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FPC’s Music Ministry exists to fulfill our mission “to Glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Beyond that, we also Grow in Christ-likeness through learning to sing truths that are essential to our faith, Give ourselves in ministry through our singing, and Go forth in mission into the local community and abroad through concerts and other venues. At all times, we joyfully lift our voices to the Lord!


 

Volunteer Needs For Worship

Worship Musicians (Choir & Instrumental)

Description: Instrumental(contemporary and/or classical) 
Number Needed: unlimited 
Specific Skills: 
Ability to play an instrument with skill, desire to serve in worship 
Time Commitment Per Week: 3-4 hours - Sunday, possibly other times as well

Children's Choirs

Description: Substitute Teachers
Number Needed: 2 to 3
Special Skills: Love of children, musical training
Time Commitement Per Week: flexible - as needed

Description: Chaperones for Rehearsals
Number Needed: 2 to 3
Special Skills: Love of children, crowd control, no musical skill needed
Time Commitement Per Week: 1 hour on Sundays-10:45-11:45

Description: Rehearsal Accompanists
Number Needed: 1
Special Skills: Ability to play piano and accompany
Time Commitment Per Week: Flexible - 1 hour per week, Sunday, 10:45-11:45

Ushers

Description: Directing congregants re: seating, reserved rows, restrooms, etc.
Number Needed: unlimited
Special Skills: Friendly assertiveness in providing crowd control; awareness of emergency procedures
Time Commitment Per Week: 1 1/2 hours on Sunday (service preference is considered)

Choir Robe Management

Description: Maintenance of choir robes, including repairs, cleaning, and assigning of robes to new choir members
Number Needed: 1
Special Skills: Ability to make simple sewing repairs; organizational skills; membership in Chancel Choir would be a plus
Time Commitment Per Week: flexible - as needed

 

For more information on how to volunteer in these areas please contact nkenley@fpchouston.org or 713.620.6527.


Chancel Choir

Thursday night rehearsal* | 7:15-9:30pm | CE 240

Dr. John Yarrington, director

The Chancel Choir is an 80-voice majestic chorus that leads the weekly 9:30am & 10:45am Traditional Services with hymns and anthems. In addition, the Chancel Choir offers special choral concerts and participates in community ministry projects. Contact John Yarrington for more information and follow us on Facebook for ongoing updates.

*Join us this summer! No auditions, evening rehearsals, or long-term commitment required, and you can participate as often as you wish throughout the summer. We rehearse anthems from 9-9:30am on Sunday mornings in CE 240, then sing for the 9:30 & 10:45am services. Contact Brent Dorsey at bdorsey2015@outlook.com or 504.432.3876 or Nancy Turner at turnernancy@sbcglobal.net or 832.870.1505 for more information.

Summer Choir Invitation


Sanctuary Singers

Wednesday night rehearsal | 7pm-8:30pm | CE-240

Nicole Kenley-Miller, DIRECTOR

The Sanctuary Singers is a chamber ensemble within First Presbyterian Church, Houston, reflecting Christ’s presence though worship and song with diverse styles of repertoire including jazz, gospel, contemporary and classical. This choir also leads special services of worship and participates in local mission projects. 

"A Star liturgy" - 8:15 SERVICE


First Praise!

Rehearsal by arrangement

The First Praise! jazz band accompanies the Sanctuary Singers at 8:15am Worship Service in a modern, jazz/gospel style.


11:05 Band

Rehearsal by arrangement

Carrie Lelsz, worship leadeR

The 11:05am band leads the weekly Contemporary Service with worship songs in a modern, rock-based style with an emphasis on prayer and congregational participation.


Handbells

An Adult Handbell Ensemble is forming this fall! If you are interested in being a part of a truly invigorating music ensemble, consider joining us beginning Thursday, September 14 at 6pm. For more information, contact Cynthia Blackwell at cblackwell@fpchouston.org.


Music Ministry Volunteers

Tuesday mornings | 10-11am | CE 242

rovena white and Sharon Brumley, Coordinators

A small but faithful group of administrative helpers who maintain the extensive music library and choir robes that are used for worship services each week.


Dr. Rhonda Furr’s Post Organ Recitals

Sunday following 10:45am Service | Sanctuary

Join Dr. Rhonda Furr for a 30 minute program of favorites on Mar 30.


Resound! Youth Choir

Sunday afternoon rehearsal | 4:30-6pm | CE 240

leigh shipman, director

Resound! is a choir for youth grades 6–12 and rehearses every Sunday from mid-September through mid-May. Resound! sings regularly in worship services and participates in state-wide and national choir events, such as the YouthCue Festival at Baylor University. The choir also does outreach through local missions opportunities. New members are welcome throughout the year! For more information, contact Leigh Shipman at 281.342.3731.

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Children’s Music Ministry