Worship & Music
BIG BEAVER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH enjoys a strong, vital, and multi-faceted music program. All of the participants, with the exception of the two music directors, are volunteers who donate their time and talent for the love of music, and the glory of God. All are welcome to participate.
Members of the Chancel Choir make a serious commitment to God of our time and our talents. We sing each week, September through June, as a part of our worship service. In December and in the spring we prepare special cantatas, which we present during our worship services.
LIVING WATER PRAISE TEAM
The Living Water Worship Team provides musical leadership for our 9:00 am contemporary worship service, as well as various special services throughout the year. The worship team includes singers and a full band, including keyboard, synthesizer, drums, guitar, bass guitar, trumpet and flute. This team-led worship experience is dependent on the gifts and graces of our singers and instrumentalists as well as people proficient in the use of sound equipment and computers.
All are welcome to be a part of this team experience that allows for our worship of God through praising Jesus Christ.
There are opportunities for service by providing help with sound and projection, jobs which rotate on a weekly basis. The words for songs are compiled during the week and finalized after the Wednesday rehearsal. Our projection software package easily allows for changes prior to the service on Sunday morning.
GRACE LIKE RAIN
Grace Like Rain is our youth/young adult worship team which provides musical leadership for the Living Water contemporary service on an every-other month basis.
This team is comprised of high school, college-aged, and beyond college young adults. Grace Like Rain provides an opportunity for young people to share their musical gifts
with Contemporary Christian music and a full band in a way that works with their schedules. Grace Like Rain rehearses on the Wednesday evening and Saturday morning prior to their scheduled Sunday.
Our multi-generational Praise Band offers an enjoyable opportunity for a friendly group of instrumentalists of all ages. Even those who haven’t touched their instrument in years, come together to perform music for God’s glory. The group is open to all players who are willing to attend the rehearsals and learn the music. We perform for worship services four or five times during the year.
Members of the Vesper Bells are a friendly team of people who practice hard, and enjoy one another’s company while making a joyful noise to please our Lord. They perform for our services once a month.
Crusader Choir members (grades 3-6) rehearse every week during WOW, our church’s after-school program for kids, lasting from October through March. This choir sings for a worship service once each month until January when its members begin to learn the songs and staging of the children’s spring musical.
Cherub Choir members (grades K-2) rehearse each week during our church’s Wednesday after-school WOW program, from October through March. Cherubs sing for a worship service each month. Loving parents bring their children each week to be part of this group. The children bring their boisterous good spirits and willing hearts to each rehearsal and to the task of learning to sing together for God’s glory.