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“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness.”
- Psalm 100

First United Methodist Church is truly blessed to have many people with a variety of talents and gifts who lead our congregation in worship by creating inspiring music to the glory of God. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to participate in our various music ministries.

Chancel Choir


Rehearsal: Wednesday nights at 7:00 p.m.

The Chancel Choir is a regular part of our Sunday morning worship services. This choir provides leadership in worship through the singing of anthems and leading the congregation in hymns. They also perform a major concert during the Christmas season and sing for special services throughout the year.



Rehearsal: Wednesday nights at 5:15 p.m.

The purpose of the Children’s music ministry at First UMC is to plant the seeds of faith in Jesus Christ and to cultivate those seeds by equipping children to worship God through music. In addition to singing on occasion in our Sunday morning worship services, our children’s choirs lead worship on Children’s Sabbath (the first Sunday in November). They also present fun and exciting musicals during the Christmas season as well as in the spring.

Cherub Choir (2-5 year olds)
Joy Choir (1st -3rd grade)
Agape Choir (4th -6th grade)

If you’d like more information about our various music ministries, email Mary Virginia Kemp at marynorris@fumcopelika.org.

One Accord


Rehearsal: Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

One Accord, the youth ensemble at First UMC, is open to all students in grades 7-12. In addition to providing regular leadership in our Sunday morning services, this ensemble produces an annual dessert theater and takes a week-long summer tour. One Accord is a wonderful way for your youth to develop their musical skills and share their gifts and talents with the congregation, the community, and the broader world.

Wesley Ringers


Rehearsal: Tuesday nights at 5:15 p.m.

Wesley Ringers, the adult handbell ensemble at First UMC, provide monthly leadership in our worship services. This ensemble is a wonderful way to enhance your musical skills in an environment of fun and fellowship. First UMC currently owns a 5 octave set of Malmark Handbells, a 3 octave set of Malmark Choir Chimes, and a 2 octave set of Suzuki Chimes. No previous experience is required.


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