This is our vocal choir for adults. The Sanctuary Choir sings in church services 2-3 times a month, providing a wide variety of Christian music to enhance our services. In addition, they sing in combined works with other church instrumentalists and choirs. Every year, the Sanctuary Choir puts on a fundraising Cabaret and most years we present a Christmas or Easter Cantata. No past choir experience is necessary to join. Please contact the office for additional information.
Meeting time: Wednesday 7:35 PM to 9:05 PM, August through June. Rehearsals are in the choir room, in the upper north hallway.
CrossWords is a band of vocalists and instrumentalists that play contemporary Christian music. CrossWords has also extended the church music ministry by performing at other area churches and local functions. Open to all adults with vocal or instrumental proficiency. Please contact the office for additional information.
Director: Abbie Goerg
Meeting time: Thursdays, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM, year-round. Rehearsals are in the Sanctuary.
The Jubilation Ringers is a handbell choir for grades 6 – 12. Jubilation Ringers participate in a church service every six weeks, including one of the Christmas Eve services. Please contact the office for additional information.
Director: Bob Sheldrick
Meeting time: Wednesday 7:30 pm – 8:30 PM, September to June. Rehearsals are in the bell room, in the upper north end of the building.
An intermediate hand bell choir for adults, the Alleluia Ringers participate in church services once a month, including the Christmas Eve 11 PM service. At least some hand bell experience is recommended. Please contact the office for additional information.
Director: Bob Sheldrick
Meeting time: Wednesday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, in the handbell room, September to June.
participates in the church services about 3 times a year. Enthusiasm to ring is necessary. A good foundation of musical and hand bell ringing skills is helpful. Please contact the office for additional information.
Director: Dr. Karen Mitchell
Meeting time: TBD by director as needed.
This group is a brass ensemble for Senior High youth and adults. Resurrection Brass participates in worship once a month. Please contact the office for additional information.
Director: Bruce Young
Rehearsals are on Wednesday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM, in the Conference Room, September to June.
The Thoughtful Christian Bible study is a wonderful adult Bible study group, meeting weekly on Tuesday mornings in the adult library. Part of their 2014-15 study will be the congregational study of the Brian McLaren book, We make the Road by Walking, which will be their focus of study on the second Tuesday of the month. The other Tuesdays will be varied topics.
Meeting time: Tuesday 9:30 AM.
Location: Adult Library.
First Congregational Church has served the local Rochester area and residents for over 180 years and continually strives to meet the future needs of its growing community more effectively.