CAYA WORSHIP TEAM ON THE ROAD - POSTPONED: NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Concert in West Hartford

THE CAYA Worship Team (also known as Stained Glass outside the four walls of our church), will travel to First Baptist Church in West Hartford to play a benefit concert jointly with the FBC Chancel Choir. The concert will feature each group as well as 6 pieces performed jointly - it will be GREAT! There is a reception following the concert and a free-will donation will be taken during the concert to support a small grass roots effort out in California: the Apollo Piano Foundation, benefitting music students who have been displaced by the Camp Fire in November 2018. Look for more information in the upcoming newsletter article.


The CAYA (“Come As You Are”) Worship Team consists of both instruments and singers. Although we always pursue excellence, we are a relaxed and welcoming group of musicians.  In weekly rehearsals we pray and sing together, strengthening bonds of friendship and support as we work on music for each Sunday.  We hope that the songs we play each week speak to the hearts of anyone who comes to our service.

The musicians play as a band which is currently comprised of keyboard, rhythm guitar, lead guitar, bass and drums.  We rehearse weekly for two hours on Wednesday evenings.  The first hour is band only and the second is with the singers.  Our singers are all ages. They rehearse for one hour every week on Wednesday evening. Sunday morning commitment is 8:50 – 10:00 am.

We use main-stream contemporary Christian songs as well as songs and hymns from the United Methodist Hymnal, The Faith We Sing Hymnal and the Songs for Praise and Worship Hymnal for the weekly services.  We occasionally play praise concerts and/or fundraisers. When playing in venues outside of our home church we are known as “Stained Glass”. 

Interested in participating or looking for more information?  Please feel free to contact director Dorothy Cowles.