Music Ministry

Music is a major part of what makes Christ UMC so special. The music in worship – anthems, hymns, responses, helps – are all chosen to help express the scripture for that day. We use many styles, ranging from chants and traditional choral music to gospel songs, contemporary worship songs, and African freedom music. Our worship experience enhanced throughout by the beautiful and simple sounds of the grand piano, played tastefully and movingly by the very talented Jon Calvin, our regular pianist. We offer multiple musical outlets and opportunties for all ages. Whether you want to just sing along with the congregation in church while you worship, join the choir or other musical ensemble, or just sit back and soak in the wonderful sounds, the music of Christ UMC will enrich your soul.

Adult Choir

All are welcome to come join Celebration Singers, the adult choir at Christ United Methodist Church. Our priority is not performance, but connecting people to God through music (although the quality of the choral singing is exceptional). We do not wear robes, and sit in the congregation instead of sitting in a choir loft so that we are a part of, rather than apart from, the worshipping congregation. Celebration Singers rehearse on Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in the choir room.

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Youth Choir

Joyful Noise is our Youth Choir at Christ UMC. All youth, grades 7 through 12, are invited and encouraged to participate. Joyful Noise leads our congregation in worship through song about once a month during the school year. Joyful Noise also goes on a choir mission tour at the beginning of each summer — always a fantastic pilgrimage and experience. Practice is on Sundays at 4:15 pm during the school year, just before the Orbit Youth Group meets. For more information, contact Rev. Anne Hook, the director of the Christ UMC youth and adult choirs.


Children's Choir

We have three Children’s Choirs at Christ United Methodist Church. They lead the congregation in worship through song at various times throughout the school year. The choirs practice on Wednesday evenings during the school year from 6:15pm to 7:00pm as part of Wednesday Night Together programming. There is childcare available afterwards until 8:00pm. For more information, contact Rev. Anne Hook.

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir helps lead music worship at select services throughout the year. Handbells Choir practices on Tuesday evenings at 7pm in the Annex (next to the main office). Newcomers are always welcome, and you need not have experience playing handbells to get invovled; the ability to read music does come in handy. To learn more about Handbell Choir, contact Katie Rhodes.


Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages is the worship band at Christ United Methodist Church. Their style is a blend of folk and contemporary praise music. They offer a musical act of praise regularly at the 8:30am service and occasionally at the 11:00am service. The band is open to anyone. For more information, please call the church office or SEND AN EMAIL directly to the Rock of Ages folks.

To learn more about the Music Ministry at Christ UMC, please contact our Director, Rev. Anne Hook.