Music Ministry Adult & Youth

Sanctuary ChoirMen's ChoirYouth ChoirCelebration RingersInstrumental MusicBrass Ensemble

"Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.  Serve the Lord with gladness and come before God's presence with a song."  Psalm 100

Music brings beauty, excitement and inspiration to worship.  If you want to honor God by sharing your musical gifts and are looking for a place to connect with others who do the same, we invite you to join us, and be part of a loving community who cares for one another through all of life's ups and downs.  Take a minute to look over the music ministry opportunities and pray about where God might be calling you to use your gift.

"With gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God."  Colossians 3:16

The universal language of music is never more meaningful, sincere, or relevant as when it is offered in praise and thanksgiving to God.  Our choirs sing a wide variety of music, including choral classics by the masters, spirituals and gospel music, contemporary music anthems, Taize meditations and other global music.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is at the heart of the FMUMC music department.  This vibrant group leads music in worship weekly in the 11:00 am worship services.  For special worship celebrations (several times a year), they lead all morning worship services.  Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm in the choir room (childcare is provided).  Open to adults, as well as college and high school students.  New members are always welcome!

Can't commit to every week?  Come and sing for a season!

Real Men Sing for Jesus (aka "The Blue Shirts")!

Men's choir comes together to practice each Wednesday evening at 8:30, for a short 30 minutes, in the Choir Room. This group sings every 4-6 weeks and are a FMUMC favorite!  

You do not have to be a member of the Sanctuary choir to join Men's Choir - all are welcome!

'Cantate Domini' Youth Choir is made up of youth, grades 6-12, who sing to make the world a better place; to bring beauty to a world that's full of dissonance, and to bring hope, justice and caring to those in need.  They sing a wide variety of music, from classical to contemporary Christian, as well as global music.  They play drums, Off xylem and handbells.  This group leads in worship, and takes their music out into the world to share with others.  In the early Spring, they host a fellowship fundraiser in the church called "Soul Cup."

Rehearsals are Sundays at 4 pm in the choir room.

"Hark!  how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away."  from "Carol of the Bells"

There is something about handbells that brings out joy!  Need a mid-weeklift?  Come ring a bell or two!  FMUMC Ringers, is open to all adult and youth handbell ringers from intermediate to advanced levels (Levels 2 and 3).  The Handbell Choir performs several times during the year, including Easter and Christmas. Come join us and learn to worship God in a new and different way!

The Celebration Ringers practice on Wednesday nights at 6:00 pm in Room C10/12.

Instrumental Music

"Praise God with the sounding of the trumpet, with the harp and lyre; Praise God with tambourine and dancing, with the strings and flute.  Praise God with the clash of resounding cymbals!"  from Psalm 150

FMUMC has a place for you to use your training in musical instruments to express thanks and praise to God!  From solos, duets, instruments with anthems and hymns, there is a place for you to plug in.

Brass Ensemble

Open to all youth and adult experienced brass players.  Rehearsals are determined by members' schedules.  

String Ensemble

Open to youth and adult string players with 2+ years playing experience.  Rehearsals every other Wednesday at 5:00 pm in the choir room.

For more information about FMUMC music ministries, please contact our Music Director, Jan Call, by clicking