Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. - Psalm 100:1-2 NRSV
First UMC has a tradition of excellence in music and is blessed to have many members who are talented, accomplished musicians. They share those talents every Sunday through the adult chancel choir and the Renew contemporary band, special instrumental and voice solos and ensembles, musicals and children’s choirs and handbells.
Lessons and Carols 2019
Renew Worship Band
A variety of musical instruments including the piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, sax and drums are used to lead congregational singing in the 9:00am Renew contemporary service. The group rehearses at 6:30pm on Thursdays. Contact Travis Lowery if you are interested in joining.
The Chancel Choir sings a variety of choral literature, ranging from classical to gospel and more. The choir rehearses in the sanctuary at 7:00pm on Wednesdays and leads worship in the 11:00am service on Sunday mornings. The Chancel Choir also leads special worship services for Christmas and Easter. Membership is open to any adult or youth (starting in 8th grade). Childcare is available during rehearsal time. Contact Travis Lowery if you are interested in joining.
Rhapsody Ringers Handbell Choir
The Rhapsody Ringers help to lead in worship in addition to special performances at Christmas and Easter. Anyone with an interest in learning to ring or those with ringing experience are welcome to participate. This group is open to adults and youth (starting in 9th grade) and rehearses at 6:00pm on Wednesdays in the Kum Dubl annex, across the breezeway from the sanctuary. Child care is available during rehearsal time. Contact Travis Lowery if you are interested in joining.
Music for Children and Youth
Music for children and youth is an important part of our ministry at FUMC. We believe we have the responsibility to introduce music education in a Christ-centered environment.
Rhythm Ringers Handchime Choir - Open to children in 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Meets during the WOW (Worship on Wednesdays) after school program, Wednesday afternoons from 4:15pm-5:15pm on the 2nd floor of the Education Building. Led by Laurie Lively.
Youth Handbell Choir - Open to youth from 7th-12 grade. Meets from 4:00pm-5:00pm on Sunday afternoon in the Kum Dubl Annex. Led by Julie Blackburn.
Contact Travis Lowery for more information.