Music Ministry

The purpose of the Music Ministry at First United Methodist Church is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship, and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gifts and be an integral part of the worship. We currently have four vocal choirs, three handbell choirs, and a praise band.  We offer avenues for all ages to share their musical talents and we encourage you to share your gifts by joining one of our choirs or band.

Vocal Choirs

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m.  They present major sacred choral works several times yearly and sing at the 11:00 a.m. traditional worship services weekly.

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is part of the IMPACT Youth Ministry at FUMC and is open to all youth in grades 6-12. They rehearse on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:00 p.m.  The Youth Choir sings for worship services and enjoys fellowship activities.

Chorister Choir

The Chorister Choir is part of our Children’s Ministry and is available for all 3rd – 5th graders.  The choir meets on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. They sing frequently for worship services and enjoy monthly social and service activities.

Cherub Choir

The Cherub Choir is also part of our Children’s Ministry and includes K-2nd graders.  The choir meets on Monday evenings from 5:30-6:00 p.m. They also sing regularly for worship services and enjoy monthly social and service activities.

Handbell Choirs

Resounding Joy

Resounding Joy is our adult handbell choir which performs monthly during the church’s traditional services.  The group is for music reading adults who enjoy making music together.  They meet Thursday evenings from 6:15-7:15 p.m.


JuBellation is our youth handbell choir. You don’t need to know how to read music to participate.  They perform throughout the year during the church’s traditional services. If you enjoy music, join them Sundays from 4-5pm to learn to play the handbells.

Heavenly Bells

Heavenly Bells is our children’s handbell choir and is  open to all interested, enthusiastic and hard working 3rd – 6th graders. They rehearse on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:00 p.m.

GENESIS Praise Band

Our GENESIS Praise Band is a integral part of our GENESIS Praise and Worship Service on Sunday mornings at 8:45am.  The band plays many different genres of music including contemporary Christian, country, bluegrass, and rock.  They have played on the church lawn during Olde Salem Days, at local Christian band concerts, and have written and performed a contemporary Christmas musical.    The band is currently working on their first CD.  Band practices take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm and on Sunday mornings from 7:30-8:30am.  Click here to visit the GENESIS Praise Band website and Facebook page.