Sunday Worship: 8:30, 9:40, & 11 a.m.

Giving

Music


Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth. Psalm 96

Music is a natural and joyful extension of worship. Music is essential to all worship at GUMC – our services feature everything from modern Christian rock in our Ancient-Modern service to classic, ancient hymns with beautiful organ accompaniment in our Traditional service. A variety of choirs, including bell choirs, are available for members to join, and we also offer private music lessons.

Music Ministry Staff

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a diverse group of 70 musicians. Whatever your level of experience, you are needed and will be welcomed. For more information, email Jim Thrash, Director of Music, or call 754-7216.

Let your voices ring out in celebration of the majesty of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit who comforts us! We celebrate the Lord every Sunday and practice diligently to bring our best praise to the worship services.

This non-auditioned choir welcomes all who love to sing and who will commit to attending Wednesday rehearsals and Sunday worship. The choir is a place of service and stewardship of talent and time. Those who have sung in high school and college choirs will find the Chancel Choir to be a fellowship within a large congregation and a great place to participate in the leadership of worship, while singing a wide variety of musical styles. Childcare is provided for all Wednesday evening rehearsals.

In addition to its weekly worship leadership role, the Chancel Choir presents special programs during the church year, notably the Community Carol Festival during the Christmas season. This event, a favorite of our congregation, welcomes the season with familiar carols as well as more extensive choral works. The choir is accompanied by an orchestra.

Bell Choirs

Praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. (Psalm 150:5)

Matins Handbell Choir

Rehearsal: Tuesdays, 8:15-9:30 a.m.

A choir of 12 ringers, this outstanding group’s offering includes the Community Carol Festival and the Christmas Eve concert. The group hosts an annual bell festival attended by over 250 ringers from three states and conducted by nationally known handbell directors.

Sanctus Handbell Choir

This youth handbell choir for all students in grades 7-12 is directed by Natalie Moore and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:15 p.m. in the Handbell Studio. Email  or call 490-2552 for more information.

Youth Choirs

Testimony

Open to Youth in grades 7-12, this choir rehearses and sings a variety of musical styles designed to enhance the worship experience. Testimony sings once a month at the Sunday morning worship service. Rehearsals are held each Sunday at 5:00 p.m., prior to the youth activities on Sunday evenings. Email  or call 901-490-2552 for more ­information.

Youth Worship Band

Open to all youth in grades 7-12. Join us if you like to sing, play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, or percussion. The band meets at the Owings Life Enrichment Center on Sundays from 4-5 p.m. For more information, .

Children’s Choirs

“Our little children we teach chiefly through hymns.” John Wesley

Cherub Choir
(Mary Groh and Holly Cromer Mitchell)—ages 3 (by October 1) and kindergarten transition

Alleluia Choir
(Peggy Warner)—Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2

Hosanna Choir
(Libby Schielke)—3rd , 4th, and 5th grades