Music

Our church enjoys a blended worship service. We usually sing a mix of traditional hymns, gospel songs, and well-known choruses. Church choir practice begins at 7:00 PM on Wednesdays, and everyone who enjoys singing is invited to come and have a part in the music ministry of the church. Various opportunities to sing solos and participate in musical groups also are available.
 
Congregational Singing – The congregation is the biggest choir at EBC, and the one God loves to hear the most! Scripture is full of commands to sing unto the Lord and to proclaim His praise. He has done so much for us; how can we contain ourselves and not burst into song? EBC provides plenty of opportunities for congregational singing, including traditional hymns of praise and testimony and newer, contemporary expressions of faith.
 
Sanctuary Singers – This is our adult choir. They serve as the primary praise team for the morning services. They also sing musicals in the Spring and in December. Membership is open to anyone. They sing a variety of traditional and contemporary arrangements, as well as provide leadership for the congregational singing. Rehearsal is 7:00-8:15 each Wednesday.
 
Youth Choir – Youth Choir is for young people in grades 7-12. Everyone can participate, and it doesn’t matter how well you sing, The youth choir usually goes on a trip each Summer, most often to the Lifeway Student Event, SonPower, in Orlando, Florida. Fund raising activities throughout the year make participation in this event very affordable. The Youth Choir sings primarily in the evening services about every other week and occasionally in the morning service. Rehearsal is 4:30-5:30 each Sunday during the school year.
 
Jubilation Ringers – This is a mixed adult group ringing five octaves of handbells. Music reading ability is a must. Substitutes and replacement ringers are needed from time to time. Rehearsal is each Sunday at 5:30.
 
Senior Adult Choir – Prime Time Singers is open to anyone of any age, but consists primarily of singers sixty-five and older. They rehearse each Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30. Prime Time Singers often sing in area retirement centers and nursing homes. They also participate in May-Him, the local Senior Adult Choir Festival, held at Camp Bethany each May, and occasionally in state-wide senior adult choir festivals. They also sing in morning services from time to time. No prior choral experience is required.
 
Men’s Quartet – This is a men’s group that rehearses each Wednesday from 6:30-7:00. They sing each fifth Sunday and at other times of the year. They have given concerts and have sung in revival services at other churches.
 
Men’s Choir – Whenever there is a month with five Sundays, we have a “y’all come” men’s choir in the morning service on that fifth Sunday. The day begins with breakfast at 8:30, then continues with rehearsal at 9:00. The song is usually familiar, and always easily learned. At the offertory, the men leave the choir loft to sit with their families.
 
Instrumentalists – We are always on the look out for people with strong abilities on any musical instrument. If you’ll make your ability known, we’ll do our best to help you find a way to use it in the service of our Lord.