Music Ministry at Providence
The Music Ministry at Providence includes a blend of traditional, contemporary, gospel and instrumental music. We believe that music is a wonderful way to lift our voices in praise to the Lord. Join us as we praise God together and thank Him for the blessings He has given each of us!
There are opportunities for all ages in our music program! We have a Preschool/Kindergarten Choir, Kids' Choir for Grades 1-6, Hills of Grace Youth Praise Band, Sanctuary Choir for adults, as well as soloists, duets, quartets, and instrumental groups. Concerts are offered to our community throughout the year and on special occasions.
We invite you to be a part of our Music Ministry in 2019!
Choir Member of the Week - Margaret Poore
Margaret joined our choir this past fall and sang in our Christmas music. We appreciate Margaret's kind spirit and hard work. Thanks, Margaret!
Special Rehearsals for Sanctuary Choir - Sundays, Feb. 17 & 24
Sunday, Feb. 17
Sopranos meet at 4:15 p.m.
Service is at 5 p.m.
Tenors meet at 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24
Basses meet at 3:15 p.m.
Full choir at 4-5 p.m.
Service at 5 p.m.
Altos meet at 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, February 10 - Jon McDonald, Guest Vocalist - 11 a.m.
We were thrilled that Jon McDonald sang during our morning worship service on Sunday, Feb. 10.
Jon blessed and inspired all of us with his sections: You Raise Me Up, Let Them See You, & Down From His Glory. Jon also provided the entertainment at the Keenagers' banquet on Saturday, Feb. 9. We had a lot of fun at the banquet! We enjoyed his fabulous singing, acting and personality!
Easter Music Kick-off - Sanctuary Choir - Sunday, January 27.
The Sanctuary Choir had the Easter music kick-off on Sunday, January 27, from 4-5 p.m. Our Sanctuary Choir is rehearsing for the Easter musical that will be presented on Palm Sunday, April 14, at the 11 a.m. service. The musical is Victor's Crown by Dennis & Nan Allen. The children will present the Palm Sunday Processional during the Call to Worship. We will also observe the Lord's Supper as part of the Palm Sunday service.
Sanctuary Choir Regular Rehearsals - Sundays from 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Sanctuary Choir regular rehearsals are on Sundays from 9:30-10:00 a.m. Special thanks to our Choir members and AV Team for their dedication and commitment each week and throughout the year.
Children's Choirs - Wednesday evenings
6:30 p.m. Kids' Choir for Grades 1-6 meet at 6:30. Special rehearsals are at 5 p.m. on Weds.
7:00 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Choir meets during the Mission Friends Class.
Highlights from 2018
*Sunday, December 23, 2018 - 11 a.m. - Preschool & Kindergarten Choir
The Preschool-Kindergarten Choir sang on Sunday morning, December 23, during the Call to Worship.
Carter, Colten, Gunner, Sissy and Sug did a wonderful job singing "Happy Birthday to Jesus!" They also sang "We Wish You a Merry Christmas."
*A Day of Christmas Music & Worship - Sunday, December 16, 2018
Special thanks to our Kids' Choir & Sanctuary Choir for awesome presentations on Dec. 16.
11 a.m. Morning Service - Kids' Choir presented "A Country Christmas" during the 1st half of service.
5 p.m. Evening Service - Sanctuary Choir presented "Holding on to Christmas."
6 p.m. A church-wide Christmas fellowship followed the service,
Veteran's Recognition Service - Sunday, Nov. 11 - 11 a.m. in F. Center
We honored our veterans during the service. Stephen Quesinberry was our guest speaker. The music included patriotic music by our choir and congregation, bagpipes by Ken Reed, trumpet played by Garrett Collins, Solo by Fred Carter, and the extraordinary military display in the F. Center by Pat & Kay Long.
SANCTUARY CHOIR PROGRESSIVE DINNER - Friday, November 2, 2018
Our Sanctuary Choir had a fabulous time of fellowship at our Progressive Dinner! We met at the church at 5:45 p.m. and rode the bus to the Nestlehutts, Thompsons and Arnolds. The choir works diligently and serves the Lord through the ministry of music. Thanks to our choir and spouses for a wonderful job on the food. Thanks to Lynn for driving the bus for us. The night was filled with laughter, fellowship and delicious food!
5th Sunday Night Music Service - September 30
We had a wonderful Music Service on Sunday, September 30, at 6 p.m. The following folks shared their message through music so beautifully. Our Sanctuary Choir opened the service enthusiastically with "Heaven Medley." The members of Hills of Grace (Bill, Emily, Sara Beth, Jonathan) sang a song they wrote together entitled, "Hills of Grace." Solos were shared by Andy Gosnell, Fred Carter, Linda Rigney, Nesha Bryant and Michael Hale. The Reed family sang, "In the Garden." Songs were accompanied on piano by Barbara Redic and Nancy, guitars by Bill and Jonathan, and CD. We were all blessed by those who shared their love for Jesus through their music.
Thanks to the following people who sang or played instruments for the special music night in July: Max & Margaret, Jerry & Brenda, Bill & Nesha, Andy, Michael, Fred, Lauren, Rev. Oliver, Claudette & Laverne, Kinser family, Renee Sands & grandson, Giovanni. The ice cream social after the service was truly a fantastic time of fellowship!
Special Thanks to Valerie Whittenburger
Special thanks to Valerie Whittenburger for sharing her testimony in song on Wednesday evening, September 5, at 6:45 p.m. God truly spoke to us through the medley of How Great is Our God & How Great Thou Art. Please pray for Val as she returns to Coventry, England for an internship at Elim Church with Kids and Youth Ministry, along with Music Ministry.
Homecoming & Revival - August, 2018
Sunday, August 12 - Homecoming Service & lunch - 11 a.m. Choir Rehearsal from 9:30-10 a.m. Evenings, August 12-15 - Our Revival Choir sang so well during all the Revival services. Jon McDonald, guest soloist on Sunday & Monday, brought great joy and blessings to our congregation! Providence musicians provided beautiful special music during the Revival services. Bonnie Goode played the piano for the Revival services. Special music was provided by Michael Hale, Emma Gwin, Andy Gosnell, Bill and Nesha Bryant. Nancy led the music and accompanied singers on piano. Dr. Jim Ellison, guest preacher, inspired and challenged each of us with his messages.
*Please enjoy the following photos from several seasons & events from 2012 to present.