Music & Arts
Ministry through the Arts
Because God is our creator, and our creation in God’s image makes us creative beings as well, our endeavors in the arts are an important reflection of our relationship to God. The Arts Ministry encourages the development of our artistic gifts and the use of those gifts in worship, discipleship, evangelism and service. We invite you to express and deepen your relationship with God through music, drama, visual art, film and dance.
The Sanctuary Choir provides music leadership in our Sunday morning worship service and also prepares larger works for special seasons of the church year. This choir is open to all adults and rehearses on Wednesday nights at 7:15 pm in Room 301 (Choir Room).
Read more about Children’s Choirs on the Children’s Ministry page.
First Baptist Church offers handbell choirs for a variety of ages using two sets of handbells: a 3-octave set of Malmark Handbells and a 4-octave set of Schulmerich Handbells. These choirs meet September-May.
This choir is open to adults possessing basic music-reading skills. Middle School and High School students may also be admitted to this choir by audition with the director. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30pm in Room 302 (Music Suite). The Chancel Ringers provide music in the Sunday worship service at regular intervals throughout the year. For more information contact David Williamson.
This choir is open to children in grades 3-5. Rehearsals are held on Wednesdays from 5:00-5:30pm in Room 215. More information about Timothy Ringers is available on the Children’s Ministry page.
First Friday Film Series
Our monthly film features resume on Friday, March 1, at 7 pm in the Ammons-Lolley Commons. We will explore a variety of thought-provoking themes with a series of powerful films. The screenings will be followed by dialogue and discussion.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. Join us beginning March 1 at 7 pm in the A-L Commons!
In March, we will view “Hidden Figures,” the story of Katherine Jonson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson—brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn. This visionary trio crossed gender and racial lines and inspired generations. The film is rated PG. View movie trailer HERE.
Our April 5 film is “Of Gods and Men,” which explores the circumstances of an order of Trappist monks who live among the Muslim population in Algeria. As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists. The film features subtitles and is rated PG-13. See movie trailer HERE
The May 3 film, “Florence Foster Jenkins,” follows a wealthy 1940’s New York socialite who attempts to become an opera singer despite her terrible singing voice. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. Her husband goes to great lengths to protect her from the reality of the situation, but when she sets her sights on performing at Carnegie Hall, he realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet. The film is rated PG-13. View the movie trailer HERE.