With music, we express the things that are most meaningful in our lives, and find in its gifts a meaningful ministry of the church.

An important part of our ministry, music and the arts unites people despite their differences. In times of celebration and sorrow, we are brought together.

Check our calendar below for upcoming Music events.

Chancel Choir

Our choir is open to all friends and members of the church who love to sing and who would find satisfaction in rehearsing and presenting music in worship, including special music for the Advent, Christmas, Lenten, and Easter seasons.

We gather in spaces large enough so singers can be socially distanced. We will sing with masks that allow for the breathing necessary for full singing; we will find safe and responsible ways to sing in our Sanctuary that honor the need for safe space.

No Auditions – just show up with a song in your heart!

Contact Ron Morgan at RonM@gablesucc.org for more information or to be added to our choir mailing list for updates, specific rehearsal times, and worship offerings.

Adult Bell Choir

Our Adult Bell Choir will wear masks in rehearsals and in worship. Rehearsals will be held on Sundays before and/or after worship, with occasional bell choir retreats to get an advanced look at music for upcoming seasons. We play in worship monthly and at special services through the year.

In the past, we have participated in the annual Florida State Bell Choir Festival and have done other concerts locally throughout the season.

Music reading ability is necessary for Adult Bell Choir participation!

Contact Ron Morgan at RonM@gablesucc.org for more information.

Youth Bell Choir

Our talented and enthusiastic Youth Bell Choir meets on Sunday morning for rehearsals with Director Seth Patterson and plays in worship regularly. Youth Bell Choir is open to all ringers in Grades 6 – 12. A lot of fun, learning, and satisfaction can be found in ringing in a bell choir. Please contact director Seth Patterson at smpatter@samford.edu to express your interest or for more information. We look forward to the energy and inspiration our Youth Bell Choir will bring to the people of Gables UCC.

Please contact director Seth Patterson at smpatter@samford.edu to express your interest or for more information.

Sunday School Singers

Our children’s music ministry, under the ongoing and enthusiastic leadership of Alex Woods, is integrated into the Sunday School curriculum and may sometimes culminate in sharing some of that music in our 11:00 worship service. Possible ideas for safely reintroducing music into the Sunday School program include meeting children outdoors in our Courtyard or breaking the Sunday School children into small groups so they can safely socially-distance for music-making in our larger spaces. As with all ensembles, watch the bulletin, Laurie’s Lines, and our social media platforms as these plans are more fully developed.

For more information, contact Ron Morgan at RonM@gablesucc.org.