Our Music Ministry
The Music Ministry of First Baptist, Marion, NC, strives to foster the spiritual growth of each person
while developing musical skills. We lead, serve, and share the Gospels in our church and community
through worship and other ministries.
Children’s Music Ministry
Children grades K-5 are invited to participate in our music ministry through choir and handbells. We learn about music reading, discipleship, and service through our gifts of music.
Young Musicians Choir
Rehearsal: Wednesday, 5:00-5:30 p.m.
The Young Musicians Choir is a dynamic group that learns choral technique, music reading, hymnody, discipleship, and scripture through a theme-base curriculum. We sing in worship throughout the church year. One Sunday per year we lead in our Children’s Sunday Worship Service. The Young Musicians Choir also sings programs for nursing homes and shelters in our community. We have participated in the Cooperative Baptist
• Youth Handbells
Musical Opportunities are offered for youth of First Baptist Church in grades 6-12 September through May. Youth Handbells meet each Sunday 3:45-4:30. They play for worship approximately six times a year and participate in the Youth Handbell Festival offered in early Spring.
• Alpha and Omega Choir
The youth choir, named Alpha and Omega Choir is for youth in grades 6-12 and meets each Sunday in the Music Suite from 4:30-5:30 p.m. They provide music for worship throughout the year. They prepare and participate in the Youth Choir Festival held at First Baptist Church, Greensboro and offered by the North Carolina CBF. Every other year our youth join forces with the youth of FBC, Mt. Holly to do a Summer Youth Choir Mission Tour. Alpha and Omega Choir has performed mission tours across the United States most recently to Cleveland, San Antonio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York City, and Chicago.
Each choir mission tour that Alpha and Omega Choir participates in is steeped in Ministry and Spiritual Growth. Youth are challenged to grow in love for Christ and for others. These include worship through music, service to others, hands-on mission opportunities to share the love of Christ, daily quiet times with God where individual may read their Bibles, individual devotions, prayer and listening for God’s still small voice and Group Devotions where Adults leaders guide the youth in group discussions, prayer and sharing times of how they have seen God at work that day.
• Adult Handbells
Our Adult Handbells is open to adults eighteen years and older. This group rings five octave music. Some musical knowledge is helpful in ringing advanced music. This group meets September-May. The group has participated in many festivals offered on the North Carolina State level and played three full length Christmas Concerts in downtown Marion and now offers a Mini-Concert before worship during December and April and plays periodically in worship.
• Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is open to all members at First Baptist Church who enjoy singing. The choir meets each week in the Music Suite September through May and in the Summer the choir meets in a more relaxed setting once in June, July and August. The music utilized in worship covers a wide gamut of musical tastes but is always Christ centered. The Sanctuary Choir during the course of the year sings each week for worship and presents at least two major presentations during the year.
• Saints Alive Choir
The Senior Adult Choir affectionately named the Saints Alive Choir is open to adults 50 and older, and meets on Wednesday mornings in the Chapel from September through May. They sing occasionally for worship, for the Hanging of the Green Service and tour the area nursing centers each fall and spring with a musical program.