Cultivating a Passion for Christ

Choirs – Careen Stanley, Director:

Worship Choir

Our worship choir is singing its way through the fall season! This group is open to anyone ages 14 and over, and no audition or previous experience is required! We practice Wednesday nights in the choir room (new fellowship hall in the very back) from 7:30-9 p.m., and this session will run through December 5th.  We lead worship in the 11 a.m. service twice each month, and will work the entire season to prepare for Salem’s sixth annual Christmas Dessert Fundraiser for Rise Against Hunger, December 13-15th.  If you would like to join the group, it’s not too late! Join now and there’s still time to sing in November and December. Join us and “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!” You can reach Careen at 804 867 7374 or vacareen@va.metrocast.net for more information.

Salem’s Kids’ Choir

This high impact, always energetic group is open to any kid in K-6th grades, regardless of church affiliation. No audition is required! We meet Thursday afternoons, 4-5:30 p.m. in the choir room (new fellowship hall in the very back), and the fall session runs through December 6th.  Every week we work on our music skills, play theater-style games, enjoy a snack, and sing, sing, sing! If your child loves to sing, it’s not too late to join. There’s still time to learn the music for this Christmas season! Contact Careen at 804 867 7374 to register your child(ren), or for more information.

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. We play special music in both services every month, and are preparing beautiful music for this Christmas season! Contact Becky Broaddus (rebecca@bealenet.com) if you’re interested in joining the group!

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. They play special music in both services monthly, participate in special services, and are working on music for this Christmas season! 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 sign up for a Sunday to lead worship with her one on one. 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, 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.