Join Us in Our Music Ministry
Music expresses our love for God, communicates our faith and understanding, and provides ministry to others. At Hendricks Avenue Baptist Church, there are a number of opportunities to worship God and serve our neighbor through music by participating in one of our ensembles, and/or contributing your gifts and talents to our annual community music camp.
Our prime directive is to continue to build a ministry featuring music that is diverse, vital, and faithful; to take care of the artists God sends our way; and to promote musical and spiritual growth in all people. We extend an invitation to you to join us in our music ministry.
The Sanctuary Choir
The adult choir rehearses Wednesday nights, 7:00–8:30 p.m. in the choir room, which is located directly behind the sanctuary. The choir sings a diverse repertoire, representing the sacred classic works, modern church octavos, and choral settings of the Church’s music from around the world. We invite you to visit us on Wednesday nights.
The Master Ringers
The 5-octave, adult handbells choir rehearses Sunday nights, 6:30–8:00 p.m., in the handbells rehearsal room, which is located in the church’s E-wing (E-9). The ensemble plays advanced level literature, leading in worship services and playing in the community throughout the year.
Our two children’s choirs meet on Wednesday nights, 6:00–7:00 p.m in the fall. During this time, children will participate in the 4- and 5-year-old choir and our Growing in Grace choir (1st–5th graders). Age-appropriate curriculum, anthems, and songs are used to teach the children the fundamentals of music. Singing, Orff and rhythm instruments, hand chimes, and hymnody are at the center of each night. Throughout the year, the choirs sing in worship and other special programs.
This ensemble, open to students 6th–12th grade, meets on Sunday evenings during the school year, 5:00–6:00 p.m., in the choir room, which is located directly behind the sanctuary. The group sings a variety of music and prepares dramatic presentations. Each summer, this group travels to do mission work and sing. Recent trips included New York City (2012), Asheville, NC (2013), Texas (2014), and The Bahamas (2015).
Student Handbell Choir
The HAB Youth handbells ensemble rehearses Sunday evenings, 4:00–4:50 p.m., in the handbells rehearsal room, which is located in the church’s E-wing (E-9).
For more information, contact Tommy Shapard, Minister of Music and Worship, at (904) 396-7745 ext. 374, or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.