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Director of Music Ministry and Organist

Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg, VA is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Director of Music Ministry and Organist who can contribute to a dynamic music program that helps our church attract and welcome a diverse congregation for Christian worship. The Director of Music Ministry and Organist will be responsible for leading and providing direction for the music ministries of the church in a full-time position. Primary responsibilities of this position include coordinating music with the Senior Pastor, ideally by participation in weekly worship planning meetings, leading weekly bell and choral choir rehearsals, and playing and directing the music for the Sunday worship services, as well as special services. Additionally, the Director of Music Ministry is responsible for supervising the maintenance of the music library and instruments.  Responsibility will include coordination of our Sacred Arts programming and other outreach opportunities.

Asbury is a diverse United Methodist congregation meeting in a beautiful and recently renovated church.  The church has a Moller-Letourneau organ with 37 ranks, 2,133 pipes that is in excellent condition. The music program is a vital part of the worship at this historic church, which emphasizes a traditional worship format. The church values diversity and seeks to represent it in our music through a balanced program of classical to contemporary church music in order to enhance our worship experience.  Asbury has a high profile in its music ministry that involves all ages, experience, and backgrounds. The Director of Music Ministry and Organist is a member of the staff of the church and is supervised by the Lead Pastor and Staff Parish Relations Committee. The Director of Music Ministry will receive an annual salary commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and references to Hannah ‎[secretary@asburyumc.cc]‎‎. We will begin reviewing applications on July 1, 2016 until the position is filled.  The anticipated date of assuming the position of Director of Music Ministry is January 1, 2017.

(posted May 3, 2016)


Handbell Choir Director:
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Newton, MA is seeking an experienced handbell choir director to lead our energetic team of ringers highly committed to both excellence and enjoyment. This longstanding choir of 3.5 octaves of bells and two octaves of chimes rehearses weekly and plays intermediate level solo bell pieces at liturgy once a month. Choir season extends from September to May. Leadership ability with ringers of varying degrees of expertise is highly preferred. Reply directly to kdagostino@sholnewton.org

(posted April 25, 2016)

Handbells/Handchimes for Sale/Wanted

I am a church choir director. My bell choir currently works with a 3 octave set of Schulmerich handbells. I am looking to purchase add on 4th and 5th octave sets or just the upper 4th and upper 5th. Any information anyone has about purchasing some used bells that fit that description would be greatly appreciated. Information can be sent to boicesa1@gmail.com

(posted May 12, 2016)


Four octave set of Malmark handbells & third octave add-on set of Malmark chimes for sale in very good condition, they will be professionally serviced ready to play out of the cases. Please contact me for more details.
Neil Gertner, njgertner@frontiernet.net or 530 355 8220.

(posted April 22, 2016)


Third octave add-on set of Schulmerich handbells for sale in very good condition, will be professionally serviced ready to play out of the cases. Please contact me for more details.
Neil Gertner, njgertner@frontiernet.net or 530 355 8220.

(posted April 22, 2016)


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