[Editor's Note, 9/9/11: Children's choirs kicked off in grand style this past Wednesday evening. Be a part of this year's choir season! Join us for our Wednesday meal at 5 p.m. in the Gathering Area. We need your reservation and meal purchase by Noon on Tuesdays. Go to our web site registration page to read more about what's on the menu for upcoming weeks.]
By Karen Gossett
What an exciting time in the life of Arborlawn! One of the big changes is the new Wednesday evening schedule. In order to be more family-friendly, all music rehearsals are moving to Wednesday evening. A sandwich supper will be offered from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Commons Area of the new building. (Check out the menus for upcoming weeks and reserve/purchase meals here.)
The two adult handbell choirs will meet at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Children and Youth choirs will meet from 6-7 p.m. Chancel Choir will continue to meet from 7:15-9 p.m. There will be a nursery for all children from infants through Age 3. Finally, there will be plenty of Adult Discipleship offerings for adults.
The new schedule will kick-off on Wednesday, Sept. 7. You will be able to register outside your child’s classroom on that evening. Here is the breakdown of children’s choirs:
Carol Choir (Preschool 4 & Kindergarten), Room 120 (last room on the left in the Preschool Hallway). Teacher: Pam Stoker.
Canticle Choir (1st and 2nd Grade), Room 146 (big gathering area in Children’s Hallway; location of Groundbreakers Worship on Sunday mornings starting Sept. 18). Teacher: Christa Zimmer Fontenot.
Cantate Choir (3rd through 5th Grades), Room 133 (former Saints & Sinners classroom in Children’s Hallway). Director: Karen Gossett. Accompanist: Peggy Hardegree.
Children’s Choirs will be using Stepping Stones curriculum from Chorister’s Guild this year. Stepping Stones is a sequential music education component for weekly choir rehearsals based on Kodaly methodology. Children will enjoy singing games, music for learning and worship, vocal exercises, and hymns. There will be opportunities for our Children’s Choirs to share in worship throughout the year.
If you have questions about Children’s Choirs at Arborlawn, contact Karen Gossett (or call 817-731-0701). We are looking forward to a great year of growing in faith through music at Arborlawn!
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