Music Ministry

Music at The Fountains, 2014

Music has been an ongoing priority in the 25+ year life of The Fountains. One delightful story about the original charter members is that every Sunday morning when the choir was asked to stand to sing the anthem, everyone but one or two people stood to sing! Music continues to provide the heartbeat for The Fountains to this day.

Therefore, an effort is being launched in 2014 to enhance the music program at The Fountains in a variety of ways. The sound and recording systems are in need of replacement, and the wiring (originally designed in 1988) needs a re-design to accommodate the change in equipment placement that has occurred over the years.

The music ministry is also expanding. Choir Director Tim DeRosso has announced plans for an ongoing children’s choir, re-creation of the Handbell Choir, and enhancement of special music.

These expansions will require monies above and beyond the approved budget of the church; therefore, we have established a special Music Program Fund. Members are urged to prayerfully consider what you might contribute to the projects outlined in this important ministry. Tim and church staff are available to answer any questions you might have. This link takes you to the online donation page for the new soundboard and other additions to the music ministry at The Fountains. Members may also write a check designated for the music program and place it in the Sunday morning offering, or take it to the church office.

Adult Choir:

The Adult Choir provides Choral Music, both traditional and contemporary, for the 9:00am service from September through May.  In addition to weekly anthems, the Choir leads the congregational singing of hymns and special music throughout the service.  The Choir also presents an annual Christmas Cantata and Easter Cantata.  The Adult Choir rehearses Wednesday Evenings from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, and Sunday Mornings from 8:30am to 9:15am in the Church Sanctuary.  The Adult Choir is open to all who are interested.  Newcomers are always welcome!

 


Special Summer Music:

During the hot Summer months vocal soloist, small ensembles, and instrumentalists provide musical leadership for the Fountains worship services.

 


Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles:

As part of the expanding ministry of the Music Program, we like to put together various small Vocal Ensembles and Instrumental Ensembles to provide special music throughout the year.  This could be a Men’s or Women’s Ensemble, A Cappella Group, Jazz Quartet, Flute solo etc.  If interested, please contact the Church Office.

 


 

WATCH HERE FOR THE FOUNTAINS UMC RESPONSE TO COVID-19Information changes frequently, so be sure to check back often

The Fountains UMC is creating a plan for its response to COVID-19, with the goal of maintaining social distance to keep everyone safe. Sharing information and maintaining contact with members and the community is critical, and to that end we have several actions in process. Watch here for updates, and come back often to check on new information!

  • All meetings and group gtherings are cancelled through the end of April, with the exception of AA.
  • The Fountains UMC Office will be open by appointment only until further notice.
  • Sunday morning Celebrations are Live-Streamed at 9:30am only, no face-to-face gatherings.
  • Meals at JUSTA and Halle Centers are suspended until further notice.
  • Southern Arizona Road Trip, March 26-28 is cancelled.
  • April 24-26 Mingus Mountain All Church Camp is cancelled
Sunday Morning Celebrations

Sunday morning Celebrations will be held at 9:30 online only, via Livestream, You Tube and Facebook. Follow one of these links to tune in on Sunday mornings:

  • https://www.facebook.com/thefountainsumc/
  • https://www.livestream.com/thefountainsumc/
  • https://www.youtube.com/user/FountainsUMC