Open Invitation Choir (O.I.C.) is a new music ministry opportunity
we are launching this fall:

  • One 45-minute rehearsal, the Thursday preceding Sunday.
  • Open to all ages and individuals. Also, it is ideal for entire families to participate.
  • Unison (everyone sings the same melody) and Two-Part Harmony.
  • No audition or reservation needed.
  • Robes will not be worn.

This opportunity will allow:

  • Folks who’ve never sung in a choir before to “dip their toe in the water.”
  • Those unable to attend weekly rehearsals, a chance to sing in a choir.
  • Choir “alumni” to return to choir on an occasional basis.
  • Congregants to be worship leaders.

All our music ministry ensembles, from the youngest choir to our adult groups, function by weekly, sequential learning. This allows the participants to 1.) build and strengthen their skills; 2.) become progressively more familiar with a wide range of music; and 3.) approach music that is significantly more complex and demanding. (A very important biproduct of these groups is development of community and a small group of support and faith sharing.)

However, not everyone is able to engage in one of our bands or choirs on a weekly basis. By selecting songs that are simple, yet beautiful and meaningful, we open another venue for those who love and want to explore singing and singing in a group.

We hope you’ll join us for one of these opportunities.

The dates for O.I.C. this season, 2023-24 are:

September 14 & 17
9/14: 7-7:45 p.m. rehearsal
9/17: 11:00 a.m. worship
“Morning Has Broken”

October 19 & 22
10/19: 7-7:45 p.m. rehearsal
10/22: 11:00 a.m. worship
“Awake, Awake to Love and Work”

January 11 & 14
1/11: 7-7:45 p.m. rehearsal
1/14: 11:00 a.m. worship

April 7
4/7: 9:00 a.m. rehearsal
4/7: 9:30 a.m. worship
“This Joyful Eastertide”

May 16 & 19
5/16: 7-7:45 p.m. rehearsal
5/19: 11:00 a.m. worship
“Spirit Moving Over Chaos”

Questions? Contact Director of Music Karl Zinsmeister or Associate Director of Music Kirsten Homdrum for more information.