First Congregational Church

Fremont, Michigan

   714 Hillcrest Drive, Fremont, Michigan 49412   †   231.924.4710

   Worship 10 am Sunday † Pastor Luke Schmalz

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Music Ministry

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


The Chancel Choir 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 keyboard by Sylvia Lee.

Praise Band

PRAISE TEAM — Our Praise Team members are:  Karen Larsen-Roggatz and on keyboard and vocals,  Deb Emerick on guitar and vocals, Gary Hooker percussion and vocals, and vocalists Beth Hooker, Pat Krehn, Dean Morehouse, and Tim Roggatz  This group presents contemporary praise & worship style music in the service on the 4th Sunday of each 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.