Children's Music Programs

The children’s music ministry of Gay Street United Methodist Church enables children to share in the leadership of worship through music. The Rainbow Singers and Sunbeam Choir participate in worship each month during the school year. In addition to monthly responsibilities, the children present a special Christmas service and are responsible for leading the congregation in our annual "Children’s Day" service the first Sunday of May.


To instill the responsibility all Christians have in ministering to their church family and their community, is a major emphasis of the ministry, as well as to educate the children in the scriptures and the tenants of their faith.

The team of directors, parents, and helpers endeavor to provide a safe environment that fosters the development of musical skills and literacy through song, movement, drumming, rhythm instruments, choir chimes and handbells. During weekly rehearsals the children explore and experience varied repertoire and worship expressions.

Director: Suzy Springer
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Ministry team Suzy Springer, Carol Navin, parents and helpers meet with children age four through fifth grade. All children are invited to attend.

  • 4:00pm – 4:45pm Rainbow Singers (4yrs old – 1st grade)
  • 4:45pm – 5:30pm Sunbeam Choir (2nd – 5th grades)

Endeavor to enrich the lives of children

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Children's Day Service

May 2, 2010

"The Good Samaritan" complete worship service led by the children

May 3, 2009 - "The Song of Ruth"

John D. Horman and Mary Nelson Keithahn
With the addition of traditional Hebrew music and dance

Prologue Wise Woman of Bethlehem, Narrator

"Hine Mah Tove"

"Calamity"

"The Widows' Lament" Orpah, Ruth and Naomi

Interlude 1

"You Are Like My Own Dear Mother" Ruth and Chorus

Interlude 2

"Life's Been Unpleasant" Naomi

Interlude 3

"Zum Gali, Gali" / "Song of the Gleaners" Psalm 146

"It's Time You Had a Husband" Naomi and Ruth

"Erev Shel Shoshamim"

Interlude 4

"Elimelech's Field" Kinsman and Boaz

Interlude 5

"Haida" / "Purim Dance" / "Alleluia! Praise the Lord" Psalm 113

May 4, 2008 - "Elijah: God's Faithful Prophet"

By Mark Patterson

Complete Performance

"Elijah" (about 28min/25MB)

Individual Selections

"Lord, We Are Your People"

"God Will Provide"

"Just Enough Oil"

"Palace Trio"

"Showdown"

"Waiting to Decide"

"Send Your Fire Down"

"Mighty God"

 

Sunday Worship Schedule

8:30am Early Worship
9:30am Sunday School & Special Studies
10:45am Sanctuary Worship

Office Hours

8:00am-3:30pm M-F

Office Staff Emails

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Rev. Lauren C. Miller - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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