St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Music Ministry




Summer will soon be over, and here at St. Paul’s we will be concluding our summer concert series with the return of Bells of the Bay this Sunday at 4 PM in the Sanctuary.
Bells of the Bay, an all-volunteer community handbell choir from Maryland’s Eastern Shore will present PotpourRing! They visited with us in August of last year. This return engagement promises to bring you an afternoon of fun-filled entertainment. Bells of the Bay has a mission to bring the art of ringing to smaller churches, especially churches that do not have handbell ministries. Aren’t we fortunate that we no longer fit into that category with our wonderful St Paul’s Ringers

PotpourRing! includes a mostly fun sampler of songs that many will recognize: TV and movie themes, songs from decades past and present, and maybe some that you may want to sing along. It also includes one somber piece that was written to honor 19 forest fire fighters who perished several years ago while fighting a wild fire in Arizona. 

All the pieces demonstrate the wide range of beautiful music that can be played on hand bells, hand chimes and some other unconventional “musical instruments” that you have to see in action during the concert to appreciate.  The variety of techniques will surely keep you entertained as well.

There is no fee to attend. A free will offering will be taken to help Bells of the Bay purchase and maintain bells and chimes; and to purchase the enormous amount of music, equipment and supplies that a bell choir requires. All donations to Bells of the Bay are tax deductible through the Mid Shore Community Foundation. 

Please plan to attend and bring your friends! It is an afternoon that you will not want to miss!

Blessings, Shelley 


On Sunday August 13, Bells of the Bay, a community handbell choir from Maryland’s Eastern Shore will present their PotpourRing concert at 4 PM in the sanctuary. This is a return engagement for Bells of the Bay who presented a concert at St. Paul’s last August.