Music Ministry

First Presbyterian Church has an extensive music program ranging from Children's Choir and Hand Bell Choir to our Chancel Choir. Mamie Downing is the church Orgainist & Director of the Hand Bell Choir. Jan Capelle is our New Director of Music.  Most of our singers have been members of the Chancel Choir for many years.  We welcome new members to the choir at any time of the year.  To express your interest, contact Jan Capelle or Mamie Downing through the church office.


Praise and Worship

In the Early Service, John Mark Solomon leads us in musical worship.  He sings & plays guitar & many of the offertories he sings are of his own composition.  He is accompanied by Willie Hadnot on the piano. The songs we sing are upbeat & easy to learn. Please come join us!

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings in the Eleven O’clock service. In addition to Sunday services the choir presents Lessons and Carols on the second Sunday of December and sings in the Tenebrae service preceding Easter. This choir is lead by our new Interim Choir Director Jan Capelle. Our practices are on Sunday evenings, 6pm in the Sanctuary.


Mamie Downing is the Organist & Hand Bell Choir director. Our practices are Wednesday's at 5:00 in the Sunday school room of the Fellowship Building.


If you are interested in joining any musical group, please contact Jan Capelle or Mamie Downing or call the church office for more information 903-675-3530.

Handbell Choir

PC Ringers practice @ 5:00pm in the Fellowship Building classroom. If you are interested in joining this musical group, please contact Mamie Downing or call the church office for more information 903-675-3530.


The Peg Cain Hand Bell Choir has played together for several years under the leadership of Mamie Downing. They play in worship each season & add to the musical joy of our Christmas Music Programs. We have a membership of twelve & out of those, there is a bell quartet that plays for special programs & in worship. The handbells perform using a 4 octave set of Schulmerich bells, and a 2 octave set of Schulmerich hand chimes.


Men for HIM

Men for Him will complete their seventh season in May with a first-ever concert on Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Athens.  Come listen as the men share some of your favorite songs from their repertoire along with some new pieces.  

On May 20 the chorus will wrap up their season as they sing at First Methodist Church in Murchison for their worship service.  An end of the season party will be held on May 22, and then the chorus will take the summer off.  Practice will begin again after Labor Day.

It was a busy season as we sang at eight churches, a Holy Week service, three nursing homes and gave a concert.  We will enjoy our summer off and will be ready to go again in September.  Have a blessed summer!

                                                                                                      Ted Schroeder


Church Hours

Monday - Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Sunday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Our Office Business Hours are Monday - Friday & our hours of Worship are on Sunday.

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