We believe that music is integral to worship. We praise God with a joyful song on our lips. To that end, First United Methodist Church presents a variety of different music and musical styles in our worship. In addition, we present two cantatas a year with a choir and full orchestra during the seasons of Advent (Christmas season) and Lent (Easter season).
We encourage and invite all those who have a hunger to praise God through song, no matter the ability, to join one or many of the music groups you’ll find below. Ask our Music Director, John Fritz (email link), if you have any questions or would like to join!
Chancel Choir rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
This is our primary choir which presents its music almost every Sunday at our 10:00 service. The Chancel Choir sings sacred music from all eras, including music written by living composers among whom are own director and composer, John Fritz. This group is open to all-comers from 9th grade-Adult.
Hims of Faith and Sounds of Joy rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
Bells of Glory (Adult Handbells) rehearsals are Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
Ringtones (Youth Handbells) rehearsals are Sundays at 3:00pm.
Sounds of Joy
Sounds of Joy is our all women’s choir that presents music during worship and other events throughout the year. All women are welcome. For more information contact John Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hims of Faith
Children’s Celebration Choirs
Please note: Due to COVID 19 restrictions these groups are temporarily suspended.
The Celebration Junior choir is for ages 4-2nd grade and Celebration Seniors is for grades 3rd - 6th. They present music on a quarterly basis at the 8:30 and 10:00 services singing a wide variety of age-appropriate music.
Bell Choirs and Liturgical Dance.
Throughout the year various bell choirs and liturgical dancers celebrate their love of God through song and dance. We have bell choirs and dance groups for all ages and abilities. Contact John Fritz at email@example.com to find out more.
The Praise Band presents contemporary Christian pop, country, and rock music on occasional Sundays. It is always looking for folks who like to sing, play the guitar (or any instrument), and just dance to the Spirit.
Hip Hop Kids (Temporarily Suspended)
Throughout the year and particularly in the summer, we present special music of soloists and ensembles ranging from solo trombonists and brass ensembles to children’s duets. If you’d like to present music during worship, please contact John Fritz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gretchen Young (email@example.com).