The Music department of Ringgold UMC has several opportunities for service. If any of the areas listed below are of interest to you, please contact Paul Stone. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; Phone: (423) 987-1093
The Chancel Choir – a mixed group of dedicated worship leaders ministering to the congregation each week at the traditional worship services and other special services during the year. The choir practices weekly on Sunday evenings at 6:00 in the choir room.
The RUMC Orchestra - a group of youth and adults that enjoy praising God through instrumental music. The orchestra practices weekly on Sunday afternoons at 4:45 pm in the sanctuary and plays at the 11:00 worship service on the second and fourth Sundays each month, accompanying the congregation on hymns and presenting offertories and other special music during the service. They also occasionally accompany the choir on Sunday anthems and will be an integral part of the choir’s seasonal and special occasion musical presentations.
RUMC Adult Handbell Choir (directed by Dr. Catherine Turner) - Open to anyone 16 or older that is interested in ringing God’s praise. This group participates in both of the traditional worship services on a regular basis.
Music Office Assistant – We are constantly on the lookout for folks (singing or non-singing) to assist in the office with filing and labeling music and generally attempting to keep Paul organized.
The orchestra rehearses at 4:45 on Sundays. Anyone, 7th grade or older, who plays an instrument, or used to play an instrument and wants to start again, is cordially invited to come out and join us.
The chancel choir rehearses at 6:00 on Sundays. We now have a choir in the choir loft for both traditional services (9:00 and 11:00). We realize that some folks will only be able to sing at one service or the other, but hope to continue to have enough singers available to sing at both services to keep this a viable option for our worship services. To keep this going, we could use some more singers, especially from the pool of worshipers that normally attend the early traditional service. All choir members attend the same rehearsal and present the same special music selection at the two traditional services.