From Pastor Ed . . . . .
If you are between the ages of high school and 99, please feel free to consider joining Ashland’s bell choir “Bells are Beautiful” and/or the “Chancel Choir.” For the 2012 – 2013 music season (September – May), bells will rehearse on Tuesday evenings and the vocal choir on Thursday evenings. Both choirs perform a wide range of musical styles ranging from classical to Gospel Rock and contemporary style choruses to traditional hymns. Also, both choirs minister occasionally to shut-ins at various rehabilitation facilities. Inspiration and resources are available for church musicians through the Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians (FABM) at the Green Lake Conference Center every summer in July.
Preschool children, ages 3-5, learn about Jesus and God’s love for them through Bible stories, songs, and crafts. A light snack is offered, which enables the young ones to develop and practice a simple prayer of gratitude. During the summer, they had fun “Diving deep with God” using Cokesbury’s Operation Overboard, a water theme which also included science experiments and dramatic play. Just take a look at the smiles from our Preschool classes: