"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name"
The Music Ministry is an integral part of White Bluff Chapel, enhancing weekly worship services and serving as an outreach to the community. The Music Ministry includes:
Solos and Ensembles
Instrumentalists including piano, organ, handbells and occasional saxophone and guitars
Hosting seasonal community services and local school musical presentations
Seasonal musical outreach to nursing home, assisted living and homebound residents.
Feel free to contact the church office for more information.
The choir met in the home of Joyce and Steve Triplett to enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and a game. There were 33 attendees which created eight tables of four to play “Crazy Bridge”. After each hand, the lucky winners of the hand left their table to mingle with another group. This continued until they had an opportunity to play at each of the eight tables.
What is a party without food? They enjoyed sweet and savory snacks which were served in the kitchen and patio throughout the evening.
The Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance
The Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance Community Christmas Worship Service was held at the First Baptist Church, Whitney on Sunday, December 12th. The White Bluff Choir sang as well as choirs and soloists from churches in the area. The Whitney High School choir joined us as we worshiped together. Approximately 250 from the Whitney Community enjoyed the service as we sang, worshiped and then had desserts afterwards.
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
The White Bluff Chapel Choir was delighted to lead the singing at the Community Christmas Tree Lighting. A parade, singing, lighting of the tree and a visit from Santa made for a fun and festive evening.
Saying, “Good Job” to Tom
Recently, Tom Reedy, announced that he would be retiring on August 8th as Music Director, transitioning from his role as Director to choir member. After eighteen years of service to White Bluff Chapel, many wanted to say “thank you” for Tom’s years of service. On Thursday, August 5th, members of the choir enjoyed a wonderful potluck dinner and “roast” for Tom. To honor both Tom and JoAnn, many choir members shared “tomisims” collected from fun, intense, and sometimes arduous rehearsals over the years. Stories and anecdotes were assembled in a presentation that filled the room with fond memories and hearty laughs. Perhaps the one descriptive phrase for the evening was “Good Sport.” Tom took it with a grain of salt as his choir reflected on his selfless dedication and inspiring leadership. Welcome to the choir, Tom!
Other celebrations for Tom included a reception between our two Worship Services on Sunday, August 8th and a celebratory dinner on Wednesday evening, August 11th. The dinner was followed by a program honoring Tom’s dedication. If you missed it, or would like to see it again, you can access it on our website under “Worship Services.”
July 4th Celebration
White Bluff Chapel had an exceptional July 4th Worship Service. We celebrated our nation’s freedom as well as the spiritual freedom we have in Christ. The Ring of Praise handbells began our service with “America the Beautiful”. Trumpets, played by Dwane Redding and Brad Lundberg, added a special effect to hymns and to the anthem, Battle Hymn of the Republic.
WB Chapel Proud of Our Ring of Praise
Within the past three years, Lois Partridge and Lynette Moore have taken on the challenging task of organizing, teaching and directing White Bluff Chapel’s new Handbell Choir. Eleven dedicated ringers, known as “The Ring of Praise,” and affectionately known as “The Ding-a-Lings,” work together to play a single instrument under the capable baton of one of the two directors. The handbells or handchimes are similar to a piano keyboard. There is one bell for every note, including the black notes (sharps and flats). It takes every one of the eleven players to “ring a song to life.”
Ringing handbells is a delight for this group as well as for the congregation. Lifting the sonorous bells up to God as our gift in worship is a visual praise as well as an audible one!
Members of the congregation who would like to become a part of this group should contact one of the directors.
During the Christmas season, 30 members of the Chapel choir went caroling with stops at 21 homes as well as Town Hall Estates and CCRC. The caroling provided an opportunity to share Christmas joy and was much appreciated by those hearing “Good Tidings of Great Joy!”