Stratham Community Church, UCC
The Stratham Community Church, UCC Music Ministry is an integral part of each worship service. The Gathering Music, Prelude, Hymns, Offertory, Anthem, and Postlude are selected weekly by the music director in collaboration with the pastor. Additionally, special music is often featured such as small brass ensembles, instrumental and vocal soloists, the adult and youth bell choir, the voices of the Sunday School children, and even talented dancers.
SCC has excellent music facilities. An Allen Digital Organ and a “G5” Yamaha grand piano are featured in the Sanctuary. In our spacious music room, there is a Yamaha electric keyboard, a Yamaha upright piano, a set of drums, Schulmerich chimes and bells, as well as a vast collection of choral anthems.
The Pilgrim Hymnal, The New Century Hymnal and other sources of hymns are included in Sunday worship.
The adult choir consists of approximately 20 members accompanied and directed by our multi-talented music minister Cheryl Stromski. New choir members are welcome to join us! Choir rehearsal is on Thursday evenings at 7:00 – 9:00 as well as Sunday mornings at 9:00 – 9:45 during mid-September through mid-June.
Volunteers are welcome to assist or manage special groups such as a Youth Music Ministry or a children’s choir. We are blessed to have many talented and enthusiastic musicians within the church membership who enjoy sharing their talents!
Psalm 92: 1-4
1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
To sing praises to your name, O Most High;
2 To declare your steadfast love in the morning.
And your faithfulness by night.
3 to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre.
4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.