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Music Ministries

Music is an active and exciting part in the life of First United Methodist Church, and there is a place for you in our Ministry of Music! Singing in a choir, no matter your age, creates community, and can help each person develop in their spiritual journey. These small groups offer fellowship and friendships while creating music for the glory of God. We have offerings for all ages, and welcome you to contribute to our worship.

“Above all sing spiritually. Have an eye to God in every word you sing.” John Wesley


Adult Choir

Chancel Choir

Ken Cooper, Interim Director of Music & Worship
WEDNESDAYS 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Throughout the season (September – beg. of June), the Chancel Choir leads worship regularly at the 10:30 am service. We welcome all levels and abilities ages 18 and up. If you enjoy singing, we encourage you to be a part of this group and contribute in worship. This choir sings a variety of music.

Children’s Choirs

The Children’s Choirs are a part of our Wednesday night family program.

Cherub Choir

Ages 3 to Kindergarten
Sue Wilson, Director
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

This energetic and joyful group nurtures the children in worshiping God through music. They learn a variety of songs, traditional and new, many times adding movement to their singing. They sing once a month in the 10:30 am worship service.

Angel Choir

1st to 5th grade
Sue Wilson, Director
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Through this choir, children will learn about participating in worship, grow in their relationship with God, and develop friendships that can last a lifetime. This choir sings once a month in the 10:30 am service, and they put on a musical at the end of the season in May!

Chime Choir

3rd to 5th grade
Sue Wilson, Interim Director of Music & Worship
Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Here is a great opportunity for kids to contribute to the worship service with instruments. Children can be a part of this group whether or not they have had music lessons, and they love learning how to play hand chimes. This choir plays once a month at the 10:30 am service.

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! Psalm 95:1

Youth Choir

Refuge R.O.C.K.S. Youth Choir

6th to 12th grade
Ken Cooper, Interim Director
SUNDAYS 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This choir sings monthly in the worship services. They also go on a summer choir tour, around the country each year. They are the major contributors to the annual talent show, which is the major fundraiser for their choir tour.

Praise Team

The First United Methodist Irving Praise Band is made up of 5 members of the congregation, playing a variety of instruments, who are inspired to add contemporary praise songs to the service. Each song is selected with respect to the Sunday sermon topic. The band meets Sunday mornings at 8:45 am to rehearse and presents the music before the Message.

Hand bells

Alleluia Ringers

Ken Cooper, Interim Director of Music & Worship
SUNDAYS 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

This Adult Handbell group rehearses weekly and plays once a month in the 10:30 am worship service. During our one hour rehearsals, we practice the music and work to improve our technique. It helps to read music, but is not a requirement. We can work with all levels of ability!

Refuge Rings

6th to 12th grade
Ken Cooper, Interim Director of Music & Worship
SUNDAYS 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Our Youth Handbell group is for grades 6 to 12. We practice on Sundays following Refuge R.O.C.K.S. and then the group goes on to snack supper and Refuge. We ring in the 10:30 am services monthly. Whether you read music or not, you can be a part of this choir.