We are blessed to have our worship enriched by volunteer musicians who give their time to sing and ring in our Chancel Choir and Bell Choir. From fall through spring, each group practices weekly and presents music one or more Sundays per month. Most members of these groups are not trained musicians but all enjoy making and sharing music with others, to the glory of God. On summer Sundays, our worship includes special music by volunteer vocal or instrumental soloists. Find out more about making music at Northlawn below the photo.
Bells in the balcony, ready for our Bell Choir to play on Christmas Eve.
This group practices Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in Room 104/105 (main floor), September through May. We present anthems two Sundays every month, and every Sunday during Advent. Every year, we sing music of many styles and genres - from folk songs to classical canons, heritage hymns to modern praise songs, ballads to gospel. No auditions; our only requirement is that you must be able to match pitch ("carry a tune"). New singers are always welcome.
This group practices Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the sanctuary (main floor), from September through April, and presents special music during worship once a month. We ring three octaves of hand chimes and choir chimes. Currently we have an opening for three ringers. The only requirements are a good sense of rhythm and some prior musical experience, such as playing an instrument or singing in a choir. If you're interested in ringing regularly, or if you'd be willing to substitute when one of our ringers is absent, please contact Bell Choir director Sharon Sumner at email@example.com or 616-635-0441.
Sign-up for summer Sunday special music begins in May every year. Our goal is to present special music at each worship gathering June-August. Volunteers also are needed occasionally from September through May, to present special music on selected Sundays and/or play instrumental parts in some Chancel Choir anthems. We ask that soloists sign up at least two weeks ahead so preparations can be made for any accompaniment or special technical support they need. If you'd like to present special music, add your name on the sign-up sheet at Connection Corner.