First Christian Church | Wilson, NC
Monday, May 22, 2017
(Disciples of Christ)
Music Ministry Opportunities at First Christian Wilso 

Please contact our Minister of Music & Organist, Casey Childers, with any interest or desire to be a part of our ever growing music ministries! 
Encounter Praise - Tuesdays 5:30PM-6:30PM (September - May)
Through worship we encounter the spirit, we encounter Christ, God, ourselves and each other.  Our dedicated music leaders for our 9AM Wellsprings Service are called, "Encounter".  Focusing on music from the Chalice Hymnal, Chalice Praise, contemporary Christian, gospel, Taize, Caribbean and others, this support of musicians brings diverse backgrounds of music together.  They share together in special music, lead congregational singing and occasionally provide solos.  Encounter rehearses on Tuesday afternoon from 5:30-6:30PM in the choir room. 


Chalice Ringers - Tuesdays 6:30PM-7:45PM  (September - May)

The Chalice Ringers is our adult handbell ensemble composed of 10 dedicated youth and adults.  Ringing 3 octaves of Malmark handbells and handchimes, they work together focusing on sacred arrangements which are offered in our 11AM service and in the future, our 9AM service 5-6 times a year.  This ensemble is open to anyone willing to have a great time and share their time and talent for the glory of God.  Basic music skills are not required, but very helpful.  If there is not a position available, we will happily put you on our substitute list!  The Chalice Ringers rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:45PM in the Education Building.  The handbell room is located on the first floor.
**the Chalice Ringers currently has one position available


Chancel Choir  - Wednesdays 7PM-8:30PM  (September - May)

The First Christian Chancel Choir has a tradition of musical strength and creativity dating back to the very beginnings of our church.  This choir sings a broad variety of music from choral masterworks to spirituals and modern arrangements.  Our Chancel Choir has a responsibility in ministry to support our congregational singing and offer introits, anthems and benedictions as a gift to God.  This choir includes men and women of diverse musical backgrounds and ages!  Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30PM in the Education Building. The choir room is located on the second floor. 


Kids Praise - Wednesdays 6PM-6:40PM (September - May)

First Christian Kids Praise meets on a bi-weekly basis, every other Wednesday from 6-6:40PM.  Led by Mrs. Casey, this energetic and faith filled time will feature all things music and movement! From boomwhackers, to learning how to read music, to singing the words of our faith, to dancing and making instruments, all children are welcome here! Adults use them time to bond and catch up with one another during this time too. If you have children and are looking for a church family, this is a great place to start!

The Mobile Music Ministry (Year round)

The First Christian Church Mobile Music Ministry began in February 2015.  The inspiration came from our all church Christmas caroling caravan that takes place each December.  We found ourselves being inspired by these visits of fellowship and singing with our homebound members.  On the first and third Mondays of the month, members of this ministry travel to our homebound members (once each visit).  There, we sing their favorite hymns with them, sharing in laughter, tears and the laying on of hands.  The very are extremely heartfelt and meaningful each and every time.  This ministry is open to anyone who needs a lift during their weeks and enjoys the hymns of our faith!  Each visit last about 1 hour! 


First Christian Space for Grace Concert Series (September - June)

This could be just another music series in another town with another busy calendar. However, this series is meant to bring a special light of thanks and gratitude. Gratitude for those who feel compelled to support such music. Gratitude for musicians with talent to provide this music. Finally, gratitude for a creative God who has equipped us all with various talents.  Performers here may exhibit grace through their beauty in executing and offering music. We may be givers by simply be present and gracing the walls of an unfamiliar place and supporting these creative talents. All may be recipients of grace because all who walk through these doors at 207 Tarboro will be welcome. No charge. No expectations. Come as you are. We pray that the music experienced through this Sacred Music Series will uplift, give glory to God and allow a change and a Space for Grace in each heart that is filled. 

This Series is completely supported by those who come and are fed by such offering. Donations are always accepted and may be given at concerts or mailed to: 
First Christian Church
A Space for Grace
PO Box 2702
Wilson, NC | 27893

 Click here to visit the Space for Grace website!


Instrumentalists and instruments at First Christian

As part of our firm belief in the music ministry that all have gifts to share, whether how vast or contrast, we strive to share the plethora of talent for God's glory and God's glory alone.  From piano & organ duets to the sounds of the tenor saxophone, guitar, North German organ music, djembe or guest instrumentalists, our sounds represent only a small glimpse of the vastness of God's palette of sound.  We welcome all members to share their gifts.  Our Minister of Music will find a place for you!
1953 M.P. Möller Opus 8451
renovated by John Dower & Co. 2007
28 ranks configured as 24 voices; these voices comprise 46 speaking stops

16 Gemshorn
8 Gemshorn
8 Principal
8 Flute Harmonic
4 Octave
4 Flute
Twelfth 2 2/3
2 Fifteenth
Mixture III
16 Basson (sw)
8 Trumpet (sw)

Great to Great 16
16 Rohr Gedact
8 Viole Celeste
8 Viole De Gambe
8 Rohrflöte
8 Montre
4 Spitz Prinzipal
4 Flute
Plein Jeu III
2 Octavin
16 Basson
8 Trompette
8 Hautbois

Swell to Great 16', 8', 4'
Swell to Swell 16', Sw/Unison Off, Swell to Swell 4'
8 Unda Maris
8 Dulciana
8 Concert Flute
4 Koppelflöte
Nasat 2 2/3
2 Sifflöte
8 Cromorne
Tierce 1 3/5
8 Trumpet
1 1/3 Larigot

Choir to Great 16', 8', 4'
Choir to Choir 16', Ch/Unison Off, Choir to Choir 4'
16 Double Open Diapason
16 Soubasse
16 Rohr Bourdon (sw)
8 Open Bass
8 Gedact (sw)
8 Bass Flute
4 Choral Bass
4 Flute (sw)
16 Basson (sw)
16 Double Trompette (sw)
8 Trompette (sw)
4 Hautbois (sw)

Transposition feature 
100 Memory levels
16 generals
Divisionals 1-6