FPC Bell Choirs

Welcome to the FPC Bell Choirs Page!

The Chapel Bell Ringers is a choir designed for grades 5 through 8. They rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Middleton Parlor (down the long hall on the left). This is a training group that rings three octaves of bells.

The Lindsey Bell Ringers (named after our pastor emeritus, Dr. Albert J. Lindsey), is composed of grades 9 and up. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Middleton Parlor. This group rings 5+ octaves of bells at an advanced level.

No prior music knowledge is needed to join a bell choir (it helps, of course). We will train you to read your notes. Our bell choirs use a double set of bells so each new member is partnered with an experienced ringer. Rehearsals are planned with fun in mind and our ringers enjoy the rehearsals and ministry to our church and outside groups. For more information please contact the Bell Choir Director Daniel Heath at danielheath7980@msn.com or Sonja West at sonja@nutley.org.

Chapel Bell Ringers 2018-2019 Schedule

  • The Chapel Bell Ringers (5th- 8th grade) meet from 7-8 pm on Wednesday nights in Middleton Parlor (Room 109 on the church map).
  • The first practice for the 2018-2019 school year is on September 19.

Lindsey Bell Ringers 2018-19 Schedule

  • The Lindsey Bell Ringers (9th grade and up) meet from 5:30-6:30 pm on Wednesday nights in Middleton Parlor (Room 109 on the church map).
  • The first practice for the 2018-2019 school year is on September 19.

News and Updates

Upcoming Bell Performances:

  • On Reformation Sunday (Sunday, October 28), the Lindsey Bell Choir will be performing in the Sunday morning service.
  • On Sunday, December 9, the Lindsey Bell Choir will be performing in the Sunday morning service.
  • For the Children’s Christmas Pageant (Sunday, December 16), the Chapel Bell Choir will be performing in the Sunday morning service.
  • On Christmas Eve (Monday, December 24), the Lindsey Bell Choir will be performing in the Christmas Eve service.

Blog Posts

Watch FPC’s Lindsey Bell Choir Perform “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”!

Watch and listen as our wonderful Lindsey Bell Choir performs an awe-inspiring version of “I Sing the Mighty Power of God” during our worship service on March 4. The youth bell choir was directed by Daniel Heath and accompanied by Patrice Barnett on the organ and Taylor Gonzales on the piano. Many thanks to Chip Van Gilder for videotaping the performance. You can also watch them perform “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” earlier in the service. If you need a pick-up to your day, you will want to watch and listen! And plan to attend our Easter Sunday celebration in a few weeks, where you will get to hear the Lindsey Bells again along with a symphonic band, our praise team, our chancel choir, and our pipe organ.
 

 
 


Christmas Carol Concert Almost Here—Just Two Days Away!

 
 
Are you planning to come to our FREE Christmas Carol concert this Sunday, Dec. 10 at 6:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church? Have you invited your friends and family yet? Here’s another sample of what happened at last year’s concert:
 


Lindsey Bell Choir Performances for April and May!

 
Our Lindsey Bell Choir (9th-12thgrades) has many performances coming up in April and May!
 
On Sunday, April 2,  our Lindsey Bell Choir will be performing in the 10:30 am service.
 
Next, the Lindsey Bell Choir will be performing in our Easter Sunday service (April 16th).
 
Sunday, May 7, the Lindsey Bell Choir will be heading to Community Presbyterian Church of Buckley to play in their church service.
 
Lastly, Sunday, May 14, the Lindsey Bell Choir will be performing in the 10:30 am service for Mother’s Day!
 
We hope to see you at some of these performances! Also, if you know anyone in 5th through 12th grade who is interested in joining either of our two bell choirs, we would love to have them!
 
To learn more please contact Daniel Heath or Sonja West.


Watch Our 2016 Christmas Concert on YouTube!

Our fabulous concert of Christmas carols was attended by several hundred people last week. If you missed it (or you want to experience it again), you can now watch it on video thanks to our worship intern Jesús Gomez. And plan to participate (and invite your friends) next year!