Cultivating a Passion for Christ

Choirs – Careen Stanley, Director:

Do you like to sing? Do your children like to sing? Come check out our choirs! No auditions are required, some great music is planned for 2019, and choir is a great way to make friends and meet new people! There are two ways to get involved this year:

Adult Choir (ages 14 and up) will restart on January 16, Wednesdays from 7:30-9 p.m. in the choir room in the new fellowship hall. We usually lead worship and sing special music in 2nd service twice a month, and will be getting ready for Holy Week (April 14-21) during winter session.

Salem Kids’ Choir (K-5th grades) will start winter session on January 24th, Thursdays from 4-5:30 p.m. in the choir room in the new fellowship hall. Transportation from Bowling Green Elementary to the church can be arranged with an RSVP to Mrs. Stanley and a weekly note to the school office.

The Bells of Salem

This talented group of ringers meets in the bell room upstairs in the Old Fellowship Hall on Wednesday nights from 
6:30-7:30 p.m. They play special music in both services every month, and will be working on beautiful arrangements for Holy Week in April. Contact Becky Broaddus (rebecca@bealenet.com) if you’re interested in joining the group in 2019!

Salem Chimes
These kids can really play! The group is open to kids 5th grade and up, and meets in the bell room Wednesday nights from
6-6:30 p.m. starting January 9th. They play special music in both services monthly, participate in special services, and will also be preparing music for Holy Week during this session. For more information, contact Becky Broaddus at rebecca@bealenet.com.

Other opportunities for musicians:

Praise Team/Praise Band: The band leads worship in 1st service every three weeks, but we still need a drummer. If Salem is your church and you have the skills, what are you waiting for? Band vocalists must audition and should be able to hold a part. Not quite ready to audition for the band? Contact Careen and schedule a Sunday to lead worship with her as a duo. It’s a great way to ease into the music ministry! 804 867 7374 or vacareen@va.metrocast.net.

Instrumentalists: We’re always looking for instrumentalists! If you play a solo instrument and would like to contribute to the music ministry either in regular services or for special occasions here at Salem, please contact Careen at vacareen@va.metrocast.net.

Ladies’ Ensemble: This group is formed 2-3 times a year at Salem, usually by invitation. If you would like to be a part of the next season (January 2019), contact Careen at vacareen@va.metrocast.net. Singers must be able to hold a part, but not alone, to be considered for this group. We rehearse seasonally after 2nd service on Sundays in the choir room.