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 hymns of the faith both well known and new. A variety of choirs, including bell choirs, are available for members to join.
Music Ministry Staff
The Chancel Choir is a diverse group of musicians. Whatever your level of experience, you are needed and will be welcomed. For more information, , 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, time, and witness. 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 repertoire. 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.
Praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. (Psalm 150:5)
Matins Handbell Choir
Rehearsal: Sundays, 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Matins is a handbell choir of experienced ringers. This ensemble offers outstanding leadership to the Community Carol Festival, participates in regional handbell festivals and are frequent participants in worship. Contact Music Director Todd Wilson for more information: .
Sanctus Handbell Choir
This youth handbell choir for all students in grades 7-12 is directed by Natalie Duncan and meets on Wednesday evenings at 5:15 p.m. in the Handbell Studio. Email or call 490-2552 for more information.
Led by Natalie Duncan these 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders rehearse in the handbell studio Wednesday nights from 5:00 – 5:30. This group will learn music fundamentals and the principles of participation in a Christian ensemble. Joyful Noises will be made!
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,
“Our little children we teach chiefly through hymns.” John Wesley
(Mary Groh and Holly Cromer Mitchell)—ages 3 (by October 1) and kindergarten transition
(Peggy Warner)—Kindergarten and grades 1 and 2
(Libby Schielke)—3rd , 4th, and 5th grades