WORSHIP & MUSIC MINISTRY

One thing you'll find at AVPC is that we have a passion for the arts, especially for music and for ministering through song, and that we are blessed with many members and regular attenders who are especially gifted in this artistic area. We offer programs for people of all ages - children have a music class which meets on Sunday evenings in the fall, and many of our students serve musically on the youth praise band and also in both Sunday morning worship services. If you'd like to plug into music ministry at AVPC, please look below to learn more about our choir, orchestra, praise team, and worship support team. For information about our Worship & The Arts click here.

Adult Choir 

The Adult Choir sings nine months of the year (September – May) and participates in the early worship service (8:30 a.m.) on the first Sunday of each month and in the late worship service (11:00 a.m.) the other three weeks. The choir performs classical, traditional, and contemporary music and frequently utilizes additional instrumentation. 

  • Rehearsal times are Sunday evenings, 5:00-6:30 p.m. 
  • The ability to read music is not required, but an ear for music and a heart to praise God are necessary to participate. Regular attendance is expected. 
  • Childcare is provided for rehearsals. 
  • If you are interested in joining the Adult Choir or finding out more, contact Steve Whitner (steve@avpc.org).

Bell Choir 

AVPC has a four and one half octave set of bells and performs seasonally.

  • Good to excellent music proficiency is necessary and auditions are required.
  • Childcare is provided for rehearsals if needed.
  • If you are interested in joining the bell choir or finding out more about it, contact Steve.

Children's Choir 

Children's choir is for children who are currently in grades 1-6. The group is led by Kristen Robbins, and they meet in the Fireplace Room. 

  • Learning worship music (choir anthems and contemporary worship music) for Christmas and for at least one Sunday morning worship service.
  • Learning how to play instruments as well, such as boomwhackers, chimes, and percussion instruments.
  • Learning singing techniques and reading music.
  • Learning about worshipping God.
  • Having fun while they are learning these things.

Orchestra 

The orchestra plays approximately once every 6-8 weeks in the morning worship services and for special worship services (e.g. Lessons & Carols Service).  The orchestra is currently comprised of violin, cello, flutes, oboes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, horns, trombones, tuba, rhythm, and percussion.  New players and instruments are enthusiastically welcomed. 

  • Rehearsal times are Wednesday nights from 6:15-8:00 p.m.  The orchestra rehearses only on the Wednesday nights before it will be performing on Sunday mornings
  • Good music reading and performance skills are necessary and auditioning is required.
  • Childcare is provided for rehearsals.
  • If you are interested in joining the orchestra or getting more information, contact Steve. 

Praise Team

This male/female vocal and instrumental ensemble leads worship for both Sunday morning services (8:30 and 11:00 a.m.). The team performs a blend of traditional and contemporary music and utilizes instrumentation such as piano, keyboard, acoustic guitars, bass guitars, and occasional solo instruments. The praise team also participates in special Sunday evening services scheduled throughout the year. Scheduling is flexible, with team members' schedules varying from once every two weeks to once a month.

  • Rehearsal times are Wednesday, 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. (Team members rehearse only on the Wednesday nights just prior to the Sundays they are scheduled.)
  • Good music reading and performance skills are necessary and auditioning is required.
  • Childcare is provided for rehearsals.

If you are interested in joining the praise team or finding out more about it, contact Steve Whitner, Associate Pastor (steve@avpc.org). 

Worship Support Team

Ushering

AVPC ushering exists to provide support and direction to members and visitors entering the corporate worship center so that they will be better prepared and enabled to hear the gospel message. Ushers serve one Sunday a month in one service and they are offered advanced training. If you are interested in serving as an usher, contact Steve Whitner (steve@avpc.org). 

Communion Set-Up

The AVPC Communion Set-Up Team is responsible for preparing the elements for the Lord's Supper, which is celebrated at AVPC once a month. Most sub-teams prepare the Lord's Supper approximately once every three to four months. If you are interested in serving on the communion set-up team, contact Steve Whitner (steve@avpc.org). 

Sound Team

For more information about the AVPC sound team, contact Steve Whitner (steve@avpc.org).