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Music Ministry

While Mt. Olive has ensembles that rehearse weekly, we often pull together special ensembles for worship using band instruments, handbells, or singing. Anyone who plays an instrument or sings is invited to share their talent in worship. We welcome sacred music of all types from ancient chant to modern acoustic worship music. If you are interested in participating, please contact Lynne Bolick Reed at 828-324-6198, ext. 208.

Our summer schedule begins in June for the youth and July/August for the others. Please see the details below.  Join us!

Our Wednesday schedule:

6 – 6:45 p.m.: Jugendmusik (German for “youth music”: Kindergarten or 1st grade – teens) Plays handchimes, ukuleles, Orff instruments and various other instruments. Meets in music classroom on first floor of Education Building unless otherwise noted in church communications. On summer intermission from Wednesday, May 16 through Wednesday, September 5. First fall 2018 rehearsal: Wednesday, September 12.

6:45 – 7:25 p.m.: Faith Out Loud (acoustic ensemble for teens & adults; provides musical leadership weekly at 8:30 a.m. worship) Meets upstairs in sanctuary. Summer schedule: meets each Wednesday evening in June. Meets Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. July through August 12. First fall 2018 rehearsal: Wednesday, August 15.

7:30 p.m.: Chancel Choir (traditional anthem-style choir for teens & adults; provides musical leadership weekly at 10:45 a.m. worship) Meets downstairs in Olive Chapel. Summer schedule: meets each Wednesday evening in June. “Summer Choir” meets each Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. in Olive Chapel during July through August 12. First fall 2018 rehearsal: Wednesday, August 15.