Winterville United Methodist Church

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Music & Drama

Music & Drama Minister:  Tom Bouknecht

Choir Rehearsals on Wednesday evenings during the summer, 7:00 p.m.

Winterville United Methodist Church has a very active music & drama ministry. There are several different groups to choose from that give all ages the opportunity to participate.


Posted August 2018 -   The Adult Choir meets on Wednesday nights and in addition to providing anthems each Sunday, also performs a major musical or musical/drama at Christmas, and has enjoyed doing dinner theaters on several occasions. They also have done an interactive mystery dinner theater that provided great humorous entertainment. They plan to do another in the coming year. Solo and ensemble work within this organization is encouraged and as a result, has blessed the congregation many times.

We are sure that all those involved in the music ministry are blessed by the experience and that it is all pleasing in God's eye.

The month of August will hopefully be fun for all during worship; at least as far as the music is concerned.  (no pressure, Pastor John).  We will be singing some of the old favorites from the Cokesbury hymnal each Sunday during the month, and the choir will be singing along with you, or you with them, depending on how you look at it, (we do all kinds of sneaky things to increase the size of the choir).  The point is, the choir will not be doing an anthem until the last Sunday of the month, which brings me to the next topic.

That anthem will be a simply beautiful arrangement of "Kum Ba Yah" that we will be finalizing during a day-long choir retreat on Saturday, August 25th.  We would like to extend an invitation to anyone that has sung in a choir before, or has ever wanted to try it, to join us on that Saturday for a day of singing, food and fun.  We will begin the day at 9 AM with a pot luck breakfast, followed by our first rehearsal where we will look at numerous new anthems.  A bring-your-own lunch will follow that, and then we will have some fun and games.  In the mid afternoon, we will again get together for rehearsal where we will finalize Kum Ba Yah and finish looking at the new pieces.  Dinner will be provided and paid for from our choir fund in the form of pizza, always a hit, and we will finish up about 6:30.  Spouses or significant others are invited to join us for dinner.  We hope that it will be a day of good fun while working hard on music for the upcoming year.  We invite you all to join us and invite some friends.  If possible, we would like to get an estimate of the number of participants, so if you are not currently a member of the choir, try and let us know that you will be joining us. You may contact me at 706-743-8916 OR the church office at 706-742-2445.

As an update on the DVD's of the dinner shows, etc., I ran into a snag on a couple of recordings, but nothing serious.  It just set me back a little in the timing.  Getting close, though and I'll keep you posted.

As always, thank you for your support of the music and drama programs.  I know all of us involved really appreciate it and we will continue to work hard so that you enjoy it and, more importantly, it brings praise and glory to God.

Yours in Christ, Tom           



Positions Open: In soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass Section. No others need apply.
Physical Qualifications: Must be able to carry light musical notes part way across the church. Must have good vision to see director 20 ft. away.
Experience: No applications accepted from persons who not at one time sung, hummed, or whistled in the shower.
Beginning Wages: Guaranteed satisfaction and joy in the service of the Lord.
Advancement Opportunity: Members who demonstrate ability and courage might sing a solo sometime.
Fringe Benefits: Social Security--We promise you the security of Social Fellowship with other fine members of the choir.
Hours: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings for practice, and on Sunday mornings for Services. Occasionally, there may be opportunities for overtime.
Retirement: After your voice reaches the place where it can hit two notes at once you may sit in the congregation and listen to others use their God-given talents.

Music Opportunities:

Worship Team
Solos, Duets, Groups
Special Events
Services of praise & worship