Dove of the Desert United Methodist Church
Friday, September 22, 2017
INCREASING LOVE FOR GOD AND NEIGHBOR - GOING DEEPER - REACHING FARTHER - TRANSFORMING LIVES

Music Ministry

 

Music Director: Greg Ramsey - gregramsey@doveofthedesert.com
Choir Director: Lovita Christianson -
Choirs@doveofthedesert.com 
Bell Choirs Director: Brent Fike - bfike2@cox.net
Folk Group Leader: Karen Freeland - km_freeland@yahoo.com

 

Dove of the Desert is blessed to have a wealth of musical talent in its midst. From the grass roots sound of the folk group to the majestic voice of the Celebration Singers, the Dove Notes Women's Choral group to the upbeat, contemporary sound of the Praise Team, to the diverse array of vocal and instrumental talent of individuals in the congregation, the music at Dove enriches the worship experience for all ages.


Adults

Celebration Singers

(Lovita Christianson, Choir Director)
Performing a wide variety of traditional, sacred, contemporary and gospel music, the Celebration Singers mixed chorus brings its majestic voice to the 11 am worship service every Sunday. Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
 

Dove Notes

(Lovita Christianson, Choir Director)
Dove Notes is a women’s chorus that brings beautiful music to the 8 am worship service every Sunday. The chorus performs a variety of musical styles, from traditional and sacred to contemporary and gospel. The group rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm
 

Praise Team

(coordinated by Greg Ramsey)
Dove's contemporary worship service in hand-clapping, toe-tapping contemporary praise music as well as Spirit-filled worship songs from the heart. Multiple praise teams lead worship each Sunday, each bringing their love of God through music to the people of Dove. The contemporary service is every Sunday at 9:30 am

Folk Group

(coordinated by Karen Freeland)
The Folk Group performs a variety of good ol’ down home folk music on the second Sunday of the month at the 8 am worship service. The group practices off campus on Mondays at 7 pm Led by Grant and Karen Freeland.

Dove Bells 

(coordinated by Brent Fike)
Dove's hand bell choir rings out the praise! All are welcome to join regardless of age or experience. The Dove Bells choir meets on Thursday evenings at 7 pm Dove Bells, our beginner group, meets on Monday evenings at 6:30 pm

 

Youth

Dove Youth Choirs - A Youth Musical Ministry

(coordinated by Greg Ramsey)
The Dove youth choirs offer our junior and senior high youth opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth, development in the fine arts, and fun! The program consists of several groups, and focuses on four components:

Performance – Musical performances both at and outside Dove.
Mission Work – Providing opportunities for community service and outreach.
Devotions – Helping to nurture a personal relationship with God.
Recreation – We have fun!

Dove Youth Choir Mission Trip 

(coordinated by Greg Ramsey)
The Halos Youth Choir, for junior and senior high school high students, performs pop, swing, gospel, and contemporary Christian music, as well as sharing God's work through various community performances and volunteer mission work. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Dove Young Adult Ensemble

(coordinated by Greg Ramsey)
The Dove Youth Choir Ensembles, made up of high schoolers and young adults, perform Christian music and share God’s work through various community performances and volunteer mission work. Rehearsals are at various times during the week in the Sanctuary. The Young Adult Choir will perform 2 to 3 times throughout the school year.

Children

Dove’s energetic children’s choirs offer children the opportunity to grow both musically and spiritually, connect with other Dove children, and bless the congregation with their song.

Cherub Choir

(coordinated by Lovita Christianson)
Dove’s precious children from age 3 through first grade form the Cherub Choir, which performs once a month at various worship services and in the annual Christmas pageant.
The choir practices Sunday from 10:15 - 10:30 am in Rooms 15/16.

The Music Makers

(coordinated by Lovita Christianson)
For children in second through sixth grades. The animated choir performs once a month at various worship services and in the annual Christmas pageant.

The choir practices Sunday from 9:30 - 9:50 am in Rooms 15/16.