Organ Project


  • October-December 2019: Assessment, organization, communication

  • January-June 2020: Information gathering, focus groups, communication

  • July-August 2020: Prepare and present detailed options to congregation

  • September 2020: If not done already, congregation approves plan and next steps are taken

  • October-December 2020: Steering Committee oversees tasks to start project as chosen


Jerry Bell

Todd Burson

Mary Alice Gordon

Sarah Jancura

Neal Martin

Rev. Karen Oehl

Sherri Pembrook

Steering Committee Purpose:

To determine, oversee, and communicate the healthiest way forward in music worship accompaniment at the Gay Street United Methodist Church.

Organ Project Update:

The Organ Steering Committee has been active except for one short break during the shut-down this spring and we are preparing a report full of information for the congregation which will be ready in August. This is to enable us as a church to come to a decision this fall on how we move ahead to replace the organ. We have been hearing some questions as we get back into our new normal of worship about what is going on and what we have learned. We will have a variety of ways for you to ask questions and have conversation with each other in the coming month, but are starting the ball rolling by trying out some Zoom Q and A sessions next week. Below you will find the invitation and link to the first session on Sunday, July 19th, at 7pm. There will also be one next Thursday, July 23, at 7 pm. That link will be sent out in next week’s edevos. Some members of the committee will be available at each of these informal meetings. Please use the committee members for conversation and questions whenever you get a chance. That is what we are here for: Karen Oehl, Jerry Bell, Sherri Pembrook, Sarah Jancura, Neal Martin, Mary Alice Gordon, Todd Burson. 

Karen Oehl is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 

Topic: Organ Project Q and A 

Time: Jul 19, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

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Meeting ID: 873 3101 8700 

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