Columbia churches create more expressive services for members

Monday, April 27, 2009 | 10:29 a.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — The sounds of an acoustic guitar helped Jane Anne Gideon sing praises at Trinity Presbyterian as a college student in the 1970s when the use of contemporary music was coming into vogue at more modern worship services. Today, she dons a choir robe and sings alto during First Presbyterian's traditional service. No matter the style of worship, music has always been an important part of her spiritual life.