Music Ministry
           Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!     Psalm 150:6
Welcome to the Chestnut Hill worship page!  Worship includes a variety of experiences, including opportunities to worship through music – hymns, contemporary songs, and spirituals!  We at Chestnut Hill believe this element can help draw one closer in their relationship with the Lord.  If you have any music ability, or the desire to do so, please contact the Worship Leader.  There are a few opportunities in which one can help lead in worship.  The only requirement is that one be a born-again Christian and willing, if not already done, join the fellowship at CHBC.  The one exception is LU students who are serving our church for either community service, general volunteer or practicum.  Here are the ensembles that we offer:
Worship Choir – this vocal ensemble is primarily made up of adults, 18 or older, but Youth are welcome too, especially on special events such as Christmas and Easter.  Rehearsals are every Wednesday at 5:15 PM, and Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM.  That schedule is from September through May (academic schedule).  Summer rehearsals are TBD.  The vast majority of worship leading is done on Sundays at the 11 AM service.  We welcome singers of all voice varieties – soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
Praise Team (Currently Not  Meeting) – this vocal and instrumental group is open to teenagers and adults. Audition required. Vocalists must have a good ear, music reading comprehension and the ability to sing solo. Instrumentalists must be proficient on their instrument, read sheet music and chord changes, and be a team player. Rehearsals are Wednesdays (academic calendar) from 6:00 – 6:45 PM. The praise team participates in the Sunday morning worship service at 11 AM. 

Handbell Ensemble – this group utilizes Schulmerich handbells and Malmark hanschimes for special worship presentations, mostly Sundays at 11 AM. There have been occasions when the group plays for Sunday evening programs, especially around the holidays. Rehearsals are Tuesdays at 7:45 PM (academic schedule). Basic music reading ability required. 

NOTE: Please contact our Worship Leader, Gracelyn Hedrick, at for more information.