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The Village Presbyterian Church Music Department offers a variety of ways to serve God and the Church both in music ensembles and also with service opportunities for a non-musician. These various groups add to the inspiration of the worship services, and the events artistically enrich our community. If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please call the Music Ministry Office, 913.671.2344 or e-mail.
Musical Volunteer Opportunities
- Village Choir — This ensemble is open to anyone who likes to sing and is available to come to rehearsals on Thursday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. The entire choir rehearses together on Thursdays, and then each member chooses which Sunday Worship Service (8:00, 9:30, or 11:00 a.m.) to sing. There is the option to choose to join the choir for short terms like singing in the Advent season or in the Lenten season, or if you like to be part of this ensemble for the fall through the early summer.
- Once-A-Month Choir — This is a smaller choir that is also open to everyone with rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 6:30–7:30 p.m. in Room 15. This choir has weekly rehearsals, but performs in Sunday worship only once a month. The option of singing for a particular season or a short time frame for one’s schedule is also available.
- Handbell Ensembles — There are two handbell ensembles. The Morning Ringers
meet on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and this is an excellent group for new ringers.
The Village Ringers meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., and this is an advanced group.
These ensembles also perform in Sunday worship several times each semester.
- Village Brass Ensemble — This ensemble of 19 instrumental musicians meet on Wednesday evenings in the Sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. This group also performs in worship services.
Non-Musical Volunteer Opportunities
- Concert Greeters — The Music Department offers several concerts throughout the year usually on Sunday afternoons or evenings. These concerts are free to the public. Being a concert greeter offers a way to serve the church and show our Christian hospitality to people attendinng.
- Reception Volunteers following concerts — At times a reception will be planned to follow a concert in order to allow the audience to meet a special soloist(s) or to make the concert a way to showcase an agency that is the designated recipient of.
- Graphic Design Volunteers — The Music Department’s concerts require designs for concert posters and programs. The music directors are always open to having the insight and creative work of a graphic designer to help make the concert advertisements look appealing.
- Music Library Volunteer — The various music ensembles use music folders. Getting the music that’s required for these various groups ready for distribution means processing new music or filing music that has been used. A music library volunteer can serve the church by helping with this process either weekly or when there’s a larger sorting job following Christmas or Easter.
- Christmas Candle Preparation Volunteer — The Christmas Eve Candles for the congregation are needed to be assembled with the paper drip protectors. There are 3,000 candles prepared each year the week before December 24. This task is accomplished by volunteers who give two hours of their time, and treats and fellowship are always a fun part of this task.
- Concert Program Stuffers — Unusual as this may seem, the Music Department has special donation envelopes that need to be stuffed into the prepared concert programs. Most concerts require 400 programs with the exception of the annual Tidings of Joy Advent program, which easily doubles the program count. The special donation envelopes allow audiences to contribute to a designated mission to receive the post-concert offering.