Worship Ministry

We are incredibly proud of the Music & Worship programs at KGPC and invite you to join us to make music unto the Lord! Below are descriptions on the various options, but should you have any questions, please contact the Church Office or email our Music Director, Janet Phelps.

Memorials Committee

The Memorials Committee oversees the distribution of funds given in memory of, or honoring a loved one.

Columbarium arrangements, including niche reservations and brass nameplate engraving of niche spaces are arranged by the Memorials Committee.  Inurnment services are scheduled with the Pastor and assisted by the Committee.

Email Carol Bibbs, cbibbs9377@aol.com,  for More Information

Children's Choir Programs

We have three active and thriving children’s choirs that serve our church community:

  • Preschoolers serve in our Cherub Choir.
  • Kindergarten through third (K-3) graders serve in our Rainbow Choir
  • Fourth and up serve in our Youth Choir.

Choirs rehearse on Wednesday afternoons from September-May:

  • Cherubs from 4:00-4:25 PM
  • Rainbows from 4:30-5:00 PM
  • Youth Choir from 6:30-7:15 PM  

Our rehearsal time focuses on building children’s musical skills, such as singing, playing instruments, and reading music; building caring relationships with other children within a faith community; and encouraging an active prayer life.

Choirs serve at Sunday worship once a month, and also lead a special service during Advent. Click here to view/print the 2017/2018 schedule.

These Youth Choirs are under the direction of Jill Caynor, a licensed music teacher in the state of VA with over 15 years experience.

Choirs accept new members in September and January.  No audition is required.  Please discuss this opportunity with your child and contact Jill Caynor, (757) 332-0930 with any questions or to sign up for the coming year.

Youth Bells is under the direction of Janet Phelps and is open to 4th graders and up. Learn to read music and enjoy the art of handbell ringing. Rehearsals are each Thursday at 6:15 PM in the Bells Room.

Adults

For more information or to sign-up to participate in any of our Youth or Adult music program opportunities, please contact Janet Phelps.

  • The Sanctuary Choir

    The Sanctuary Choir is open to all who love to sing! Together, they lead the worship music during the traditional worship service on Sundays at 11:00 AM. Rehearsals are each Wednesday from 7:15 to 9:00 PM. The Sanctuary Choir also presents a Lessons and Carols program at Christmas time and special music throughout the church year.

  • Contemporary Worship Team

    The Music Team leads the worship singing at the Contemporary Worship Service on Sundays at 8:45 AM. All are invited, but the ability to read music is necessary and auditions may be required. Instrumentalist, including violin, guitars, bass, and wind instruments are encouraged to apply.

    • Rehearsals are each Wednesday:
      • Choir - 6pm Choir room
      • Choir and Instrumentalists - 6:30pm Sanctuary
  • Handbell Choirs

    There are two handbell choirs for adults open to all who wish to learn: The Chancel Bells and The King's Bells. Both choirs provide music for several services throughout the year.

    • Chancel Bells: Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:00 PM.
    • King's Bells: Rehearsals are Friday at 9:00 AM.

  • Men's Chorus

    The Men's Chorus presents an annual music contribution to worship in the spring to early Summer. With just 3 rehearsals, the chorus includes over 40 men of the church who wish to sing. Our next Men's Chorus is May/June of 2018.  Contact Janet Phelps for more information.