The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first held on Christmas Eve 1918 at Kings College Cambridge, England. In the wake of World War I the college Dean was looking for a way to create a more imaginative and innovative worship service for parishioners to experience on Christmas Eve. The service uses nine scripture lessons mixed with carols and anthems to tell the story from the fall of Adam to the Birth of Christ, telling the story of our need for a Messiah and the ever presents of God’s grace. This service has been used for the past hundred years across denominations and cultures to tell this story. In the same spirit as the very first Lessons and Carols, we are using the imaginative medium of art both visually and aurally to paint this Portrait of Hope.  We are looking for new and original art to be created that will be on display through out the month of December, then highlighted at the Lessons and Carols service on December 15 at 5p.  The Art will be auctioned off with all proceeds going to Crisis Assistance Ministry. Should you like to create art or have questions, please contact Tony Sane, Director of Music at tony@myersmemorialumc.com.   Genesis 3: 8–15; 17–19 Genesis 22: 15–18 Isaiah 9: 2; 6–7 Isaiah 11: 1–3a; 4a; 6–9 Luke 1: 26–35; 38 Luke 2: 1; 3–7 Luke 2: 8–16 Matthew 2: 1–12 John 1: 1–14

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a volunteer ensemble of 30-40 musicians made up of singers from high school age through their 80s. The choir meets on Wednesday evening from 7 until 8:30 in the choir and is conducted by Tony Sane. The Chancel Choir helps to lead worship each Sunday throughout the year and will often perform major works for special services throughout the year such as the Moravian Love Fest, Lessons and Carols and Holy Week Services.

Chamber Choir

The Myers Chamber Choir is an ensemble that functions as a part of the Chancel Choir. The ensemble consists of 12-16 members that sing a more challenging repertoire and help to lead worship during special services. 

Chancel Bell Choir

The Chancel Bell Choir meets on Tuesday rehearses from 6:30 until 7:30 in the bell room and is conducted by Patty Fayssoux. The Chancel bells help lead worship once a quarter from September through April and function as the advanced bell choir for Myers Memorial.
 

Aldersgate Ringers

The Aldersgate Ringers meets on Monday evenings at 5:30p in the bell room and is conducted by Tony Sane. The Aldersgate Ringers help to lead worship once a quarter from September through April and function as the beginner bell choir for Myers Memorial.

Youth Chorale

The Youth Chorale meets on Sundays during the school year from 5p to 5:45p in the choir room and is conducted by Tony Sane. Youth Chorale is open to all youth & In}{Betweeners. We sing in worship once a quarter and on special occasions.

Myers Praise Team

The Praise Team is directed by Susan King and helps to lead worship once a month and on special occasions.
 
 

Sunday Night Live

September ~ April Children’s Ensembles
The Musik Makers (Pre-k)
-Spirit Singers (k-2 grade)
-Cantate Singers (3-5grade)
-Cantate Ringers/ Myers Orff Ensemble
-Myers Drama Team -Worship Arts

For more information on the Music Ministry at Myers Memorial UMC,

Contact Tony Sane, Director of Music.