Music Ministry


Music Ministry


  • Mara Widmann ( ) - Admin. Asst. to Music Ministry 
  • Blake Flattley ( ) - Artist in Residence 


Questions? Contact the Mara Widmann at 562-421-4711, ext. 55

God's peace to you.  +SDG+



Music Ministry Grant

The Ministry of Music is offering grants to members of Bethany Lutheran Church who are involved in some area of music at Bethany. A total of $500.00 will be awarded and applicants may request any amount up to $500.00.  

Applicants must:

  • Be at least 12 years of age. If under 18 years old, a parent must submit application.
  • Be involved in some area of music at Bethany Lutheran Church.
  • Use the grant money to further his/her music education.
  • Be taking some type of music lesson, be majoring or minoring in music at the college-level, or participating in some area of music, i.e. vocal, instrumental, or teaching.  

Applications are available in the church office and are due on May 31st. they may be turned in or mailed to the church office. If you have any questions, you may call the church office.


Ready to ring?

Intermediate Handbells is looking for a few more ringers to round out the group!  Anyone high school age and above is welcome.  And don't worry about needing expert-level music skills - we take it two notes at a time and the group all learns together.  Rehearsals are on Mondays, 6-7pm.  Please call/text/email Sara Cerulle; contact the church office for Sara's contact information. 


Do you like to sing and play music?

TheWordAlive - The contemporary worship ensemble group would like to welcome those who are interested to come in and join their rehearsals to see what they do!  If you are interested in either playing an instrument, singing, or both in this worship ensemble group - contact Blake Flattley at  for more information.

Additional Music Ministry Information & Links:

The Bethany Choir - (formerly known as Senior Choir) normally has rehearsals on Thursdays from 7:30-9:30PM. This choir is open to all ages: high school, college, and adult.  Kevin Bowers continues to be our faithful accompanist! Click on the link below for more Bethany Choir information and schedule.


Adult Handbell Choirs - We continue to ring praises; our rehearsals are normally on Monday (Intermediate Bells) and Thursday (Advanced Bells) evenings.  Click on the link below for more information regarding the Handbell Choirs.

Sound Technicians are needed.  We will happily allow you to "apprentice" with an experienced technician...and give you plenty of time to learn. Please call the church office, (562) 421-4711,  if you are interested.  Instrumentalists/Musicians/Singers - are always welcome to share their talents with us during the year. Please speak with our music ministry team if you have leadership ability especially with percussion, brass, string, or wind instruments. Notify the office of your current email, phone, and instruments with which you are proficient.
The Music Academy - We offer piano instruction in grades 2-8, organ instruction in grades 7-8,  and trumpet in grades 4-8. If interested in joining,  please speak to Mara Widmann (ext. 55) in the church office or email her at .

Children's Choirs - Our children sing praise... 

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