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Worship Arts

Worship Arts is a vital ministry at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church.  Through music, liturgy, and art, congregants are supported and encouraged as they develop their talents and lead in worship.

Music is a significant tradition in the Methodist Church.  In fact, numerous well-known hymns were composed by Charles Wesley, brother of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. At Mt. Pisgah UMC, the Department of Music offers opportunities for all ages and levels to become a part of this long-standing tradition.  Musicians are an integral part of worship services and they enjoy vibrant fellowship with one another.  For more information on how to become involved with any of the groups listed below, contact Director of Music and Worship Arts Amberly Johnston at ajohnston@mtpisgahgreensboro.org or 

(336) 288-3321

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Cherub Choir (4/ 5 year olds-1st grade)

Choir members must be 4 years old when the fall school term begins. They are taught the basic elements of rhythm and pitch through Christian songs appropriate for their age level.  The Cherub choir sings in church approximately 6 times a year as well as for special holiday events.

The Cherub Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:40-7:00 p.m. in the choir room.

Director: Amberly Johnston

Celebration Choir (2nd-6th grades)

Celebration Choir members must be in the 2nd grade when the fall term begins. They are taught vocal music in parts and rounds along with basic music theory through the use of handchimes and drumming. The Celebration choir also is taught leadership by singing in church approximately 6 times a year as well as for special holiday events.

The Celebration Choir rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:40 p.m. in the choir room.

Director: Amberly Johnston

The Early Singers

The Early Singers sing in the 8:30 a.m. service on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays.  This choir does not meet regularly during the week, but rehearses an anthem from 8:00-8:25 a.m. in the choir room Sunday morning for the upcoming service.  Open to singers high school age and older.

Director: Amberly Johnston

United Methodist Men’s Choir

On the 4th Sunday of the month, the UMM Choir leads our 8:30 a.m. worship service. This group sings mostly traditional hymns in two-part harmony. All Men are invited to sing. 

The UMM Choir rehearses from 8:00-8:25 a.m. in the choir room every 4th Sunday of the month.

Director: Amberly Johnston

United Methodist Women’s Choir

On the 2nd Sunday of the month, the UMW Choir leads our 8:30 a.m. worship service.  This group generally sings traditional hymns in two-part harmony. All women are invited to sing.

The UMW Choir rehearses from 8:00-8:25 a.m. in the Choir Room on the 2nd Sunday of the month from January-May and September-December.

Director: Amberly Johnston

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings in the 11:00 a.m. service each Sunday.  The choir has a retreat in the fall and spring to work on music for their Christmas Concert and Good Friday service. Open to singers high school age and older. 

The Chancel Choir rehearses in the choir room on Thursday nights from 7:15-8:45 p.m. and again on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m.

Director: Amberly Johnston

Summer Chancel Choir

During the months of June, July and August, worship services are more informal and the chancel choir does not robe.  The chancel choir does not meet on Thursday evenings, but instead rehearsals begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings in the choir room.

Voices of Bronze (Handbell Choir)

The Voices of Bronze Handbell Choir plays both at the 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services approximately 6 times throughout the year.  This group may also perform in other special musical events. Voices of Bronze rehearses on Thursday nights from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Handbell Room.  Rehearsals begin after Labor Day and end in May.

Director: Amberly Johnston

Greensboro Community Women’s Chorus

The Greensboro Community Women’s Chorus is a non-auditioned outreach vocal ensemble open to any female in the Greensboro area. Focused on providing music to those who may not be able to regularly attend concerts, the Greensboro Community Women’s Chorus performs at local nursing and assisted living facilities, hospitals, and religious venues. They sing a wide variety of music including sacred, folk, and show tunes. The Greensboro Community Chorus rehearses weekly on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-noon in the Mt. Pisgah UMC choir room. The fall/holiday season runs September-December with bi-weekly performances in December, and the spring season runs January-May with weekly performances in April and May.

Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gcwchorus

Director: Amberly Johnston

The MOUNT Praise Team and Band

The vocalists and musicians in this ensemble lead worship at our contemporary service, The MOUNT, on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. This group loves adapting popular songs and music from current Christian artists. They are always searching for guitarists, bassists, drummers, keyboard players, and vocalists who have a heart for leading worship. The MOUNT Praise Team rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Leader: Diane Carter

Worship Assistants

Do you have a heart for serving the church and the members of the Mount Pisgah community? If the answer is ‘yes’, we would love for you to volunteer as a Worship Assistant.

Worship Assistants play an important role at each of our three worship services. From greeting visitors to keeping nursery to serving communion, there are many ways that you can volunteer your time to make worship meaningful for others. For additional information about any of the roles below, contact the Church Office at (336) 288-3321.
 

Greeters

Greeters hold the important job of welcoming visitors, guests, and members to worship services each week. Positioned near the entrances, they demonstrate the fellowship and love that we extend to all who visit Mount Pisgah, as well as provide general information and orientation to the facilities. To volunteer as a Greeter, contact Betty Collins (8:30) or Rebecca Hansley (11).

Ushers

To volunteer as an Usher, contact Brent Holmes.

Hospitality Team

We want to practice “radical hospitality” at Mount Pisgah. The hospitality team members warmly greet guests and church members inside the sanctuary on Sunday mornings and help ensure that everyone feels welcome. The team members are identified by the hospitality “badges” they wear. Mount Pisgah strives to establish the feeling of “home”–where everyone is known by their name. To become involved in this ministry, contact…

Acolytes

To volunteer as an Acolyte, contact Michelle Bumgarner.

Communion Stewards

Communion Stewards prepare and attend to the elements of Holy Communion when Communion is celebrated in worship. To volunteer as a Communion Steward, contact Doris Light.

A/V Techs

We have many dedicated volunteers who run sound or build and run visual programs for our worship services. Are you interested in technology and willing to learn? Whether you’re experienced or a novice, contact Rad Satterfield to participate in this emerging ministry at Mount Pisgah.

Children’s Church Leaders

To volunteer with Children’s Ministries, contact Jamie Moler.

Nursery Attendants

To volunteer as a Nursery Attendant, contact Jamie Moler.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is responsible for keeping the Sanctuary looking its very best. We change the paraments according to the Church calendar, see that the hymnals are straightened and envelopes are in the pews, sharpen pencils, tear out ritual of friendship sheets after each service, and help the acolytes with their robes and lighters. If you would like to serve on the Altar Guild, call Sandra Wegner at (336) 545-8181 or Glenda Burkett at (336) 288-0026.

Doorstep Ministry

To volunteer with the Doorstep Ministry, contact Steve Woodard.