Bell Choir




Fellowship of the Ringers

History:

The Fellowship of the Ringers began in 2006 as a group of 8 people with a variety of musical backgrounds, all interested in the art of handbell ringing.  We have grown to a current membership of 12, coming not only from Foster, but also several nearby communities in Rhode Island.  Our original set of 25 hand-bells has been increased to 37 through the addition of a third octave of bells in 2008.  The Fellowship of the Ringers is supported through the generosity of the Foster Center Baptist Church, which owns the bells we use.  The Fellowship of the Ringers is one aspect of Foster Center Baptist Church’s outreach and ministry to our community.

 

Purpose:

In addition to the primary goal celebrating Christ by presenting musical programs in the community, we also seek to create musically educational experiences for our audiences and our members alike.

 

Membership:

Over the past five years, The Fellowship of the Ringers have presented handbell music in area churches, nursing and retirement homes, and community events. Our members have also attended skill-building workshops sponsored by state and regional handbell associations.

 

Volunteer and Ministry Opportunities:

The Fellowship of the Ringers schedule periodic fund raising activities to help cover the costs of new music and equipment.  Most recently, (October 2013) we served a "Bottomless Bowl Soup Buffet" to raise funds which will help in the purchase of new music, maintenance of the bells, and cover the cost of skill-building workshops for our members.  A part of the proceeds from this event was donated to the Foster Department of Human Services to assist their client families in Foster. 

 

Calendar and Schedule:

Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 6:45 – 8:30 at Foster Center Baptist Church.  The Fellowship of the Ringers is currently scheduling events for the fall of 2014.  For additional information, or to schedule a bell choir concert, please contact us at fellowshipoftheringers@fostercenterbaptistchurch.com


Foster Center Baptist Church
"Sharing Christ and Encouraging
Spiritual Growth"

 

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