Music is a “universal language” when mere spoken words fail us. The exciting sounds of organ, brass, percussion, and voices lifted to God in praise inspire and lift people’s hearts to a higher spiritual level, and provide a deeper expression of our faith.
Our music program is graduated to provide opportunities for all to participate, from the youngest of children through adults of all ages. It incorporates almost every kind of musical genre, while always remaining focused on the Biblical message of the Gospel. We look forward to harmonizing with you in Music Ministry!
Music Ministry Offerings
Cherubs (PK 4 to Kindergarten):
Rehearsal Sunday evenings from 4:45pm – 5pm (September – May)
Juniors (1st through 6th graders):
Rehearsal Sunday evenings from 5:45pm – 6:15pm (September – May)
Youth (7th through 12th graders):
Rehearsal Sunday evenings from 5pm to 5:45pm (September – May)
Rehearsal Sunday mornings from 8:45am to 9:45am (September – June)
Special Events – Worship Through the Arts
We strive to worship our Lord through beauty of His music with special works at Christmas and Easter. We present our concerts with the accompaniment of various professional instrumental ensembles, joined by friends from our community and guest soloists in a community chorus. The major works we have presented in the past have included “The Messiah” by Handel (both the Christmas and Easter portions), the “Requiem” by Faure, “The Christmas Oratorio” by Saint Saen, and “Elijah” by Mendelssohn, to name a few. Our special events programs are an excellent way to witness the glory of the Lord in music, or to participate in the choir program with a smaller commitment of just a few weeks. Join us and give your talents back to the Lord.
Our goal to present music that glorifies, edifies, and ministers to the people who worship with us.
1st – 3rd grades, 5:00pm – 5:45pm
4th – 6th grades, 5:00pm – 5:45pm
7th -12th grades, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Each group is provided a meal as a time of fellowship
7th -12th grades, 5:45pm – 6:00pm
1st – 3rd grades, 6:15pm – 6:30pm
4th – 6th grades, 6:15pm – 6:30pm
Other Opportunities for Growth
Our church youth attend and support conference events during the summer months. These opportunities for youth participation and growth include:
Quest Middle School Conference
See what it’s about: arpcem.org/conferences/quest
Horizon High School Conference
See what it’s about: arpcem.org/conferences/horizon
Appalachia Mission Trips
For more information about ARP Christian Education Ministries, go to arpcem.org.
Our desire is that all women in the ARP will know Jesus intimately, love Jesus faithfully, and serve Jesus fruitfully. Our goals are to
- Encourage every woman to grow in her relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ
- Equip women to glorify God through relationships with other women
- Equip women to glorify God through service in the local church, their communities, and the world
- Equip leaders to guide women in fellowship together, in service among women, the local church, community, and the world
- Pray faithfully for church leaders and ARP Women’s Ministries
Fayetteville ARP Women’s Ministries offers two Circles to meet the needs of members attending monthly meetings to discuss our study book.
The Maggie Kidd Circle meets the second Wednesday afternoon of October, November, January, February, April, and May at 1:00 PM in the church fellowship hall.
The Joy Circle meets the third Wednesday of October, November, January, February, April, and May at 6:30 PM in the homes of the members.
Circle meetings in September, December, and March are joint meetings including both organizations.
Annual Theme Verse:
Genesis 17:7 “And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.”
Annual Study Book:
Living in the Gap Between Promise and Reality: The Gospel According to Abraham, by Iain Duguid
Spiritual Life Supplemental Study Books are: Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone, by Elyse Fitzpatrick, and Prodigal God, by Timothy Keller.
For the last several years, Women’s Ministries has sponsored a Women’s Ministries Weekend Retreat, inviting women from our church, other churches in the ARP family, and friends from the community. The retreat, which includes a speaker to enhance the experience for all attendees, provides an opportunity for fun, connecting with the new friends, and experiencing the love of Christ through fellowship with fellow believers.
Our Men’s Fellowship provides opportunities for Christian fellowship for the men of our church. Men’s Fellowship events include:
- Men’s Prayer Breakfast on Friday mornings during the fall and winter months
- Annual wild game supper
- Local service events for those in need in our community
- And…last but never least…. Ladies’ Night! Held each April, Ladies’ Night is an opportunity for the men of our church to show appreciation for the women of our church family with a full three-course dinner and entertainment event. It has become a favorite among the members of our church family.
Recent local service events include a rebuild of a fence surrounding the local Kids Park in Fayetteville, and an effort to provide grounds cleanup and maintenance for the local Junior’s House facility here in Fayetteville.
The Men’s Ministry seeks to sharpen and strengthen men through God’s Word, fellowship, encouragement and support.