Worship Band

Sundays 7:30-10 a.m. | Sundays 4-7 p.m. 

If you enjoy singing, playing an instrument and being a part of a fun group of people, you should consider volunteering to be a part of the Worship Band. You do not have to be a professional and can participate as your schedule allows. There are two services each Sunday that use this group of musicians to sing praises and lead songs of worship, and there is always room for more. Commitments range from several times a month to a few times per year.

  • 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship - This service is upbeat and worship is family friendly. Band rehearsals are Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m.

  • Evening Service - NAPC regularly has an alternative offering on Sunday evenings. These services can range from a quiet time of contemplation and communion, to a guest artist or speaker, and are typically accompanied by acoustic worship.

<< For more information contact Josh Schicker.


Adult Choirs

CHANCEL CHOIR

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. | Sundays, 10:30- 12:15 a.m.

Voices across the spectrum of skill, age, and culture fulfill a common vocation by singing with the Chancel Choir in 11:15 a.m. worship.  The service is anchored by timeless hymns and anthems reflecting the breadth of sacred music from ancient chant, to major works, to living composers.  Beyond weekly worship, the Choir prepares a “Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” in Advent and a unique jazz-influenced Easter sunrise service held outdoors in partnership with First Congregational Church. No audition is required. A meal is offered on Wednesday evenings before rehearsal to ease rush hour stress.

<< For more information contact Bryan Black.

OPEN DOOR CHOIR

Sundays, 5-6 p.m. (meets occasionally; check for schedule)

This newly formed group is an entry point for beginners interested in choral music, healthy vocal technique, and how sacred music connects and strengthens our faith across time and traditions. All ages welcome.

<< For more information contact Bryan Black.


CHILDREN AND YOUTH

CHERUB CHOIR (ages two to six)

Sundays, 9:15-10 a.m.

Through song, laughter, and singing in worship, the Cherub Choir learns about the love and power of God. We learn that Jesus loves each of us--young and old--no matter what we do or who we are. Music fills so many of us with joy. Sharing that joy in God’s name with our youngest members is what makes NAPC a nurturing place for children.

<< For more information contact Susan Rembert.

JUNIOR CHOIR (First-Fifth grade)

Sundays, 9:15-10 a.m.

Junior Choir builds on the foundation of earlier experiences in Cherub Choir

by introducing musical notation, simple two-part harmony, vocal technique, and listening skills that empower the young voice to “... sing with the spirit, but also with the understanding.” (I Corinthians 14:15) The Juniors sing in worship every four to six weeks, participate in “Lessons and Carols,” and offer a staged musical at Christmas and in mid-summer as part of the Fine Arts Camp.

<< For more information contact Bryan Black.

YOUTH CHOIR (Sixth-Twelfth grade)

Sundays, 4-5 p.m.

Teens find greater challenges and creative expressions in the Youth Choir as their voices mature and four-part (SATB) harmony is introduced. High energy arrangements of world music and gospel selections contrast with hymns, carols, and core literature from sacred traditions. Selections are offered in worship every four to six weeks including “Lessons and Carols” and the annual Youth-Confirmation Sunday.

<< For more information contact Bryan Black.


HANDBELL CHOIR

(Advanced High School-Adult) | Wednesdays, 6-6:55 p.m.

A basic knowledge of music reading and a good sense of rhythm are all one needs to be an effective Handbell ringer. Although Handbells were originally used as practice instruments for tower bell ringers in England, Handbell choirs have now become a fixture in many churches worldwide. The choir rings every four to six weeks in worship during the academic year.

<< For more information contact Bryan Black.


audio / Visual

We have a dedicated group of volunteers that play a vital role in worship every week by running the slides on the screens during our worship services. We have also added live-streaming to reach those who are not able to be with us in person on Sunday’s. We offer training to help volunteers get comfortable with the equipment and software utilized. This is a great way to be a part of North Avenue's core value of “Passionate Worship.”

<< For more information contact Lisa Ellinger.