Music is a vital component of our worship experience and we provide many opportunities for participation and enjoyment of this art.
Minister of Music
Greg Chestnut, First Congregational’s Minister of Music for the past 30 years, has developed a comprehensive music program and is actively involved in creative worship planning.
Our comprehensive and varied music program includes concerts, choirs for all ages, guest musicians, handbell and percussion ensembles and vibrant worship.
We offer a variety of performances each season, from internationally known organists to Grammy award winning artists. Intimate chamber music concerts are offered in Reed Chapel with candlelight and the background of our stained glass window.
The sanctuary organ was built by the firm of Daniel Jaeckel of Duluth, MN in 1993. It is a two manual mechanical action instrument of 23 stops and 28 ranks voiced in French Classic style.
Local artists frequently enhance First Congregational’s worship services.