I will sing & make music to the Lord" Ps. 27:6
First United Methodist enjoys a rich and varied music ministry with many opportunities. Under the direction of Brett Miller, Music Director, and Jessica Scott, Organist, the many volunteers make First Church's music ministry truly something special.
The Music Ministry of First United Methodist is a long-established means of using the spiritual gifts and talents that have been given to us, not for our own glory, but for the praise of God and the building of God's kingdom. Nearly 25% of our congregation participates in one or more of the ensembles.
The Music Ministry programs all share these goals:
HeartSong: our small ensemble of adults dedicated to singing contemporary sacred music --- folk, praise, gospel, and global. They practice monthly and sing in worship every 4 to 6 weeks.
Chancel Choir: the main adult choir of First Church, leading the congregation in worship throughout the year. Weekly rehearsals are held Sunday morning before worship. The Chancel Choir also participates in special services and concerts at First Church and beyond.
First Church Handbells:
Led by Music Director Emeritus
(Don Gardner - Volunteer status)
12 member adult handbell choir, rehearsing weekly and performing in worship every 3 to 4 weeks as well as on major holy days. Ringers in this ensemble must have basic music reading skills.
Madrigal Singers - Led by Don Gardner, Music Director Emeritus