Music at First Church

The music program at First Church is designed to provide opportunities for all persons at FUMC to develop their musical talents and use them in service to God.  Since music expresses who we are and what we believe, it is a vital part of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Choirs

Children's Choir 
     Our children's choir is a wonderful program!  The children have a fun time learning worship songs and love to praise God with the music they learn!  Children in grades 1-5 sing each Sunday morning at the beginning of Sunday School.  They sing during worship about every six to eight weeks.  
     In addition to this, 1st-6th graders can also participate in the choir camp that we have one week during the summer. Children learn Bible truths and stories as they prepare a fun musical production to present during worship on the following Sunday.  
     Contact Lori Markes, Director of Children's Education (237-2041  ext. 103) for more information.

Youth Choir
     Come and make a joyful noise with us!  We would love to have you join us as we sing the praises of the Lord.  The youth choir meets during the Sunday School hour.  They sing more contemporary music in a variety of styles, often accompanied by guitars, keyboard, and drums.  Membership in this choir is open to any youth in grades 6-12.  No audition is required.  
     Contact Ross Crawford, Director of Student Ministries (237-2041  ext. 112) for more information.

Chancel Choir
     This choir invites participation for all adult age groups.  They meet Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 p.m. (late August through June).  This choir provides music leadership at the 10:50 worship service each week.  The choir sings a variety of choral music including special music services during Easter and Christmas.  No audition is required for this choir.  Child care is provided during meeting times.              Contact Douglas Newell for more information.

Hand Bell Choir
The Chancel Ringers meet on Mondays, September through May, from 5:00-6:00 pm in room 304.  This group rings music during morning worship several times a year.  The only requirements for membership are basic music reading ability and a desire to ring hand bells.  We welcome anyone to join this group.  Contact Paula Miller for more information.

The Church Organ

Did you know?
The Sanctuary Pipe Organ has 4 keyboards, plus a 32-note Pedal Board, and plays 96 sets of pipes.  There are a total of 6,296 pipes (both wooden and metal), ranging in physical length from 18'-3" to 1".  Digital sounds are flawlessly combined with the pipes to produce one of the finest organs in the country.