Sunday mornings are one of those times that sleeping in or lazing about with that second cup of coffee sounds pretty good - you know what I'm talking about, don't you? But the little voice that says ,"time to get in the shower or you'll be late for church" keeps whispering, so we forego the coffee or the extra snooze and get ourselves moving toward the door.
The choir door is always open, and anyone who wants to join is welcome! There is always a chair, music and a family available for you. Come on in !
And it never fails - I walk into my Father's house and there is my family, always with a smile and ready to greet me. We share stories of the week, the good or bad news of our family, a good joke, what's coming up for us in the week to come. We share with smiles, laughter, caring and love for one another. In the choir room we get the (unleaded) coffee going, gather robes, books, music, stories and the right notes (hopefully!), and settle into a wonderful time of fellowship with each other. And it's always perfect. By now the extra snooze and the coffee on the porch are forgotten. This is the place to be, here with family, and I am glad to be here.
Handbells have had a rebirth at Tryon United Methodist Church recently. We have eight ringers, some of whom are learning to read music as well as learning how to ring bells. These ringers are dedicated to and faithful in their service to make handbells a special part of our music ministry. We have just added a two octave set of handchimes that have brought an additional dimension to our ringing. We hope that we can add a third octave of bells and more ringers to the handbell program in the future. Our Hand Bell Choir performs at special worship services. We are under the direction of Wanangua Hartwell, an accomplished member of the Blue Ridge Bell Ringers.
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