Our Invitation Is in Our Name!

We engage people in the joy and sense of community that music fosters through participation and performance.

Christmas Bells & Apple Crisp

With a New Twist

The Bells will Ring Outdoors!

Apple Crisp will be served inside by the First Church Missions Committee.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Church Fair from 10:00 - 3:00 with Bells Ringing Outdoors from 11:00 - 1:00

First Church of Bethlehem

21 Main Street South, Bethlehem, CT

Parking is available across the street at Memorial Hall.

Dress warmly. Bring a chair

or stand under the tent and listen for a while.

Sandwiches, warm beverages, apple crisp, crafts, and goodies

will be available inside while you warm up.

Come, Hear the Christmas Bells!

11:00 a.m. Small Ensembles Ringing Christmas Favorites

12:00 p.m. Larger Ensemble including Piano

1:00 p.m. Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long with All Ringers and Piano

And Share Our Joy this Season!

Christmas Town Festival

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Chime In! Ringing from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Join Us Outdoors Behind the Bethlehem Library

11:30 Small Ensembles

12:30 Larger Ensemble

1:30 Sing-a-Long with All Ringers

In the Little Town of Bethlehem, Connecticut

during the Christmas Town Festival

Collinsville Champagne Walk

Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Chime In! Ringers will perform on the outdoor balcony of the Canton Historical Museum during the Collinsville Champagne Walk.

In each piece of music we ring, we ring out memories of friends and families.

Chime In! keeps memories alive through ringing. Most of the handbells in our collection have been purchased in memory of loved ones. Each time we ring, we make music as a memorial to their lives. During a typical concert, we strike the handbells more than 10,000 times - each strike a memory.

Historic Handbells Project

We are in the process of acquiring a unique set of handbells from a historical church in our area. These bells, cast in the Netherlands, have more than 50 years of history and will bring a new dimension of sound to our music.

Your gift will help sponsor the costs of acquisition and restoration. We welcome and preserve memorials.

Sponsor a Bell

Click a Bell to Donate

Or Support Our Music Mission Anytime

Would you like to ring? Want to try it out? Just curious about how bells work?

Contact our Directors


Call or Text 860-631-3246


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Chime In! Music with a Mission, Inc. is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the State of Connecticut. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Chime In! Music With a Mission, Inc. is an inclusive organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status, or of any other class protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.