at Custer Road
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.Psalm 100
The Music Ministry offers the chance to let music be a part of your gift to God. Indeed, there is a place for all ages to share in the joys of serving God through music. Through Music Ministry, there are great opportunities for spiritual, personal and musical growth. Although we strive for musical excellence, the priority is for each individual to be nurtured as a Christian and as one who contributes to Christian ministry through participation in the musical leadership of Custer Road United Methodist Church.
Your participation in the Music Ministry Program is greatly desired. We will accept your services on whatever level you are prepared to offer, and we will help your talents grow. Join any of our programs by attending a rehearsal. Together we will make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
-Rev. Tim Morrison
If you’re involved in our music ministry, be sure to check out the Music Notes blog for up-to-date info, including rehearsal schedules.
Chancel Choir is a chorus that provides the music for Sunday worship services. During the school year, join us Wednesdays for rehearsals at 7:15 p.m. in room B40 (in the basement beneath the Sanctuary).
Also, small vocal ensembles are open to anyone for worship participation several times a year.
Free Childcare during Chancel Choir Rehearsal!
We are now asking parents to submit a childcare request. If you need childcare for our Wednesday night choir rehearsals, we need you to reserve a spot for your child.
- Standing Weekly Childcare Reservation: If you will need childcare every week, you can check “standing” reservation. However, should your plans change, it is your responsibility to email Joy Ferguson by Sunday night at 9 p.m. (prior to that Wednesday night’s rehearsal) if you DO NOT need childcare for the upcoming Wednesday evening.
- Occasional Childcare Reservation: If you do not need a childcare each week (a standard reservation), then you will need to submit a childcare request each week you need childcare by Sunday at 9 pm. Please contact Joy Ferguson via email here if you have any questions. Bookmark this link on your computer or phone for future use!
Click here to reserve a spot (either weekly/standing reservation) for your child/children for childcare during Chancel Choir rehearsal.
Questions? Contact Joy Ferguson via email here.
If you or a member of your family is interested in becoming a part of our Chancel Choir, please contact Rev. Tim Morrison via email here or call him at 972-618-3450, ext. 229.
Gospel Gang, the Children’s Music Ministry, strives to build better, more confident worship participants for the future of our church. It is open to children ages 4 years (by Sept.1) through grade 5, and consists of four choirs, organized by age and grade. Click here if you would like to register. We would love to have you!
MATTHEW CHOIR: grades 4 and 5.
MARK CHOIR: grades 2 and 3.
LUKE CHOIR: kindergarten and grade 1.
JOHN CHOIR: 4-year-old children (by Sept. 1) and pre-kindergarten 5-year-old children.
Choirs rehearse on Sundays during the school year from 5-6 p.m. in the basement. Contact Lynda Morrison at ext. 272 for more information.
Revelation provides inspiring music for the 9 am Sunday worship service and performs several additional concerts and tours throughout the year. This is a non-auditioned youth choir for youth in grades 6-12. All youth, regardless of experience or self-confidence, are invited to take advantage of this excellent youth and music program. Rehearsals for grades 6 through 8 are Sundays from 5-6pm and grades 9 through 12 practice from 7-8pm on Sundays in the choir room, B40 (in the basement under the Sanctuary).
Everyone grades 6-12 is welcome to become a part of our Revelation Choir! To join in on all the fun, register here.
Stay up-to-date with all things Revelation by signing up for our Revelation Newsletter. Click here and select the Revelation Newsletter from the list to start receiving our weekly email.
For more information about Revelation, contact Rev. Tim Morrison.
Revelation Choir EARNS (Eager and Able to Render Needed Services) Program
Every summer, the Rev. Tim Morrison and a group of patient “choir moms and dads” take the Junior High and Senior High Revelation choirs on tour. The youth sing in many different venues:churches, hospitals, homeless shelters, children’s homes, etc. It’s a mission which affects those who hear them and the youth singers themselves.
Part of Custer Road UMC’s operating budget supports these trips and the youth and their families are responsible for the remainder of the cost. One of the ways youth earn their portion is through the Revelation EARNS program. The youth offer services such as babysitting, pet sitting, dog walking, house cleaning, yard work, car washing, holiday help, chores, you name it – to Custer Road UMC members for a fee. The suggested rate of pay is a minimum of $7.25 per hour for their work.
Youth who are wanting to participate in the Revelation EARNS Programs must fill out an application and submit it. Click here for an application form to print and fill out. Applications can be turned in to the church office or the choir room.
How do I hire a Revelation EARNS member?
It’s easy! Just contact youth directly to make arrangements for their services. Upon completion of their work, please make payment via check, payable to Custer Road UMC and give it to the choir member. Please add the student’s full name in the memo section of your check. No cash payments, please.
Next time you need some extra help, please consider a Custer Road UMC Revelation choir member!
Lists of current Revelation EARNS participants and their talents are available in the church office, at information centers around the church or electronically, by contacting Gloria L’Roy, EARNS Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-517-1338.
Purchase Gift Cards and Help Youth Go on Choir Tour
We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a fundraising program for our Senior High Revelation Choir. It’s called “Scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop. Sr. High Revelation Choir will be ordering the cards the 2nd Sunday of the month with delivery on the following Sunday.
Scrip is simply a word that means “substitute money” – in other words, Scrips are gift cards from national and local retailers. They’re the same gift cards that you buy at the store. Many popular retailers participate in our Scrip program including Target, JC Penney, American Eagle, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, Olive Garden, Home Depot, Lowes, Tom Thumb, Wal-Mart and many, many others. Use them for your regular personal expenses such as: groceries, home repair, appliances, clothes, restaurants, pharmacies, movie theaters, gas, and book stores. Plus, they make convenient birthday, holiday, teacher and special occasion gifts! Everyone love gift cards!
You’re probably asking yourself how these stores help us raise money.
It’s simple — Scrip participating retailers agree to sell gift certificates to our organization at a discount. Families like yours buy the certificates for full face value, they redeem them for full face value, and our choir keeps the difference as revenue. And Scrip is exciting, because everybody wins: The retailer gets cash up front and repeat business… You get a powerful fundraising alternative that involves no selling. Our choir gets a regular source of revenue. This revenue can be credited to the individual choir member’s account or put into a general fund for choir members who need a scholarship.
The beauty of Scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for Sr. High Revelation Choir Tour. Just spend your regular shopping dollars with Scrip at the stores that participate in the Scrip program!
There are two ways to order Scrip cards:
1. Stop by the Fellowship Hall on designated dates to order or pick up your cards. (The 2016 dates will be posted soon!) We’ll deliver your cards to you on the next Sunday or the Sunday after.
2. Click HERE for step-by-step directions for online ordering. We will also continue to sell Scrip in the church office during the summer. Call first to make sure the box is there! For more information contact Rodney and Gayla Kiel via email.
2017 Scrip Sale Dates: Order Date — Arrival Date
- June 4 — June 11
(June 4 is last day for earnings to credit to 2017 Tour)
- July 9 — July 16
- August 13 — August 20
- September 10 — September 17
- October 8 — October 15
- November 5 — November 12
- November 12 — November 19
- December 3 — December 10
- December 10 — December 17
Adult Handbells Groups:
PHILIPPIANS: Tuesdays – 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday rehearsals are from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. This five-octave adult handbell ensemble is designed for individuals who have time available during the week day. Philippians performs in worship as well as at additional concerts throughout the year. Child care provided for rehearsals with advance reservation.
COLOSSIANS: Wednesdays – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday rehearsals are from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This ensemble is for adults who have time available during the week day. Colossians performs in worship as well as for Treasured Times and other community groups throughout the year.
EPHESIANS: Wednesdays – 6:15 p.m.
Wednesday rehearsals are from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. This adult handbell ensemble allows day-working individuals the opportunity to ring in a handbell choir. Ephesians performs in worship as well as at additional concerts throughout the year.
Children Handbells Groups:
GENESIS RINGERS: Sundays – 6-7 p.m.
Genesis is beginning handbell choir for children in grades 3, 4 and 5. This handbell choir emphasizes beginning ringing and music reading skills and prepares the children for regular participation in worship.
Youth Handbells Groups:
REVELATION RINGERS: Sundays – 4-5 p.m.
Revelation Ringers offers middle school and high school students the chance to ring handbells and make friends. This youth handbell ensemble provides the opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to ring in worship regularly and play special concerts one to two times each year.
To register click HERE.
Experienced substitute ringers are always needed for rehearsals and/or performances throughout the year.
Woodwinds/strings, Brass ensemble
Custer Road UMC instrumental ensembles are open to every member who would like to share a musical talent, grade 7 and above. We have performing groups for just about any instrument. Rehearsals are scheduled two to three weeks before playing for Sunday services.
All instrumentalists, grades 7 – 12 are invited to share their talents with our congregation. (These young players learn how to play in an ensemble and learn new skills on their instruments.) This ensemble meets on Sunday mornings, rehearsing three weeks before a performance in Sunday services. Come grow with us!
Brass, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone and String Ensembles
Adult and senior high youth instrumentalists are invited to participate in these ensembles to add a festive nature to our worship services and special concerts. Rehearsals are on a weekly basis.
Jazz INC (In the Name of Christ) Big Band
This ensemble rehearses weekly and performs for Sunday services 3 to 4 times yearly. They also provide additional concerts throughout the year for other area churches and social events.
These ensembles are open to ANYONE! Visitors and members are all welcome. For more information, email Jane Fore.
Gospel Gang Children's Choirs Rehearsal: Apr 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Revelation Youth Choir (Junior High Youth - Grades 6-8) Rehearsal: Apr 22, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Revelation Youth Choir (Senior High - Grades 9-12) Rehearsal: Apr 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancel Choir (Adult Choir) Rehearsal: Apr 25, 2018 at 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Gospel Gang Children's Choirs Rehearsal: Apr 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Revelation Youth Choir (Junior High Youth - Grades 6-8) Rehearsal: Apr 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Revelation Youth Choir (Senior High - Grades 9-12) Rehearsal: Apr 29, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chancel Choir (Adult Choir) Rehearsal: May 02, 2018 at 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Gospel Gang Children's Choirs Rehearsal: May 06, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Revelation Youth Choir (Junior High Youth - Grades 6-8) Rehearsal: May 06, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Rev. Tim Morrison|| Associate Minister of|
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|Chris Brunt||Organistfirstname.lastname@example.org||972-618-3450 ext. 233|
|Jane Fore|| Instrumental Music|
|email@example.com||972-618-3450 ext. 263|
|Joy Ferguson||Music Ministry Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org||972-618-3450 ext. 266|
|Cathy Fowler||Worship Coordinatoremail@example.com||972-618-3450, ext. 262|
|Lynda Morrison|| Director of Children's|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||972-618-3450 ext. 272|