Petal-Harvey meets for Worship at 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings and at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings. The two morning services are identical. Our morning services are led by a worship leader, Celebration Choir, praise team, praise band, and other instruments from time to time. While our worship can be described as “contemporary”, we use a combination of hymns and contemporary worship songs. Songs are never chosen based on style, but on the spiritual content and whether the song leads us to worship our great God.
We have been blessed by God with amazing musical talent in our church. The Music Ministry at Petal-Harvey exists to train and equip musicians to lead our corporate times of worship. Our rehearsals are not only times of learning notes, rhythms, and other musical skills, but also times of worship to prepare our musicians to be lead worshippers in our congregational worship times.
Celebration Choir | This group of singers, college age and older, leads our morning worship services weekly. There is no required audition to become a part of this group. Rehearsals are Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the choir room (in the hallway directly behind the Sanctuary). Childcare and children’s programming are provided during rehearsal times. To join, simply show up any Wednesday night. One of our choir members will be glad to help you find a seat, collect your music, and meet other singers around you.
Praise Team | Praise Team is a small group of singers used in all our Sunday times of worship. To be a part of praise team, singers must first be committed members of our Celebration Choir. This group is auditioned and meets weekly on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m.
55 Alive Choir | There is no group more dedicated and committed than our 55 Alive Choir. This group meets Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m. Besides helping lead our Sunday night worship times periodically, this group travels to other churches and area nursing homes and retirement communities to share music.
Preschool Choir | We begin teaching children to worship even during the preschool years. Preschool choirs meet Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in the preschool building. Our workers teach these little ones to praise through upbeat, energetic music appropriate to their age and development.
Praise Band | This group accompanies our corporate times of worship.