You are invited to Music Ministry Discussion Groups!
As the Music Director Search Committee continues their work of securing our next Director of Music Ministries, they are hoping to hear from you. To that end they have set up some upcoming listening sessions. We hope to weave music throughout our congregational life in ways that are meaningful to members. As such, we will explore together in these sessions the following questions:
1) How is music important for you in worship?
2) In what ways do you feel that music speaks to you/provides a message?
3) Are there particular pieces of music, hymns and/or songs that help you in your faith and/or touch upon your deeply held values?
The sessions are scheduled for:
1. Sunday Sept 23 5-6 pm
2. Tuesday Sept 25 7:30-8:30 pm
3. Thursday Sept 27 7:30-8:30 pm
Can’t make a session? We will also be soliciting your feedback online.
Contact Cathy Menendez to sign up.
The members of the Music Director Search Committee have been meeting regularly with Jason & Robin to clarify the search process, & to explore an expanded vision of our “music ministry” here at Beacon. We are now ready to gather input from all members of our congregation. Here is a survey on musical skills and we hope everyone with an interest in sharing their musical talent will complete & return this important resource for our new Director. Committee members will be holding group discussions to explore how music contributes to our Sunday morning experience, so be on the lookout for dates & times. You can also raise your voice by attending the Congregational Singing Workshop on Sat. September 22, 10am-4pm. There will be other opportunities to offer input if you cannot attend these events. The Choir will sing on 9/23, 10/15, & 11/18 & rehearse with Jason the thursday before each of these date. Extra rehearsals are also scheduled. If you would like to join or return to our choir, our first rehearsal will be September 13 at 7:30pm in the sanctuary led by Judy Brewer. Jason will be holding a special choir retreat on Sat. October 13, so reserve that date. We are drafting a job description & hope to begin interviewing applicants by the end of the year, with a start date of early 2019.
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the search committee members: Joelle Bochner, Sam DeMizio, Bill Edwards, Brian Halpin, Cathy Menendez, Norm Miller, & Rev. Robin Tanner.