Under the direction of our Worship Arts Minister, Rebekah Lindstrom, FUMC has a variety of music ministries. These ministries are designed to:
* glorify God through the talents and gifts he has given us
* strive for excellence in music and leadership
* humbly lead others in praise and worship
The ministries for the Celebration service and Traditional service vary in style, but are unified in their mission to glorify our Triune God and strive for musical excellence.
At FUMC, we continually aim to rediscover God’s great story of salvation through the music that we play and sing. We firmly believe that God calls us to praise Him with music (Psalm 100:1-2), and through Jesus Christ’s atoning sacrifice, our worship is accepted and pleasing to God (2 Peter 1:17). We consider it a joy to recognize God’s presence with singing, recounting His perfect nature, faithfulness, love, and devotion.
Our Worship Arts program currently includes the following ministry opportunities:
The FUMC Celebration Team serves in the Celebration Service (9am) on Sunday mornings. It is comprised of vocalists, instrumentalists, and sound/media technicians. Most of the music played is contemporary worship music, but includes older songs and hymns. They rehearse Wednesday nights at 7:45-8:45pm. All are welcome to discuss auditioning!
The FUMC Chancel Choir is a choir committed to fellowship, musical growth, and humble service. The Chancel Choir regularly sings the Anthem in the Traditional Service (11:10am) and participates in other musical ministry opportunities. Rehearsals are from 6:45-7:45pm on Wednesday nights, and all are welcome to join!
The FUMC Handbell Choir is a group of talented and dedicated musicians. The Handbell Choir plays less frequently in the Traditional Service than the Chancel Choir but is an appreciated part of our music ministry. They rehearse from 6:15-6:45pm on Wednesday nights. All are welcome to stop by and listen or discuss participation!
The FUMC Drama Ministry is a growing ministry with huge potential. We have recently started doing original drama productions on Easter and Christmas, with live music, drama and dance. We are also growing the use of drama in our Sunday morning services, whether through dramatic scripture readings, readers theaters, or small skits.
If you are interested in serving the church through any of the Worship Arts ministries, please contact our Worship Arts Minister Rebekah at Rebekah@fumcss.com, come into the church office, or find her after service on Sunday mornings.