We believe that music is a gift of God. Jesus charged us to love God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength: a fully integrated, whole experience that incorporates all of who we are into an act of worship. Heart, soul, mind, strength – emotions, spirit, intellect, body – music requires all of it like few other things do.
Music can re-call us to truth. It can remind us and restore us. It can inspire us to courage, calm us to patience, prod us out of apathy, move us with beauty, comfort us with the sounds of home. Making music gives us the chance to express our experience of the Holy in fuller ways. St. Augustine was widely attributed to have said, “He who sings, prays twice.” making music transcends the sum of its parts.
Whether as a part of one of our ensembles or together in worship, making music is a vital part of our life together.
The Chancel Choir is our adult mixed vocal group at FCC. They are made up of experienced and inexperienced singers, uniting to offer musical leadership and enrich the 10:00 am worship service. Members of the Chancel Choir sing for the joy of singing, share fellowship with each other, but most importantly sing to praise God. The Chancel Choir participates in worship from September - May. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:30 pm. If you enjoy singing, we invite you to join them and share your musical talent with the congregation. This just may be your way to serve God and His people. They are ALWAYS looking for new members.
If you are interested in joining the Chancel Choir, please contact Denise Caliendo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-740-6135.
Men of Faith is the male vocal ensemble at FCC. Membership is generally drawn from the Chancel Choir. Men of Faith participate in worship 4-6 times per year. As with the Chancel Choir, this ensemble sings for the joy of singing, shares fellowship with each other, but most importantly sing to praise God. Rehearsals are organized a few weeks before scheduled worship participation and are generally Thursday evenings during the final portion of the Chancel Choir rehearsal.
If you are interested in joining Men of Faith, please contact Denise Caliendo at email@example.com or 630-740-6135.
FCC Ringers are a high school through adult handbell choir. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in the Bell Room. These ringers participate in the 10:00 am worship service once a month, at the 11:00 pm Christmas Eve Service, they attend festivals and may play at special concerts and nursing homes upon request. Due to the wide variety of musical knowledge, the only requirement for this choir is the willingness to try!
If you are interested in joining the FCC Ringers, please contact Denise Caliendo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-740-6135.