Our music is a vehicle to express to God our feelings of gratitude and thankfulness as well as our personal struggles and worries. We worship together, upholding one another as we “make a joyful noise” to the Lord!
Our worship band, led by Miriam Janssen, is formed from members of our congregation. With the help of piano, guitar, bass, flute, and drums we can sing a variety of styles of music, incorporating many current contemporary songs as well as drawing on the rich history of hymns with their timeless message.
We love new faces and voices, and encourage anyone with a desire to serve through music, to come check us out.
Miriam and her husband Luke, began attending MacNab in the Fall of 2015, and soon thereafter, became involved with the music at Gathering. Miriam leads mid week band rehearsals and coordinates the music aspect of worship on Sunday mornings.
Miriam’s passion is to help equip others to use their gifts and talents in the area of worship and help facilitate an attitude of authentic worship at Gathering. She sees music as a gift from God to draw us closer, love more deeply, and know more fully His love for each and every one of us.
Miriam holds an Honours Bachelor of Music from McMaster University; a B.Ed from Brock University; and is a certified teacher with the Royal Conservatory of Music. After many years teaching with the Hamilton Board of Education, she now runs her own private studio. Miriam and Luke have four children, a wonderful daughter-in-law and a very special granddaughter.