The Chancel Choir, under the direction of Lee Mabe, rehearses each Wednesday at 7:00 pm The choir presents an anthem every Sunday at the 11:00 am Morning Worship Service. Music ranges from traditional classical anthems to compositions by contemporary composers to gospel and folk arrangements.
During Advent each year, the choir performs an extended program of carols accompanied by an orchestra on the 2nd Sunday of Advent at the 11:00 am Morning Worship Service.
Anyone interested in singing in the choir may contact Lee Mabe or come join us at a Wednesday night rehearsal.
The Chancel Bell Choir rehearses January through April each Wednesday at 6:00 pm as they prepare music selections for Easter. Rehearsals begin in October through December each Wednesday at 6:00 pm in preparation for Advent. The bell choir plays music selections from traditional to contemporary with a five-octave set of Schulmerich hand bells.
Children's Choir is a fun way for kids to experience religious music on a weekly basis. It is open to Pre-K through 5th grade. We meet in the Children's Ministries Room on the Ground Floor, which is located inside the State Street entrance. The Children's Choir performs in the 11:00 am Morning Worship Service multiple times a year. They also perform a Spring musical and a Christmas musical with a play production. All children are welcome! You don't have to be a member of First UMC to participate.
The ALIVE! Praise Band is a group of volunteer musicians and singers. They lead joyful worship on the 2nd and 4th Sunday during 8:45 am Early Worship in the fellowship hall. On Monday evenings, they serve as the praise band for Open Hands Ministry.