The Music Ministry of Weaverville UMC seeks to praise God through the gift of music.
Choirs and instrumentalists offer a variety of selections ranging from contemporary to classical to gospel. Our music program includes a chancel choir, bell/chime choir, and various vocal or instrumental soloists and groups. If you enjoy music and have the gift of music, we would love to have you speak with our Music Director.
In our services, we sing from two books located in the pews: The United Methodist Hymnal includes hymns from Christianity’s rich heritage of music, with both classical sounds and lyrics to more contemporary songs. The hymnal also includes other resources for our worship, including rites for baptism, communion, weddings and funerals. Another book in the pew rack is a supplement to the hymnal called The Faith We Sing. It contains additional hymns and songs, especially some which are simple to sing and were composed in recent years.
We enjoy the music of our pipe organ and piano, which accompany our singing and choral music. We often add other instruments to our worship, including guitars, drums, trumpets, trombones and hand bells. Perhaps you have a music talent to share?
The ‘Chancel Choir,’ open to anyone, offers music throughout the year at our 11am Sunday service and sometimes at the 9am service. Rehearsals are usually about an hour to an hour and a half and held most Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the old fellowship hall beneath the sanctuary. We also do a quick practice a half hour before the Sundays service. We would be glad for you to participate in the choir on an occasional or regular basis. Just come to a rehearsal and share in the fun!
Hand Bell Choir
The ‘Hand Bell Choir’ performs once a month and often lends support to the chancel choir on church holidays. Each ringer handles a selection of bells and chimes helping to create the unique sound of a bell choir. They usually rehearse for an hour on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary.
Individuals also sing solos or share instrumental music in our services. We have many in the congregation who enjoy offering a song or piece in our worship, and we invite any who wish to be considered for this opportunity to see our Director of Music, Gail Price.