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Raise the Praise Music & Fine Arts

The trumpeters and singers joined in unison, as with one voice, to give praise and thanks to the LORD.  Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, they raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: "He is good; His love endures forever."   Then the temple of the LORD was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not perform their service because of the cloud, for the glory of the LORD filled the temple of God.   2 Chronicles  5:12-14 (NIV)

People are busier now than ever before.  The demands of this life can leave people feeling drained and hopeless.  Jesus wants to breathe life into us. In the atmosphere of worship, we can leave the heaviness of daily life behind as the presence of God comes down to dwell among us. When He comes, He brings newness of life and a freshness of hope. There is freedom & joy in His presence, and that is why we celebrate!

Our Worship & Fine Arts Ministry consists of many different areas and opportunities for involvement including vocal, instrumental, dance, (insert drama), art, & more. We are blessed with many talented people, however, we are always seeking to develop and involve new people and passionate worshippers. We offer a variety of styles and sounds of music including Black Gospel, Latin, Evangelical, Traditional, and Christian Contemporary.

The heartbeat of our worship ministry team is based upon Psalm 84:10.  As lead worshippers, we desire to be gatekeepers - propping open the gates of heaven - to let the Glory of God be seen on earth as a result of pure, uninhibited, passionate and free praise & worship. Contact our church office for more information about ministry opportunities in our Music and Fine Arts ministries.

How can I get involved?

Celebration of Praise Choir
The Celebration of Praise Choir provides a great starting point into our music ministry. Weekly rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 8:00 -9:15 pm and on Sundays from 9:00-9:20 am.   The choir is charged with the responsibility of leading the congregation into the intimate presence of God through praise & worship, as well as new progressive choral arrangements from today's top writers and arrangers including Kirk Franklin, Clint Brown, David Binion, Geron Davis, Kurt Carr, Carol Cymbala, Landy Gardner, Israel Houghton, Martha Munizzi, Eddie James, Joe Pace, and many others.  Membership requires completion of the Discovery Class, and is open to those age 13 and up, following a consultation withour Worship Pastor.

Celebration Frontline
Worship Team members are selected from the Celebration of Praise Choir. This front-line ministry is selected based on an individual's passion for worship, vocal ability, experience, and strong commitment as a choir member. Further requirements include blending vocally with other team members, taking on an active leadership role in worship, and the ability to hear & sing parts independently. The Worship Team rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:45 p.m. - 8:00 pm and Sundays from 8:45 am – 9:00 am.

Celebration Band
Featuring a variety of instrumentalists, our band worships each service, expressing their love for Jesus by using the talents they have been gifted with for His glory. Musicians are selected based on a heart of worship, playing ability and experience. Team members should be able to proficiently play by ear and/or read music or charts and easily adapt to a wide variety of musical styles. The Band rehearses on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 pm, Wednesdays from 8:00 - 9:15 pm with the choir, and Sundays from 8:00 am – 9:20 am. Participation in the Band requires completion of the Discovery Class, and a consultation with our Worship Pastor.

In addition to the vital role the Celebration of Praise Choir, Praise Team, and Band plays in our local worship services, the team travels approximately once a month ministering at conferences, camp meetings, revivals and festivals.

Audio Visual Technicians
Our Audio Visual Team is at the heart of making our services run smoothly so we can focus our energy on raising our praise to the one who deserves it!   There are two components to the tech team…sound engineers & media technicians whose responsibilities include operating the soundboard during rehearsals & services, recording & duplicating audio CDs and DVDs of worship services, utilizing Easy Worship & Powerpoint software to enhance praise & worship as well as sermon illustrations and enhancements, and in the future, Podcasting. Sound technicians must arrive at church by 9:00 am on Sundays and Media Technicians must arrive by 10:00 am.

Where can my kids get involved?

Children’s Handbell Choirs
Celebration has two handbell choirs for children.  Both the Jr. Handbell Choir (Ages 3-5) and Sr. Handbell Choir (ages 6 – Grade 5) participate quarterly in our worship services, as well as presenting special seasonal selections.  The Handbell Choir is a great chance for children to build musical interest, develop hand eye coordination, and learn to work together in unity as a team. Contact our Senior Children’s Pastor for more information. 

Power of Praize Kidz Choir
Power of Praize is for children in Kindergarten-5th grade. The choir ministers quarterly in our worship services, as well as presenting a special holiday musical that is a highlight of the year for our church family and guests.  With energetic music, choreography, and drama, kids learn early how to develop their gifts and talents to lift their voices, bodies, and hearts in praise! For more information, contact our Senior Children’s Pastor

Impact Drama Team
Impact Drama Team is for students in 6th – 12th  grade. Using a variety of dramatic styles, this team creatively ministers the gospel message in a manner relevant to today’s generation. Contact our church office for more information. 

Junior & Teen Talent
Students ages 7 through 19 are given the opportunity to develop & present their fine arts gifts through the Church of God  Junior Talent & Teen Talent competitions.  The two competitions are held annually, on a rotating basis.  Students can participate in a variety of categories including music, art, drama, dance, Bible teaching, Bible quizzing, and creative writing.

 

 

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