The Music Ministry of BMPC is a very important part of our worship experience and overall congregational life. There is a music ensemble for every age from kindergarten to the oldest member of the church. All of our ensembles are open to anyone interested in developing their talent and then faithfully sharing it in ministry in our congregation and around the world.Prophets-028-website Music also plays an important part in the faith development of our children and youth. Children and youth alike respond favorably to learning the faith through music and demonstrating their growing sense of faith in worship leadership. They commit Biblical truths to memory through the songs they learn in music groups and learn servant leadership as they lead the congregation in worship Finally our musicians also enjoy sharing their talents in more relaxed settings. Whenever Christians get together, music and singing is an important aspect of fellowship and nurturing the bonds of friendship within our congregation and in our community. Each of our music ensembles strives to find ways to be engaged in outreach through music in our community.

For Adults

Adult Handbells

Sundays at 5:00 p.m. (post high school adults)
This group rings regularly for worship. They have a fairly high degree of competence and work vigorously on music reading and bell technique. New members will find previous bell experience is helpful but not required; however proficient music reading skills are expected. This group attends a regional festival/workshop in April of each year and rings in the church and in the community.

Chancel Choir

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (post high school adults)
The Chancel Choir is a dedicated group of musicians who lead worship weekly at the 11 a.m. service. Commitment to weekly rehearsals and performances is expected. Music reading skills are helpful but not required. A passion for music and its place in corporate worship is expected. This group models for the whole church a deep sense of commitment and integrity in worship music. In addition to weekly anthems they present special music events throughout the year.


Prophets of Praise

Tuesdays at 7 p.m. (high school students and adults)
This group, much like the chancel choir, demonstrates for the worshiping congregation a high level of commitment to worship and music. They lead worship at the FirstLight service every week. They work on a variety of musical styles including contemporary, contemplative, global, as well as traditional hymns of the faith. The group is an eclectic mix of instruments and voices who are committed to offering an informal worship experience in our congregation that has at its core a music component of breadth and integrity. Potential members rehearse with the group for some time before join in worship leadership; youth are admitted upon an in-depth assessment of skill and maturity.

Music Scholars

The Music Ministry received endorsement recently to implement a Music Scholars Ministry. This ministry engages local college students to be members of the Chancel Choir or contemporary music ensemble, Prophets of Praise, during academic terms and compensate those students with funds deposited directly to their college accounts for the payment of tuition, fees, room and board. A team appointed by the music director manages the scholar ministry and interviews interested students. Once selected, students are contractually bound to certain performance requirements including rehearsal and Sunday worship participation.


For Children

The Carol Choir

Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.
(1st and 2nd grades)
This Carol Choir rehearse during the academic year in conjunction with CONNECT. They learn music fundamentals including vocal development, types of music, and worship leadership. They sing for worship as they are able and participate in Christmas and spring special events.

Aerie Singers

Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m.
(3rd, 4th, and 5th grades)

The Aerie Singers rehearse during the academic year in conjunction with CONNECT. They increase their musical knowledge expanding their vocal range, exploring a wide array of musical styles, and get acquainted with numerous musical instruments. They are also introduced to significant worship leadership, and a high level of worship leadership skills is expected.


For Youth

Give Voice

Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
(youth in grades 6-12)
Give Voice is an ad hoc group of youth who sing on occasion with the Prophets of Praise and whenever the youth of our church-lead worship. In Give Voice youth are exposed to a variety of musical styles and lead worship in presenting songs relevant to their experience and their study in the Bible.