Corinth United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Music Ministry

Music Ministries at Corinth

 

Did you know that there are Directions for Singing on page 7 of the United Methodist Hymnal? In the Hymnal, John Wesley states the following about singing: “Sing lustily and with good courage…sing in time…above all, sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing…so shall your singing be such as the Lord will approve here, and reward you when he cometh in the clouds of heaven.”

 

Christopher Fenoglio wrote in an article for United Methodist Communication in which he explained that singing in church helps us to have better worship, better community and better health. One’s voice is deeply personal and it is the main instrument that we carry with us at all times. Singing with others helps us create a bond with each other and develop friendships with other souls. Fenoglio further writes that the benefit of singing with and caring for others goes beyond church walls, as many community choirs will attest. In these days of increasingly polarized culture, music can be a common bond between peoples. I will always remember my family coming together and singing when my dad was nearing his time of passing. It was so incredibly uplifting and comforting for all of us. It became a worship experience. Studies have been conducted that show that singing is good for our health, stimulates the brain, and helps with memorization and thought processes. “Taking part in singing and other musical activities improves certain aspects of non-verbal reasoning, literacy and working with numbers,” added Fenoglio. These are important reasons for people of all ages to sing.

 

The first choir rehearsal will be Thursday, September 7, after Labor Day. I hope new and returning singers will be encouraged lead our worship in making joyful music to the glory of God. Singing is another way to pray, to worship, and to understand our faith. So come join the choir and let’s strive to sing our faith together!

 

A Ukulele Session will be held after the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service on September 17. Bring your uke, guitar, mandolin, or banjo and play along. November 4 will be Ukefest Day at Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center. Get your tickets now! If you are an instrumentalist and would like to play for a service, please contact Diana Greer at 737-4837 or by email at music@corinthumchurch.org. Keep on singing!

 

 

 

 


Blessings to all,

Diana Greer, Director of Music Ministries

music@corinthumchurch.org 

804-737-4837

 

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