Organ and Carillon

Our Pipe Organ

The first organ in use at Dennis Union Church was a lap organ provided by Captain Joshua Howe in the 1870s. This organ remains on display in the sanctuary. 

In June 2014, a new Casavant pipe organ was installed. This beautiful organ is a centerpiece of worship services and a feature of musical events and concerts for the community.

The process of replacing the previous 1987 digital organ began in 2012, with establishment of an organ committee to advocate for and raise funds.  The fundraising campaign “Pipes for Praise” was extremely successful, raising almost $500,000 in a concentrated effort between Easter and Pentecost 2013.  Additionally, funds for maintenance of the organ were raised by “Beads of Note” – a project that continued from 2014 to 2018 to make beads from church bulletins. 

Carillon

The carillon at Dennis Union Church was a gift in memory of Jean Evelyn Sager Johnson (April 2, 1926-August 4, 1993) and all family members, past and future, by her immediate family and relatives. The original gift, a Schulmerich Carillon, was dedicated April 15, 2000. 

In July 2016, a lightning strike hit and destroyed the church steeple. Although there was no fire or structural damage to the church, the carillon and audio-visual systems were affected. The original carillon was replaced by a Schulmerich G5 carillon in 2017. The carillon chimes the hour from 8 am to 6 pm daily and plays a varying schedule of hymns and seasonal music at 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm.