The Chancel Choir enriches worship each Sunday. The Choir also performs at special concerts during the year, including Lenten and Advent Friday afternoon concerts.
The Chancel Choir at First Congregational has a long history of presenting high-quality concerts to benefit the community. These voices are often part of the social outreach activities of the Church. Professional soloists and use of instruments enhance these concerts. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month.
Our recorder players, founded the Church's Recorder Consort. As part of our congregation, their individual styles blend into a lively, flexible sound. Their technically sophisticated and highly sensitive playing, as well as their elegant renditions and coherent programs, meet the highest artistic standards.
Chancel Bell Choir
The Chancel Bell Choir works together to perform music in perfect harmony in the chapel and in the community! If you want to learn more, or are interested in joining us, contact Dr. Quincy Dobbs. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM with the exception of the third Wednesday of the month.
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Jazz on Jefferson
Concerts for a Cause
Our Church has participated in creating a series of "concerts for a cause" where we have supported many local causes, including Major Chords for Minors, Flint Water, and the CAN Council.
Advent/Lenten Concert Series
This unique concert takes place on every Friday of the season at 12:15 PM in the sanctuary.
Major Chords For Minors
As of June 2017, Major Chords occupy the second floor of Suttner Hall providing music lessons, free of charge, to young musical students who otherwise would not be able to afford music lessons. Hours are Monday - Thursday, 3:00 PM - 8:30 PM (or until lessons are finished). Call 989-790-2000 for more information.
The New Reformation Band (NRB) jazz repertoire encompasses Dixieland, ragtime, blues, big band, and swing… the hot music that lifts spirits.
NRB was formed in 1970 during a cold Michigan winter. Seven musicians gathered in the sanctuary of the First Congregational Church in a shocking, yet highly successful, attempt to bring jazz into the service. Most had played “jazz” before, just not in church, and not with each other. With the exception of the Brothers Oppermann — on piano and banjo — most were shaking hands for the first time.
The New Reformation Band plays at First Congregational Church from time to time and it's a toe-tapping good time!