The heart of Christianity beats in worship. Then, as we gather as the body of Christ at First United Methodist Church, we participate in that vitality. Our worship services seek to orient us toward Christ and nourish our souls for the rest of the week where we can offer Christ’s peace and love to the world through our work and vocation. We worship to praise Christ so that, outside the walls of this building, our friends, neighbors, and co-workers can see Christ in us through our acts of charity and love. Finally, we believe that worship is for all ages. If we want to cultivate a love of Christ in the hearts of the next generation, then children must be a part of the worshipping community. At First United Methodist, children are not an annoyance; we want and welcome your children and grandchildren to praise God with us!
We celebrate a short, communion worship at two our retirement/assisted living facilities in Cheyenne. The first Thursday of every month we worship at Primrose Retirement Community at 3pm. The second Thursday of every month we worship at Pointe Frontier Retirement at 3pm.
Throughout the year, we celebrate special worship services particularly during Advent (right before Christmas) and Lent (right before Easter). Check the church calendar (link) for times and types of services!
Our Beliefs in
We believe that music is integral to worship. We praise God with a joyful song on our lips. To that end, First United Methodist Church presents a variety of different music and musical styles in our worship. In addition, we present two cantatas a year with a choir and full orchestra during the seasons of Advent (Christmas season) and Lent (Easter season).
We encourage and invite all those who have a hunger to praise God through song, no matter the ability, to join one or many of the music groups you’ll find below. Ask our Music Director, John Fritz (email link), if you have any questions or would like to join!
Hims of Faith and Sounds of Joy
This is our primary choir which presents its music almost every Sunday at our 10:00 Spirited Traditional service. The Chancel Choir sings primarily sacred music from all eras, including music written by living composers among whom are own director and composer, John Fritz. This group is open to all-comers from 9th grade-Adult.
Rehearsals are Wednesday at 6:30
Rehearsal are 7:00 pm during the school year. For more information contact John Fritz
Sounds of Joy
Sounds of Joy is our all women’s choir that presents music during worship and other events throughout the year. All women are welcome. For more information contact John Fritz
Hims of Faith
Hims of Faith is our all men’s choir that presents periodically throughout the year. All men our welcome. For more information contact John Fritz
Music and Dance
Praise in your way
Children’s Celebration Choir
Rehearsals Sundays at 9:30 AM
This is our children’s choir for ages pre-K-6th grade. They present music on a quarterly basis at the 8:30 and 10:00 services singing a wide variety of age-appropriate music.
Bell Choirs and Liturgical Dance.
Throughout the year various bell choirs and liturgical dancers celebrate their love of God through song and dance. We have bell choirs and dance groups for all ages and abilities. Contact John Fritz at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Children of Grace
Hip Hop Kids
Throughout the year and particularly in the summer, we present special music of soloists and ensembles ranging from solo trombonists and brass ensembles to children’s duets. If you’d like to present music during worship, please contact John Fritz (email@example.com) or Gretchen Young (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Rehearsals TBD - Once a Month
The Praise Band presents contemporary Christian pop, country, and rock music each Sunday at our contemporary Family Praise service at 5:00. It is always looking for folks who like to sing, play the guitar (or any instrument), and just dance to the Spirit.