First Congregational Church of Bethel

Our Sanctuary Choir:

Music is a vital part of our Sunday Worship service. Carefully selected hymns greatly enhance the spiritual energy of our worship experience. We are fortunate to have a group of dedicated and talented musicians as members of our Sanctuary Choir. The richness in the variety of voices blends in harmony with God’s word and its pleasing effect can be felt long after we depart.  Each Sunday from September through June our Choir rehearses at 9 am, prior to our 10 am worship service.

If you would like to join our Choir please contact us, via email at .


Choir Members:

Claudia Anderson
Carole Furlong

Anne Habeck

Allie Hermansen
Pam Smith

Marcia Merritt
Jackie Pflieger


Roy Hawley
Charlie Smith


Larry Beam
Jeff Lawrence

Roy Smith

Our Bell Choir:

First used individually to simply gather a group of people together, handbells have evolved as finely tuned instruments. Each bell is limited in its pitch and note range, therefore the Handbell Choir is considered a single instrument with each member responsible for their own notes as they appear in the arrangement of music. It is of great importance for each member to be present in rehearsal and performance as their part is essential to the music being played. It is as much a pleasure to watch as it is to listen to the melodic sound as it reverberates throughout the sanctuary.  Each month our Handbell Choir gathers together on the sanctuary balcony to perform the Prelude as we listen below  in preparation to our Worship Service.

Bell Choir members: 
Allie Hermansen
Priscilla Parzuchowski
Sue Rieve
Charlie Smith
Pam Smith
Roy Smith