The Music Department at First Protestant is directed by Dr. Joey M. Martin, Director of Choral Activities at Texas State University. At First Protestant, Dr. Martin serves as Organist and Director of the Sanctuary Choir and the Handbell Choir. Please contact Dr. Martin at 512-787-2269 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions regarding the music program at First Protestant.
The Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is a part of the Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Traditional 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 a.m. Traditional 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. If you have an interest in playing the with this ensemble, please contact Dr. Joey Martin to arrange a meeting. He may be reached at 512-787-2269 (cell) or email@example.com.
Special Music Celebrations by the Sanctuary Choir and the Handbell Choir include:
Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service
This is a candlelight service. 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 Texas State University Faculty String Quartet accompanies the choir and special soloists.
Lessons and Carols
This is an annual musical presentation at the 9:30 Traditional service. A professional string and wind ensemble from Texas State University 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 Texas State University, long-time members of the church and members new to First Protestant Choir. Soloists are frequently included in the 9:30 Traditional Service.
This is a program at First Protestant that offers scholarships to pre-professional college/university students. The Music Scholars perform solos at the Traditional 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 Dr. Martin (512-787-2269), cell or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Band of Brothers Men’s Bible Study
Join us as we dig into the Word the third Tuesday of every month. We usually meet at 6:30pm at 2370 Brittany Grace. For more info on this group, contact Rob Miller at 210*573*5253.learn more
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, this fellowship group is for sowers, knitters, and those who crochet. Invite your friends and neighbors for an morning of fun, while making something to benefit a charitable cause. We meet every Wednesday 9:00 am. Call the church office for more info.learn more
The Stream at FPC, Youth Wednesdays
Join us on Wednesday nights for food, fellowship, study and discussion. We meet in the Bormann Room at 6:00 every Wednesday night. If you have any questions about our Youth Ministry, contact our Youth Pastor, Tyler Reed at email@example.com or 830-609-7729 X114.learn more
The Stream at FPC, Youth Sunday School
Join us in the Bormann Room on Sunday mornings at 9:30am to worship, study and have fellowship. If you have any questions about our program, contact our Youth Pastor, Tyler Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-609-7729 x114. Check out our Student Ministry page, also here on our website.learn more
The Springs at FPC, Children’s Ministry
Bring your children to be a part of The Springs at FPC, in the Well Playground 9:30am on Sunday mornings. They will learn about Jesus and all the many people in the bible on their level, sing songs, participate in art projects and fellowship with other children. We have a staff that just wants to …learn more