Adult Choir

“Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things” Psalm 98:1

The St James’ Adult Choir invites you to join us in a ministry of music and praise.  We’ve heard you singing in the pews, and we’d love to have you join us in the choir loft!  While the ability to read music is a plus, it is certainly not a requirement.  All you need is a joyful heart and a willingness to share your talents with the people of St. James’.

Currently, we meet to rehearse on Thursday nights from 7:00pm until 8:30pm. There’s plenty of time on Sunday mornings to have breakfast with your family in the Café prior to our 9:15am warm-up before the 10:15am worship service.

Join us! Contact Organist & Choir Master, Jesse Ratcliffe, in the church office or at for more information, or simply show up on a Thursday night to experience this vibrant ministry for yourself!

Children’s Choir

“It is so important to nurture the beauty of music in the young.”

We have great fun practicing hymns and anthems to sing during worship services throughout the church year. We also enjoy the fellowship and friendships that develop and grow as we sing and worship together.  We focus on vocal techniques such as breath support, posture, tone quality and intonation which help us blend our voices together as an ensemble.

The Children’s Choir ranges from ages 5-12. The children meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:00. We rehearse during the school year.

Please contact Bene Dodd for more information, at

Handbell Choir

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.”  (Psalm 100:1)


This directive from Psalms has become the motto of the Saint James’ Handbell Choir.  Music fills many needs in a person’s life as well as needs in the life of the church.  Those who do not sing or play an instrument can find an outlet in handbells to celebrate their faith.  When we began many, many years ago, several members could not read music, but their desire to express themselves overcame their reluctance to try, and today the Handbell Choir performs challenging and inspiring music skillfully and prayerfully.  We believe that music ministers to the hearer as well as the doer, and we take that responsibility seriously as we undertake to express our love of the Lord in this ministry.  Besides all that – we have fun!

Handbells meets every Tuesday night at 7:00 PM for an hour.

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