“One of the primary goals with regard to the music ministry program at Bethany United Church is to involve as many people as possible in enhancing our worship services with music. In my opinion, a musically active and vibrant congregation is a musically healthy congregation. The music program is intentionally graded in its approach so that people of all ages may find opportunities to participate in this ministry; either by singing in one of the choirs, ringing in the handbell choir, or performing on their chosen instrument. The end result being the glorification of God through music in collaboration with the spoken word. I look forward to you becoming active and vibrant in the music program at Bethany United.” –Shawn Whynot
For anyone interested in participating in any of Bethany's music programs shown below, please contact Shawn Whynot, Director of Music.
Bethany Senior Choir
The Bethany Senior Choir is a 28 voice choir that sings and leads worship weekly at the Sunday morning service from September to June. The repertoire that the choir presents is eclectic in scope including a variety of musical styles spanning many time periods and also including a variety of world music. We work together to create a musical and spiritual community that serves God and the congregation through the gift of music. The choir is open to all interested singers regardless of musical experience.
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Bethany Handbell Choir
An ensemble that rings English style handbells and participates in worship approximately eight times per year, including special services during Christmas and Easter. The ability to read music is helpful but not absolutely necessary. This choir also attends annual Handbell Choir symposiums.
Thursdays at 6:15 p.m.
Bethany Men's Choir
Open to all men of the Bethany community. This choir sings in two and three part harmony for bass and tenor voices also presenting a variety of music repertoire. The Men’s Choir participates in about 6 worship services per year.
Sundays following the worship service.
Bethany Children's Choir (JAM)
Part of our Wednesday after-school program. Children in grades primary to 6 meet once a week for a time of snack, singing, crafts, stories, and games in the gym. The Children’s Choir participates in worship about 8 times per year.
Wednesdays 3:30 to 4:45 p.m.