Listed below are a whole host of opportunities to participate in worship ministry through the local body known as First Baptist Suffolk. Our goal is to lead people to be worshipers of God in "spirit and in truth" (John 4:23-24), and as we worship to do so with skill and excellence.
Worship Choir - This opportunity is for adult members of First Baptist Suffolk who love to sing but more than that have a desire to worship the Lord. They lead in worship every Sunday at the 10:30 AM Worship Service and present seasonal musicals at Christmas and Easter. Being able to carry a tune is helpful, but music reading abilities are not necessary. It is necessary however to love the Lord and be faithful to rehearsals. Rehearsals are every Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 PM.
Youth Choir - This is for students in 6th -12th grades. Rehearsals are Sundays at 5:15 PM. This group sings occasionally for Worship Service, usually during the 6:30 evening service.
Youth Ensemble - This is for students in 9th -12th grades. This group is selected based on their musical abilities, faithfulness to other musical and youth activities, and willingness to make the time commitments necessary to work toward excellence in worship ministry. Rehearsals are every Sunday at 4:45 PM.
Orchestra - This group is for instrumentalists who have experience in band or orchestra. It is open to those in middle school through adult who have played in band or orchestra; or who have taken lessons so as to achieve proficient skill in instrumental music. Skill levels for this ministry may vary, but players need to have achieved at least an intermediate level of musicianship on their particular instrument. This group plays at all 10:30 AM worship services and participates in seasonal musicals with the worship choir.
Rhythm Section - Our worship services are greatly enhanced by those who play instruments that are used in the Praise Band. Guitars, bass guitar, drums, percussion, keyboard, and piano are all used to enhance the congregational worship as well as accompany the Worship Choir when they sing on Sundays and as they present seasonal musicals. Rehearsals are Fridays at 5:00 PM in the Sanctuary.
Choir Chimes - This is for children in grades 2-5. The group is limited to spots available. Contact the music ministry office for further details.
Children's Choirs - We provide graded choirs for children from age 3 through 5th grade. Our goal is to provide a setting where they can come to know the Lord, grow in their faith and then provide a musical setting where they learn to worship Him with excellence and skill. There are a variety of musical activities and teaching experiences involved that are directed specifically at the ages of the children involved. This ministry is a teaching ministry that does have some performance aspects to it as children get older.
Young Musicians - children in grades 4 through 5
Music Makers - children in grades 1 through 3
Cherub Choirs - there are two cherub choirs. One is for ages 3 through 4K and the second is for children in Kindergarten.
Solos - Soloists are selected from both students and adults who are actively participating in areas of worship ministry that might be singing in a choir or teaching in a particular area of worship ministry.
Drama Ministry - Contact Pastor Michael Turner, if interested in serving in this part of our worship ministry.