Music Programs

The music ministry is an important aspect of the worship experience at Christ Covenant Church. There are many musical opportunities for all ages to become involved in.

It’s always a special treat whenever the Stuart Memorial Handbell Choir performs. The adult handbell choir was started in 1982 with a gracious donation of a three octave set of handbells. Since then, two more additions have given us a complete five octave set of handbells. In addition, through generous donations, we have been able to buy a five octave set of HandChimes. The bell choir presents public concerts on occasion and has been involved in local and national festivals.

While our worship hymns are generally sung to pipe organ accompaniment using “The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration” (an excellent collection of traditional hymns and contemporary praise songs), every few weeks our Worship Team leads the congregational singing at our 10:30 service. Our music ministry also often includes the individual talents of our members. On any given Sunday, our worship may be enhanced by the addition of a flute, violin or percussion accompaniment to the choir, a child’s piano solo, or the offering of a special vocal number by a member of our congregation.

Christ Covenant Church offers lots of musical opportunities for the kids, too! In 1990, a full set of Orff instruments (xylophone and rhythm type barred instruments) was purchased through the memorial fund and dedicated in memory of our former music director, Barbara Kaler. The handchimes are also used to teach the children the basics of handbell playing. KIDZ CHOIR rehearses on Sunday mornings prior to the start of Sunday School classes and participates in worship services every four to six weeks.

The Christ Covenant Orchestra plays on selected occasions throughout the year, usually at Christmas and Easter. Individual instrumental solo selections are often played as special music to enhance our Sunday morning worship services.

The choirs enjoy regular social events which further the fellowship within our choirs. Come be a part of the wonderful music ministry program at Christ Covenant Church!


KIDZ CHOIR Children age 3 through 5th grade.
Rehearsals: Sunday mornings during the Church School hour (9:00 am)
SENIOR CHOIR High school and adults.
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 8:00 – 9:30 pm.
STUART MEMORIAL HANDBELL CHOIR Rehearsals: Thursdays, 6:45 – 8:00 pm.
WORSHIP TEAM Music leaders provide a more contemporary style of music on selected Sundays.
Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:15 – 9:00 pm.

Director of Music
Carla Metz

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LEADERSHIP TEAM Christ Covenant Church is governed according to a "congregational" system, in which the members of the church make all major decisions in congregational meetings that are held at least twice per year. Throughout the year our church is led by an eight-member Leadership Team whose members serve 2-year terms (with half of the members elected annually, and able to be elected to new terms to succeed themselves no more than twice). Terms expiring at the end of 2015: Dan DiStefano (Chair) - twice re-elected LT member Tom Moyer (Financial Officer) Bob Kaler - filling an unexpired term Carolyn Stuart Terms expiring at the end of 2016: Susan Cressman - twice re-elected LT member Linda Lotier Jeff Schneck Frank Thierer Christ Covenant Church also has three key standing committees, to which the congregation and Leadership Team elect members as noted: MUTUAL MINISTRY COMMITTEE Jeff Schneck (LT rep and chair) Carolyn Stuart (second LT rep) Jodi Scribner (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2015) Linda Szojka (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2016) NOMINATING COMMITTEE Dan DiStefano (LT rep and chair) Lois Moyer (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2015) Walt Boguslaw (at-large member, term expires at the end of 2016) Rev.'s Jim & Cathy Stanley-Erickson (co-pastors) FINANCIAL COMMITTEE (LT liaison = Linda Lotier) Craig Ikeda (leader, term expires at the end of 2015) David Lotier (term expires at the end of 2016) Claude Bevan (term expires at the end of 2017) Tom Moyer (Financial Officer)   MINISTRY TEAMS As provided in our Bylaws, our leadership structure also includes the establishment of Ministry Teams to implement the varied ministries of the church. Ten such ministry teams are established at present. Each of our Ministry Teams is listed below, along with its Team leader and Leadership Team liaison: Administration: Don Lepp (LT liaison = Susan Cressman) Buildings & Grounds: Thelma Craig (LT liaison = Bob Kaler) Christian Formation: Sandie Thierer (LT liaison = Pastor Jim) Community Connections: Mig Robertson (LT liaison = Frank Thierer) Congregational Care: Jan Marcheski (LT liaison = Jeff Schneck) Congregational Life: Lynda Bair (LT liaison = Carolyn Stuart) Missions: Andrew Giampa (LT liaison = Tom Moyer) Small Groups: Jill Gower (LT liaison = Dan DiStefano) Worship Planning: Pastor Cathy and Carla Metz (LT liaison = Pastor Cathy) Youth Ministry: Marie DiStefano, Emma Edwards, Craig Ikeda, Bob Siegfried (LT liaison = Dan DiStefano)
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