MINISTRY of MUSIC

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and to protect our musicians, staff, and congregation members, SHUMC musical groups are not meeting publicly until it is deemed safe to do so. While this means a delay in our usual September start, we stay in contact through email, phone calls and zoom meetings. And we pray for an effective treatment or vaccine so that we can continue to contribute musically to the ministry of this church!
  

The Music Department at Shepherd of the Hills Methodist wants to wish you and everyone you love a Happy Thanksgiving! This song: “Thanksgiving (A Medley of Hymns)” arr. by Craig Curry is a festive celebration of that great American holiday. 24 members of our choir joined this Virtual Choir effort! Also, in addition to the amazing talents of our Keyboard Guru, Bill Moore, we were joined by West Valley favorite, Trumpeter Dan Reed!

We would love for you to share this video with friends, family and loved ones as our Thanksgiving gift. Simply click the 3 dots on the top right hand side of the video image, then click “Share”. A YouTube link will appear. Right click that, then choose the “copy link  address” option, then just paste it into an email, or as a Facebook post! Enjoy!

 

 

      Shepherd of the Hills Sanctuary Choir’s second virtual choir performance, Majesty  by Jack W Hayford and arranged by Jack Schrader,was presented to the congregation on the weekend on October 6 & 7, 2020. Over 30 choir members joined in this project. Thanks to Shirley Fiske for video editing. Audio editing by Ken Goodenberger, Music Director.

      On September 6, 2020, the music department of SHUMC presented this song: “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood during our worship service. This was a labor of love on the part of many, as none of us had any experience with virtual choirs! But with God, all things are possible! Even virtual choirs! Over 20 members of our choir video recorded their parts of this song, and approximately 100 hours went into editing those videos together. (Thanks Shirley Fiske and Ken Goodenberger for editing) We are so grateful to God for His many gifts, and for allowing us to make music together after 6 months of Quarantine! Total Praise, indeed!
 
 
 
 
We welcome you to join our Music Ministries at any time!
 
 
 
 
 
 

Music Ministry

God put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.
Psalm 40:3

Sanctuary Choir If you love to sing – we rehearse on Fridays at 1 pm – 3 pm in the choir room. No Auditions Required
 
Singing Shepherds A smaller group, we rehearse on Wednesdays at 1 pm in the choir room. Click here to learn more.
 
Soloists and Instrumentalists We welcome people as they share their talents in our services.
 
Shepherd’s Bells Hand bells add a special music to some of our worship services.  Shepherd’s Bells rehearses at 10 AM on Fridays starting in September.
 
Miriam Dancers A liturgical dance group that adds beauty and grace to our some of our worship services.
 

 

 To find out more about our Music Ministries please contact: 

Ken Goodenberger Director of Music at music@shepherdofthehills.org