Music is an important part of our ministry here at Woodhaven. We incorporate a wide range of musical styles from spirituals to old favorites to newer anthems of praise and worship. We also have opportunities for instrumentalists, beginners to advanced musicians, to share their gifts, whether accompanying the Sanctuary Choir, ensembles, or providing solo or ensemble pieces, and we also welcome those who simply like to “make a joyful noise’” From children to adults, we have a place for you to share your musical gifts.
The Woodhaven Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir leads our congregation in worship each Sunday morning. We rehearse on Wednesdays at 7:15 pm in the sanctuary. Our choir is open to all as we are a volunteer group. Sing with us year-round or join us in preparation for special occasions. The gift of perfect pitch is not necessary; the gift of the love of singing praises to our Lord is all that is needed.
In our Sunday and Wednesday activities, preschool and elementary children learn songs, hymns, and other music for worship and fun. Kids also learn about stories and people from the Bible, how to use the hymnal, and how to be worship leaders. On Wednesdays, children meet for music time from 6:10 – 6:30 p.m. during Wednesday night children’s time.
The Men's Ensemble meets once a month on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 8:15 pm. Our music ranges from contemporary to gospel pieces with or without accompaniment. We welcome men of all musical abilities. See Terri Stratton for details.
Ladies’ Ensemble, the Grace Notes
Grace Notes is a ladies’ vocal ensemble. This group meets once a month on the 2nd Wednesday at 8:15 pm. Our music ranges from contemporary to gospel pieces with or without accompaniment. We welcome ladies of all musical abilities. As our name implies, we offer a lot of grace to one another! See Terri Stratton for details.
Handbells! The Woodhaven C3 Ringers
The handbell choir, called the Woodhaven C3 Ringers, meets on Sunday afternoons, typically September – May, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Handbell Room of the Music Suite (downstairs from the Sanctuary). The handbell group plays on occasion in worship, during the Christmas Advent season, and for special services or concerts. This fun group adds a unique and exciting dimension to our music ministry and is led by Jim Bob Costilow. Not great at reading music? Give Jim Bob’s special color-coded method a try!