From September through June, our beloved FBC Choir rehearses almost every Thursday evening and sings most Sundays. As a church community, we benefit from their commitment and faithful service. And
For many people in our wider church community, this kind of commitment is simply not possible. And we understand. But a few years ago, we had this idea to invite children to join in and sing with the adults. We figured it would be a great way to demonstrate and explore our growing value of being an intergenerational community. During one of the rehearsals for that, Roger Grose, our beloved choir director, looked over at the parents waiting for the kids who were planning to sing and realized that almost every parent there was also a singer. We invited them to join in if they wanted to (and most of them did!) and our Intergenerational Choir took on a new facet. It didn't take long for us to realize that there were other adults who might want to join in and so you might have noticed that our more recent Intergenerational Choirs have a wide variety of "extras" of all ages and stages. And these intergenerational opportunities have become one of my favourite things, seeing our community represented up front in all its diversity: male and female, young and old, from all corners of the globe!
If you're thinking about joining the FBC Choir for September, GREAT! Talk to me or Roger to learn more about how to do that. If you'd love to sing, but cannot commit to the better part of September-June, please get in touch with me or Roger anyway so that we can let you know about other opportunities! And watch for upcoming chances to join in with the wider church family to lift our voices together! We are better together!
Minister of Worship