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 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year is on September 20.


Lindsey Bell Ringers 2017-18 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 2017-2018 school year is on September 20.

News and Updates

Upcoming Bell Performances:
On Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 13), both the Lindsey Bell and Chapel Bell Choirs will be performing in the Sunday morning service.
On Sunday, May 20, the Lindsey Bell Choir will be traveling to play for member Barbara Dean at the Brookdale Courtyard in Puyallup.

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!


Sing in the Season at Our Free Christmas Concert!


Our free community Christmas concert is almost here! Join us this Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6:00 pm for a time of singing and hearing Christmas carols featuring vocal choir, handbells, orchestra, and pipe organ. Plus stay afterward for cookies and hot cider. Invite your friends and bring your entire family!

Can You Hear the Bells? Start of a New Bell Choir Year

It’s that time of year again! School is almost starting, Kick-Off Sunday is approaching, and our youth bell choirs begin soon!
This year we are planning to have both a Chapel Bell Choir and a Lindsey Bell Choir. Chapel Bells is a beginning bell choir for grades 5 – 8. Lindsey Bells is a more advanced choir for grades 9 and up. Musical experience is not necessary when joining either bell choir, though it can only help. Our Bell Choir Director, Daniel Heath, says that all you need is two hands and the ability to count to four.
Chapel Bells meet from  7-8 pm on Wednesday nights in Middleton Parlor (Room 109 on the church map).
Lindsey Bells meet from  6-7 pm on Wednesday nights also in Middleton Parlor.
Daniel Heath will be at the bell table in Stone Hall (aka Fellowship Hall) on Kickoff Sunday (September 11).  He will have information and sign up sheets for all who are interested. 
He is also planning to be at the youth group kick-off potluck later that day to speak about the bell choir.
Our first day of bell choir practice this year is on  September 14.  We hope to see you there!
Any other questions that desperately need answering before September 11th? Contact Daniel Heath or Sonja West.