Music Ministries

Worship Through Music

Music is a vital part of worship, and for many of us using our musical gifts for God’s glory is the primary way we worship.

Chancel Choir
Our 40-voice Chancel Choir is led by Director of Music, Jeremy Roberts. The choir is made up of volunteers who find joy in praising God through music and helping to lead our worship and is augmented by professional section leaders.

The choir rehearses on Wednesdays in the Choir Room from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. They sing for most Sunday services from September through early June as well as Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and other special services. The Chancel Choir sings a varied repertoire, spanning from renaissance to 20th-century music, spirituals, and contemporary compositions. No audition is required.

Youth Choir
Youth Choir is for students in 6th through 12 grade and is directed by Jeremy Roberts. They typically meet in the Choir Room on Sundays from 4:15-5:15 directly before youth dinner and youth group. On the second Sunday of the month, we will be meeting for lunch and rehearsal directly after worship at 12:15.

The Youth Choir sings in Sunday morning worship a number of times throughout the year. They also help plan and sing at Saturday vespers at the annual All Church Retreat and the annual Moravian Love Feast in December. In January 2023, the Youth Choir will be taking a trip over the Martin Luther King Day weekend to visit the National Museum of African American Music and other musical sights.

Children’s Choirs
There are two choirs for children at FPCA. Choristers, for children in 3rd – 5th grade, is led by Jeremy Roberts. Cherub Choir, for children K – 2nd grade, is led by Kim Thomas.

Both choirs meet on Wednesday evenings from September through early May. Kids can be dropped off anywhere between 5:15-5:50 for dinner in the fellowship hall.

At 6:00 we move to rehearsals where we learn about faith, worship, and music all while having fun. Kids will learn the ins and outs of our worship, how to read the hymnal, and become literate in music. We often use our collection of drums and rhythm instruments, chimes and bells, and Orff instruments. The kid’s choirs sing in worship on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

Instrumental Groups
Periodically, we put together instrumental groups or groups to ring handbells in worship. If you play an instrument or would like to ring bells, contact Jeremy Roberts at
Instruments of the Church
The fine tradition of music at FPCA is supported by superb musical instruments. FPCA’s sanctuary is home to the 2014 Holtkamp Organ and a custom rebuilt 9’ Baldwin grand piano.

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