Our musical coordinating team works alongside Pastor Steve in providing a variety of music to serve the fellowship. We have one worship service with such a diverse family that diversity in music is essential! In addition to music during worship, the 30 minutes before regular worship begins (9:30 to 10:00) is filled with a variety of music "in the background" to help set the tone for what is to come. When the words are shared on the screen, the congregation is encouraged to join in and sing. This time of music is titled "Music of Agape'" as in "Music of God's Unconditional Love."
You may hear live vocals, instrumentals, videos, or CD's - and anything from gospel to multiple genres of "contemporary," folk, country-western, jazz, blues, secular music that is easily woven in to ministry. Same holds true for music during worship and that of "Sharing in Music."
Praise Team is led by Gail Frassenei. A mix of voices and ages, Praise Team leads in the prelude time (Music of Agape' one Sunday each month and some of the music selections are woven in to worship services from time to time. The music selections are focused on current contemporary Christian music as you might hear on K104.1 (The Fish), K104.5 (The Way), or K107.1 (K-LOVE) online or on your radio.
Our pianists are Christy Knox, Gail Frassenei, and John Meye. Instrumentalists include Joe Dyer, Sam Bayer, and Ryan Koenig.
If you play an instrument, are interested in singing a solo or in a duet or ensemble, or have a special reading you would like to share during "Sharing in Music," please contact Raleen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503)873-5563 to share your desire and discuss the schedule.