Worship Arts Overview

Moses playing keyboard and singing

Ensembles & Groups

Here at Saxe Gotha Presbyterian, music is a wonderful and significant part of our worship services. We praise and give God joy through music each Sunday morning, informally in many ways throughout the week, and on special occasions throughout the year. Our church truly has much to offer a person who is interested in getting involved in music ministry, no matter his or her age. To learn more, please contact Hal McIntosh at hmcintosh@saxegothe.org, director of worship arts ministry (359.7770, ext. 13).

Saxe Gotha Sanctuary Choir

"Sharing Christ through song and service" is the mission of the Sanctuary Choir. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:45 pm, in the Music Suite, located on the 2nd floor of the Main Building. New members are always welcome. Led by Hal McIntosh.

AWE Worship Team and Band

The A.W.E. (Alternative Worship Experience) Worship Team is the contemporary worship ensemble that leads worship for our 10:45am A.W.E. Service in the Light House (smaller building behind the Main Building). The group is led by Moses Andrews III. For information about auditioning or getting involved, contact Moses through e-mail at mandrews@saxegotha.org or by phone at (803) 359-7770, ext. 19.

Higher Ground Ensemble

Membership is limited and by audition only. Led by Hal McIntosh.

Drama Ministry

The Drama Ministry performs dramatic sketches for services, special events and seasonal productions. Directed by Hal McIntosh.

Jeri Spires Handbell Choir

Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. If you have ever played an instrument, you can play handbells. Led by Hal McIntosh.

S.O.U.L. Youth Ensemble

Made up of 9th-12th grade students, S.O.U.L. members like to express their faith through song and drama. Rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Sanctuary. The group is led by Hal McIntosh.

Middle C

Comprised of 6th-8th grade students, Middle C rehearsals are held on Sunday evenings from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Sanctuary. All middle school students are welcome! No singing experience is required. Group is led by Hal McIntosh, along with an accompanist.

SNL Children's Choirs

Sunday Night Live Children's Choirs are graded choirs for kids who range in age from 3 years through 5th grade. They are a part of our SPLASH Children's Ministry and meet in various locations throughout the school year on Sunday evenings. Preschool choirs and elementary choirs meet from 5:30-6:30 pm in the second floor classrooms and the music suite in the main building. The meetings include music learning, games and a lot of fun had by all. 

Instrumental Ensemble

Instrumentalists are used at various time of the year to play special music and to support the Sanctuary Choir during cantatas and other special musical events in the life of the church.

Liturgical Dance Ministry/Acolyte Ministry

Liturgical Dance Ministry
Dancers - (3rd Grade to High School). The group dances for special services throughout the year (including the Easter traditional services and the Kirkin' service). Please contact Meredith Cully if interested: mcully@saxegotha.org.

Acolyte Ministry
If your child would like to participate in the Acolyte Ministry (Ages: 3rd Grade - Middle School), please contact Meredith Cully: mcully@saxegotha.org. The acolytes carry in the light during the Music of Preparation during the 11:00 am traditional service each Sunday. They also recess the light out of the sanctuary at the end of the service.


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