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Through the generous support and gifts of many members of the congregation, we are blessed with six octaves of Malmark Handbells and six octaves of Malmark Choirchimes. The beauty of these instruments resounds often at FPCR in worship and special programs.

Explo-ring Handbells "Lunch & Learn" » Spring 2019

Adults and children (grade 4 and above) are invited to participate in a “Lunch & Learn” series on four consecutive Sundays, Noon – 1:15PM, March 17, 24, 31 and April 7. We will share food and fellowship and explore ringing with handbells and handchimes. Four-week registration cost is $10, including lunch ($25 max per family).

Click here for more information and to register or contact Becky Lormor at 214-704-2593 or

Ruth Greer Handbell Choir

The Ruth Greer Handbell Choir (RGHC) is a group of faith-filled, talented musicians who ring for worship about once a month. Rehearsals are Wednesdays 5:45 – 7:15pm (September thru May). All youth and adults with music-reading experience are invited to participate.

Those who want just a sampling of what it's like to ring handbells can join us for one of the short-term classes offered periodically throughout the year.

RGHC Concert celebrating 30 years under Becky Lormor's leadership

November 11, 2018

2015 Summer Handbell Camp Report

The FPC CE Building rang out with the sounds of handbells and energetic elementary children last week, as 12 students in grades three through six participated in our 2015 Summer Handbell Music Camp. For four evenings, the children gathered from 6:00 to 8:00pm to experience the joy of ringing; master “the cup game”; share moments of prayer; devour delicious suppers; and stomp all over a giant-sized musical staff and a huge digital keyboard.

By the fourth evening, the young musicians had learned to ring, damp, mallet, mart, and mart-lift their way through several musical selections. (Ask a ringer to explain those terms…) And, in a fitting conclusion to their musical adventure, the campers accompanied their own voices as they sang and rang “Amazing Grace,” to the delight of several listening parents.

My sincere thanks go to the nine volunteers from the Ruth Greer Handbell Choir (and a couple non-ringer spouses) who made our camp possible by preparing meals, guiding the ringers, and providing enthusiastic moral support! Be sure to check the FPC video monitors for more photos or video of the musical fun.


Last Published: March 4, 2019 10:00 PM