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Sanctuary Choir Informational Webpage

Greetings Choir Member!!!

Welcome to the private choir informational webpage. Scroll down to find the singing schedule that includes sermon topics, song selections, and alternative service information. 

*For comments, announcement submissions, or questions, please email Dr. Jolie Rocke, Director of Music at

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston -- Sanctuary Choir

        Sundays 10:40 am - 11:10 am choir room (not 3rd Sundays)
        Sundays 10:40 am-11:10 am (
not 3rd Sundays)
        Wednesdays 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Please take note of the Holiday season, especially services scheduled for December.  Sunday rehearsals in November are reserved for extra help with music for your section if needed.  Just let Jolie know you want to review 

2023-2024 Music Schedule for Services

Nov 5 - Liberating Love

     "Oh Love Divine" from Theodora by G. F. Händel

Nov 12 - Works of Mercy: Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement
     "We Are the World" by Michael Jackson

Nov 19 - Bread Communion
     "Keepers of the Earth" Joyce Poley  [String Band]
*choir not in service
Nov 22 - Wednesday choir rehearsal canceled

Nov 26 - Thanksgiving
*choir not in service

Dec 3 - The Common Good: Howard Thurman, minister, theologian, and civil rights activist
*choir not in service

Dec 10 - Sanctuary: 40th Anniversary of Rev. Schaibly's Sermon on Sanctuary
     "This Little Light of Mine" Traditional arr. by George Mabry

Dec 17 - Christmas pageant
*choir not in service

Dec 21 - Thursday - Winter Solstice
          #362 Rise Up O Flame
          #73 Chant for the Seasons [Verse 2]
          We Shall Be Known By the Company We Keep

Dec 24 - Christmas Eve services 
     10:30 am Spanish Language Posada
          #47 Las Posadas - *choir will be in rooms throughout the building.

     11:30 am Spanish Language Service
          #47 Las Posadas
          #46 Oh ven, oh ven, Emanuel
          #44 Campana sobre campana
          #49 Dichosa tierra, proclamad 
     7:00 pm English Language Service
          #235 Deck the Hall
          #226 People Look East
          #238 Within the Shining of a Star
          #1061 For So the Children Come
          #259 We Three Kings of Orient Are
          #243 Jesus Our Brother [verses 1, 2, 3, 6]
          #251/2 Stille Nacht/Silent Night
Dec 27 - Wednesday choir rehearsal canceled          
Dec 31 - Inspired 2023

Jan 7 - guest preacher

Jan 14 - All Labor Has Dignity, Martin Luther King Jr. & the Labor Movement

Jan 21 - The Practice of Non-Practice: Thich Nhat Han, monk and spiritual activist (Zen Buddhism)
     String Band

Jan 28

Feb 4

Feb 11 - Crying for America: Fannie Lou Hamer

Feb 18

Feb 25

Mar 3 - Covenant Sunday

Mar 10 - The River is Our Blood: Mary Brave Bird
     String Band

Mar 17 - guest preacher

Mar 19 - Tuesday - Spring Equinox
     String Band


Mar 31 - Easter

Apr 7 - Stewardship Launch

Apr 14 - Think of God All the Time - Paramahansa Yogananda

Apr 21 - Earth Day

Apr 27 - Saturday 2nd Annual Spring Arts Festival

Apr 28 - May Day

May 5 - Spring Music Service

May 11 - Saturday Dia de las Madres

May 12 - Mother's Day

May 19 - The Practice of Non-Practice: Thich Nhat Han
     String Band

May 26 - Memorial Day

Jun 2 - Flower Celebration

Jun 9 - Love and Death: Forrest Church


Jun 16 - Juneteenth
June 20 - Thursday - Summer Solstice
Jun 23 
Jun 30
Jul 7
Jul 14
Jul 21
Jul 28
Aug 4
Aug 11
Aug 18


These links are provided for your listening and practice at home. When possible, and instrumental version is provided in addition to a performed version. Please understand we may not sing the selections exactly as they are sung in the recording, these are guides.