Music

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.

  • RENEW Band

    A variety of musical instruments including the piano, guitar, trumpet, 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.

  • Chancel Choir

    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. Click here for a sample order of worship from our annual Lessons and Carols service last December. Membership is open to any adult or youth (starting in 9th 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.

  • Children's music

    Children's music is an important part of our ministry at FUMC. We believe we have the responsibility to introduce music education in a Christ-centered environment. There are two opportunities for children to be involved in the music ministry:

    • Rhythm Ringers Handchiime Choir - Open to children in 4th, 5th and 6th grades. Meets every other Sunday afternoon on the 2nd floor of the Education Building. Led by Julie Blackburn.
    • Children's Choirs - Open to children from Pre K - 6th grade. Meets every other Sunday afternoon in the New Beginnings classroom next to the Fellowship Hall. Led by Travis Lowery.

    Contact Travis Lowery for more information.

  • Worship Music

    The music ministry would like you to have a say in the worship music that we sing from week to week! Contact Travis Lowery to make a request. The catch is you may not see your song or hymn this Sunday or even the next Sunday, but effort will be made to find the appropriate place for it in worship. Requests will be considered and scheduled based on the needs of particular worship services. For example: we won't sing For All the Saints on Christmas Eve or Victory In Jesus on Good Friday. We want our church to have a strong identity in worship music and we encourage your input!