Music Ministry

Crawford has a vibrant Music Program with a Chancel Choir, Handbell Choir and Children’s Choir.  It is led by our Music Minister, Logan Henke and accompanied on piano and organ by Helena Veranian.

All are welcome and encouraged to join our choirs.  Questions? Logan can be reached at music@crawfordumc.org.

Musical Groups – September through June

Chancel Choir

Thursdays @ 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary

  • Masks and vaccinations are required for participation.
  • No experience is necessary!

The Chancel Choir is Crawford’s most active music group. Composed of professional and amateur singers, this group blesses Crawford each and every week with their music ministry. Those who are 16+ are encouraged to join us. The group sings everything from classical to gospel and contemporary. If you believe that the spirit is calling you to sing, we invite you to attend any Thursday rehearsal so you can see if you like it before you officially join.

Bell Choir

Thursdays @ 6:30 pm in Gifford Hall

  • Masks and vaccinations are required for participation.
  • Absolutely no experience is necessary!

Through a generous donation in 2004, Crawford acquired a full set of handbells and handchimes. Our group boasts a ringer as young as 11 years old and they are a strong and dedicated group. We could always use more Ringers! Those who are 10+ are encouraged to join us. No experience is necessary and if you are not sure what to do you will be paired with a more experienced ringer who will be your mentor until you become proficient. 

Special Ensembles and Other Opportunities

If none of these appeal to you yet you play an instrument, our Music Minister is available to arrange special ensembles or for you to be a soloist during the service. We encourage our community to use their gifts in the service of others. One of our members, Bryan Hilliard, is a professional trumpet player and owner of Occasional Brass & Strings. He often joins the 10:45 am service, and brings in professional musicians for Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions.

Music Meditations

Selected and commentated by Logan Henke, Music Minister

You can see more here.

 

Sure On This Shining Night

Sure On This Shining Night

This week's Musical Meditation will be the final installment before taking a break for the summer. With late, warm evenings upon us, I'm thinking of Sure On This Shining Night by the quintessential and vastly underrated American composer, Samuel Barber. The text, by...

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Crown Him

Crown Him

Crown Him with Many Crowns is an epic hymn, rich with imagery honoring the kingship of Jesus after his ascension to the throne. Across twelve(!) stanzas, written by two separate hymnodists, the text is reflecting upon the many divine honors Christ the King possesses...

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

As this Sunday is Mother’s Day, I’m thinking of the most famous, exemplary mother in Christendom. The words of Mary as she learns that she will bear the Son of God are full of awe and hope. Bringing a child into the world is a radically hopeful act. Bringing the Hope...

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