Music Ministry

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise! For the Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods. -Psalm 95:1-3

 

Faith United Methodist Church maintains a strong, traditional music ministry that involves people of all ages. Whether you are six years old or 96, we have a place for you! For all our musical ensembles, previous musical experience is not required, and church membership is not necessary.

Music at Faith serves to enhance the worship services and life of the church. We also seek to enrich the musical and spiritual lives of those who participate with us as well as to share with our greater community.

 

Want to join an ensemble or have questions?

Contact Michael Wu, Director of Music

singingwu67@gmail.com

 

Bells of Faith Tea

May 19, 2018, 2:00pm, Memorial Garden

The Bells of Faith are hosting a tea party in the Memorial Garden! Mary Mehring was such a beloved part of Bells of Faith for many years, and we want to honor her by purchasing another octave of chimes in her memory. She loved the low notes!

Tickets will be sold in the coming weeks for $10 each, and a “high tea” will be served! Come join the fun—an opportunity to donate your very own chime (for use by Bells of Faith) will be available, along with other surprises! Contact Nancy Kuhn at NKuhn@jackscamp.com .

 

Final Benefit Concert for CMR

June 2, 2018, 7:30pm

Our final benefit concert for Community Ministries of Rockville is Saturday, June 2 at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary.  If you would like to join the Chancel Choir in one of the major pieces for that program, we will start working on Mozart’s Regina Coeli at the beginning of Thursday rehearsals, 8 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  The other major work anchoring our June 2 program is the Stravinsky Soldier’s Tale. 

Most importantly, please invite your friends, your family, your neighbors, and your colleagues.  Celebrating how important music is to our community, and how it helps build community, are the side benefits of creating this series that also helps a partner organization in our area to serve those in greatest need.

chancel choir

Chancel Choir

Open to adults and older youth. Rehearses 8:00-9:30pm, Thursdays

The Chancel Choir leads our 10:00am Sunday worship service weekly, September through mid-June. Additionally, the choir plans some special music throughout the year.

children's choir

Young Singers of Faith

Open to children & grades 3 to 8. Rehearses Sundays, 11:00am to 12:00 noon

No previous musical experience is necessary and church membership is not required. The choir contributes to the 10:00am service at Faith about once a month, September to May. Movement and music are interwoven with singing and music reading.

women of faith choir

Women of Faith

Open to women of all ages. Rehearses 6:15-7:00pm Thursdays (as needed)

This all-female ensemble is open to sopranos and altos and provides an opportunity for fellowship and music making. The Women of Faith meets on occasion, usually three weeks before contributing to the 10:00am service. The ensemble joins the Chancel Choir to sing for Music Ministries Celebration in November, and performs special music for Advent and Christmas, as well as Christmas Eve services, during Lent in mid- to late- March, and once more before June.

handbells choir

Bells of Faith

Open to all ages. Rehearses 7:00-8:00pm, Thursdays

Led by church member Nancy Kuhn, this ensemble with five-octave choir of handbells contributes to the 10:00am service about once per month, September to May. The ensemble has also participated in the annual bell choir festival in Ocean City, Maryland, every winter.

violinist and other musicians in background

Special Music

If you have a solo, instrument, or small ensemble you would like to volunteer for worship, just let Michael Wu know.

french horn

M Street Brass Quintet

We are also the home of the M Street Brass Quintet , which contributes to our Christmas Eve and Easter services in addition to giving a concert at the church every July.

Since its founding in 1978, the ensemble has performed extensively throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, including the Kennedy Center, Renwick Gallery, National Cathedral, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Oregon Ridge, Wolf Trap, and the Wintergreen and Coolfont Resorts.

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