Music

Music Ministries
For more information about any of the music groups, or solo or ensemble opportunities in worship, contact Ellen Davis, Director of Music, 570/326-5569 or music@stjnumc.com.

Vocal Groups

Chancel Choir
Open to any youth and adults who are interested, this group sings anthems and congregational music in both of the morning worship services and for special services.  Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room, during which time the choir works on anthems and choral techniques, and shares in devotional and prayer experiences. Rehearsals  begin in September.

Voices of Grace (Women’s Ensemble)
This group rehearses on the first and third Thursday of the month, 5:45-6:45 p.m. in the Choir Room.  Under the direction of Connie Hepler, the women sing in worship and for special events. Rehearsals begin in September.

Praise Band – “DaySpring”
DaySpring rehearses and performs ALL year around as it leads our Contemporary worship services, which are held on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month at 8:15 a.m. worship service, with live music beginning at 8:00 a.m. The band also performs at various church events, as well as other churches and community events. DaySpring consist of a variety of instrumentalist and vocalist, which leads and performs Christian contemporary music. Under the direction of Daun Williamson, rehearsals are held every Monday night in the sanctuary from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Please contact Daun at daun.williamson@gmail.com or 570-560-8409.


Instrumental Groups

Youth Handbell Choir
Youth entering the 6th grade and older are invited to join this ensemble, which participates in worship about four times a year.  Rehearsals are held on Sunday afternoons, 5:45-6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room, and include physical warm-ups, technique exercises, and work on handbell music.  Beginner ringers must meet with the Director before joining. Rehearsals will begin in  September.

Chancel Handbell Choir
High school youth and adults with ringing experience are invited to join this group as openings become available.  New ringers must meet with the Director before joining.  Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Choir Room.  The group plays in worship every 4-6 weeks and for special services. Rehearsals begin in September.