The Music Ministry of First United Methodist Church develops leaders in church music and leaders in worship. The Music Ministry has been an active, integral part of the fabric of FUMC since its beginning. There are many opportunities for service for all ages, and new participants are always welcome.
The Chancel Choir leads music at the 11am traditional worship service and other additional Advent, Christmastide, Lenten and Easter services. The Chancel Choir often performs with guest instrumentalists and string or brass ensembles. Contact Sarah Downey, Director of Music Ministries, to sing in the Chancel Choir!
Rehearsal: Wednesdays 7:15-8:45 PM in the Choir Room on the Third Floor of the Main Building
Our handbell choir is an instrumental ensemble who leads us in worship at traditional worship services on a quarterly basis as well as other special programs and services throughout the year. Handbells is open to anyone ages 15 and up. Contact Sarah Downey, Director of Music Ministries, if you would like to play in the Handbell Choir!
Rehearsal: Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Handbell Choir Room on the Third Floor of the Main Building
We play a variety of styles of music ranging from contemporary christian hits by artists like Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Hillsong United, as well as modern versions of hymns, and bluegrass. We welcome anyone who wants to be a part of worship, and will work to foster and grow talent in those who have passion. Contact Tim Clements to find out how you can be a part of our modern worship team.
Rehearsal: Every Wednesday night 7:15 – 8:30 in the Asbury center
Liturgical Dance/Arts Ministry
Any offering of talent to God is a beautiful thing, and we are looking to incorporate more arts into worship. If you want to paint during worship as an offering, or if you want to share the gift of dance contact Tim Clements.
If you want to be a part of worship, but aren’t musically inclined, we have opportunities to become involved in other ways by running sound, lights, aiming cameras and controlling the screens. We also need people who want to help create video’s to show at church and online for announcements, and special events. If you want to help with out technology team, contact Tim Clements.
The Wesley Choir is a Children’s Choir that helps lead music at the traditional and modern worship services on a bi-annual basis and performs during the presentation of the Christmas Pageant during Advent. The Wesley Choir learns about God through singing, playing african drums, and other percussion instruments. This choir is for children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade.