Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. - Psalm 98:4 (KJV)
The Praise Team (a.k.a. God's Most Dangerous Band) leads music worship at the 8:30 service. They are committed to practice and dedicated to offering praise to Jesus through a creative, musical worship experience. They serve in many ways to work toward inspiring worship: through vocals, instruments, exploring different types of percussion, sound board ministry, and the power-point ministry. They also often involve themselves creatively in other areas of worship such as artistic altar/worship centers and drama. Practice is Friday evening at 6:00pm.
Our Ivey Choir strives to worship Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, by singing to His glory. Perfection is not our goal. All levels of musical ability are welcome as we work to become familiar with a wide range of vocal music, and no auditions are required. All ages and vocal parts are welcome. Our youngest member is in middle school, and the oldest is a well-kept secret. The only requirement is that one loves to sing to God's glory. We rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm until about 8:00 pm. Each rehearsal closes with an opportunity to share joys and support concerns through prayer. Weekly, the choir leads the congregation in singing hymns at the 11:00 am Sunday worship service. Opening with an introit, singing a choral special and ending with a benediction response our choir gives their time and talent as an offering to our Lord and Savior.
An intergenerational group of fun-loving bell-ringers make up the handbell ensemble at Ivey. On Tuesday evenings starting in September 2016 at 6:30pm, we meet in the sanctuary to play around. Promptly at 7:30pm we polish the bells, pack them up, and head home by 7:45pm. Our goal is to play during both Sunday morning worship services once a month. Coordinating 8-10 individual's schedules is sometimes daunting, so our goal is not always possible, but handbell selections are always welcome and appreciated by the congregation. Listeners find the joint effort amazing and enjoyable. Individually, it seems that a few wrist snaps are insignificant, but when we play as a group, heavenly music is the result. It is often that the only requirement to joining the group is the ability said to count to four(4) and the willingness to attend weekly rehearsals. Three octaves of handbells were given as a memorial gift in 1992 as a result of the coordination of Robert Ivey.