We hope this finds you well and somewhat rested during these summer months. It is hard to believe that the season will soon be drawing to a close. We already see the days growing shorter, and many of us will be grateful for a little cooler temperature. As we start to look for the signs of Autumn to appear, we anticipate the start of another year of Music Ministry here at Mount Vernon.
We have been busy in our preparations and are looking forward to an exciting and uplifting season! Part of our work has been to evaluate the program for ways that we can improve our time spent together. To that end, we are hoping to adjust our rehearsal schedule in a way that we hope you will appreciate.
In the past, we embraced the special seasons of the year and had one or two intense evening rehearsals. We came to realize how much those rehearsals eased our Sunday time together. Attendance was terrific and while we worked hard, we seemed to accomplish much! We also noted that our Sunday rehearsals, specifically on Bell Choir Sundays tended to be fragmented with people who serve both ministries “in and out.’
So, here’s our “new plan!”
We would like to have one evening rehearsal each month. This would be held on the Wednesday before the second Sunday (Bell Choir Sunday) and then, have no rehearsal on Bell Sunday. (A different night than the past Thursday times; again no conflicts for folks who are also ‘ringers’!) This rehearsal would be from 7-8:30 pm and at it, you will receive all the music that you will need for that month. This long-range rehearsal will give us an opportunity to delve into music that might be more challenging rather than trying to squeeze everything into Sunday mornings.
We trust that this extra time will provide us all with a greater measure of comfort and preparedness with our music, especially when you might not be able to join us for each Sunday rehearsal.
We know we are asking in some ways for a greater commitment, certainly no small feat to give up an evening each month. We realize going back out again is not always what you want to do after working all day. We hope that you will see this as an opportunity to strengthen our Sunday work and assure you that it will be time well spent. we promise to be well prepared and organized - ready to get busy and use our time together well!
We continue to be most grateful for your service to this very important Ministry; we know how deeply rooted in faith is our work to our worship.
We invite anyone who is thinking of singing or ringing to come and see what we are all about. Please talk with Lynn, Tess or Terri if you want to know more! Emails and calls coming soon!
Blessings till we come together again!
ELIZABETH FORWARD AREA COMMUNITY CHORUS
Looking for interested adult singers for our Christmas Concert. Practices are Sunday evenings 6-8:30 p.m. at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth starting September 9, 2018. Cut-off to sing this concert is September 23rd.
The Junior Chorus is looking for 3rd, 4th & 5th graders who are interested in singing the Christmas Concert. The first rehearsal for Junior Chorus is on September 23rd at 4:45 pm at Bethesda Church in Elizabeth. There will be information for parents and a rehearsal for the children.
Concert dates are November 30th and December 1st & 2nd Save the dates. Call the church office or go to www.efacc.org for more information.