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Music is a vibrant and integral part of worship and the FCC community. With four vocal choirs, a bell choir, children’s choir, music and drama for children/youth, a band, special “pop-up” groups, stellar soloists, regional and national guest artists, there’s truly something for everyone!

Our musicians strive to complement and enhance the worship experience, leading the congregation in song, praise, reflection, and spiritual expression. Experience is helpful but auditions are not required. FCC music ministries are led by a gifted team of musicians who are active professionally in the community and the world.

Chancel Choir

Music-ChancelChoir2Chancel Choir is FCC’s flagship ensemble, and sings in most Sunday morning services and special services through out the program year (September to June). The choir’s primary role is to complement each service by leading the congregation in song and spiritual expression.  Our repertoire spans classical, gospel, jazz, contemporary, spirituals, world music, Taize, choral/orchestral masterworks and more!

We’re always happy to welcome new singers that can carry a tune (high school through adult). No formal audition, but you will be asked to sing for the director to hear range. Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings in the Wheeler Room from 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Directed by Greg Sojka, gregs@fcceugene.org 

Vocal Ensemble

Vocal Ensemble is a small group of singers (and occasionally instrumentalists) who rehearse after worship services many Sunday mornings from approximately 11:00-11:45 a.m. in the sanctuary. Ensemble presents anthems periodically in Sunday worship services, Christmas Eve early service, and joins with Chancel Choir to form the Festival Choir for large-scale, special services. Style tends to be contemporary and no audition is required (singing/playing experience is helpful).

Directed by Greg Sojka gregs@fcceugene.org 

Joyful Noise

JoyfulMusical15aJoyful Noise Children’s Choir welcomes all interested singers ages 6-12. Joyful Noise rehearses most Sunday mornings during worship service (approx. 10:20-11:15 am) in the chapel with leaders Debi Noel and Jennifer Sellers.

Directed by Debi Noel ibedleon@gmail.com and Jennifer Sellers, jennifers@fcceugene.org

Third Sunday Choir

Music-ThirdSundayChoir3All interested singers are invited to this once-a-month all comer’s choir. This is a great opportunity for singers who are not able to commit to a weekly choir, but are interested in singing occasionally in worship. We meet the third Sunday of each month at 9:00 am in the sanctuary to learn a simple song that will be sung during that day’s worship service.

Sunday, November 19 at 9:00 a.m. gather in the sanctuary to learn a beautiful new arrangement of “For the Fruit of All Creation”.

Directed by Greg Sojka, gregs@fcceugene.org 

Festival Choir

Music-SchubertGroupPhotoFestival Choir is our largest vocal group, combining all choral ensembles and singers who are interested in “special occasions.” Recent projects have included Vivaldi’s Gloria, Schubert’s Mass in G, selections from Faure’s Requiem (all accompanied by chamber orchestra), Service of Lessons and Carols during Advent, Taize style services with instrumentalists, and most recently a special Tenebrae service, collaborating with guest artists Siri Vik, Nathan Bick, Jeralee Salaets and Kathryn Brunhaver. Festival Choir typically rehearses for six weeks prior to Advent and Holy Week on Wednesdays from 7-7:45 pm and Sundays from 11-11:45 am. Another excellent opportunity for those who love to sing, but can’t commit to a regular choir!

Directed by Greg Sojka gregs@fcceugene.org

Bell Choir


Music-BellChoirBell Choir rehearses most Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:15 pm in the sanctuary balcony from September through June. We play in the worship service about once a month and have lots of fun together. This is a great way to get involved in the music program; music experience is helpful but not necessary, and new ringers are encouraged. Bell Choir can be an “entry level” opportunity for anyone who’s always wanted to be part of a music group, as well as a welcome place for more experienced musicians. The group is seeking ringers from high school age and up who would like to be part of an engaging voice in our worship.

Directed by Jennifer Sellers, jennifers@fcceugene.org 

FCC House Band

Photo of House BandThe House Band is a group of singers and instrumentalists who play mostly by ear, will rehearse on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month in the Wheeler room at 5:30 p.m., with coaching from Vicki Brabham. Bring your instrument and come jam! New members encouraged.

What's Happening?

  • Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Be a Part of Our Annual Advent Pageant!
    Advent is coming and we are preparing to share the rich stories of this season in our Advent pageant during worship in December. There are opportunities for all ages and all talents to help bring our...
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  • Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Thank You for the Anniversary Bash!
    Dear Church Family, Thank you for the most amazing celebration of our 20 years together in shared ministry on October 29. For all of it I thank you: from giving thanks in worship for the journey...
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  • The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree gifts due Dec. 17
    The Giving Tree, in the downstairs lobby, is a special Christmas tree that hangs heavy with gift tags with the names and gift requests from adults in two care facilities in our community: in Shelter Care’s...
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  • Women's Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    Women’s Fellowship Group: Angel Cards Dec. 10
    All women of the church are warmly welcomed December 10 to Women’s Fellowship, a time of respite from the holiday bustle. Candles and Angel Cards will inspire an evening of reflection and friendship at this traditional Christmas gathering....
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  • CAHOOTS Food Drive
    CAHOOTS Food Drive
    FCC supports CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), a unique and critical community service coordinated by White Bird Clinic and the City of Eugene. CAHOOTS responds to non-criminal crises, including homelessness, intoxication, disorientation, and...
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  • Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Advent Candlelight Garden ~ Dec. 14
    Music, singing and special candle lighting for the season on Thursday, December 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Wheeler Room.  All are welcome! Volunteers are needed for help setting up. Sign-ups in the lobby, or contact...
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  • FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    FCC Choral/Orchestral Presentation Dec. 17
    A combined choir of 40 FCC singers will present the charming Pergolesi/Durante Magnificat in the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, December 17. The choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of UO music faculty/students, featuring...
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  • Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    Christmas Special Offering Dec. 17
    What gift can we bring to the Christ Child? Our annual Christmas Special Offering will be received on Sunday morning, December 17. This Special Offering will be equally divided between two important efforts of the United...
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  • New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    New Disciplines participants welcome in January
    Would you like to be part of a small group at church? Would you like to dig a little deeper into the scriptures? Disciplines may be for you! The small group lectionary Bible Study group called...
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  • Photo of building progress at Square One-Emerald Village Eugene
    Housing Initiative Updates: Building, Renovating, Van and Squash!
    Fall has been a time of construction and growth for the FCC Housing Initiative and our partners. Ground was broken this summer for Square One’s Emerald Village Eugene (EVE) project and this tiny home community is...
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Upcoming Events

  • House Band Rehearsal
    December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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  • Advent Candlelight Garden
    December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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  • Festival Choir Dress Rehearsal
    December 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Service of Longest Night
    December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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