June 14, 2022 Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church

Handbell Music by Sebastian

Handbell Music by Sebastian

As some churches move toward technologically elaborate services with more modern music, some may consider handbells old fashioned, out of date, or just not interesting. But handbell ensembles have specific benefits that can’t be matched by other types of ensembles. Because of their unique, irreplaceable roles, they are as important in the church as they have ever been. And we at Oak Harbor FUMC are lucky to have not only a great set of this unique instrument, but also a group of dedicated individuals that greatly enjoy experiencing koinonia and praising God this way.


Handbell ensembles reflect 1 Corinthians 12:12: “For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ” (ESV). Each member of a handbell ensemble contributes specific notes to the musical line. Without even one of those notes, the entire line would be lost. A handbell ensemble is an ideal place to help members see the value of their contributions to the church as well as to reinforce this important Bible teaching.


So, I want to take this opportunity to extend two invitations to you:


One is to consider joining our own Praise Ringers.

You have the possibility of becoming a member of an active worship group that besides being very approachable from the musical (talent, dexterity, knowledge) standpoint, is incredibly fun and rewarding.

Also, you have the chance to join our rehearsals and worship participations as an appreciator and music enthusiast. We want to be a real and live example of what the Bible teaches us.


And the second is to come the upcoming concert with The Wesleyan Bell Ringers, June 19th from 6:30-7:30

This will be an incredibly unique and rare opportunity to see a level of dedicated and inspiring young Christian talents.

The only requirement is to bring company, a friend, a stranger you met at the grocery store, or your neighbor that blasts to Chopin every night.


-- Sebastian