Music at UUCG

“First we sing, then we understand.”  – Rabbi Abraham Heschel (1907-1972)

Music is an integral part of this faith community. Whether making music or simply being present to what is being offered, music helps us “unplug” from the routine of our lives and helps us make connections within our community. Sometimes those connections are immediate and local. At other times they are more global in scope. A wide variety of styles and theological perspectives are offered.

All are invited to join in making music.
The entire community is enriched by the sharing of your gifts.

Ways to Participate

 Singing with all your heart on congregational hymns.

Sunday morning service begins 10:55am.

 

 Attending Expressions

A mid-week service sponsored by the Music Team exploring connections between the arts and spirituality.
Wednesdays 7:00pm – 7:25pm September – May.

 

Experiencing Singing Meditation

Songs, chants and rounds from a variety of spiritual paths with intervals of stillness for meditation, reflection and prayer.
First Sunday of the month October – May.

 

 Providing a hymn-sing ministry with “mUUsic on the road”

Reaching out to members and friends unable to attend services.
Scheduled as needed. Music Team sponsored.

 

 Generating programs, projects and ideas with Music Team.

The UUCG Music Team actively supports the vision plan of the Director of music ongoing development of the music ministry program by:
being “mUUsical ambassadors” who promote and provide uplifting events and opportunities that encourage meaningful participation for congregants of all ages,
collaborating with the vision plan of the Director of Music through financial assistance, logistics and reflective input, and
sharing the healing message of Unitarian Universalism through musical outreach;
thus, enriching the musical life of this community.

 

 Joining the Chalice Choir.

The UUCG Chalice Choir sings most Sundays throughout the year.
“Choir Guide: What is it really like to sing in the UUCG Choir” is available to download.
Highlights include:
Choir Road Trips – to other congregations within Southeast District
Winter Holidays Music Sunday
“Bending Towards the Light: A Jazz Nativity” by Anne Phillips (collaboration with West Market Street United Methodist Church since 2006)

Concert for the Earth, 2016

Choir Retreat: at St. Francis Springs Prayer Center in Stoneville, NC.  Music learning, worship and fellowship.
Concert for Mother Earth, featuring “Missa Gaia: Mass in Celebration of Earth” by Paul Winter Consort
May Music Ministry Sunday

 

Interested musicians of all varieties (including singers and instrumentalists), wanting to share and participate in some way are asked to contact Mark Freundt, Director of Music.