Worship & Arts
CHOIRS: ATN Mass Choir, The Johnson Male Chorus & "Voices" Praise Team
ATN MASS CHOIR
Unlike the Praise & Worship team, the ATN Mass Choir has an open registration to all adults who wish to sing. This choir is compilation of members from other ATN Choirs. The choir is blessed with a creative, diverse, and energetic music program. Approximately a third of the worship experience involves singing and worshiping through music. ATN views music in worship as a way to enhance and broaden our experience of God. Music offers a variety of paths for worship, contemplation, and reflection. Through music we can affirm our faith, encourage and challenge one another. ATN's worship reflects the diversity of ways music can be used to experience and praise God and reflects its diverse congregation.
ATN Mass choir often is chosen to accompany pastor on outside engagement, to sing at evening and funeral services
Minister of Music: Ron Ward, Jr.
Rehearsals: Monday evenings @ 6:30PM Choir Scheduled to Sing: 1st, 3rd & 4th Sundays @ 10AM
THE JOHNSON MALE CHORUS
The Johnson Male Chorus is made up of all men. Some of the men are not members of ATN. The Johnson Male Chorus, voice of the Gospel in song, was organized in 1952 by the late Johnson Glenn. In March 2012, the men will be celebrating their 60th year anniversary. Originally, the group was formed to participate on a men’s day program at Asbury Town Neck United Methodist Church. Because of its instant popularity, the men decided to remain together and continue in the “new” ministry.
The Johnson Male Chorus has traveled extensively to carry the gospel message and many have been richly blessed. They have traveled to Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Mississippi and all parts of Maryland. This choir is very community oriented as they not only minister monthly in song at different nursing homes, as well as to the sick and shut in, but also participate in the Rebuilding Together project volunteering their time in renovating homes for the less fortunate.
Because of the dedication and commitment of the chorus, the Lord has blessed them to record four very popular CD’s, “Long White Robe”, “Jesus Is The Captain Of My Ship”, “Godly Men” and “O Holy Night”.
Minister of Music: Ron Ward, Jr. President: Randolph Pack
Web Site: www.thejohnsonmalechorus.com
Rehearsals: Thursday evening @ 7:00PM Choir Scheduled to Sing: 2nd Sundays @ 10AM Attire: Various suits
ATN PRAISE & WORSHIP TEAM
Membership on the worship team is a privilege, not a right. The purpose of worship team members is not to showcase their talents or to draw attention to oneself in any way. Rather, it is to selflessly and inconspicuously direct the hearts of those they are leading toward God in worship.
Therefore an attitude of humility is essential. This attitude will reflect itself in a spirit of reverence toward God, a spirit of submission toward the worship team leader, and a spirit of teamwork toward fellow members of the worship team.
Worship team members will be expected to be punctual and faithful in their attendance to all weekly rehearsals and worship services. If they need to be absent, they should give the worship team leader sufficient notice so that any necessary adjustments can be made.
All members of the worship team are expected to continue their training as it pertains to their gift. Training sessions will be done throughout the year in all areas of the Worship team; this is the responsibility of the Minister of music and worship leader.
Asst. Minister of Music: Min. Ron Ward Jr. & Worship Leader: Min. Craig Dobson
Rehearsals: Saturday mornings 11AM Praise & Worship Team sing: Every Sunday morning at 8AM AND 5th Sundays at 10AM Service. Attire: Black & White
SOUND ENGINEERS, VISUAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS, ETC.
Sound engineers and visual equipment operators are important members of the music ministry. Visual equipment operators are asked to arrive prior to service, so that all equipment can be checked and verified that they are ready for service. These members should be quick to respond when an adjustment is needed.
The sound engineers are also asked to arrive early, and help the music team as much as possible. Sound engineers must be alert and responsive, especially during worship, and should be ready to make adjustments with quickness!
When do you need assistance? Volunteers are needed for both the 8AM & 10AM service as well as for occasional evening services or perhaps even weddings, funerals, etc.
How often will I have to work? That all depends upon you. We do however, prefer our volunteers to sign up for a regular rotation and be committed to being faithful. For example if you sign up for 2nd & 4th Sundays at 10AM
Will I be trained on the equipment? Absolutely, both the director of the visual equipment and or the director of the audio equipment will make sure that you are trained – working together with you at first before you would be asked to work independently.
Is there an age requirement? Yes you must be at least 15-years of age.