Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.
Our challenge is managing our growth and developing a music ministry for all ages fully integrated with the life and teaching ministry of the church as a whole. Individuals at New Hope are encouraged to serve by offering their God-given time and talent to honor Him and enhance our corporate worship.
New Hope Singers
Our choir performs at the 8am and 9:30am Sunday services and rehearses on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8pm. Members are free to sing for any or all traditional services. The singers’ presentation of our various Christmas, Holy Week, and other special programs is often accompanied by instrumentalists. Watch video footage from our most recent Easter Sunday service.
New Hope Ringers
The New Hope Ringers perform at specific traditional services and are often featured during our other special musical presentations. Handbell music is published with designations of difficulty from Level One to Level Five, with Five being the most challenging. We are structuring our Tuesday evening rehearsal time to allow for the development of ringers at every level of performance ability. We will work on:
Levels One and Two from 6:30 – 7pm
Levels Two and Three from 7 – 8pm
Levels Four and Five from 8 – 8:45pm
Even if you have never rung, we encourage you to begin at 6:30pm for basic coaching and move on to whatever level of competence with which you are comfortable. Come ring with us!
Traditional Musical Opportunities at New Hope:
- New Hope Singers now meet on Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:15pm in the sanctuary.
- The New Hope Ringers rehearse in the sanctuary on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:45pm.
Every Sunday morning, New Hope inspires Fort Myers residents with an upbeat and relevant Contemporary Worship Service at 11am. No smoke or gimmicks, this service features muliti-media presentations, great worship music with a full band, and is a favorite with our younger members and the young at heart.
Contemporary Musical Opportunities at New Hope:
The Praise Team is EXPANDING! Do you play drums, electric guitar, keyboard, or bass? Harmony vocalists and sound technicians are always in demand. Rehearsals are on Saturday mornings. If you have the time and talent, email Deb Fransway.
The contemporary music blog is available HERE.
Concerts and Special Worship
We love music at New Hope and frequently invite guest musicians to perform in concerts and in worship. We feature special music during Advent, Christmas Eve and Easter services. We also have concerts throughout the year showcasing music talent from our community and all over the world.
This program is designed for students interested in participating in the liturgy at various times throughout the year. Handchimes and vocal choir options available. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 6 & 6:45pm. More info HERE.