Parkway UCC has a rich tradition of music shared by members of the congregation. We have members who sing, members who play the piano, flute, guitar, cello, saxophone, violin or concertina. On the Sundays that the choir does not sing, other members provide music during the worship service.
The adult choir, led by Craig Collins, sings twice a month from September through June.
New Beginnings Children’s Choir, also led by Craig Collins, has started this year, for children between the ages of 7 and 14. Rehearsals will be twice monthly immediately following church, and the choir will sing in worship on Palm Sunday, March 20, at the District Confirmation Service on Palm Sunday afternoon, and in worship on Confirmation Sunday, May 15.
Rehearsal dates: January 31, February 14, February 28, March 6, April 10, April 24, May 8
Parkway UCC is committed to a worship life that is inclusive of diverse voices, ages, life experiences, learning styles, and aesthetic preferences. We are a community forged from individuals who come from many different faith backgrounds but are attracted to our congregation’s attempts to reflect God’s extravagant welcome for all of God’s children. This means our music ministry embraces the following:
- Music offerings are well-prepared and rise to the best of the musician’s ability, but are inclusive of many different abilities.
- A diverse selection of musical offerings from across the spectrum of musical genre.
- Music that is respectful of our theological leanings — inclusive in language for people and for God, representing openness in the theological concepts of the Christ, salvation, and respect for our inter-faith relationships.
- Music that encourages and empowers the full participation of the congregation as much as possible, including support as we learn new songs and responses.
- Music that deeply integrates with the theme of the service and works with the rest of the liturgical experience.
- Music that affirms and challenges in our desire to live our faith in the quest to listen deeply, grow in community, and act for justice.