I know I've been quite vocal about choir participation this fall (hopefully not quite to the point of obnoxiousness), but church music is a rather obvious passion of mine. I truly think everyone should participate at some point; at the very least every member should sing the hymns proudly from the pews. Furthermore, nobody will ever join the choir if they aren't asked, and my goal this fall is to ensure that everyone who attends Bethany regularly gets invited multiple times and in multiple ways.
Joining the choir can be great fellowship and stewardship, joining your musical talents with those of fellow members in praise. Music has also been shown to provide all kinds of benefits from better health to better brain function from a more positive attitude to lower stress levels. It's a chance to participate in something creative and artistic, which so many of us do all too rarely in our everyday lives.
Don't be intimidated if you haven't sung in a while. Don't feel that by coming for a few weeks you're making a lifetime commitment. Just come sing your best when you're able to join us. We'll be glad to have you anytime, and I think you'll have fun too!