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Aldersgate Music Ministry Opportunities

To God Alone Be the Glory!

What it's all about ...

We spend hours and lots of care on providing quality worship and music for Sunday and other events at Aldersgate for one reason:
to give God glory!

We give God glory by:

  • Offering our whole hearts and our best talents and efforts.

  • Trying to give each person's worship of God a voice.

  • Building up Christian community.

  • Welcoming all God's children to participate in our ministry.


Practices are:


Monday @ 7:00 pm

Praise Ringers

Tuesday @ 7:30 pm

Joyful Noise Handbells

Sundays @ 5:30 pm

Children's Handbells

Tuesday @ 6:15 pm

Praise Team

Wednesday @ 7:30 pm

Chancel Choir

Sundays @ 4:45 pm

Children's Choir

Sunday @ 3:45 pm

Young Dancers

Sunday @ 7:15 pm

Sacred Dancers

2nd & 4th Thursdays @ 11:00 am

Sweet Sounds



Chancel Choir  -  Wednesday, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

  Rehearsing as one, but serving as two separate choirs on Sunday mornings (8:25 and 10:55 services), Aldersgate’s Chancel Choir enjoys sharing a variety of music styles, from gospel to classics, and spirituals to contemporary.  The Chancel Choir also adds special music and cantatas for the Lent-Easter and Advent-Christmas seasons. No audition or experience is necessary to join in if you love to praise God through song, you are welcome!

Praise Team - Tuesday, 6:15 - 7:30 PM

   This group of singers and praise band instrumentalists serves our 9:45 am Contemporary Worship Service. Their goal is to lead the congregation in expressing their praise and worship using fresh and meaningful contemporary Christian music. New singers and more instrumentalists are needed;  we are always looking for more talent to help us serve our best for the Lord. Singers need to be able to create harmonies, often as the only singer on a part; and to be comfortable holding a microphone while leading worship in an engaging way. Instruments such as  keyboard, drums, bass and guitar (lead and rhythm) are basic to the Praise Team. Other instruments such as flute, trumpet, mandolin, violin, etc. would be welcome enhancements.


Children's Choirs - Sunday, 4:45 - 5:30 pm (for 4-5 graders)

On Sunday afternoons, a joyful noise takes over as our children's choir worship, rehearse and do mission projects together.

Sweet Sounds - 2nd & 4th Thursdays A 11:00 AM

 This is a group of Hammered Dulcimer players, learning together.  New members are invited to join in. We even have a dulcimer you can borrow! 

Young Dancers - Sunday, 3:45 - 4:45 PM

   Aldersgate is so fortunate to be blessed by the gracefulness of a liturgical dance team. Girls, if you love dance, please consider joining our ministry!

Handbell Choirs - Monday @ 6:00 PM & Tuesday @ 7:30 PM

Handbell choirs are a striking example of the magnificence God brings from unity and teamwork in the Body of Christ! Beautiful, complex and inspiring music results from each person simply ringing their two bells at just the right time, in just the right way! If you know the basics of music reading and enjoy a challenge for a good cause, then why not give handbells a try?

Other Opportunities

   There are many "behind the scenes" technical and support needs for Aldersgate's worship and music ministry. Let us know if you can help, either on a regular basis or for a special event, with sound, lighting, video, PowerPoint, set/props, costumes, in-sanctuary preparation (altar guild), or in the music library or office.


If you have any questions, concerns, or requests please contact our
Minister of
Music, Rev. Nan de Andrade.















This page was last updated on: October 06, 2013  


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