“The FPC Music Program offers our community the privilege of singing, ringing, and playing beautiful and appropriate music to honor God. We believe that all music is prayer, offered to God from our hearts, on behalf of the hearts of our congregation and the hearts of our world. We work hard to present before God our musical offerings, so that God will be pleased with our humble efforts.”

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir leads our traditional worship at 11:15 AM each Sunday in our sanctuary, singing in a broad range of musical styles. We are usually accompanied by piano or organ, but it is not unusual to find guest instrumentalists in our loft as well. Led by Kiki Neale, the chancel choir is open to all those (ages 16+) who want to make a joyful noise and who want to improve their choral singing. You don’t need to be a pro! Being in choir is a wonderful way to forrm lasting friendships and is a good entrance point for new members in our congregation. We rehearse Wednesday evenings from 7-8 PM and Sunday mornings right before the 11:15 AM service.

Kairos Worship Team

The Kairos Worship Team leads our contemporary worship at 9:15 AM each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. We sing and we play guitars, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, and synthesizers to accompany our community singing and our special music presentations. We are adults of all ages and high school students. Because we have busy schedules, we use our talents as much as possible but we understand that some of our commitments are limited. For information, contact Carol Anne Hartman.

Choral Scholars Program

FPC offers significant musical scholarships each year for participation and leadership in our music program. The scholarships are offered to students at Lenoir Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College.  Students are selected with the recommendation of the college music faculty. They participate each week in our traditional services and serve as section leaders, soloists, rehearsal accompanists, and occasional conductors of the Chancel Choir. Particular responsibilities are determined in consultation with the student and the college faculty. For applications and additional information, contact Kiki Neale

Children’s Choir

We love it when our children participate in worship, so children K-8th grade are invited to be a part of our Children’s Choir! Rehearsals are 6:00 on Wednesday nights in the children’s choir room. Children can then go across the hall to F3 following rehearsal.


237 2nd St. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

Tel: (828) 322-6343


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