I am so excited to get started with our new Youth Music Ensemble: Vocare! All youth in grades 6-12 who are interested in leading worship through their gift of singing are encouraged to join us. We chose the name Vocare for this special group of worship leaders. Vocare is the Latin word for “vocation” and means “to call or summon.” We believe in the special ways Youth can lead and inspire us in worship and hope this new way of doing “youth choir” will give these singers an avenue to intentionally share their gifts of song to enhance our worship services in new ways at FBG.

I’m so looking forward to working with our new Organist, Shelton Love, who will be our accompanist, and Ellen Wilson, who has so graciously agreed to assist us each week. These Youth are already so special to me as most all of them were in my Junior Choir as 4th and 5th graders. I can’t wait to work with them again!

Rehearsals will be each Sunday afternoon from 4:00-5:00pm and will begin on September 10. We also plan to have a meeting for parents and all interested Youth in the next few weeks to measure for our new robes and to schedule informal “interviews and voicings” with participants. We’ll contact you with a specific date soon!

— Amy Joye