"Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.."
Colossians 3:16 (NIV)
FPC has a long history of excellence in music and worship. We believe that music during a worship service can raise our praise and change our hearts. We offer opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities, whether you are young or old, whether you enjoy traditional or modern worship music, or whether you are a trained musician or a simply have a heart for praise.
Choir members use their voices in worship helping others to connect with God for either the 8:15 or 11 A.M. service. The choir also performs at special services throughout the year. No audition required! We welcome singers of all levels, ages middle school and up. Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:30, August – May, and 30 minutes before the start of each service.
Solo Voice / Instrumental Opportunities
There are frequent opportunities for solos and ensembles, whether vocal or instrumental. These usually require an audition with our Director of Music.
The Cypress Singers
The Cypress Singers are FPC’s resident acapella vocal ensemble. This group of auditioned vocalists has performed throughout the state for over ten years, with programs of Seasonal and Americana music. If you are a strong vocalist and a good sight-reader, consider joining us!
Handbell Choir and Beginning Handbell
We have a 3-octave set of Schulmerich bells, and 3 octaves of Suzuki chimes. The FPC Ringers play on special occasions and on Sundays during either the traditional or blended services. Some music reading ability is preferred.
Blended Service Orchestra – The FPC Winds
Those who play an instrument are urged to join the music-making and enhance our worship services. We have a regular ensemble of brass and woodwinds who play each week. We meet at 10 AM in the sanctuary for warm-up.
There is an opportunity for instrumentalists of nearly any level to participate. We welcome strings, brass, winds, percussion, and keyboards. Students, if you have been playing for at least 3 years, you can probably play most of the music that the Wind Ensemble plays each week. If you have “retired” your instrument, you can often get back to playing level in 6 weeks. Our musicians will be happy to help you out!
Organists / Pianists / Accompanists
FPC welcomes those who have keyboard gifts, and encourages them to play in support of worship services. We use piano or keyboard in every service, and we have a wonderful new digital organ of 4 manuals and 80+ ranks.
The Media Team sets up and monitors sound, computer, lighting and video systems at all 3 services, and duplicates CD’s and videos. The Media Team is always looking for volunteers who have an interest or skill at AV work. We can also train you to become a media volunteer. It’s a great way to serve!