The music of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church encompasses a wide range of genres and ages. In our traditional and contemporary worship services, we have developed an authentic style that is uniquely Grace Avenue. God's love is shared by the most willing of hearts through Heart and Soul, our school of creative arts, all of our children's choirs, youth choir, adult choir, Saturday evening worship band, and our very own Grace Avenue Band.
The Music & Arts Ministry at Grace Avenue is open to anyone who is interested in learning, sharing their gifts, having fun and praising God through the joy of music & art. If you have any questions or suggestions about how you can participate in this program please contact us. We will help you find the best fit for your interests and talents.
We hope to see you soon!
HEART AND SOUL CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY
This is our school of creative arts which offers private and group lessons for all ages. The mission of Heart & Soul Academy is to connect and nurture the creative image of God that lives inside every person. CLICK HERE for more information lesson registration.
GRACE AVENUE ADULT CHOIR
Grace Avenue has always had a commitment to musical excellence and the adult choir is the heart of the program. Since its inception, the choir has grown from 12 to over 50 singers, who enjoy leading worship for our dynamic congregation.
The Adult Choir is a supportive fellowship of friends who have become family. Through this family there are
opportunities for spiritual, personal and musical growth. We are always open to new members.
The Covenant Choir
Directed by Laurie Hanson Roberts
This choir sings during the Covenent Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 11:00am on Sundays. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm.
The Foundation Chior
Directed by Joe Stobaugh
This choir sings during the Foundation Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 9:30am on Sundays. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm.
The Grace Avenue choir presents 2 – 3 major programs each year. They enjoy a wide range of repertoire from Vivaldi’s Gloria to Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 8:30. Childcare is available. You’d look great singing with the choir!!
THE GRACE AVENUE UKULELE CHOIR
One of our newest ensembles, The Grace Avenue Ukulele Choir is always looking for new members! If you are looking to have fun, meet some wonderful people and learn to play music, you are just right for the Ukulele Choir. No experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun and make some music! The church even has a few ukulele’s you can borrow! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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Be sure to watch this video bio about the Grace Avnenue Ukulele Choir from the United Methodist News Organization.
Read the full article HERE.
GRACE AVENUE HANDBELL CHOIR
The Handbell Choir meets on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm, Bill Roberts, director. For information on the handbell choir, please contact Bill Roberts at email@example.com.
We are looking for those who are interested in helping to lead our Saturday evening worship service by singing or playing guitar or keyboard. For more information, contact Kevin Holliman at Kevin.Holliman@advancedergonomics.com.
Children are divided by age level and spend time sharing in music, musical enrichment and fellowship. Come and join us on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00pm. Children who are 3 years old as of September 1st– 5th grade can participate in Praise Kids!
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Laurie at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ms. Kristen at email@example.com. We can’t wait to see you!
VOICES OF GRACE YOUTH CHOIR
The Youth Choir rehearses on Sunday afternoons from 4-5:00pm in the Youth Room. They present a major musical in the spring and sing in worship services throughout the year. All youth, 6th-12th grade are invited to come. For more information, please contact Bill Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Youth Choir Tour
Mountainous Musical Mission Tour
June 4th-10, 2017
CLICK HERE to register and make on-line payments
Contact Bill Roberts at email@example.com with questions.
This exciting summer youth choir tour will include visits to Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado. Our students will sing at churches, a nursing home, a retirement center, and even a homeless shelter. There will also be some fantastic and fun recreational activities along the way. The cost for this trip is only $285, which includes all meals, lodging, and transportation. In order for this trip to be possible, we must have 20 students registered before April 15th, so please don’t delay in registering early.
YOUTH INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES
All youth from 7-12 grades who play an instrument are welcome to become part of one of these ensembles. The ensembles rehearse from 3-4 pm on Sunday afternoons three weeks prior to playing during Sunday morning. Contact Joe Stobaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTS AT GRACE AVENUE
Arts at Grace Avenue includes all kinds of music and much more! Whether you are a visual artist, dancer, musician, tech person, writer or poet, or are gifted in behind the scenes work, we have a place for you!