Welcome! Thank you for visiting! Our website is dedicated to promoting the magic and beauty of handbell music .
The power of the web is amazing! We have visitors from all over the globe. Many visitors may have no idea where we are located. Owasso is a suburb on the northeast side of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Just click on the MAP link above to see exactly where we are located. Owasso is a Cherokee Indian word that means "turn around point" or "the end of the trail". When our town was "born", it was named Owasso because this is where the train track ended and the trains had to turn around. Literally, it was the end of the trail for the train.
Last update: November 30, 2018
This "HOME" page features the many activities of the handbell ministry at FUMC of Owasso. For other handbell events, please click on this button.
Curious about the history of handbells at FUMC of Owasso? Click on the BELIEVE button to read about how it all began!
The Green Country Ring! Handbell Festivalis a half-day festival open for both individual ringers and whole choirs. Special classroom instruction offered for various skill levels in many techniques. PLUS, two different mass-ring tracks offered for anyone just wanting to ring a LOT of music. NO music to buy!
To see what workshop classes were offered at our last festival, click here!
Featuring 12 of the best handbell choirs from both the Tulsa area and the Oklahoma City area ringing 3 songs together. Then several choirs will ring a song featuring only their choir in what delivers one the best concert events in Green Country every year!
This is a do not miss handbell event for anyone who loves to hear handbells ring!
Are you looking for a handbell choir? There are over 50 handbell choirs all around the greater Tulsa area. Some handbell choirs are well established. Some are brand new. Many are desperately needing more ringers.
Experienced ringer or not, I can help you find the right handbell choir! My list of handbell choirs includes the name of the current handbell director with their contact information.
The video to the right was produced at MIT. It was filmed with special high speed film to capture the effect on the bell casing when rung. The video is shown in ultra slow motion so that the human eye can see the results.
Even the most experienced handbell ringer will be shocked at what happens. Enjoy!
A Passion for Handbells
Even though we all love handbells, most of us do not earn a living ringing handbells. Ringers HELP each other out!
When I'm not ringing or directing handbells, I sell, rent and build homes! With over 30 rent homes in my inventory, I can help most anyone needing a temporary home.
Do you need to SELL your home? All of my tenants are future homeowners!I desperately need more listings!
Are you thinking about BUYING a home soon? PLEASE talk to me first!
For my clients, my software program scans the MLS every 15 minutes looking for that brand new listing that matches their search criteria. As soon as that home goes on the market, my clients receive an email notification. Be the first to know!
Want to see and hear the handbells ring? There are many videos posted throughout the website. Click here for videos of the handbells in Worship and more. When do the bells ring again? See Below!
Up and coming handbell choirs often need help but do not know where to find the help they need. As a true outreach ministry, the handbell choirs of FUMC of Owasso stand ready to help!
Would you like to have an established choir ring in your church to promote your handbell ministry? OK! Would attending a handbell festival designed specifically for your choir help? OK! Do you need a local "mentor" to help you organize your ministry? OK! Would you like to have a "mini clinic" in your church? OK!
We normally schedule only one outreach ministry event per month. Our schedule fills up fast. Please plan to submit your request at least 2 month's in advance. Last minute requests are very difficult to honor. Plus, our first responsibility is to our congregation, who pays the bills!
Please save a link to our website on your desktop for easy access. New info added regularly! Please visit often! Last update: November 30, 2018
For a special interest website with a very small target audience, we are constantly surprised by the number of daily visits we get. On average, 25 unique visitors per day view at least 3 pages. Due to the videos, each visit lasts almost 10 minutes. Often, with a BIG announcement or when a brand new video is uploaded, website visitors jump to as many as 150 visits per day for a couple of days. Thank you!
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