Hands to Work…Hearts to God …30+ Years of Ringing at First Church
The Handbell Ministry of First United Methodist Church
There are opportunities for everyone to ring at First Church!
Sanctuary Bells is a 5-octave group made up of experienced ringers. This group rehearses Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Balcony for the FUMC Sanctuary. The music that we ring is multi-faceted—contemporary, gospel, sacred, with other instruments and voices. Small Ensembles, duets, trios, and solos are also a part of our ministry. Sanctuary Bells perform on the Second Sunday of every month.
Periodically, the Sanctuary Bells perform at outside venues. This past December, the Sanctuary Bells performed at the Children’s Blood Cancer Christmas Party at the Bob Bullock State History Museum.
Rehearsals for Fall 2015 will start on Wednesday, September 9,2015. For more information please contact our Director of Handbell Choirs, Shirley Derryberry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROOKIE CLASSES— A Gateway to Ringing with Us!
Rookie classes are offered to adults and high school students interested in a short-term commitment to learning the basics of ringing handbells. Classes will be available to participants once there are 5 people interested. For more information about this class, please contact our Director of Handbell Choirs, Shirley Derryberry at email@example.com.