Music Ministries at First UMC
God of Grace and God of Glory
The Organ of the First United Methodist Church
John Slaney has recorded a new CD of organ music. Copies are available in the Church Office for a donation. Included music:
1. God of Grace and God of Glory - Paul Manz
2. Processional - William Mathias
3. Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
4. Flourish on Adeste Fideles - Tom Mitchell
5. Carol - Prelude on Greensleeves - Searle Wright
6. Hymn Settings for Organ
7. Lift High the Cross
8. Great is Thy Faithfulness
9. Prelude and Fugue in A Minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
10. Four Hymns for Congregational Singing
12. Regent Square
14. National Hymn
15. Carillon de Westminster - Louis Vierne
16. Toccata for Organ - Joseph Jongen
Organ Recordings Cassette tapes of "Now Thank We All Our God," the 1998 recording made by John Slaney on our pipe organ, are still available.
A music ministry for children is offered through vocal and handbell choirs.
Aldersgate Choir is for children in Grades 2 - 6. Rehearsals are held from 3:30 to 4:10 each Wednesday (as part of our LOGOS program), and the children sing for church services usually once a month.
Cherub Choir is for children in Grades Pre-School - Grade1. Rehearsals are held from 3:00 - 3:30 each Wednesday (as part of our LOGOS program).
Asbury Handbell Choir is for children in grades 2 - 5. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings at 4:10 - 4:30 during LOGOS. There are no qualifications to join other than a desire to play handbells. Contact Ruth Nelson for the current practice information.
Wesleyan Handbell Choir includes youth in grades 6 to 12 and practices from 6:00 - 6:30 during LOGOS. Contact Ruth Nelson for the current practice information.
The Chancel Choir practices at 7:30PM each Wednesday and provides music for the 11 AM Sunday worship and some special services.
The Epworth Handbell Choir meets each Tuesday at 7:00PM in the sanctuary.
The Bell Ensemble Choir meets each Tuesday at 2:15 in the sanctuary
We also have a group of Madrigals who meets for practice on Wednesdays at 6:30PM and provide service music.
Also, if you have other artistic/technological talents and/or interests (painting, sculpting, computer graphics, photography, sound reinforcement, etc.), please let us know.
Hymn Book Trivia Did you know that the composer and author of Hymn 123 in our United Methodist Hymnal was married in our church sanctuary? John Thompson, who wrote "El Shaddai" (God Almighty) in 1981 was married on March 29, 1996. The Rev. Ken McGowan officiated at his wedding. Organ Recordings Cassette tapes of "Now Thank We All Our God," the 1998 recording made by John Slaney on our pipe organ, are still available.