Music Ministry

UPDATE ON ORGAN FUND.

To date, we have raised a little over $159,000 in pledges and donations for our new organ.  We have also applied for a grant from the Reformed Church in America.  We hope to receive word in early July as to whether we will be awarded any funds by way of this grant.  If you haven’t turned in a 3 year financial commitment for our new organ, please consider doing so.  Our Consistory is meeting on July 24th to plan next steps and our decision will depend greatly on where we are with raising funds.  Our goal is $185,000.  We need all the assistance we can get.  Please help us bless the generations to come with the same kind of blessings we have received from the generations before us.

 ORGAN CD FEATURING JUSTAN FOSTER!

Justan recently recorded an organ CD at the First Reformed Church in Scotia. The recording features the works of American composers over the past 200 years on the June Selke memorial organ.  CDs are available in the narthex of the church, on the glass cabinet, with a $15 suggested donation.  All funds raised will benefit the organ fund.  We give thanks to the Allen Organ Company for donating these CDs.

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SING AND/OR PLAY AN INSTRUMENT FOR OUR SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICES?

We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to share their musical talents with us during our Sunday morning summer worship services (6/17/18 through 9/2/18). If interested, please use signup sheet on bulletin board next to mail-slots, opposite the church office, or contact Justan Foster at 518-965-2389 or justan.foster@live.com.

 

 

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL OCCASION OR A LOVED ONE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SPECIALLY HONOR?

Please consider donating a new anthem to our choir as gift that keeps on giving. While GRC does have a music budget, new choral music can become expensive quickly.  The average cost of an anthem is $2 to $5 per copy, and need to order at least 20 copies of each.  This means that new choral anthems per year can cost between $400 and $1000.  Speak with our Music Director, Justan Foster, if you are interested in providing the congregation with a gift that you and they can enjoy more than once!