(We may combine these groups if numbers don't support 2 separate groups)
We have a robust music ministry that enriches our worship experience and offers various musical opportunities. We have music ensembles who perform weekly, monthly, and on special occasions. If you sing or play handbells or other musical instruments, we would love for you to join us in these music ministries.
Choral Scholars Program
The purpose of the FUMC Choral Scholars Program is to expand FUMC’s faithful worship of God by complementing our Choirs, Music, and Ministry with University-level students of faith, talent, and industry. It is our goal to encourage our recipients in the development of their spirituality and artistic ability to provide a further framework to their commitment to Christ and His Church. FUMC will offer four scholarships (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) with the intention of commitment and scheduling of the recipients in September. Recipients will sing with our Family and Sanctuary Choirs on Sundays and act as section leaders of their respective vocal classification.
Click here for the application. If you have problems accessing the form or do not have a Google account, feel free to contact us at .
This choir performs music from Bach to Modern Contemporary. Regular rehearsal is Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 pm in the Choir Room (#113). We are most happy to have new singers who have the desire to learn to sing. Sight-reading is a plus but not a necessity. This choir performs special Cantata and Mission related Concerts in addition to singing for worship most Sunday's at our 11:15 am service. For more information and to get involved, contact David Kirven- Director of Music Ministry
The Praise Team is made up of people of all ages and abilities and is led by our Contemporary Worship Director. Committed to our call to lead others in the worship of God through music, we recognize that every member of the team is a “worship leader.” Our Praise Team leads worship at Contemporary Service on Sunday mornings. Email if you are interested in joining the team!
Youth Worship Team
Youth Worship Team is where our youth have the opportunity to learn music and to lead worship with their peers, for their peers. They also have multiple opportunities to share what they have learned with our church congregation on Sunday mornings! The Youth Worship Team is open to sixth through twelfth-grade students involved in the youth group. Email for more information.
The Family Choir joins the youth choir on the first Sunday of every month. This low commitment choir rehearses the Sunday before. In addition to contributing to worship, they assist in special concerts and special holiday worship services. Email David Kirven to get involved. No Experience necessary!
The Children's Choir is comprised of first through fifth-grade students. In our Children’s Choir program, the kids learn about the different elements of music and how to worship the Lord in song! No singing experience is required to join! They meet for practice in the Children’s Choir Room on the main church level.
This choir is under the direction of Ms. Abby Seymour - email her to get involved.
This is our adult and advanced youth ensemble. This group practices every Sunday from September through May. They perform every month and for special events throughout the year. Often, they will travel to a bell festival in the spring or fall. You do not have to have experience ringing bells to play in this ensemble, however, you must be able to read music.
Contact David Kirven to get involved!
Middle School Ringers
This is our intermediate handbell ensemble for grades 6-8. This new ensemble rehearses from 3:00-4:00 pm every Sunday from October through May. They will perform once a month in service, present a Christmas and dessert concert, and hopefully attend a handbell retreat. No experience of ringing bells or reading music is required. These are things we will work on throughout the year. This is a chance for our middle school youth to bond through music and work towards common goals and events throughout the year.
Contact Taylor Keith at to get involved
High School Ringers
This is our advanced handbell ensemble for grades 9-12. This new ensemble rehearses from 6:00-7:00 pm every Sunday from October through May. They will perform once a month in service, present a Christmas and dessert concert, special events throughout the year, and hopefully a handbell retreat. No experience of ringing bells or reading music is required. These are things we will work on throughout the year. This ensemble gives youth the opportunity to bond through music and work towards common goals and events throughout the year.
Contact Taylor Keith at to get involved