music ministries


To glorify God by engaging hearts in worship in offering the finest gifts of music.

Our Music Ministry offerings are as diverse as our styles of worship. There are ensembles for children through adult of all musical abilities encompassing both contemporary and traditional music styles. Music is an integral part of worship, praising God, and proclaiming scriptural truths that enrich our faith journey. We believe the anthems, preludes, postludes and praise songs are offerings to God and not performances. Our musicians are worship leaders who can lift the heart of every believer. Musical excellence and devotions are also stressed during weekly rehearsals. Johann Sebastian Bach, the great German composer and organist, always autographed his compositions “solely for the Glory of God,” and those words echo our commitment and motive for producing our very best in church music.


Students either presently in college or entering college in the fall that are majoring or minoring in music or music education may apply for the Maxwell Music Scholarship. Applications must be received by the music staff by Sunday, May 19, 2019. The scholarship will be awarded on Sunday, June 2, 2019 during the morning worship services. Please contact any member of the music staff with questions.



Andrew Brisbin

New Life Worship Leader


Janis Glosenger


Nancy Reitzel

Director of Children’s Music & Youth Bells


Alex Peffer

Youth Choir Director


Keith Roden

Director of Sanctuary Music & Adult Bells


Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir leads the Celebration Worship music during the 9:30 and 11:00 AM services as well as at other church func-tions. This SATB choir sings anthems of varied styles and is open to all who enjoy ministering through song. The group is open for ages Grade 10-adult.

Rehearsal: 6:30-8:00 PM Wednesdays Child care is available.

Director: Keith Roden.

Jubilee Choir

The Jubilee Choir combines the talents of the Sanctuary Choir, along with other members of the congregation from both worship traditions to form an intergenerational choir that unifies the church’s music ministry to celebrate special events throughout the church year. The Jubilee Choir presents an annual Christmas cantata with orchestral accompaniment in December and participates in the 11:00 PM Christmas Eve service as well as other special occasions from September through early June.

Rehearsals: 6:30 – 7:10 pm Wednesdays as scheduled. Other combined rehearsals and dress rehearsals as scheduled by the Director of Sanctuary Music. Child care is available.

Director: Keith Roden.

Celebration Ringers

The Celebration Ringers are our entry level adult handbell ensemble. They ring in worship from October through May. Learn To Play Handbell workshops are offered throughout the year for those interested in learning more about ringing handbells and joining this ministry.

Rehearsals: 6:30-7:30 PM Mondays from late August through late May.

Directory Keith Roden. 

Chancel Bells

The Chancel Bells are the most experienced of our handbell choirs. They ring regularly in worship and other special performances throughout the central Pennsylvania region from September-June.

Rehearsals: 7:30-9:00 PM Mondays from late August through late May.

Director: Keith Roden.

Chamber Orchestra

The chamber orchestra is made of church instrumentalist whom accompany the Jubilee Choir for cantata presentations and other special performances through-out the year. Strings, woodwinds, some brass instruments and percussion are needed in this ensemble. Musicians should be able to play.

Rehearsal: As scheduled by the Director of Sanctuary Music.

Director: Keith Roden.

CHUM Brass

The CHUM Brass Ensemble plays for Christmas Eve services, Easter morning, cantata presentations, and other selected worship services throughout the church year in Celebration worship.

Rehearsal: As scheduled by the Director of Sanctuary Music.

Director: Keith Roden.

New Life Praise Band

The Praise & Worship Team provides the music in the New Life services each week at 9:30 and 11:00 am. The music ranges from Contemporary Christian Rock to modernized arrangements of Traditional Hymns. Normally, the Praise & Worship Team consists of two-four singers, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboard, bass, drums, various other instruments.

Rehearsal: Wednesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Director: Andrew Brisbin. 


Angel Choir

The Angel Choir is for age 4 through first grade. They perform regularly in contemporary and traditional worship services from October through May and participate in the 6:00 Children’s Christmas Eve Service.

Rehearsals: 10:30-10:50am Sunday mornings

Director: Nancy Reitzel.

Alleluia Choir

The Alleluia Choir is for grades 2-5. They perform regularly in contemporary and traditional worship services from October through May and participate in the 6:00 Children’s Christmas Eve Service.

Rehearsals: 9:00-9:25am Sunday mornings

Director: Nancy Reitzel.

Children’s Choirs Fall Schedule 2018

October 14 – New Life – Angel Choir

October 21 – Sanctuary – Alleluia Choir

November 11 – New Life – Alleluia Choir

November 18 – Sanctuary – Angel Choir

December 9 – New Life – Angel Choir

December 16 – Sanctuary – Adult Choir Cantata – Children do not sing

December 24* – Sanctuary – Both choirs

*There will be a dress rehearsal for children for the Christmas Eve service TBA

Children’s Choirs Spring Schedule 2019

January 20 – Sanctuary – Alleluia Choir

February 10 – New Life – Angel Choir

February 17  – Sanctuary – Alleluia Choir

March 10 – New Life – Alleluia Choir

March 17 – Sanctuary – Angel Choir

April 14 – Sanctuary – Both Choirs (Palm Sunday)

May 5 – New Life – Angel Choir

May 12 – Sanctuary – Both Choirs (Mother’s Day)

Junior Youth Bells

The Jr. Youth Bells are open to students in grades 6-8. This is our entry level handbell ensemble for our youth. Ringing technique workshops are offered to students by the instructor. They ring several times a year in worship, Christmas Eve and often in a year end concert.

Rehearsal: 4:30-5:15 on Wednesday in room 118-119. Beginning September 12th.

Director: Nancy Reitzel.

Youth Bells

The Youth Bells are comprised of students in grades 9-12 .They ring in worship from October through May, at special events in the community, and often in a year end concert at church.

Rehearsal: 11:15-12:00 PM on Sunday in room 118-119. Begins September 9th.

Director: Nancy Reitzel.