As you may have noticed, our very own Jason Hawkins, talented tenor and Plainfield North High School choral program director, has joining our church staff and now leads a new Worship Band at the 11:00 service!
One of the most enjoyable aspects of the 8:30 service is our Chancel Choir, which provides superb weekly anthems and adds strength, spirit, and vitality to hymns sung by the congregation. Following this model, the new Worship Band builds on the strong musical tradition of the church and provides an anthem and additional music at the 11 a.m. service, while the congregation continues to sing hymns accompanied by our wonderful organist. Both services also enjoy regular performances from our other excellent ensembles, including the Bellissimo Ringers, the Junior Chimes, and the United 4 Him quartet.
Other members of the Worship Band include Chip Mackey (guitar), Tim Scates (piano), and Eric Wellman (drums). Jason is always looking for additional musicians (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, strings, and brass on occasion) for this new ensemble. Please see Jason if you are interested. He especially welcomes junior and senior high youth to participate!
With the addition of Jason to our staff, we are excited to be building on a proud musical tradition at PUMC. Whether it be at 8:30 a.m. with Chancel Choir or 11 a.m. with the new Worship Band, we hope you will consider joining us!