To bring glory to God the Father, we sing of the cross, burial, resurrection, and return of the Lord Jesus Christ, a cappella, and pray at the bedside of those who are confined due to age or illness, and who are unable to attend worship services. To be a Christian musical witness, we desire to put Colossians 3:16 into practice: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Who We Are
In groups of about 2 or 3, the Serenity Choir sings a few Christian songs softly at the bedside of the sick and dying, whether at home or in a facility. Before we leave, we usually pray briefly with the bedfast person. Upon invitation, we may sing to a person once or more than once. We are consistent and faithful in our outreach, and sincere and honest in our effort to bring a Christian witness of compassion and evangelism to the bedridden person. In accord with Pepperell Christian Fellowship’s mission statement, we “sing gospel words” to please God and share the message of salvation with those who have no hope and with believers who are hungry for The Word. This mercy ministry is specifically offered by those with an interest in Christ-centered, gospel-singing ministry.
Schedule a Visit
If you would like the Serenity Choir to visit you or a loved one, you may contact us by email. Please send us the following information:
- Name of person confined to bed
- Name of family contact or caregiver
- Contact phone and/or email
- Location of person (if facility, address and phone no.)
- Preferred dates and times (any bad times?)
- Does this person know Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior?
- Can you comment on this person’s status spiritually?
- Person’s favorite hymns or songs
- Is it OK to hug or touch this person (shoulder, arm, hand)?
- How well does this person hear?
- Any health or behavioral issues the singers should be aware of?
If you prefer, you may print our questionnaire and mail it to Pepperell Christian Fellowship, Attn: Serenity Choir, PO Box 192, Pepperell, MA 01463.
As ambassadors for Jesus, we are all volunteer and do not charge for our services.
Joining the Serenity Choir
We do solicit and encourage the support and participation of those who believe ministry to the bedridden is an important outreach and that Serenity Choir is a worthy instrument of service. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please join us at our rehearsals on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Pepperell Christian Fellowship. We meet at 7 pm for an hour and a half in the main sanctuary, and sing hymns from our spiral-bound hymnals to prepare for bedside singing. Examples of songs include “Amazing Grace” and “The Old Rugged Cross.” Some songs we sing in unison, some in harmony parts. We learn soprano, alto, tenor, and bass parts with a piano, then we sing together a cappella, as we do in a ministry setting. You can come to any or all of these rehearsal sessions, no matter what the extent of your musical background. Hospice experience is not required, although we do perform a background check prior to your singing at bedsides. If you are able to come or have any questions, please email us.