Sing to the Lord a new song, Sing to the Lord, all the earth.
Sing to the Lord, praise His name,
Proclaim His salvation day after day.
Declare His glory among the nations,
His marvelous deeds among all peoples. Psalm 96:1-2
At Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, we recognize the important role music plays in the life of our community of faith. As we build upon the firm foundation of Christ and a rich history of quality church music through the years here at FUMC, we are blessed to have a diverse group of talented musicians who serve faithfully in the music ministry.
It is through song that many Christians, young and old, internalize the basic tenants of our Christian faith. Each worship service is carefully planned so that there is ample time for all to hear the Word of God as well as time to respond to God’s love through word and song.
Each and every Sunday morning you will hear and experience numerous opportunities to communicate with the Lord through music. Sometimes our song is praise. Sometimes our song is comfort. Sometimes our song is petition to God. Sometimes our song is proclamation of God’s faithfulness.
Whatever our song may be, as recipients of the unimaginable grace and mercy of our Lord, how can we keep from singing?
The Chancel Choir provides music leadership at the 11:10 traditional worship service. The choir now has two sections which meet and rehearse together, the Alpha and the Omega. Some singers actually sing for both services, but the majority choose to attend either early or late worship. The Chancel Choir also participates in special musical events such as Christmas, Easter, and the City of Fredericksburg’s July 4th Fireworks Concert. You don’t have to be a music reader to sing with us, but it does help! Come and join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00!
The Praise Team is the music leadership for our contemporary worship time at 9:00 Sunday mornings. All ages are invited to participate as singers and instrumentalists. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 6:00.
Wesleyan Bell Choir
FUMC’s handbell choir has been ringing for many years. Under the direction of Deborah Agnew, the bells play periodically at Sunday worship as well as for special programs throughout the year. Prior music experience is a plus, but this is definitely a group where you will learn how to read music quickly! The bell choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 in the choir room.
We use instrumentalists periodically throughout the year but especially for holiday events. We are always looking for additional instrumentalists to join our group. Please contact Don Doss if you are interested in playing your instrument with us!
In cooperation with the student ministries of FUMC, this student choir/band includes singers and instrumentalists. This group leads student worship on Wednesday evenings and sings occasionally for the regular worship services on Sunday morning and for special musical events throughout the year.
Kid’s Music Academy
Our KMA is a super outlet for children to learn to express their love of God through song. Emphasis is placed on good singing habits and learning to read music, as well as on learning together how fun singing and playing instruments can be! Classes are held each Thursday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00. KMA performances include the Children’s Christmas Presentation and the Spring Musical. Click Kid’s Music Academy for more information.
To answer any questions regarding these or other musical opportunities at FUMC, please contact Don Doss at 830 997-7679 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.