Upcoming Events

December 19, 2021

Lessons and Carols

Lessons and Carols tells the story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus. The nine short Bible readings are taken from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, and are mingled with Christmas carols, hymns and choir music. In this service, we […]
October 21, 2021

PrimeTimers’ Luncheon

Our November PrimeTimers’ luncheon features Noel Freidline. Cost is still only $7.00 a person. RSVP by Friday, October 15 in one of the following ways: 1. Click the link in the Next Steps weekly email. 2. Call the church office 704.366.4030×110 leaving your name(s), number attending, contact information and event […]
August 1, 2021

D.S. al Coda

Formal music notation is full of many wonderful terms and symbols.  In short, they help us navigate the musical score, giving specific instruction to the singer or instrumentalist.  Many of the terms we use come from the Italian language, but some have crept into the English vernacular over the years.  […]
March 4, 2021

Moments for Music

The ways in which we make music have certainly changed this past year. We cannot simply gather in a room to sing our favorite hymn, and even our best efforts to make music together (safely) can be difficult. However, music remains a much-needed vehicle for hope and inspiration. Songs have […]
October 1, 2020

And Yet, There Is Always Hope

As cooler temperatures and changing leaves remind us that fall is here, we lament the loss of our regular music programming. The choir suite and children’s music rooms are hauntingly sparse, and yet, there are glimmers of hope. We are finding new ways to make music together; creative spacing with […]
September 1, 2020

In Your Hearts

In my article last month, I quoted from Ephesians 5: “… but be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything […]
February 1, 2020

Singing in the Light of God

April 1, 2019

Requiem for the Living

May 4, 2018

Gathered Together . . . As It Is in Heaven

In their book, “Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven,” Josh Davis and Nikki Lerner challenge readers on the discussion of worship. “Many times as we approach the subject of worship, we are asking the wrong questions. What kind of music do we like? What are the felt needs […]