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

Chancel Choir

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 to find out more.

Additional Opportunities

Children of Grace

Hip Hop Kids

Special Music

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 ( or Gretchen Young (

Praise Band

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.