To fulfill my volunteer work throughout the semester, I spend much of my time at St. Johns Episcopal church in Mt. Pleasant singing in the church choir. While the majority of the choir is made up of paid music students from CMU, the rest of us are volunteer who love to sing and love going to St. John’s. We rehears every Thursday evening and attend the service every Sunday morning. Throughout each semester, I average about 48 hours of service at St. John’s, and that’s not including the extra rehearsals and performances for additional services, like for Holy Week and funerals, etc. My favorite part about St. John’s (aside form the making of beautiful music) is the extremely inclusive and welcoming environment that this church fosters. I have never felt so well received by a congregation before my time at St. John’s and am very proud to be a member of the church choir.