First United Methodist Church’s Music Ministries work “to enhance and provide leadership through music for the inspiring worship of God and the Risen Christ.”
The worship of God through music has long been an important value of the people of FUMC. The Music Ministries provide an opportunity for people in our faith community to share their gifts with God and the congregation. At the same time, the Music Ministries provide an opportunity to extend friendships and fellowship and increase connections among church members.
The church year features many exciting opportunities for the worship of God primarily through music. These events include choral masterworks sung by the Chancel Choir, Lessons and Carols services during the Advent and Christmas seasons, a Christmas pageant led by the Children’s Choir, and an Advent luncheon and concert. Members of the Music Ministries also share their gifts with the community by performing at community–wide events, at nursing homes, and at other churches.
Thursdays | 7:00-8:15 p.m. – Sanctuary & Room 215/216
Sings primarily at sanctuary services
The Chancel Choir regularly prepares music from the classical repertoire for worship each Sunday. Twice a year, the choir leads the congregation in worship through the singing of a choral masterwork with orchestra. One does not need to audition to join the Chancel Choir, nor does one need to be a musician (though some knowledge of music is always helpful).
Common Ground Band
Wednesdays | 6:15-8:00 p.m. – Room 302
Plays primarily at 11:15 a.m. – The Open Door
Contact: Travis Jeffords (firstname.lastname@example.org) | 332-6396
The Common Ground Band leads worship music at the Open Door service in the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This group is always looking for musically-gifted volunteers with a heart for helping people connect to God through music. Instrumentalists must be able to learn parts from chord sheets and recordings, and vocalists should be capable of picking out and singing both melody and harmony parts on a recording.