Sanctuary 003Worship and fellowship through great music have always been an important part of out lives at the United Methodist Church of Garden Grove. Our beautiful sanctuary, with its superb acoustics, inspiring pipe organ, wonderful grand piano, and delightful harpsichord, provides the perfect setting for powerful and meaningful musical experiences of all kinds.

We cordially invite you to look at these opportunities for your participation, as well as the concerts and other special events that are offered during the year. We hope that you will find many ways in which your spiritual life may be enriched.

ADULT CHOIRS

Raymond Woods, Director

The adult choirs prepare music for worship and for concerts presented during the year.

Chancel Choir

Our primary service choir for adults and qualified high school students.Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Madrigal Singers

Membership is by invitation; those interested should contact the director. Madrigals perform during morning worship and for various events. Rehearsals: Sundays, 10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

CHILDREN & YOUTH CHOIRS

Sally Hickman, Director

These choirs prepare a wide variety of music and each performs in church once a month.

Cherub Choir

Children’s choir, ages five through second grade. Regular performance in morning worship on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Rehearsals: At present Cherub and Chorister Choirs are combined. Both groups meet Tuesdays, 4:00 to 4:40 p.m.

Chorister Choir

Children’s choir, grades three through six. Regular performance in morning worship on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Choristers also participate in an annual Children’s Choir Festival.
Rehearsals: At present Cherub and Chorister Choirs are combined. Both groups meet Tuesdays, 4:00 to 4:40 p.m.

Sonshine Singers

Youth choir, grades seven through twelve; perform all styles of music appropriate to the age group. Regular performance in morning worship on the 1st Sunday of the month.
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

BELL CHOIR

Sanctuary Bell Choir

Raymond Woods, Director
For experienced high school and adult bell ringers. This choir rings during morning worship, several times throughout the year.
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

CHILDREN’S SUMMER CHOIR SCHOOL & DAY CAMP

Sally Hickman, Director
(Registration Fee: TBA)
Held the last week of June
Annual week-long program of note reading, vocal, recorder, autoharp, and handbell instruction. Activities include swimming three days, and a movie & hot dog dinner on Thursday. The members of the choir school present a concert on Friday evening at 7:00 pm and perform for worship on the Sunday immediately following choir school.