Bell chimes have been associated with churches for centuries. The four bells in our belfry, a gift from Ann and Fred Martin dedicated January 2000, were given with the hope that their ringing will inspire listeners to reflect, pray, and praise God for the blessings He has bestowed on each of us.
Each bell is cast of bronze consisting of 78% pure copper and 22% pure block tin. The bells are fitted with a retroactive clapper system so that they will peal forth God’s praises. The specially designed clapper system moves up with the bell for the best possible musical effect. A microprocessor clock system and a custom remote station control the bells.
The bells provide the following ringing: the TRADITIONAL CALL TO WORSHIP bell which is normally the largest bell swinging; a CELEBRATION PEAL consisting of all four bells swinging at their own rate of speed; the HOUR STRIKE followed by the traditional WESTMINSTER CHIME SEQUENCE; and the FUNERAL TOLL.