California Singing Churchwomen
The California Singing Churchwomen (CSCW) is an organization of the Worship Office and Healthy Church Group of the California Southern Baptist Convention. CSCW was organized in November, 1981, at the Church Music Conference which was held in Pacific Grove, CA, that year.
Barbara Noakes is the group's current director and inspiration. We are glad she is part of our team.
The objective and purpose of CSCW is to encourage personal & professional improvement, Christian Fellowship, ministry and spiritual growth among California Southern Baptist musicians and educators, and to promote and coordinate great music to advance the gospel.
Membership is open to women who are members of a Southern Baptist Church and are approved by their worship leader to join the CSCW.
Please Click Here to download and print the application.
Return your application by mail with your membership fee to:
c/o Worship Office, MRC
678 E Shaw Avenue
Fresno CA 93710
In the Spotlight ...
Cande Ackler, who says she is and born-and-raised Southern Baptist, sings first alto with the California Singing Church Women. She was baptized at the age of 6 in Cupertino, California, but because of her dad’s Navy career, has been in churches from California to the East Coast and as far west as Guam. She has been a member of First Baptist Church, Orangevale, for more than ten years and has lived in the Sacramento area for nearly fifty years. Cande’s husband, Richard, was the “preacher’s kid’, and they have two adult children and four granddaughters.
Cande has served on California State and Associational Vacation Bible School training teams; served California Baptist University as a trustee for several years; currently serves on the Sacramento Association Executive Board; and now sings on the Worship Team at First Baptist, Orangeville. She has been Vacation Bible School Director for a number of years and is just now kicking off a Wednesday evening children’s activity. In addition, she is active with her church’s senior choir and fellowship group.
Having retired from a 35-year law enforcement career in Sacramento, Cande has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the International Association of Women Police (IAWP) for twelve years and continues to travel the world over for that organization’s conferences and board meetings. Cande sang for two years with the Sacramento Symphony Chorus, now the Sacramento Choral Society.
She enjoys spending time with extended family (especially the granddaughters), traveling with Richard in the motor home, working in her flowers, card making, and scrap booking. She is known for her infectious smile and positive attitude, as well as a lovely singing voice.
CSCW at the 2007 CSBC Annual Meeting