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Heartstrings Service

Sunday, November 29, 10:00 a.m.

Invitation to Worship

Gathering Music - Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus - United Methodist Hymnal #196

Welcome - Joy Maples

Opening Prayer

Lord, you are our strength and our shield; our hearts trust in you, in you we have found our courage; our wild hearts dance for joy, and in our songs, we will praise you. Amen

Invitation to Worship Through Praise - People, Look East United Methodist Hymnal #202

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Community Invitation -

Welcome to Communtiy,

Invitation into Community,

Invitation to worship through offering our Gifts and Lives

Time of Offering- Silent Night

Pastoral Prayer - Kent Ingram

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

Worship Song - I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light

Scripture - Isaiah 7:10-14

Sermon - Tiffany Keith

Invitation to the Table 

You may use your own elements, or use some from the church (as you pull into the parking lot on Sunday morning, or when we are open during the week.)

Prayer After Receiving

Invitation to Christian Discipleship - Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus


Sending Music - Foggy Mountain Breakdown


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Handbell Choirs

Handbell Choirs are a tradition at First United Methodist Church.  Four choirs are offered to meet the abilities of children, youth and adults.  We begin with the fundamentals of ringing and progress to the difficult and challenging techniques unique to hand bells. 

Cathedral Ringers
This group is for beginner to experienced handbell ringers, grades 4-6. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 5:45 pm - 6:30 pm.

Director: Debbie Louis

Chapel Ringers
Open to students in grades 7-12 with little or no previous handbell experience. Youth Singers membership is not required. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. This bell choir plays in worship every 6 weeks. Dinner is provided at 5:00 pm each week prior to rehearsal. 

Director: Janice Kinsley

Celebration Ringers
Open to students in grades 9-12 by invitation only. Members are expected to have strong music reading skills. Members of this choir are also required to be in Youth Singers as this group tours with the Youth Singers each June. Members of the Celebration Ringers are required to go on tour. The Ringers plays monthly in worship. Members are also required to purchase a formal outfit which is worn at all performances. Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Dinner is provided at 5:00 pm each week prior to rehearsal.

Director: Jon Faires

Chancel Ringers
Open to all adults. Prior music reading skills as well as previous handbell ringing experience strongly recommended. This handbell choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 pm and performs monthly during Worship. Additionally, the Chancel Ringers participate in local/regional handbell festivals. 

Director: Jon Faires

Handbell Choirs Contact:
Ministry of Music & Arts Office