CENTERBURG - Centerburg United Methodist Church will hold its annual Choir Sunday on June 25 at the 10:00 a.m. service. Chancel Choir members recently voted for their 10 favorite anthems and closing responses. The top five anthems and top response will be presented on Sunday. The Joyful Tones Handbell Choir also voted for their top pieces and will be presenting the top 3 to the congregation on that day as well. Please plan to join us for a morning of song and music and celebration.
The Chancel Choir and Joyful Tones present Choir Sunday as a thank-you to the congregation for their help and support during the year. The choir chose the anthems and closing response for today by voting on everything they sang from June 2016 through May 2017.
A special addition this year will be Marina Arishina Myers playing one of the pieces she performed at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Texas earlier this month.
Following the service, the Worship Committee and “Kitchen Ladies” will host a carry-in for present and past members and guests in honor of Jim and Susie Oswalt, who will be moving away from Centerburg. Susie has directed the Chancel Choir for 25 years and the Joyful Tones since its inception, which no one really remembers. Prior to that, at various times she directed the Herald Choir (2nd grade - 6th grade), and organized and directed the Cherub Choir (age 3 - 1st grade) and Alleluia Chorus (grades 7 - 12). Besides other duties with the church, Jim has been in the bass section of the Chancel Choir since 1999.
The church is located at 65 South Hartford Avenue in Centerburg.