Music Opportunities for Children

At Second Presbyterian Church we welcome all children to participate in the music ministry of the church. We promise to find ways for every child to be involved. We invite parents to share with us the most helpful ways to teach your child, and share the love of God and music with your young musician. ALL God’s children are welcome to participate at whatever level they are comfortable…

For more information about music opportunities for children and families, please contact Mary Ibis or visit the SPC Family Resources site.

SPC FAMILY RESOURCES

Songs and Stories with Miss Mary

Each week a video of no more than 15 minutes will be shared with all the children beginning in early September. No registration or sign-up required. Children and families may choose when and how to use this video in their own schedules. Example: Goodnight iPAD by Ann Droyd and the song, As a Child Rests (Psalm 131) from the hymnal, Glory to God.

Sunday School Music During Children’s Sunday School

During Sunday School music we sing songs that help us grow in our faith and include songs that emphasize themes and stories being taught in the daily lessons. Example: The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Builder, Matthew 7:24-27, and the song, The Wise Man Build His House Upon the Rock.

Family Bells

This intergenerational, pod style music opportunity will begin mid-September. Children, youth, parents, and other family members will be invited to the church to do small group, ringing. There is a possibility of combining families who are already spending time together into musical pods. Rehearsals will be 45 minutes, and there is much flexibility in scheduling. Strict standards and protocols endorsed and approved by the church’s Session are in place for small group gatherings at the church; these rehearsals will be subject to the onsite-meeting policy.

Created to Create!

This program is a new, interactive, virtual, multisensory, free, no registration required, opportunity that engages children in musical, artistic, kinesthetic, and theatrical play. The first session of this will be in late September. This workshop-styled opportunity will allow participants time to explore scripture through art, including painting, clay, fabric, sculpture, mixed media, and more. We will also use music to inspire our creative time together, sometimes singing, sometimes listening to music and songs that help grow us in our faith. We will spend some time doing dramatic readings of scripture, and incorporate movement to underscore the learning and creating process. This workshop will be offered monthly.