This summer our Crossfire Youth Choir went on choir tour to Nashville, TN, with a stop at the Grand Ole Opry. 

This summer our Crossfire Youth Choir went on choir tour to Nashville, TN, with a stop at the Grand Ole Opry. 

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I’m beyond excited to get things rolling again after a short summer break from Crossfire and Chancel Choir rehearsals. I’m excited to see the new 6th graders as they come to youth choir for the first time, returning choir members and the new choir members about to join.  

In general, most people seem to have strong opinions on music in worship. Some only like to hear and sing the songs they grew up with, while others want something new and different that they would hear on their favorite Christian radio station. Some people could care less what kind of music there is, they come to hear Pastor Matt’s message and find community. For some, music is everything and the style of music will determine which worship service they will attend. I enjoy most styles of music and am moved by all types of worship music. We are all different, thank goodness. Otherwise, life would tend to be boring.   

Keeping in mind our goal of reaching new and younger families per our Healthy Church Initiative prescription, starting THIS SUNDAY, the 8:30 service will have a different feel than before. The youth will have an active role in worship as we sing a few more modern praise songs that they will lead, as well as the traditional songs we all love. For the first time (or at least since I’ve been worshiping here since 2006), FUMC Plano will offer three distinctive worship services; 8:30 Blended service with the Crossfire Youth Choir, 9:45 Contemporary service with the Praise Team, and 11:00 Traditional service with the Chancel Choir. I’m super excited with this change becasue I believe it will speak to the youth and get them more involved in worship. When youth want to come to worship, their families will follow. Hope to see you in worship!

Robin Kaufman Anderson
Director of Worship Arts