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St. John’s United Methodist Church is proud to offer members of the congregation a wide variety of Musical opportunities. Children and Adults are given the chance to participate in musical groups of varying styles and skill levels. Three vocal choirs, a praise band and 4 handbell choirs are available for membership during the year.

Please contact Roy Nelson, Director of Music, for more information: 215-355-7596, Roynel@aol.com

 

MUSIC MINISTRY NOTES
As a Congregation, we have many things to be thankful for.  These past few months were a wonderful example of Talent, Fellowship, Giving and Worship for our Music Ministry.
 
WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE
Our clothing drive provided over 150 coats to A Woman's Place in Doylestown.  In addition, gloves, hats, socks and scarves were donated.  Special thanks to SARAH FLOYD and family for organizing this event.  The generosity of our congregation was appreciated.
 
20th FESTIVAL OF CAROLS 
December 9th was a wonderful night of music and celebration at St. John's.  Our Choirs, Bell Choirs, Orchestra and Special Groups were FABULOUS.  A good time was had by all.  We thank Alissa Nelson, and the Villa Joseph Marie HS Choir for their music.  Also, Brian Barber, Joe Vettori, Kari Johnson, The Newtown Brass Quintet and Robin Gaul for their contributions to the program.  And we can't forget Brian, Matt, Matthew and Kyle for their quartet "singing".  EVERYONE enjoyed your performance.
 
HANDBELL RESTORATION
As most of you know, our Handbells are 32 years old.  With the exception of one of our Bass Bells, all of our bells were donated through the years.  We have done an exceptional job of keeping the bells in great shape, with regular maintenance.  However, our handles and clappers need to be replaced due to age and cracking.  The cost is approximately $2,800.  I am please to announce that our offering from the FESTIVAL OF CAROLS was over $2,000, and we will be able to complete stage one of our restoration this summer.  THANK YOU ALL for your generosity to our Music Ministry.
 
CHRISTMAS MUSIC SUNDAY
Our December 16th Music Sunday was a great success.  Wonderful presentations by our choirs were given to an appreciative congregation.  Thank you to all who attended this very meaningful service.
 
All choirs at St. John's are open to anyone, young and old(er) who loves music.  There is no formal audition, and your participation in our Music Ministry is welcomed.

Music Ministry Recognition 2018 Photos (click here)

 

 
Festival of Carols

 

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