Music is powerful. It can help heal. It can overcome cultural barriers. And it can change a person’s mood.
Music is not a neutral medium – it is a language with emotive power for good or evil. Therefore musicians will choose music that is in keeping with Biblical principles. It is important to note that music styles also are not neutral. They are value laden, and they require careful evaluation for use in worship.
Music is one of the greatest gifts God has given to His children. a gift that has threaded its way through the very history of this planet. This gift was evident:Worship at our church is filled with music, which draws the worshipper ever closer to God. The planning and implementation of special music involves fervent prayer
At creation when the ‘Morning Stars sang together.’ (Job 38:7) When Israel burst into song at their final deliverance at the far shores of the Red Sea. (Exodus 15) God Himself is described as a musician ‘rejoicing over us with singing.’ (Zephaniah 3:17)
Bring glory to God and assist us in offering worship which is acceptable to Him (1 Cor. 10:31) Ennoble, uplift, and purify the Christian’s thoughts. (Phil. 4:8; Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 594) Have a text which is in harmony with scripture. (“Review & Herald”, June 6, 1912)
Reveal a compatibility between the message conveyed by the words and the music, avoiding a mixture of the sacred and the profane. (Eph. 4:29) Give precedence to the message of the text which should not be overpowered by accompanying musical elements. (Gospel Workers, pp. 357, 358)
The Fil-Am International Rondalla Group has been playing together since 2005. They play traditional instruments from the Philippines called the banduria, octavina, and laud. The group enjoys playing for the Lord Jesus Christ and preparing for His second coming through Music Ministry.
We have many opportunities for instrumentalists. All rondalla practiceare conducted on Friday nights and operate with an “open-door” policy (no auditions necessary).
The Adventurer/Eager beaver program serves as an intercultural community of children in ages 2 – 10 and their parents through a holistic ministry.
Adventurer Pledge – Because Jesus loves me, I will always do my best
Adventurer Law – Jesus can help me to be obedient, be pure, be true, be kind, be respectful, be attentive, be helpful, be cheerful, be thoughtful, be reverent
Objectives – The Adventurer Club provides fun and creative ways for children
- to develop a Christ-like character;
- to experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things well;
- to express their love for Jesus in a natural way;
- to learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with others;
- to discover their God-given abilities and to know how to use them to benefit self and serve others,
- to improve their understanding of what makes families strong.
Our FAITH Pathfinder Club has much to praise God about. God has given us a great first year as a club and a church and we are growing together as both. Our Pathfinder/Adventurer Club does alot of Outreach Ministries each month. They have competed in the International Camporee in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin and won first place in the Basic and Marching Competition in August 2004. They also attend different camp meetings throughout the year. In, April 2004, they attended the Texas Camporee in Belville, Texas and acquired First Place Overall in all the activities they competed in. Our club meets every week (to find out the times that we meet click here), and it teaches the children about God, nature, carpentry, camping skills, leadership training and many more.
Aim: The Advent Message to all the world in this generation
Motto: The love of Christ constrains us all
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.