Music and Worship
At Ashland UCC, we include music from the historic Christian tradition and from living artists, both sacred and secular. We strive to create a musical space where people are transformed by an encounter with God. Musicians leading services share in a common a mission that through our music, we are helping facilitate a spiritual encounter.
A rich variety of musicians contribute vitally to our music ministry through solos and ensembles. Vocalists, fingerpicking songwriters, classical instrumentalists, and a stellar batch of improvisatory percussionists are just a few.
Family musicians from multiple generations jam together as well.
On Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm (September through May), we offer a service of candle light and contemplative prayer in the style of Taizé. Rotating leaders offer a short reading, periods of silence and spoken prayer, and shorter songs that in their simplicity become a way of “praying without ceasing.”