We are looking for parents who will help each week during choir practice along with other activities. These activities include snacks for Sunday morning worship when the children sing, accompanying children to the restroom during rehearsals, classroom management and other activities as they arrive.
Please try to have your singers in their places, ready to begin on time. All choirs will begin taking singers five minutes before choir unless there is another choir meeting during that time. Please do not bring your children any earlier to choir. This time is used for setup and administrative responsibilities. We request that you please let the director or a choir mom see you take your child when you pick them up on Wednesdays. This is for the safety of your children and the church.
Please encourage your child to go to the restroom before rehearsals or singing in church.
There are multiple activities offered for students who are waiting for siblings in rehearsals. We encourage you to take advantage of the other activities on Wednesday night as well.
We ask that all parents and siblings wait outside the rehearsal room, except for choir moms/dads. (No siblings in choir room unless they are singing.) If you use a room for waiting, please make sure all children are supervised and all materials are left alone.
Wednesday nights are a busy time for us. If you have something you need to communicate with us, please try not to interrupt our choir rehearsals. Our time in these rehearsals is precious.
If your child cannot attend a Wednesday night rehearsal, a scheduled Sunday morning worship service, or a special event, please let your director or choir mom know ahead of time. This helps with seating arrangement, etc.
SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP
Each choir is schedule to sing at the Sunday morning worship services throughout the year. Since both services are identical, we will be singing at both (9:00 & 10:30). The singers will usually need to be in the choir room by 8:30 with robes on. This is a very early time, and we encourage each of you to prepare your child for the importance of worship and their privilege of sharing in the services.
NOTE: After the Cherubs, Carols and Crusaders sing in the 9:00 a.m. services will be sitting through the services at 9:00 until the Moments with the Younger Church. We would like the children to become more familiar with the worship service. We will need helpers to sit with us during the service and then help us travel to the choir room. After that part of the service we will be leaving and going to the choir room where we will go to the restroom and have quiet time until the next service.
Parents, please let your choir mom know what they will do after both services. Your choices are usually Sunday School, sitting with parents in the service, or parent pick-up. To keep from having a traffic jam in the Sanctuary, we ask that you always pick up your child(ren) in our warm-up room after we sing.
If you would like to donate snacks for the worship, please bring them to Room 101. We need breakfast bars and juice boxes. If your child has any type of allergies please let us know as we can plan to accommodate all singers.
NOTE: LIL' LAMBS SING TWICE DURING THE YEAR – FAMILY CHRISTMAS CONCERT AND THE END OF YEAR CONCERT. THEY WILL NOT BE SINGING IN WORSHIP.
On days the children will be singing in robes, please have your child wear "Sunday" (non-athletic) shoes. Boys should wear a light colored dress shirt; girls should wear a low collar that will fit under the robes. These robes are very warm-please avoid layering clothes underneath. Also, please avoid turtlenecks - they seem to choke choir members. Parents of girls, please have shoes that are comfortable for them. Some heels on girls sometimes are too unstable for these girls to stand in.
We are trying very hard to make sure that we let each parent know what is going on through letter and emails. If someone other than yourself or your spouse will be picking up your child from choir, we suggest you do one of the following: call another choir mom for information about the letter, and/or stress to the individual picking up your child that they should make sure to receive ALL information distributed. If you feel you are not receiving emails, please contact Cindy Morrison.
All information will be given to the child as a hard copy and will be sent to you via email. If you have any questions, please email Cindy Morrison or Judy Fountain.
Please take time out of your daily schedules to pray for your child and the Music Ministry of Dunwoody UMC. We want each of these children to understand their importance and their role in the worship services as we share throughout the year. We are excited about serving and worshiping with your children.
Ms. Cindy and Mrs. Judy