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Extollers–a Christmas tradition at FUMC

December 29, 2014

Extollers 2013The 2013 Extollers

Every year, all present and former members of the FUMC handbell program are invited to attend one morning rehearsal on Dec. 24 and then play for the candlelight service on Christmas Eve. This year 32 handbell musicians signed up for the Extollers. Half of the ringers were back from the past, many of them now attending colleges out of town. It’s a tradition cherished by all involved.

This and other multiple bell choir settings you have seen in church are made possible in part by the memorial gift of a second 5-octave set of handbells in memory of Byron Richardson (Annette Nygard and Ruth Lansing Brickell’s father) and Jim Eaton (Nancy Eaton’s father). An additional three octaves, and three octaves of chimes, came from Chester Park UMC when the churches merged.

The link below shows the final run-through in 2009 of  O Little Town of Bethlehem, arranged by Cathy Moklebust.

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December 9, 2014

Confirmation for eighth and ninth grade youth will begin Sunday, January 11, at 8:45 am in the Club Wesley Room on the social hall level of the church. Pastor David and Julie Bard will again be teaching the class.

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Church Conference

December 9, 2014

The annual Church Conference for our congregation is scheduled for Sunday, January 18, immediately following the morning worship service. Make plans now to attend as we celebrate our faith journey together for 2014 and make some decisions about moving forward together in ministry in 2015. All members of the church have voice and vote at this meeting.

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