The Music Ministry offers opportunities for training in music and musical leadership in worship. New members are always welcome! Beth Jenkins, Director of Music, is the primary contact for all music ministries.
The Worship Choir sings a variety of traditional and contemporary anthems in worship from September to June. Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Additional rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons, October-December to prepare for Advent and Christmas, and during Lent in preparation for Holy Week. High school and adult singers are invited to join.
Bells of Praise (BOP)
The Handbell Choir plays in worship bi-monthly and for special services. Comprised of both adult and youth members, it rehearses Thursday evenings at 6:00 PM, September-June.
The Chime Choir generally plays in worship 4-5 Sundays during the year, and is open to students entering 3rd-8th grades. It rehearses on Friday afternoons 4:30-5:30 PM.
The Children's Choir is directed by Linda Craymer and is open to children, grades 1-5. The Children's Choir generally sings the Sunday before Christmas and again in the Spring. It rehearses as part of the Junior Church time during the 10 AM worship service for 6-8 weeks prior to singing.
The Worship Band is directed by Beth Jenkins and is open to all musicians. If you are proficient with an instrument (guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, etc.) and are interested in playing for church services, please contact Beth. Rehearsals are Friday afternoons from 5:30-6:30 PM.
OEPC is blessed to have several musicians who are not church members but are happy to share their musical talents during worship services throughout the year. Musicians inside the church also share their musical talents in worship.