The Chancel Choir sings an anthem and leads worship music most of the year for Sunday Worship weekly at 10:00 AM, as well as prepares music for special seasonal services. The Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday nights at 7:15. No prior experience is necessary, just a love for worship music. The choir is making plans to return to the sanctuary later this year.
Heritage Ringers Handbell Choir
The Heritage Ringers are a dedicated group of ringers, ranging in experience from beginner to advanced. The Ringers usually play in the 10:00 AM Worship Service every four to six weeks and rehearse on Wednesday nights at 6:00. At least some previous knowledge of music is helpful, but not required. Heritage Ringers return to the sanctuary Easter Sunday.
Our Children’s Music Ministry, Joyful Noise, meets each Sunday morning in the music room at 8:45, prior to Sunday School. We sing old favorites and learn new songs as we prepare to sing in Sunday Worship the first Sunday of each month. Joyful noise is currently on hiatus.
FUMC Music and Arts Camp
Our FUMC Music and Arts Camp is held the last full week of June and is open to kids who have completed grades 1-5. During the week, the campers work on performance components of music, theatre, and movement through auditioning for parts, being assigned roles, learning songs, lines, and choreography. At the end of the week, a musical is presented on Friday evening at 6:00. All kids are welcome – church members, families, and friends!
Learning Tree Music
Our Learning Tree Preschool students gather for music twice a week, on Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings. The students learn songs and movement to music, learn about a variety of instruments, get to play lots of different percussion instruments, and prepare songs for special programs during the year. The students also learn worship songs in Chapel.
Festival of Christmas Music
The Festival of Christmas Music is a ten-year tradition that combines our Chancel Choir, Heritage Ringers, and Children’s Music programs in one celebration of seasonal song. Held annually on the second Sunday evening of December, the Festival includes traditional music, congregational singing, and new songs that tell the Christmas story. We love being able to share this special time with our community!
Dolce Canto Children’s Chorus of Cooke County is a choir for students in grades two through eight who are interested in learning proper choral singing, some music theory, and appropriate concert etiquette, all while making lasting friendships! The rehearsals are help on Thursday evenings, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, at First United Methodist Church. Dolce Canto is currently on hiatus.