First Baptist Church Saginaw
A Description of the Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church
The music ministry is involved in an on-going program of worship opportunities and training for choirs and music ensembles of all ages. The scripture says, “God inhabits the praise of His people.” It is our desire to help our fellowship truly experience God in both corporate and personal worship. In our experience, the groups and ensembles not only provide music for worship, but they also provide a place where people can share their hearts and experience Christian fellowship. We hope that you can and will find the right place of service and a place where God can use your gifts and your heart.
The sanctuary choir bears the chief responsibility of leadership in worship each Sunday. In addition to their weekly contributions to worship, the choir also hosts events at Christmas, Easter, and 4th of July. Rehearsals are weekly on Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm – 8:45pm. Membership is open to all by informal interview.
Adult Ensembles (Praise Teams)
This small ensemble has a yearly rotation of 8 singers. Membership requires evidence of a heart for God, active involvement in the sanctuary choir, solid attendance in worship, and good vocal blend with the other singers.
The Handbell ensemble enjoys ringing a wide variety of music styles and leads in worship on a regular basis. The ensemble is made up of 12-13 ringers and rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 5:30pm-6:30pm in the sanctuary.
The sanctuary orchestra leads in worship for special concerts and worship events at Christmas, Easter, and 4th of July. Rehearsals are "as needed" and embership is open to adults and student players.
Children’s choirs are active and fun. They are open to children 4 years old-6th grade. These choirs meet Wednesday nights from 6:30pm – 7:30pm during the Wednesday night adult worship service/prayer meeting.
Youth choir is a very active and energetic part of the music and youth ministry at First Baptist. Youth Choir meets at 5:00pm on Sunday evenings. The choir is open to all 7th-12th grade students who enjoy fun music and who love hanging out with each other. The year’s activities include a Christmas dinner theater, opportunities to lead in worship, and a summer mission trip. Our past trips have included Iowa, Corpus Christi, Houston, and Sequim, Washington.