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Music

Thank you for your interest in St. Stephen’s Music Ministry. We have many opportunities you to serve and be involved as you grow musically and spiritually. There are groups for people of all ages and if you or your family would like to be a part of any of the St. Stephen’s music ensembles please contact the Director of Music, Tammy Lydon.

We look forward to having you join us as we praise God, enjoy fun and fellowship, learn about music, and help to lead worship. The St. Stephen’s music staff would be delighted to meet you and help you find your place among the St. Stephen’s Music Family!

Watch the video below to hear how participating in St. Stephen’s Music Ministry has helped members to grow in faith, or keep reading for more information about our various performing groups.

St. Stephen’s Music from St. Stephens UMC on Vimeo.

Chancel Choir, 7:30 pm Mondays, M10

The Chancel Choir is an SATB choir which sings in church about twice a month.  A wonderful, caring group, we welcome all new singers.  Chancel Choir sings a wide variety of music for Sunday worship, and they also prepare special music for Christmas and Easter.

Mighty Peals of Joy, 7:30 pm Mondays, M9

This exciting group plays a five octave set of Malmark bells as well as hand chimes.  New members always welcome. No experience needed.

Orchestra, 6:45 pm Mondays, Sanctuary

The orchestra plays about once a month in church.  This multi-generational group is a great place for you to put that old horn to new use!  Woodwinds, Strings, Brass, and Percussion.  Come and join us!

The Maranatha Singers 9:30 am Tuesdays, M10

This women’s choir is a circle involved with United Methodist Women (or UMW).  They sing in church about once a month and also do two concerts a year.  This friendly group is especially welcoming to new singers!

The Source Band, 7:00 pm Tuesdays, Sanctuary

The Source Band provides contemporary praise and worship music for Saint Stephen’s Source service (9:45am Sunday), holidays, and at special events. This small ensemble uses Christian and secular songs to reinforce the message of the sermon and enhance the congregation’s worship experience.

Bits and Pieces, 7:30 pm Thursdays, M10

Bits is an SATB choir which sings once or twice a month throughout the year – sometimes more frequently during the summer. Our choir is less formal than traditional groups in both attire and music genre. We treasure the friendships developed while we rehearse to present God’s word in song. Anyone who enjoys singing is invited to join. New voices are always welcome!

Mostly Men, 8:15 pm Thursdays, M10

Mostly Men’s Choir is a Tenor/Bass Choir which sings once or twice a month throughout the year – sometimes more frequently during the summer. MM presents a variety of gospel style and traditional arrangements with the purpose of providing God’s message in music to enhance the worship services.  Come join us! You will find us an open and friendly bunch, always looking for new voices!

Grace Ministries Band

The Grace Ministries Outreach event takes place once a month and includes this wonderful band of singers and instrumentalists.  We sing a wide variety of songs in both Spanish and English.  We practice 3 times a month and we are always looking for new friends to join us in praising God through music.


Children’s Choirs

We have several musical choirs for children, ages 3 years through 3rd grade, plus the Mustard Seed Drama Ministry (for children 3rd – 8th grades):

Cherub Choir, 9:30 am Sundays, C43

Cherub Choir is for ages 3 through Kindergarten.  This Choral group learns music through fun songs and experiential learning,.  We use lots of hand instruments and fun musical games to enhance musical learning and don’t be surprised if you see us marching down the hall!

Children’s Choir, 10:45 am Sundays, Fireside Room

The St. Stephen’s Children’s Choir is for 1st—6th grade.  We focus on Choral singing with healthy musical development.  The SSCC sings periodically at the 11:00 service.

Mustard Seed Ministry, 4:30 pm Sundays, Sanctuary

Mustard Seed is for young performers, 3rd—8th grades.  This ministry is designed to inspire each student’s faith and creativity in a safe and nurturing environment, while helping students hone their theatrical skills.