music ministry

The Music Ministry of FUMC is made up of all ages, each with differing gifts and levels of ability. What we hold in common is a desire to give God what we have to bring Him praise!

Some of our core music ministry values at FUMC: 

  • We believe we are to sing and play instruments because God is worthy of our praise and has called us to worship through music (Ps. 33:3).
  • We believe that God deserves and asks for our best (1 Chron. 21:24), so we strive to make music with excellence.
  • We believe that everything in worship ought to edify the body (1 Cor. 14:26), so we sing and play songs that minister, strengthen, challenge, and encourage the body of Christ.
  • We believe in utilizing a diversity of music in worship because (1) God commanded us to use diverse genres (“psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs,”  Eph. 5:19 - i.e., the old and the new); and because (2) the body of Christ is made up of diverse people and ages.
  • We believe that all ages can offer up their musical gifts; no person is too young or too old to give praise to God!
  • We believe that those on the platform are not performers or more important than those who sit in the pew.  Those up front are mere facilitators - “lead worshipers” - who strive weekly to help the congregation worship for the audience of One, who is God Himself.

"Blessed are those who come in the name of the Lord"

Ways you can help!

If your have gifts in the area of music, OR if you don't feel particularly gifted, but you just love to worship and would like to be a part of the music ministry - we have a place for you. If you feel drawn to be a part, but don't know where you fit, contact Christa! We will figure out where God is calling you!

Don’t ever let your level of music ability be a deterrent to getting involved.

You don’t have to be a professional singer or instrumentalist to be used by God.

Most of us in the music ministry aren’t professionals!

Give your gifts just as you are; you’ll be surprised how God will use you! 


The Choir sings only at the 10:50 A.M. worship service. We have choir practice every Wednesday from    7:00-8:15 p.m. in the choir room, where we learn the music. We meet at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, review the music, and sing it in the service. In a perfect world, choir members come to every Wednesday night rehearsal, but no one has perfect attendance! So don’t let that stop you from joining the choir.



Some people don’t feel they can make a weekly commitment; they can only find time to join the choir for special seasons, like Holy Week (Good Friday & Easter music) or the Christmas Cantata. A “special season” choir member would come to rehearsals for the 8-10 weeks prior to Holy Week or the Christmas cantata to learn music just for that season. Singing in one of these events is even better than sitting in the congregation - ask anyone who has sung with us!


These are the 2-3 singers who lead the congregational hymns and songs each Sunday. We rotate singers - you can be involved as much or little as you are able.



Not everyone has a solo voice. But if you do, and if you have a heart for worship, Christa would love to know about it!


There are many opportunities, worship services, and other needs for pianists at our church. If you play and would love for your gifts to be used in worship or another event, let us know.



We believe that any instrument can glorify God and minister to people. Let us know if you play an instrument - or are even learning an instrument - and want to be used in worship.



Celestial Bells is our advanced handbell choir for youth and adults. It is a group for those who have played handbells before, or in some cases, those who read music well and can be taught easily to play bells.  The day of rehearsal varies by semester; currently, we meet Tuesdays 6-7:00 p.m.



This group is for 3rd -5th graders.  

Klapper Kids meets after Bible Zone on Wednesdays, 5:20-6:00 p.m.


If you’ve never played bells before and would like to learn, let us know.


Once a month, our youth have a worship service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. If you are a youth and love to sing or play an instrument, we’d love for you to help lead.


Maybe you don’t want to be the leader of a handbell group or other music group, but you like music and would be happy to assist a music leader. If so, we need you. Let us know!



For special services of the year, we are always looking for people who feel drawn to speak or read. We’d love to utilize you!



Do you have drama background or skills? We need your input and skill, especially for Holy Week services and the Christmas cantata.

  • children's music

    There are few things better than hearing children sing, and there is hardly anything more enduring in your child’s life than teaching them songs.  FUMC provides music opportunities for children who are within the church, as well as children who are in the community.  Through music, children not only have fun; they learn about God through music that will last a lifetime.


    Music is a regular part of our church’s Sunday School curriculum.  Our children have a special leadership role in worship on Children’s Sabbath, the Christmas Cantata, and Palm Sunday, among other days.


    Currently, FUMC has one children’s handbell choir, Klapper Kids, for 4th - 6th grades.  The kids not only learn how to play a chime or bell; we teach them to read music! It is fun, educational, and spiritual all in one activity!  


    All community kids can participate in music through Bible Zone, our after-school program on Wednesdays.  In the fall, we learn and perform a children’s Christmas musical.  In the spring, children sing for residents at elderly homes, as well as for shut-ins who need encouragement. For more information on Bible Zone in general, visit the Children’s page on our website.

  • Youth music


    Our youth have their own worship service during Youth Group on Wednesdays (currently once per month).  If your youth loves to sing or plays an instrument, we'd love to have them join our youth Band!


    At FUMC, we believe in intergenerational corporate worship.  We love that the body of Christ - of all ages - can worship together!  Youth who love to sing and play can be part of praise teams that lead in Sunday morning worship.  Youth can also be a part of our choir.

  • adult music


    Our choir is comprised of youth and adults who love to worship.  We rehearse every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.,  and we help lead the congregation in worship at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday service.  The choir also presents a Christmas musical celebration in December and extra music on Good Friday and Easter.



    Are you unable to attend a choir rehearsal regularly, yet you love to sing and want to be a part of music ministry?  FUMC provides other “occasional” opportunities to participate, such as singing a solo; being a part of a duet, trio, or other ensemble; or being a praise team member who leads in contemporary songs at the 10:50 a.m. service.



    Playing handbells is such fun!  It is also inspirational to worship.  Currently, we have one adult handbell group, Celestial Bells, which is open for medium to advanced bell ringers.



    If you play an instrument, we’d love to get you involved either in a praise band or as a solo musical offering.  The sky's the limit; just let us know you want to play!  Praise bands accompany congregational songs in the 10:50 a.m. worship service.