Purpose/Mission Statement: The Youth Choir is an organized ministry committed to serve and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The purpose of this ministry is to use music to help instill positive life-long Christian values in the youth of our church.
Scripture: Psalm 149:1 “Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.”
Rehearsal Day/Time/Location: Rehearsals are every Thursday evening at 5:45 p.m. in the Main Sanctuary. The choir sings every 2nd and 5th Sundays of the month, and during other special services.
The Youth Choir was organized in 1958, under the leadership of Pastor Emeritus Alpheus L. Bright, and the late John Madison, Minister of Music at that time.
The young people are taught the reverence of worship, the significance of the various parts of the worship service, and how to conduct themselves at worship. In learning the various types of music, they are also taught about love and respect, through which they can develop a closer relationship with God.
Not only does the Youth Choir sing about Jesus, each child is encouraged to be a member of the Sunday School and/or Bible Class. The Music Ministry and the Christian Education Ministry work hand in hand.
The present directress, DeaconessMary Mason, was one of the original members of the Youth Choir. Throughout the years, many significant caring adults have helped with the choir. “Children are a precious gift from God, and it takes a Christian village to raise a Christian child.”
At one time within the history of the Youth Choir the ministry had a membership of 125 youth. Although the dynamics of the choir has changed, the Lord is continues to bless the choir with gifted young people.
The Choir is blessed to have very talented youth who are able to enhance the morning worship service through a variety of musical instruments.
Bethanyis very proud of the talented Youth Choir. The Choir is always seeking new members. If any youth ages 14 and under is interested in being a part of the Youth Choir please see DeaconessMary Mason.