The Lord says to my Lord: 'Sit at My right hand Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.' The Lord will stretch forth Your strong scepter from Zion, saying, 'Rule in the midst of Your enemies.' Your people will volunteer freely in the day of Your power; In holy array, from the womb of the dawn, Your youth are to You as the dew. Psalm 110:1-3 NASB
The purpose for children’s choir is to give kids an opportunity to learn how to glorify the Lord through music. This is done in two different ways, by teaching them about music and the intricacies of music and what it means to sing for the Lord and what it means to have their motivations be for the Lord (not for their family etc). Additionally, we want to be teaching them truths about God through the songs they sing. In the past years we have done a musical with the kids so they have an opportunity to do some acting and how to use those talents to honor the Lord, to get into characters and to express those characters in a way that glorifies the Lord.
The activities include a practice during the evening services on Sunday nights, starting at 5:45 until 7pm. Once a week practice during the school year and they typically sing either morning or evening service sporadically and also to participate in the Christmas program in Early December. There is usually one extra rehearsal before the Christmas program on a weekend. Helpers might require an extra 30 minutes per week to assist with planning. To sing in a choir, a child just needs to show up consistently for practice.
If you are interested in singing in the choir or being a helper with the choir, you can contact either:
- Joel Purcell firstname.lastname@example.org 727 441-1714 ex 311
- Valerie Shumacher email@example.com (727) 466-1744