Music is a key aspect of our worship service. We generally sing traditional protestant hymns, as well as a selection of African American spirituals, gospel music, chants and songs of various cultures. Musical reflections and responses are integrated into the service, to give the congregation the time and space they need for meditation. As with all aspects of our worship, the music is not a performance for entertainment, but inspiration for our spiritual experience. Our music director, Sally VanderPloeg, brings her wonderful spiritual sensitivity to all the music in our services.
As well as leading our hymn singing, Sally provides several solo pieces during worship to enhance our spiritual experience. We regularly welcome guest musicians who play during worship services and also perform in our popular “Music on the Hill” community concerts.