; they not only came on Sunday mornings, but spent time on Thursday evenings practicing for some wonderful music. Thank you to Cheryl Robbins, Patrick Porter (a staff member of Youth Works), Georgia Iudiciani, Jon Brothers, Linda Patten, Kristan Davies, Tanya Crowell, Brian Patten Jr., Colin Davies and Alex Patten.
We're happy to say that we'll be starting our second season traveling to nursing and assisted living homes to share some music with the residents. We are starting to work on our fourth program of music (this one has Broadway songs.... theme songs of old TV shows.... and everyone's favorite.... a 'Sing-Along'! We always feel welcome wherever we go, and it's extra special when we hear the residents singing along with us (and believe me, they do!).
Our schedule for the Fall is as follows (all at 2:00 P.M.):
Saturday, Sept. 8 - Seasons of Danvers
Saturday, Sept. 29 - Artis Senior Living in Reading
Saturday, Oct. 20 - Artis Senior Living in Reading
Saturday, Nov. 10 - Brookdale in Danvers
Saturday, Nov. 17 - Artis Senior Living in Reading
Following that, we will visit each place with a Christmas program.
We would love to have others join us; it does our hearts good to share our love for music with those who also love music. Why not give it a try....you will enjoy it just as we do! If you have any questions, see Barbara Moore in church or call her at (781) 595-0615.
We had a pretty successful season last year with our new arrangement of holding rehearsals following our Sunday Worship Service. We invite all children, ages 4 through grade 8 to go from Sunday School into the choir room for a 15 minute rehearsal, then down to Fellowship Hall for their snacks. The children's choir will sing on the first Sunday of each month at our 10:30 Worship Service. If you have children, please give them the opportunity to participate in the choir; our congregation loves to hear them sing, and in a small way, the children feel that they are offering a special gift to our church family.
If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with Barbara Moore any Sunday, or give her a call at (781) 595-0615.