January Music Ministry

New Year’s Resolutions

By Jerry Rich, Director of Music

“The New Year is here, and I am looking for a resolution.”

If you are having this thought, why not join one of Trinity’s choirs? Choir is more than rehearsing, ringing and singing. It is a vital part of Trinity whose members feel called to minister to others through music.

Join one of our choirs and you will:

1) Be a part of the church’s worship life

2) Fellowship with others who feel God’s call to serve through music

3) Experience how music becomes an extension of God’s word

Qualifications for joining a choir include:

1) Loving Jesus with all your heart

2) Wanting to express through music what God has done for you

3) Being willing to serve at Trinity

You don’t have to be a great singer or ringer (although we are blessed with those!). If God has called you to serve in a choir, others will help you begin your journey in this new way to serve. Remember that “God does not call the qualified; rather, he qualifies the called”. If God is calling you to serve at Trinity through its music program, please make a resolution now to try one of its choirs!

Children’s & Youth Choirs
Ellen Fillette, Director of Children's & Youth Choirs
Ellen Fillette, Director of Children’s & Youth Choirs

By Ellen Fillette

Children’s Choir and Youth Choir will resume January 13. Join us on Wednesday nights 6-7 p.m. for a family dinner, music, and fellowship. Adults are invited to join the CAPS evening prayer group at 6:30 for a short and simple prayer service. Children and youth join Ellen and Jerry for choir rehearsal where we learn to worship God through a wide variety of Christian music. Even if your child or youth is not interested in singing in front of anyone in church they are still more than welcome to join rehearsals. The invitation to rehearse but not perform would be very odd for most choirs. But this is not a group that performs, we worship and we lead others in worship. So all are welcome—talented musicians, beginners, those with stage fright, and those who will sing any time, any place.

This semester we will continue our quest in discovering discipleship. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? How do we become disciples and what is it that they do? We will discuss these questions and many more through the lens of the United Methodist Mission Statement: Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World. I sincerely hope you will consider joining the Wednesday night family.


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Trinity United Methodist Church is located in McLean, VA. Our weekly worship services are on Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. for children and adults. Children up to 6th grade are also invited to Children's Education during the 10:30 service. Adult Bible Study also occurs on Mondays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please visit our website for more information.

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