Our hope is to engage
people of all ages and backgrounds in meaningful worship experiences through congregational songs, choir anthems, and other special music offerings. We carry on the rich Presbyterian tradition of hymn-singing, and we encourage congregants to pick up a hymnbook when entering the sanctuary. We also share a wide variety of other music - from ancient to modern - as we seek to understand and worship God.
Our praise band is a team of committed volunteers who love God and are honored to use the gifts God has given them to share powerful worship experiences with their church family. If you would like to share your talents, whether vocal, instrumental, or sound production, please contact Praise & Worship Coordinator Laura Huckin at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is always wonderful to feature special guests in our services!
The PCJH Choir sings most Sundays, from September through May, during the 10:15am worship service. The choir plays an important role in leading our congregational worship songs, as well as singing special anthems to lead the congregation into times of prayer or to prepare hearts for the sermon. The choir also serves as a covenant group for its members, offering warm fellowship, deep and supportive relationships, and communion with God through music and prayer. New members are always welcome. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary, September-June.
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PCJH Music Academy
In order to help our members and the community grow in faith, PCJH offers private music instruction in a variety of instruments. Music speaks to the soul in a way words alone cannot, and is therefore a key component of how we connect with the divine. In addition, we believe that cultivating the virtues of excellence, beauty, humility and empathy through the discipline of music draws us closer to God’s vision for humanity. The PCJH Music Academy runs on a semester schedule and has open enrollment in December and August.
Lessons are available in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, mandolin and ukulele. New students are welcome to enroll at the start of each academic semester. Click below for enrollment contract, which includes information about scheduling, make-ups, and pricing. Please contact Music Academy Coordinator, Ally Kiefer, at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest or questions.
The PCJH Children’s Choir performs once a month from September through May, building musical literacy in our youth and encouraging the entire church family to enter into worship with a child-like faith. The choir is open to 1st-6th grade students. Rehearsals are every Sunday (excepting performance days) from 11:45am–12:20pm in the Dalquist Chapel. Our time together includes specific practice for upcoming performances and a short general music lesson ranging from vocal technique to music reading and ear training. The Children's Choir is always happy to welcome new singers!
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PCJH's Christmas Cantata is a special annual worship service that celebrates the reverence, joy, and wonder of the Christmas season through music. The Cantata features the PCJH Choir and a full orchestra of talented local musicians.
Praise God with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with the strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. ~Psalm 150:3-6