Serve - Music & Arts

The Chancel Choir is a choir open to adults, high school and older, interested in worshipping the Lord through song. The choir is a non-audition choir and welcomes sopranos, altos, tenors, and bass to perform year round at the 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.  This choir performs on special occasions along with other musical groups throughout the year.  Rehearsals are held weekly on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 P.M. in the Choir Room. 

For additional information, contact Director of Traditional Worship Angie Howard (, or check the Information Centers in the Burnside Family Life Center and the Sanctuary; or call the church office at 937-642-4712.

This band performs contemporary praise and worship songs to accompany the 9:30 A.M.Contemporary Service held in the Burnside Family Life Center. The band performs year round with rehearsals on Wednesday evening from 6:30-8:00 in the Choir Room.IMG_4176

For additional information, please contact the church office at 937-642-4712.



The Drama Team ministry presents short skits to complement sermon topics and produces full length drama and musical plays for special occasions such as Christmas. In addition to recruiting actors, the team is also interested in finding backstage and technical help.

For additional information, please contact the church office at 937-642-4712.

The FUMC Handbell Choir is a fun group of men and women that play primarily at the 8 am and/or 11am Sunday morning worship services. We often join in with the Chancel Choir and other music groups for special throughout the year.  The group also plans an eventful trip every Spring to attend a handbell conference not too far away from central Ohio, where concerts are enjoyed, educational classes are offered to increase and refine our musical talents. Experienced and beginning ringers are all welcome!

Thursdays from 5:30 to 7:00 in the Sanctuary Choir Loft
Contact our Director,
Carolyn Dunkin: click here for email, or contact the church office at 937-642-4712.

H.I.M. (Hands In Motion) is wonderful, energetic, musical puppet ministry at the First United Methodist Church. We perform at Sunday worship services three or four times a year in addition to services at Christmas time. All aspiring puppeteers sixth grade or older are welcome to join!

Mondays from 7:00 to 8:00 in Room 245 (throughout the school year)

Director: Marianne Birt, for more information click here or check the Information Centers in the Burnside Family Life Center and the Sanctuary; or call the church office at 937-642-4712.