The Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is a part of the Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. service providing enrichment to the worship at First Protestant by connecting the congregation with God, and inspiring the hearts and souls of our worshipers.

Rehearsal of the Sanctuary Choir is every Wednesday from mid-August to the end of May, 7:00-8:30pm, in the Music Wing (upstairs northwest corner) in the choir room. Participation in the choir is open to all.

The Handbell Choir
The Handbell Choir is a part of the Sunday morning 9:30 am service and provides musical offerings one Sunday each month. Their musical contributions enhance the music ministry at First Protestant by bringing a majestic and inspiring quality to the services, and is devoted to focusing their energies for the highest quality performances.

Rehearsal of the Handbell Choir is every Wednesday from mid-August to the end of May, 6:00-7:00pm., in the Music Wing in the Handbell Rehearsal Room.

Children & Youth Music & Arts Classes 

Children & Youth Worship Arts at First Protestant Church is dedicated to helping our young people develop their passion for worship through their areas of artistic interest. Students will choose an area of interest and focus their skills each week developing skills in singing, playing instruments and exploring craftsmanship skills that will benefit our theatrical groups at FPC. In the fall, students will also work together to produce a Nativity Pageant, presented in our 11am morning worship service in December. Choir and Handbell student will perform in worship 3-4 times a semester and provide special music for some holiday services. Students should be checked into The Well at 11am on Sundays. Students will select their areas of interest during the month of August, and formal rehearsals and workshops will begin Sunday, August 27th. To register your preschool-8th grader, fill out this form.

Questions? Email Kirsten Boyd, Director of Music & Arts

Special Music Celebrations by the Sanctuary Choir and the Handbell Choir include:

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
This is a candlelight service held annually the Thursday before Easter. The purpose of this service is to reflect on the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ — the betrayal, abandonment and agony; and it is left unfinished, because the story isn’t over until Easter Sunday. A String Quartet accompanies the choir and special soloists.

Lessons and Carols
This is an annual musical presentation at the first service (9:30am). A professional string and wind ensemble accompanies the choir in stirring and worshipful arrangements of traditional carols which tell of the prophecy and birth of Jesus.

First Protestant Choir Soloists
This group includes students at University music students, long-time members of the church and members new to First Protestant Choir. Soloists are frequently included in the 9:30 am  service.

Music Scholars
This is a program at First Protestant that offers scholarships to pre-professional college/university students. The Music Scholars perform solos at the first service August through May. Our congregation benefits from the special music provided by up and coming college students in their professional pursuit of music. If interested in being considered as a music scholar, contact