Music Ministry

Join in Singing Praises to God at First Church Hershey

Worship is the focus of musical life at First Church. Our congregation sings hymns and songs from a wide variety of traditions and backgrounds. Instruments used to support our singing include the pipe organ, piano, keyboard, guitars, drums and more.

Opportunities to participate in a singing choir are available for all ages. Other instrumentalists are invited to help lead worship by providing special musical selections as well as by supporting the congregational song.

Children’s and Youth Choirs

  • First Kid's Choir (K - 6th Grade): Alternate Sundays 6:00 p.m. Children are given an introduction to group singing and playing various instruments including Orff instruments, drums, Boomwhackers®, ukuleles, bells, and chimes. This group will participate in 9:30 worship occasionally.
  • Children’s Handbell Choir (Third-Sixth Grades)Special schedule (as arranged) with Sunday afternoon rehearsals.
  • Youth Choir (Seventh-Twelfth Grades) Special schedule (as arranged).
  • Youth Handbell Choir (Seventh-Twelfth Grades)Special schedule (as arranged) with Sunday afternoon rehearsals

Adult Choirs

  • Praise Team:
    Thursdays 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    The Praise Team is a Band for adults that plays and sings contemporary Christian music and leads our 9:30 a.m. celebration worship service.
  • Trinity Choir: Alternate Thursdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    The Trinity Choir is a choir for that sings for our 8 a.m. traditional worship service twice each month.
  • Adult Handbell Choir: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    This group plays music that employs the six-octave set of Malmark handbells and the six octaves of Malmark Choir Chimes.
  • Sanctuary Choir: Wednesdays 7:30-9:00 p.m.
    The Sanctuary Choir is a choir for adults that sings for our 11:00 a.m. traditional worship service every Sunday as well as other special worship services.

Our Music Leadership Is Provided By: Dr. Shawn Gingrich – Director of Music Ministry