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Music Opportunities for Adults

The Chancel Choir sings for Sunday morning worship services. Directed by Erick Lichte (pronounced Light), it rehearses on Thursday evenings in the Sanctuary from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, and Sunday mornings from 9:30 am – just before the 10:30 am worship service. All are welcome to sing in this volunteer choir.

The Sanctuary Bell Choir is under the direction of Kris Sparks. This choir rehearses on Monday evenings in Room 202 from 5:30 – 9:30 pm. They provide music for worship at FUMC several times a year, playing 5 (and sometimes 6) octaves of Schulmerich Handbells. The only requirement for membership in Sanctuary Bells is the ability to read music. Beyond that, anyone who desires to learn, and will make a personal commitment to regular attendance, is encouraged to participate. They will play for worship on:

  • September 24, October 22, November 12, December 10

Music Opportunities for Children and Youth

The Cherub Choir, directed by Kendra Friar, is for children in kindergarten through second grade . This choir meets on Sunday mornings in Room 206 from 9:30 – 10:15. The will sing on:

  • October 29, November 3, and December 17

The Sound Seekers Choir is directed by Ronnee Edwards. All children in grades 3 – 6 are welcome. This choir rehearses on Sunday mornings in Room 130 from 9:30 – 10:15. They will sing on:

  • October 8, November 12, December 10 and December 17

juBELLation, is directed by Karin McDonough and meets on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8 pm in room 130. This handbell choir is for ringers in grade six through high school (and sometimes college). They are playing for worship on:

  • October 29

Genesis, also directed by Karin, is for beginning handbell players and meets on Sunday mornings after church in room 130.

  • October 29

For more information about participating in the music program at First Church, contact Kelly Qualls. 503-228-3195.