Worship Arts

Using the arts to express our joy in the Lord is a privilege.  The goal of our Worship Arts Ministry is to help spread the word of God by creating a spiritual worship environment of sound, visuals, and lighting. Through instrumental and choral voices we strive to create an atmosphere to connect with God.  Immerse yourself in the experience or, better yet, share your own gifts.

    • Chancel Choir
    • Adult Handbells
    • Children’s Music
    • Technical Arts

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir at First United Methodist Church leads in worship every Sunday at the 10am service.  Choir rehearsal is held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-8:45pm in the Adult Choir Room.  The choir also presents seasonal music throughout the year, including an Advent Service of special music.   Anyone interested in joining the choir is welcome and more information can be obtained by contacting Laura Ritter at laura.ritter@ws.edu



FUMC Adult Handbells rehearsal is held every Wednesday evening from 5:00-5:45pm in the Adult Choir Room.  The group presents offerings in worship approximately once a month during the school year.  The group is open to anyone aged 16 and older, and new members are welcome! For more information, please contact Laura Ritter at laura.ritter@ws.edu



Children's MusicThe FUMC music ministry provides opportunities for children ages 4-11 as part of our Wednesday night activities.  Children are introduced to the concept of worshiping God through singing, movement, and playing instruments.  They also participate in worship on a quarterly basis.  For more information, please contact Laura Ritter at laura.ritter@ws.edu.

FUMC also offers a summer camp for children.  WAC (Worship through the Arts Camp) is a week-long event that allows children to use their creativity and imaginiation to worship and serve God.  The week culminates with a musical presentation and also includes art and crafts and recreation.   


Technical ArtsIn addition to our music arts ministries, we also staff sound boards, lighting, and video media and create quality media for weekly podcasting.  If you’re looking to make a real difference and engage your gifts, check us out!   (We’d love to expand into camera work and videography…now here’s an opportunity to use your gifts.)