Arise, My Soul, Arise

The Chancel Choir is singing a wonderful anthem for Easter entitled “Arise, My Soul, Arise.”  The text is by Charles Wesley, and is set to a different melody than the original hymn.  The hymn version is not in our Methodist hymnal, and before finding this anthem I was unaware of...

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SERENDIPITY

The Cambridge English dictionary defines serendipity as “The fact of finding interesting or valuable things by chance.”  Learning interesting and valuable things is something I love about being Director of Lay Ministry at our church, but I’m not finding them by chance.  God sends information in a lot of ways-...

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Upcoming Concert

The Edwardsville High School Chamber Singers will present a concert of choral music in the sanctuary on May 7th at 2:00pm.   This group, under the direction of Emily Ottwein, is selected based on their voice quality and musicianship and work together daily.  This concert will be a concert of...

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Welcome new pianist!

Please welcome Nick Guetterman to Troy UMC.  Nick has joined the staff as interim pianist.  Nick is currently a senior at Edwardsville High School and plans to go to DePaul University to study piano performance in the fall.  He is a wonderful pianist and we are happy to have him...

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MUSIC AND DRAMA CAMP

2017 Music and Drama Camp will be held June 12-15th, from 9:00am -12:00pm.   This camp is for children who are currently in 1st through 5th grade.  During the week the children learn Christian principles through singing, acting in skits, and fellowship.  It is always great fun for all involved!...

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