Virtual Choir OCTOBER

on Zoom

Wednesday, October 14th - we continue!

Join us Wednesday night, on Zoom for an Introduction to Virtual Choir. 


Please have fun with this, all vocal abilities will have a place in the virtual choir, no judgement! Ask family and friends to JOIN our Virtual Choir. The ultimate goal is for each member to video record themselves singing, while wearing headphones or earbuds. The videos will then be merged together to form our first Virtual Choir piece!


We will start with easy, well known SAB Hymns and songs. If you prefer to sing Melody, that's okay too. I'll send the backing (rehearsal) track track plus sheet music or Hymnal # to everyone registered. (You'll want to get a United Methodist Hymnal... see how to do that just above... )


Learn more: Just Register below to join the Virtual Choir!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


JOIN THE VIRTUAL CHOIR HERE


The 1 2 3 Basics:

Practice singing through the song once or twice before you record yourself. Then Sing ~ Record ~Send!

  1. Record your video on your laptop, tablet, or phone. If at all possible, use a tripod for your device or sit the device on something sturdy and stationery. Sing out, and have fun singing in this virtual format!
  2. Save your file. Use any standard video file format. .mp4, .mov, .avi all work great. When you name your file, use this standard naming convention: Your Name-YourPart.mp4 (or .mov, etc.) Example: Jane Doe-Soprano.mp4.
  3. Email your file to me.

Tips for Before You Record:

  • Find a quiet place. Do your best to make sure the ambient noise (dishwashers, fire trucks, barking dogs, TVs, etc.) is at a minimum. The goal is to get a good, clean sound.
  • Use headphones or earbuds to listen to the backing track you downloaded with the sheet music. You don't want that audio to be in your video - just your voice / instrument!
  • Position yourself in the center of the shot, and make sure you're filling up the frame.
  • START RECORDING. Then press play to begin the backing track. Do the "1, 3, CLAP" along with the track just before the actual song begins. Video yourself doing the timing Clap through to the end of the song in one 'take'. 


Intrigued? Click to Join just above to find out more.... 

Created to Worship

Worship is essential to God’s plan of redemption and provides a strategic avenue for God’s entry into an alienated world.  An illustration of this is found in the Lord’s Prayer, which begins with worship: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.” Then, it extends the invitation “…Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:9, 10). When we pray in the manner that Jesus taught His disciples, we are first, with worship, reaching into the invisible realm and then, on the grounds of our worship, welcoming the entry of His divine authority, ruler-ship, and power into this world.


At Oceanview, we believe that a natural reflection of our love for God is worship. And that worship should invade every aspect of our lives.

Celebration Choir

The Celebration Choir leads the congregation in the corporate singing of our hymns, the Call to Worship, choral anthems and communion music.


Choir Rehearsals: Take place weekly on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm downstairs in the Music Room. Supplemental choir rehearsals occur as we prepare for Christmas and Easter musicals or other special events.


We are an open group – no audition is required nor the ability to sight read music. While reading music is certainly helpful in a choir setting, there are some in our group who read music and others who do not. Whatever the level of ability, a love of music is an important part of worship for all of our members. If this sounds like you, we invite you to come and sing.


Contact:

Music Office: (561) 626-2500 x107

Common Ground Drama Team

Theater, film, music and visual arts have a tremendous impact on people. A simple monologue or heartfelt song can make an eternal change in someone’s life. In a world that has become more and more entertainment and media driven, the church must find similarly creative ways to bridge the gap and deliver Christ’s message of hope and salvation to all people – a way to create a more “Common Ground.”


The “Common Ground” Drama Team seeks to creatively communicate Christ’s love in exciting and thought-provoking ways. We incorporate elements of art, ASL, drama, humor, interpretive dance, monologue and more to enhance the mission of the church and to engage viewers with the story of Jesus in a relevant, new way.


Come be a part of the CG Drama Team! We are a multi-generational team that uses the combined talents and gifts of those special people who God has granted the abilities to talk, walk, dance, draw, sew, play a musical instrument, sing, sign, craft, teach, and/or pray.


We have the vision… and we seek those with a willing spirit and heart, along with any other special blessings from God.


Contact:       Kim Wendt, Director of Praise and Worship

Text/Cell:     561-436-8555

Email:            kim@oceanviewumc.com

Media & Technical Arts

At Oceanview, the effective use of media and technology plays an important role. Because the use of technology is so prevalent today, it is a major factor in how we communicate as a society. Likewise, in church we use technology to communicate the gospel in a dynamically, and sometimes dramatically, effective way. Ideally, our ultimate goal is to creatively enhance the worship experience without interfering with or distracting from it.


Media and Technical Arts Ministry Mission Statement:

To communicate the gospel, glorify Christ and impact lives in our community by enhancing the vital worship, teaching, preaching and outreach of Oceanview church.


Tech is a team effort. Each person is blessed with different gifts and strengths. Furthermore, each person is a part of the Body of Christ. Therefore, through the use of what each person brings, we can help others. At the same time, we ourselves grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ.


How you can help? 

So we invite all "techies" to connect with us. We are always looking for talented people who have a passion for technology and desire to learn. Best of all, basic hands-on training and tech mentoring opportunities are available.


Contact:       Kim Wendt, Director of Praise and Worship

Cell/Text:    (561) 436-8555

Email:           kim@oceanviewumc.com

Oceanview Worship Band

The Oceanview Worship (the band) is a multi-generational community of Christ-following, musically-talented believers who share a deep love for God and for each other. We are called to risk ourselves in worship, to teach others and to facilitate the worship experience for attendees at Oceanview UMC and wherever else God may lead us.


Our group is dedicated to multi-faceted, multi-generational, and creative expressions of worship. We are an audition-based group, yet we value and accept beginning creatives alongside professionals. We practice a rotation schedule, so individuals have time to rest and be a part of the congregational experience. We value being a forever family, so there are gatherings, road trips or worship conferences from time to time. We value others, so we share God’s love through creative worship outside the church walls.


WE WELCOME

  • Instrumentalists of a wide range of usual (and unusual) instruments, players of many different styles and levels of playing ability.
  • Vocalists, both melody and harmony, for small ensembles, special presentations or Celtic Service or Sunday teams as well as those who sing or speak other languages.
  • Songwriters, poets, and lyricists for collaborative expressions of worship.
  • Creative artists: Alongside our standard worship team, we also seek to incorporate other expressions of worship into our Contemporary Worship gatherings: ASL, worship movement, dance, drama, fine arts, spoken word, visual arts and film, design and lighting.
  • We also welcome creative ideas, projects, songs and poetry from the wider congregation.


Contact: :     Kim Wendt, Director of Praise and Worship

Cell/Text:    561-436-8555
Email:           kim@oceanviewumc.com

Oceanview Handbells

Oceanview Handbells augment the music ministry using our wonderful four octave set of handbells to worship and praise God.


We are a mixed age group of beginning to intermediate ringers that rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm in the Sanctuary. None of the members are professional musicians; they give of their own time to rehearse weekly and perform with the group.


Oceanview Handbells is a great place for ringers to develop their ringing and music reading skills. The group is designed so that ringers of all ages can participate and enhance their abilities. Ringing exercises are used to develop confidence and the repertoire is chosen to teach all of the various ringing techniques used in handbell music today.


Contact:  

Email:      handbells@oceanviewumc.com

Sacred Dance

Psalm 149:3 “Let them praise His name with dancing; Let them sing praises to Hi with timbrel and harp.”


Sacred dance is a form of worship intended to inspire and support the message of the service through dance in the same way a choir does through singing. Also known as “Liturgical Dance,” it has come to mean part of what we think of as ‘the liturgy’ or the order of the worship service that has been convened and dedicated to God.


Therefore, a sacred dancer is one who expresses his or her faith through movement ministry in a public worship setting. Adults and youth of any ability are invited to be a part of this group. Experience is welcomed but not necessary.


Contact:  Kay Heisler

Email:      sacreddance@oceanviewumc.com