First Congregational Church

Fremont, Michigan
  714 Hillcrest Ave, Fremont, Michigan 49412   †  231.924.4710

  Worship Service 10 am Sunday † Reverend Ray Dekker, Minister

Music Ministry

We are blessed with a rich Music Ministry that draws on the talents of three groups of gifted singers, accomplished in-house musicians, and a host of guest programs and performers adding variety and versatility.

The Chancel Choir, Gospel Singers, and Praise Team grace our worship services October through June. See complete descriptions below.

During the summer months, we host a spectacular array of musicians and singers in special concerts and recitals that rouse the superb acoustics of our sanctuary.

We also provide opportunities for budding musicians who are taking cello lessons from Jack Brooks or violin lessons from Lucy Spinner to share their talents during the worship service.  Also piano, band or orchestra students thru private lessons or the school programs.

Our music program is facilitated by Deb Emerick. Deb invites you to call her for more information about our programs and groups. 231.924.9558

CHANCEL CHOIR —  Our Chancel Choir is an inspirational traditional choir which sings the 2nd Sunday of each month. This group rehearses on Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9 pm and presents a variety of styles of music including traditional choral anthems and gospel praise and worship. The choir is accompanied on organ and keyboard by professional musician Jack Brooks, also accompanist for the Kalamazoo College Music program, and whose background includes the Muskegon Symphony Orchestra.

GOSPEL SINGERS — Our Gospel singers are more relaxed but just as inspiring, and open to all teens and adults who love to sing. They sing in the worship service on the 3rd Sunday of each month, and rehearse at 9 am on the morning of the Sunday they sing. Singing familiar and uplifting gospel songs, the group is accompanied by volunteer piano man Bob "Fingers" Erber as well as our organist Jack Brooks.

PRAISE TEAM — Our Praise Team members are:  Sandy Dekker on keyboard Praise Band andvocals, Deb Emerick on guitar and vocals, Gary Hooker percussion and vocals, and vocalists Beth Hooker, Pat Krehn, Dean Morehouse, and Bev Williams.  This group presents contemporary praise & worship style music in the service on the 4th Sunday ofeach month, also on the 5th Sundays together with the choir.  Praise Team is also featured for special blended service like Christmas Eve, Easter and other times throughout the year.  This group rehearses on Wednesday evening's 6:30 to 7:30 pm.