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Handbells/Handchimes Groups — Fall 2020

Sep 18, 2020 | Handbells & Chime Ensembles, Music Ministries

Herndon UMC usually offers three ringing ensembles.  There is Gloria Bells (a kids group), New Generation Ringers (a youth and adult group) and the Chancel Ringer (advanced adult group).  As we resume some in-person small groups, the youth and adult ringers are offered the following two opportunities.

In-Person Rehearsals
Weekly in-person, outdoor, socially-distanced hand chime rehearsals will be held each Sunday at 11:30 am at Herndon UMC outdoor site #3 (in the circle) for September and October. Available for up to 11 ringers, these rehearsals will enable ringers to rehearse and record songs to be used in online worship services and/or possible future outdoor worship experiences.  Participants are asked to complete an acknowledgement form 12-24 hours before each gathering.

Weekly Virtual Rehearsal/Check-ins
Weekly Zoom check-ins will be held at 7 pm on Mondays for all youth and adult handbell/hand chime ringers. The check-in would begin with discussing a chapter of Benjamin Zander’s book “The Art of Possibility”, and then follow up with joys and concerns. Virtual handbell rehearsals will be held at the end of the meeting for any ringers wishing to help with hymns or other worship music. Zoom meetings will be approximately 45 minutes in length.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 811 4816 3426
Passcode: 716979

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