With a Grateful Heart

As the end of the year draws near, it is with a grateful heart that I reflect on 2019. I am especially thankful for the support of family, friends and colleagues as we continue to seek God’s will for the Music and Worship at Providence. Our...

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Praying Twice

It has been said that, when we sing, we pray twice.  Our songs offer a full expression of worship—words and music lifted in praise and adoration to God.  As we sing, we proclaim truth about God and ourselves, often without truly considering what...

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Singing in Paris

This summer, members of our Sanctuary Choir (along with families and friends) will be traveling to Paris, France July 2 - 9.  The group will participate in the Paris Choral Festival, hosted by Music Celebrations International, commemorating...

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Singing Together

It is truly a joy to sing together!  As we worship, it is my hope that our congregational singing will encourage, inspire and move us closer to God!  John Bell, author of The Singing Thing, elaborates on what we do when we sing...

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Worshiping in Song

As a congregation, we’ve spent the last few months discussing how to best worship together at Providence. During these worship forums, we shared ideas with one another around the table, talking about what worship means for us and what...

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Requiem for the Living

Having experienced the triumphant joy and looming sadness of Palm Sunday morning, we find ourselves facing grief head-on and grappling with the sorrow that is common to all human existence.  We long for rest and peace, but we become...

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Sing to the LORD a New Song

For many years, Providence Baptist Church has participated in Festival by the Sea, an ecumenical youth choir festival sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of South Carolina, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, and participating...

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Join in Song

February is a great time to look ahead in 2019.  Having been blessed by wonderful music and worship during Advent and Christmas, then recovering and continuing the good work in January, we now look forward to some great things on the...

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Gathered for Worship

Last month, in my article “Called to Worship,” I discussed that worship is about so much more than our corporate meetings.  It is a biblical mandate on how we should live our lives.  Worship is the proper response to our God who has given us...

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