God’s Light

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Sundays, 4:30 – 6pm, Choir Room.

An energetic group of 85+, 7th to 12th grade students, who come together weekly for rehearsal and fellowship.   No music experience necessary!  No auditions required! Just a desire to  spread God’s word to others  through music! Through singing word about God’s love and grace, weekly devotion and prayer time, and participating in morning worship the students will journey. Through the performances, rehearsals and group experiences  students build friendship that can last a lifetime all the while teaching them to be servant leaders. We are very fortunate to have a very active student leadership team led by our seniors to plan, implement and provide support to each other.

This group draws students form 17 different middle and high schools public and private in the Atlanta metro area. Such diversity has only made this group stronger over the years.

God’s Light sings a variety of styles of music such as, Praise and Worship, Contemporary Christian, Hymns and Traditional. They say variety is the spice of life, just as we all are different so is  each students musical taste.  God’s Light serves as an opportunity to expose students to the many styles of music used in church too.

There are several opportunities for this group to share their music and message. Each month this group serves for our 8:45, 9 and 11 am worship service on the  3rd Sunday.(except December and January due to school holidays). In addition to singing in worship weekly God’s Light prepares a Christmas offering to kick off the advent season the 1st Sunday in December, and in June a homecoming concert as they return from their summer tour.

Each summer this group has the opportunity to take a 9-10 day choir tour throughout the United States to churches, nursing homes, other facilities and national parks. They have traveled  to as far north as Niagara Falls,Canada( singing at the falls), as far west as the Grand Canyon( singing on the rim), throughout  the eastern, central and mid-west United states. They have sung at both the Air Force and Naval Academies morning worship services and this year sang at the amphitheater at Mount Rushmore.

In addition to singing throughout the United States, locally in Georgia, God’s Light has in the past sung for the North Georgia Annual Conference ,the National Evangelism conference, Salem Camp meeting and Faith United Methodist in Smyrna. This past June marked God’s Light, 6th appearance at the Atlanta BRAVES, to sing the National Anthem.

This group provides several service oriented fundraisers throughout the year to earn the monies needed to pay for the transportation costs of choir tour. These fundraisers are organized and led by the parents and students. Some of the fundraisers are monthly luncheons,  Dessert Theaters, Love Makes the World Go Round / Silent Auction and dinner theater, Ladies Tea and Car Show. Each event is designed not only to raise money for the group (parent and students) to create community and a sense of ownership working for the monies needed. (The parents and student have fun working and many time alumni will come back to help.)

God’s Light is a group where all are welcomed. Come “sing” what it is about Sundays, 4:30- 6pm in the choir room. Jan Fishbeck, Accompanist

For more information contact Kim Duggins, Director of Youth and Children’s Music at kduggins@smyrnafumc.org.