Music at Atkinson Congregational

"Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song ..."
Psalm 149:1

The music ministry at Atkinson Congregational Church, UCC is a very important part of our worship. It calms us and it helps us to feel comfort. It brings joy to our spirits and it can give us great inspiration. Most importantly, it helps us feel closer to God. Atkinson has a wealth of talented musicians who enjoy different kinds of music. Different kinds of music enhance and stimulate our senses and this can provide us with a wonderful worship experience.

 Our music program is always looking for men and women, boys and girls who would love to share their musical talents. Take a look at our current musical offerings to find your place in the music program. You may contact the specified person either after church or via email. Please make yourself known to one of us if you are interested in any aspect of the music program. We would love to hear from you!

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is open to people in high school and beyond. Our rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

Atkinson Children's Choir

The Atkinson Children's Choir is for children in the elementary grades (K-5). The rehearsal time for this choir is Sunday mornings from 11:15-11:35, with the exception of the first Sunday of the month. We generally perform once a month.

The Atkinson Ringers

Our handbell choir, The Atkinson Ringers, is for grades three through adult. The rehearsal time for this choir is Sunday morning from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. We ring once a month during worship services.

The Music Staff, 
David J. Rooney, Director of Music & Organist 

ACC's Director of Music, David Rooney, graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ with his Bachelor of Music degree in 2001. He is a pipe organ builder for the Noack Organ Company in Georgetown, MA, in addition to being the Music Director at Atkinson Congregational Church.  David has recently taken on the directing duties for the Chancel Choir, Children's Choir, and Atkinson Handbell Ringers.    He enjoys spending time with his family and relaxing on family vacations to Prince Edward Island.