Parenting College Students Check-In (#2)

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Youth Ministry

We are one month into a college academic year unlike any we have seen before. Parents of college students are invited to a conversation to share joys, concerns, observations, and questions in a confidential setting. Our facilitator will be Jennifer Austenfeld, Ph.D., church member and clinical psychologist. She worked with …

Dr. Matthew Thompson Called as Director of Music

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Music Ministry

The Personnel Committee is pleased to announce the calling of Dr. Matthew Thompson as the church’s new full time Director of Music. Working collaboratively with Dr. Paul Tucker, Dr. Thompson will manage the music ministry and serve as principal organist beginning January 1. Dr. Thompson is an accomplished organist, conductor, …


Lara Schopp Adult Music, Articles, Staff Messages

By Dr. Paul Tucker, Co-Director of Music On June 3, at 5:30 a.m., I, along with 50 singers from the University of Kansas, flew to Los Angeles International airport for a week of rehearsals and a live concert/recording with my twin brother’s orchestra from the University of California, Irvine. Frankly, …

Pick Up Ensembles

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Connect

On Sun., Mar. 31, a Pick-Up Choir meets at 10:00 AM in the choir room to sing “Abide with Me” at 11:00 a.m. This is your opportunity to sing with Dr. Tucker and not have to attend a Wednesday rehearsal to do so. All are invited! Also, a Pick-Up Orffestra …

Guitar Society Concerts

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Special Events

Kansas City Guitar Society Casual Concerts in the Chapel on Sundays at 3:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Feb. 10 – Ryan Head Kansas City Guitar Society Artist Series Fri., Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m. Rupert Boyd. General admission: $20; KCGS and church members: $17; Students: $15

Amani Choir

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Connect, Metro Service, Music Ministry, Serve, Serve Our Church

Our interfaith and intercultural singing group, formed in partnership with Della Lamb Community Services, resumes weekly rehearsals starting Thurs., June 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the Kansas City University Alumni Center. Singers of any skill level are invited to join this group. Please email Corey Meyer if you wish to join.


Lara Schopp Adult Music, Articles, Staff Messages

On Jan. 7, I was leaving the 10:00 a.m. Chapel service, having participated by playing for Kevin Briggs’ offertory solo. I was feeling quite good that morning. It had snowed, but everything had been taken care of by the facilities crew. I was walking on what seemed like a perfectly cleaned brick walkway. As I walked away from the chapel, I was singing along with the Doxology while thinking about rehearsal with the Chancel Choir. In a split second I became aware that I was airborne

Holiday Memories

Lara Schopp Adult Music, Articles, Staff Messages

We will soon be embarking on the busiest time of the year. And for me, Advent and Christmas are the most exciting times in the church year. Holiday decorations everywhere and at home, holiday parties with family and friends, out-of-town guests, inspiring sermons, shopping for the special gift, cooking and eating delightful food: these things are wonderful and, quite often, they trigger memories from our past, especially childhood.