Worship and Music Ministry
Mission Statement: Inspired by Mountain Shadows mission statement, we plan and deliver worship services that provide congregants and visitors opportunities to listen and respond to the Spirit through Scripture, the spoken word and inspiring music. We work to fulfill worshipers’ need to praise God and express thanksgiving in acts of prayer, remembrance and offering. We confer with and support the work of the Pastor and Director of Music whose responsibilities include respectively: the selection of scriptures, design of worship, preaching of scripturally based sermons, selection of hymns; the selection and oversight of all non-hymn music. We collaborate to provide for all practical matters related to worship that are not the direct responsibility of the Pastor and Director of Music. We believe as stated in the Book of Order that “the life of the church is one, and that worship, witness and service are inseparable. In Jesus Christ, God entered fully into the human condition in an act of self-revelation, redemption and forgiveness.”
Since its founding in 1997, Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church has included musical excellence in our worship of God. High-caliber professional musicians have always staffed our church and led us in praising God with voice, piano, organ, and hand bells. During the Fall through the Spring, a dedicated and spirited volunteer choir enhances worship gatherings, while solo vocalists and musicians also share their gifts with us year-round. Lively congregational singing includes cherished time-honored hymns representing our Presbyterian tradition as well as newer songs from a variety of Christian composers. During special sacred seasons, talented guest musicians bring additional artistry to the holy days we celebrate. All are welcome to make a joyful noise unto God with Mountain Shadows Presbyterian Church!
Director of Music Charmaine Piane Dame brings to Mountain Shadows 25+ years of experience as a church musician, choir director, and worship leader. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montana and substantial continuing education credits in the fields of music and worship leadership. She owns a private piano studio and has instructed over 60 students. She has served on the Boards of Directors for the Tucson Music Teachers Association and the Music Teachers National Association.
Choir rehearsal is every Thursday from 3:45 to 5:15 PM in the church sanctuary. Please join us.