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: Mary Kepple
397.4420 or 358.2764
First rehearsal: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Ministry team Mary Kepple, Jan Reynolds, Nancy Lewis, 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
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
"The Widows' Lament" Orpah, Ruth and Naomi
"You Are Like My Own Dear Mother" Ruth and Chorus
"Life's Been Unpleasant" Naomi
"It's Time You Had a Husband" Naomi and Ruth
"Elimelech's Field" Kinsman and Boaz
May 4, 2008 - "Elijah: God's Faithful Prophet"
By Mark Patterson
"Elijah" (about 28min/25MB)
Rainbow Singers and Sunbeam Choir
March 21, 2010
Children's Christmas Service, December 7, 2008
Soloist from Sunbeam Choir singing at Baptism
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