Worship Arts

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. (Psalm 100)

Worship Arts is a vital ministry at Mount 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 Mount Pisgah, 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 Amberly Johnston, Director of Music and Worship Arts  at amberly@mtpisgahgso.org

The Chancel Choir sings in the 11:00am 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 7:15-8:45pm and again on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.

Summer Chancel Choir

During the months of June, July and August, worship services are more informal, and the choir does not robe. The Summer Chancel Choir rehearses at 10:30am on Sunday mornings in the Choir Room. Open to singers high school age and older.

The Early Singers

The Early Singers sing for the 8:30am service on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays. The Early Singers rehearse at 8:00am in the Choir Room to learn music for the service. Open to singers high school age and older.

SHINE runs year-round from 11am-noon on Sundays and includes a worship experience, music, lessons, and more for ages 4 years-5th grade! Check in your child(ren) at the children’s check-in station in the preschool education area by 11am. Parents then accompany their child(ren) to the first two reserved pews in the sanctuary so that the child(ren) may participate in worship.  After the children’s message, children will be released to either a lesson or music/choir. The groups will then switch so that each group (Cherub Choir: 4 years-1st grade and Celebration Choir: 2nd-5th grade) participates in both a lesson and music each week. SHINE participants may be picked up in room 118 at noon.

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

United Methodist Men’s (UMM) Choir

On the 4th Sunday of the month, the UMM Choir rehearses at 8:00am in the choir room and leads our 8:30am worship service. This group sings mostly traditional hymns in two-part harmony. All men are invited to sing.

United Methodist Women’s (UMW) Choir

On the 2nd Sunday of the month (except for June-August), the UMW Choir rehearses at 8:00am in the choir room and leads our 8:30am worship service. This group generally sings traditional hymns in two-part harmony. All women are invited to sing.

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 on Wednesday mornings from 10:30-a.m.-12:00p.m. in the Mount Pisgah Church Choir Room. The fall/holiday season runs September-December with bi-weekly performances in December. The spring season runs January-May with weekly performances in April and May.

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

The Mount Praise Team & Band leads worship at our contemporary service, “The Mount”, Sundays at 9:45am They regularly use adaptations of popular music from current Christian artists and 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 7:00-9:00pm. To join the The Mount Praise Band, email Praise Band Director Diane Carter: diane@mtpisgahgso.org