Chancel Choir

Christmas Eve Services

You Are Invited to Celebrate Christmas Eve with us!
Join us on Thursday, December 24! 

4:00 p.m. - Family & Children Christmas Eve Service

This family service is prerecorded and features some of the members of our children's choirs and church families. Pastor John leads us!

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7:00 p.m. Online Family Christmas Eve Service

This service will be on Zoom and feature the Chapel Choir with Pastor Claude offering the sermon.

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10:00 p.m. Online Traditional Christmas Eve Service

This service will be live on Zoom and most closely follow our traditional Christmas Eve worship service. Pastor Claude officiates.

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Advent wreath lighting and Pastor Claude's Advent Series Sermon (Week 4)

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Join Pastor Claude in his Advent Sermon Series based on the book, "Down to Earth" by Mike Slaughter with Rachel Billups for this Fourth Sunday in Advent sermon and advent wreath lighting with Deacon Wes and his family. Down To Earth: Obedience is the fourth of Pastor Claude’s Advent sermons and is based on Luke 1:26-38.

"This Advent season we are looking for God to show up and be felt in a way that is palpable to offset the harshness and heartaches from a year full of harrowing events. We need to feel a down-to-earth God."

View the advent wreath lighting and Pastor Claude's sermon here:

Pastor Claude Advent Sermon Series 4 from DGFUMC Dorr on Vimeo.

Christmas Cantata

Singing, Playing, and Ringing in the Time of Advent

Sunday, December 20, 10:00 a.m

We are doing things a little different this Sunday! We are going to enjoy the beautiful musical gift of the Christmas Cantata! at 10:00 a.m. on YouTube instead of Zoom,

Please plan to gather your in-house family to enjoy this special Sunday service! Invite friends to join online for favorite carols and tunes to renew our Christmas spirits!

The Cantata will be available at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday when the link below will go live. 

Pastor Claude's Sermon and Advent Wreath Lighting

Some of the elements of our usual worship service, including Pastor Claude's sermon and the advent wreath lighting for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, will be provided in a separate video to be uploaded early next week. 

Christmas Eve Services

Please join us at one of our services on Christmas Eve as we celebrate Jesus' birth. There are several services to choose from. 

4:00 p.m. - Family Worship

A worship celebration specially geared for children, with music provided by the Children's Choirs. Rev. John Smoke will share the message.

7:00 p.m. - Family Service with Communion

A family worship service featuring the Connection Choir. We will share in Christmas Eve communion as well as a candlelight carol-sing. The message will be given by Rev. Wesley Dorr, our Pastor of Youth Ministries.

9:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service with the Chancel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing.

11:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chapel Choir and a carol-sing to greet the first moments of Christmas morning.

Chancel Choir Cantata

Gather your friends and family to come enjoy the Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata presenting the popular John Rutter Gloria with exciting brass ensemble and organ.

Familiar Rutter Carols with the Choir, Children's Choirs and chamber orchestra will complete the program and spark your Christmas season!

The 55 voice Chancel Choir is conducted by Diane Hires and accompanied by Pattie Barnes, organist.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019

9:30 and 11:00 Worship Services

Welcome Social and First Rehearsal

Do you love to sing?

Join the Chancel Choir! Welcome social and first rehearsal are Thursday, September 5:    7:00 - Fellowship Time, 7:30 - Rehearsal

The choir is open to new members, so please join us!

Date: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Chancel Choir Cantata

A time for reflection and meditation...

Make plans to attend a presentation of Fauré’s Requiem by the Chancel Choir and guest chamber orchestra for their annual spring Cantata on Sunday, April 7 at the 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. worship services. Faure’s gift for ethereal beauty has made this piece universally popular.

Featured soloists will be guest baritone Evan Tyrone Martin and soprano Jamie Calandriello. An offertory trio will feature Andrew Hesse, cello, Molly Hesse, violin, and Julie Spring, harp.

Please invite family members and friends to join you for this experience. They will be glad you did.

Christmas Eve Services

Please join us for our services on Monday, December 24:

4:00 p.m. - Family Worship

A worship celebration specially geared for children, with music provided by the Children's Choirs. Rev. John Smoke will share the message.

7:00 p.m. - Family Service with Communion

A family worship service featuring the Connection Choir. We will share in Christmas Eve communion as well as a candlelight carol-sing. The message will be given by Rev. Wesley Dorr, our Pastor of Youth Ministries.

9:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service with the Chancel Choir and a candlelight carol-sing.

10:15 - 10:45 p.m. Come & Go Communion

Christmas Eve communion, served by Pastor Claude and Pastor Anna, in a come-and-go style in the Chapel.

11:00 p.m. - Traditional Candlelight Service

A traditional Christmas Eve service featuring the Chapel Choir and a carol-sing to greet the first moments of Christmas morning.

Caroling Around the World – The Christmas Cantata

Caroling Around the World

Gather your friends and families and come enjoy the Chancel Choir Christmas Cantata, Caroling Around the World, this Sunday, December 2.

We open our hearts to familiar and new carols from 20 countries featuring vocal and instrumental soloists with the Chancel Choir.

Rev. John Smoke, our Christian Education Director, will lead the global tour for children, and projection designs will enhance our music without borders.

The 55-voice Chancel Choir is conducted by Ms. Diane Hires.

Chancel Choir Fellowship and First Rehearsal

Do you love to sing?

Join the Chancel Choir! First rehearsal and fellowship time are Thursday, Sept. 6 - 7:00 - Fellowship, 7:30 - Rehearsal

The choir would love to have new members so please join!

Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 7:00pm

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