While most people would agree that the Bible encourages Christians to sing, many think that the ability to sing well is a gift given to a favored few. Nothing can be further from the truth. If a person can talk, they can sing. According to Scripture, singing is one of the most important activities required to maintain a strong mental outlook and a vibrant walk with the Lord. Over the past 100 years, we have been programmed for entertainment. Listening to music has become big business. But, everyone has been “hardwired” by their Creator to sing. So, tips on how to improve your singing will be part of the Music Ministry’s Crier article. We guarantee that you CAN sing! If you don’t sing very much, it will take effort to learn. For some, quite a bit of effort. But, the emotional and spiritual reward for your hard work will be worthwhile. In our next Crier we will begin with the “first lesson” on singing.

The Adult Choir continues rehearsing their Easter music “I Will Embrace the Cross.” These Easter music services will be Sunday, April 14th at 10:30am (Palm Sunday) and Monday, April 15th at 7:00pm. Please come join us.

The Children’s Choir is diligently working on their spring musical scheduled for Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30pm immediately following the Wednesday night supper. Speak with Jean, Bill, Graham Cheek or John Thompson if your children or grandchildren are interested in participating. The choir rehearses every Sunday evening at 5:00 in the choir room.

The Youth Ensemble recently sang in worship and it was amazing! Let Jean, Bill, John or Graham know if your youth are interested in joining us. The ensemble also rehearses Sunday afternoon.

Our Handbell Choir, directed by Glenda Wade, has recently begun rehearsals after a lengthy hiatus. The Music Ministry was recently given an additional two octaves from North Riverside Baptist Church. These bells are some of the largest and smallest cast. If you are interested in swinging very big or very small bells, please speak with Glenda or John. We rehearse every Tuesday at 6:00pm in the Hospitality Center Agape classroom.

The Ladies’ and Men’s Ensemble’s April and May schedules will be sent via email.

Anderson Lee, Harpist Extraordinaire, shared her talent in our worship service March 17th and will return May 5th and June 2nd.



Rev. John Thompson

Rev. John Thompson

Minister of Music