The Ministry of Music has the privilege of reaching as many people as possible with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music that creates an atmosphere for worship and celebration of God’s love, and teaches God’s Word to participants in the Music Ministry and worshipers through instrumental and vocal music. We believe in using the many gifts of our congregation to help us worship our Lord in Spirit and in Truth!
Ministry Opportunities For All Ages
Worship Choir (high school students to adults)
Worship choir rehearses on Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm in the choir room. This 60 voice ensemble sings in the 9am and the 11:15am Sunday morning worship services each week from mid-August to the beginning of July. Worship choir members may choose to sing in both services or in one or the other. All who can match pitch are welcome to join, and musical training is not required. Worship choir sings a range of styles from classical to contemporary, and often teams up with our worship band. The Worship Choir is also a part of special musical concerts and events joining with professional instrumentalists to lead in worship through music. Child care if free for all members, but reservations are required. Please contact the Worship Choir Director, Terry Attebery at (405) 202-2996 for more information.
contemporary worship band
The Worship Band leads worship weekly in the 11:15am service. Because of the instrumentation and the pace of learning and rehearsing music for worship, well-developed musical skills are required. If you are in High School and older and you sing, play guitar, piano, electric bass, drums, or keyboard this is the place for you to get plugged in and grow as a worshipper and musician. We would welcome the opportunity to talk more about it with you. The Worship Band rehearses on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00pm in the Sanctuary. Please contact the Director of Music & Worship Arts, Kyle Owen at (405) 401-3116 for more information or to express interest in joining.
Chancel Bells handbell ensemble (high school age to adult)
Chancel Bells rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15pm in the bell room. This ensemble rings intermediate and advanced music, so strong music reading skills are required. Guest ringers are often needed for rehearsals and for playing in worship. Rehearsals and participation happen during the months of September through May. Contact: Terry Attebery at (405) 202-2996
One Incredible Moment (OIM)
OIM is a large musical theater production done during the month of December every other year. A large set is built and full theatrical lighting and sound is used for this production with more than one hundred performers in full costume singing all songs by memory! Rehearsals start in August in the late afternoon on Sundays. Help is also needed from mid-November until early January for set-up and tear-down of the set and lighting. Please watch for announcements about specific rehearsal times. This production is open to all ages, and has had an amazing inter-generational participation (from age 5 to 85). Contact: Terry Attebery at (405) 202-2996
FPCE Instrumental Ensemble
This group is made up of talented instrumentalists from our own congregation. They are often called upon for special services during the year to add color and excitement to our worship of the Lord! Top professional players from the region are added to this ensemble when instruments are needed that are needed but not played by the congregation members. Contact Terry Attebery at (405) 202-2996
Do you love art, writing, acting, dancing, musical theatre, building things with your hands or just simply thinking creatively about ways to express love to God? We want to know. Please contact the Director of Music and Worship Arts, Kyle Owen at (405) 401-3116 to discuss opportunities for involvement.
Student Worship Band and Vocalists/Instrumentalists
We like to see our student (7-12th grade) use their musical talents in worship and other church activities. There is a Student Worship Band that leads worship on Wednesday evenings for the students, and on Sundays for the kids of FPCE. Occasionally the Student Worship Band will participate in or lead worship in the 11am service on Sunday mornings! Please contact the Director of Music and Worship Arts, Kyle Owen at (405) 401-3116 for more information.
Kids Musical (K-6th grade)
In March each year the kids of FPCE present a full-length Christian musical to lead worship for the whole congregation. Rehearsals begin in January in the choir room. Please contact Jean Wellfare at (405) 341-3602 to ask questions about this special way your kids can learn about leading worship!
Offertory Team, Worship Assistants, and Ensembles
FPCE is blessed with many gifted vocalists and instrumentalists who add their gifts to worship each Sunday. We also have Worship Assistants in our early service who help with the flow of worship and lead different elements of worship. Different vocal and instrumental ensembles are formed during the year, and if we know you have an interest in playing or singing, we can invite to participate. If you are a gifted musician or speaker, and would like to be part of worship in this way, please contact the Director of Music and Worship Arts, Kyle Owen at (405) 401-3116 for more information.
Sound and Media Tech Team
We are often looking for techs to run sound and media for worship services and other special services and events. Training is available! Please please contact the Director of Music and Worship Arts, Kyle Owen at (405) 401-3116 for more information. Training is available.