The Sunday morning worship ministry at Bethany exists to glorify God by providing opportunities for the family of faith to express adoration, praise, and gratitude to the God of our salvation (Psalm 149:1).
Praise The Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, and sing His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
Our choir is back in full swing for Fall/Winter 2016, and is open to all adults who love to worship the Lord though singing and praise. Choir members are expected to regularly attend weekly choir rehearsals on Wednesdays from 7:45 pm to 9:15 pm. Childcare can be provided upon request.
The choir sings approximately every other week on Sunday mornings. Choir members are encouraged to sing for the service they attend, or both services! There are no tryouts or prerequisites. Individuals are welcome to join the choir at any time during the year on Wednesday evenings and start singing on Sunday mornings when they feel ready. The choir sings a variety of choral music, from southern gospel to classical to contemporary.
Our orchestra is open to anyone in high school or above. Haven’t picked up an instrument for a number of years? Not a problem! Many of our members decided to start playing again after several years’ hiatus. All instruments are welcome! There are no tryouts or prerequisites; just join rehearsals in room 805 on Sunday afternoons from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. The orchestra plays several types of orchestral arrangements, but most are to accompany the choir. The orchestra plays for both Sunday morning services about twice a month.
Joyful Noise Instrumental Ensemble
Joyful Noise is a new ensemble for orchestral instrumentalists with the purpose of giving players of all ages and most ability levels the opportunity to use their instruments together for the glory of God. Intended as a supplement to lessons or training, Joyful Noise is for those who have been playing their instrument for at least a year, haven’t played in some time, or play regularly and would enjoy playing alongside others in a mentorship-like capacity. Rehearsals for our first season will be Sunday afternoons, 3:00 – 4:00, beginning February 12, 2017.Sign up for Joyful Noise on MyBethany
Praise Team/Worship Band
Participation on the worship team is by application and audition. Applications are due every August with a requested one-year commitment for those invited to join. Worship team members commit to serving in both services every Sunday (on the weeks they are scheduled), along with attending Monday night rehearsals. They lead the congregation in a mixture of praise music and hymns.
Sound technicians must be 18 or older and trained on sound equipment. They serve once a month on Monday evenings from 6:45 to 8:30 and the following Sunday from 6:30 am to 12:30 pm, as well as one fifth Sunday a year. A one-year commitment is requested. They also serve during weddings, conferences, funerals, concerts, and children’s events. Shadow opportunities are available to learn more about what is involved.