Etowah UMC Music Ministry

Hallelujah! Praise God in His holy house of worship, praise Him under the open skies; Praise Him for His acts of power, Praise Him for His magnificent greatness; Praise with a blast on the trumpet, Praise by strumming soft strings; Praise Him with castanets and dance, Praise Him with banjo and flute; Praise Him with cymbals and a big bass drum, Praise Him with fiddles and mandolin. Let every living, breathing creature praise God! Hallelujah!
– Psalm 150 The Message
 
CHANCEL CHOIR
The Chancel Choir sings Sunday mornings for the 11:00 AM traditional service. The EUMC Ensemble sings for the 8:30 a.m. traditional service, once a month. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 PM in the Choir Room. Members consist of sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. Music reading is not necessary but always helpful.
 
EUMC EASTER CHOIR
Our Easter Choir begins rehearsals the first week of February and meets on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:00 PM in the Choir Room. The regular time for Sunday anthem rehearsals resumes then after the special services rehearsal from 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM.. All are welcome to participate in either or both choirs. The choir is a dynamic, God-loving group of folks who sing in 4-part harmony.
 
Music Ministry Staff
Director of Music/Drama Ministries: Sally Germanaro
Organist/Pianist: Steve Aldridge
 
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN VOLUNTEERS:
Violin/Fiddle: Pat McConnell
Guitarist/Vocals: David Germanaro
Drummer/Percussion: Ben Paulson
Electric Bass/String Bass: Landon George
Mandolin/Flute/Vocals: Jackie Karinja
Sound Technician, Guitarist, & VocalistKevin Blythe
 
 
 
EUMC PRAISE TEAM
This fast-growing group of instrumentalists and singers leads the contemporary worship service at 9:45 AM on Sundays. We are an exciting group of 18 singers with a full band praising God with the most popular line-up of songs heard today. Many of our songs can be heard on 106.9 FM the Light. We meet on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 PM for prayer, fellowship, and rehearsal in the sanctuary. If you are interested in joining this team, please contact Sally Germanaro, Director of Music Ministries at the church office. This is an auditioned group and music reading skills are preferred but not required. The ages of our members range from high school through college-aged, parents, as well as beyond! We have a large repertoire of music and worship services, also growing, are very motivating and worshipful!
 
CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Our young children sing for us during the Advent and Easter Season as well as during special times in the church year. Children from the community are invited to participate.
 

2017 Christmas Cantata

EUMC HAND CHIMES ENSEMBLE
Hand Chimes Ringers is a fun and beautiful way to worship our Lord. This group meets seasonally and for special occasions. Rehearsals are scheduled with the members.
 
GROUPS THAT PROVIDE VALUABLE ASSISTANCE:
*Worship Advisory Team
*His C.R.E.W. (Chancel Readiness Exalted Worship) is a team of volunteers who prepare the chancel area for worship providing smooth transitions between services.
*Music library assistance
*Children’s Choir helper
*Prayer Support
DRAMA MINISTRY:
Under the direction of Sally and David Germanaro, the Etowah Drama Ministry began in March 2017 with the presentation of the Living Last Supper. It was a deeply-moving and successful experience with wonderful acting, beautiful period costumes, and a realistic original backdrop created by David. This past year’s original dramatic presentation, The Next Day,  was presented with our exceptional actors, musicians, and the Gospel Truth.  
 
The Etowah UMC Drama Ministry welcomes those who are interested in volunteering their talents as productions are announced. Bring your God-given gifts of acting, singing, dancing, sewing, writing, playing an instrument, drawing or painting, building, etc. For more information please contact Sally Germanaro at the church.