Memorial United Methodist Church
Saturday, September 23, 2017
God's Love Grows Here!

Music

 
 
Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is open to all who want to be a part of the music ministry at MUMC.  David is our choir director and his wife, Bonnie, is one of the keyboardists.  David has been directing choirs for over twenty-five years.  Bonnie has a BS in music and offers free voice lessons to choir members. Maxine is our organist, serving at MUMC since 2003.  We are very blessed to have so much musical talent in this church.  The Sanctuary Choir meets weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.  They sing special music almost every Sunday and perform cantatas for Easter and Christmas.  They would love to have more members.
 

Hand Bells
The Memorial Ringers form a fun group of people who love making music with the hand bells and chimes.  David also directs the hand bell choir.  They practice weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm and perform in church approximately every other month.  They also attend hand bell festivals to learn and grow.  This group would love to have more members…and they will teach you how to ring!
 
Children’s Choir
Periodically a children’s choir will come together to sing for special occasions.  It is wonderful to see our children using their talents in worshipping our Lord.
 

Harp
Sue is our resident harpist.  She loves to play the harp during worship services, and especially for services of Holy Communion.  There’s room at this church for your musical gift as well.
 
Praise and Worship Team
Our P&W Team is relatively new consisting of guitar players, some experienced and others just learning how to strum chords.  They also occasionally utilize other intruments and percussion.  They rehearse at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning and participate in both 8:30 and 11:00 services.
 
Early Worship Singers
The EW Singers bring the offertory during the 8:30 service and are simply people from the congregation assembling around the piano to sing a familiar hymn.  There are no rehearsals!  People sing the part they like.  Sounds crazy but it is one of the most popular music offerings!
 

Miscellaneous
David, Bonnie and Maxine are always open to creative expression of music.  Some people that can’t commit to the full demands of the Sanctuary Choir can participate in music by doing solos or joining a one-time quartet.  The Early Worship service doesn’t have a choir, so anyone can come forward and join in singing with the “Early Worship Singers.”  We also have a hammered dulcimer and violin duet. MUMC aspires to utilize the talents of all the people that want to express themselves through music, whether it is by instruments, voice, or creative movement.  Come join the music!