Music is an important part of worship at Living Spirit. In addition to the joy of singing and listening to music, we use music to explore our heritage as a diverse congregation and to connect with Christians all over the world.
Our Artist in Residence program brings special music to us in worship so that we can experience styles, genres, and instruments that are outside the range of our regular musicians.
If you would like to participate in making a joyful noise beyond joining in the singing on Sunday mornings, here are some opportunities:
Drumming: New Session April 2018
At the end of 2015 we received a grant to revitalize our drumming ministry by inviting professional drummers to Living Spirit for short-term residencies. During their time with us, drummers teach the congregation and community members some fundamental techniques of drumming.
April 2018 Session Details
This session meets on Saturdays April 7, 14, and 21 at 10:00 a.m., as is open to everyone, including people who aren't interested in church. Here's what you need to know: registration is not required, but we would appreciate if you attend all of the Saturdays in a session (usually 3–4 weeks). Drums will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you want to. Children are welcome if they can sit quietly and follow simple directions. Finally, there's no need to consider yourself a "musical" or even rhythmic person; the workshop is formatted so that people of all (or no) skill levels can participate.
Check out the results of the fall 2016 drumming workshop:
The Living Spirit Singers is our choir; everyone is welcome to be part of the group. Singers rehearse before worship, from 9:20 to 10:00 a.m. They sing in worship once per month. If you're interested in joining the Singers, you can talk to Mikyoung Park when you see her on Sunday, or send her an e-mail.
Bells of Living Spirit
The Bells of Living Spirit is our hand bell choir. They rehearse on Wednesday nights from 6:20 to 7:20 p.m. from September through April. Everyone is welcome to join; you don't need experience with hand bells or in reading music to get started. If you're interested in learning more about the Bells, contact Carol Jorgenson, director.
Children's choir is on hiatus as we reevaluate our family offerings, but older children are welcome to sing with the Singers (above).
We periodically offer dance lessons for kids of all ages that culminate with sharing their newly learned skills in worship. Watch the calendar to see when the next series starts.