Children's Music Ministry

Children of all ages enjoy a variety of opportunities to develop their God-given abilities in music and the arts. Together, we learn skills that allow us to participate in worship leadership at First Presbyterian Church in new and exciting ways.  

WHAM WORSHIP ARTS CLASSES RETURN SEPTEMBER 12

WHAM (Worship, Handbells, Arts, Music) is back in person beginning Sunday, September 12! Here are the opportunities for Fall 2021:

Younger Children’s Choir, 11:20 a.m.-Noon (after Children’s Time in Worship). Ages 4 through 1st Grade.
Worship Arts Class, 2-2:45 p.m. Grades 2-5.
     - Orff Time with Laura Collins (Sept. 12 - Oct. 3)
     - Woodworking with Austin Stubblefield (Oct. 10 – Nov. 7)
     - Sign Language Singing with Rebecca Sawyer (Nov. 28 – Dec. 5)
Children’s Choir, 2:45-3:30 p.m. Grades 2-5.
Children’s Bell Chime Choir, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Grades 2-5.

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Questions? Contact Rebecca Sawyer.

Pre-K Music Time

2 and 3 Year Olds
Sundays, during the Church School classes. Children will sing, move and dance to music, play simple instruments, and learn basic musical patterns and the beginnings of solfege during their class times. 

Younger Children’s Choir 

4-Years-Olds thru 1st Grade
Sundays, 11:20 a.m. – 12 p.m. Children will leave worship with volunteers following the Children’s Moment. Activities include singing, playing drums, Orff and other percussion instruments, folk dancing, activities and games to lay a foundation for music reading and a love for God's gift of music. This group will participate in worship 2-3 times each semester.  For more information, please contact Music Associate Rebecca Sawyer, 817.335.1231, ext. 253.

CHILDREN’S BELL CHOIR 

2nd graders thru 5th graders
Sundays, 3:30-4:15 p.m. This group will learn foundational skills for chimes and bells and will participate in worship up to three times per semester. For more information, please contact Music Associate Rebecca Sawyer, 817.335.1231, ext. 253.

WORSHIP ARTS CLASSES

2nd graders thru 5th graders
Sundays, 2 - 2:45 p.m. We offer a variety of arts experiences for our children to give them a wider range of experience in all types of creative expression.  There are usually 3 classes per semester and they vary in the number of classes according to the time needed to accomplish the class goals.  Some classes will participate in Worship services, such as the drumming class and the liturgical dance class.  Some classes will display their creations for all to enjoy, such as the art classes.  Some classes are designed just to give the children experience in a creative area new to them or to help them gain some new skills.  For more information, please contact Music Associate Rebecca Sawyer, 817.335.1231, ext. 253.

Fall 2021 Worship Arts Classes

Orff Odyssey
September 12 through October 3. Come and play music in the tradition of Carl Orff with Laura Collins, Teacher. She will lead you through stories, hymns, and other music, using the barred instruments, drums, and other percussion delights.

Wood Working
October 10 through November 7. Come and learn skills in wood working with Austin Stubblefield, Teacher. Your project for the class will be to make and stain a wooden box to use for your special treasures.

Signing the Hymns
November 28 through December 5. Come and use American Sign Language to sing some favorite Christmas tunes with Becca Sawyer, Teacher.

CHILDREN’S CHOIR 

2nd graders thru 5th graders
Sundays, 2:45-3:30 p.m. This group will learn beautiful singing skills and how to blend as a group. They will have the opportunity to participate in Worship three times per semester. For more information, please contact Music Associate Laura Collins, 817.335.1231, ext. 238.

 

Please note that all adult volunteers who participate in our Children's ministries are trained on FPC's Abuse Prevention System. You can view our Child and Youth Protection Policy here.