This choir, formed in the 1970s, quickly became the backbone of our Music Ministry. In addition to presenting anthems
appropriate for the occasions on the church calendar, they present an all-music service for Christmas and on Palm Sunday. The Chancel Choir is primarily adult and high-school vocalists with a mission to enhance our worship services and, at the same time, provide a welcomed fellowship among its membership “family.” Practice time is Wednesday 7:45 – 8:30pm during the academic year.
The Chime Choir of First Church United was formed as a memorial for our former choir director, Georgia Kiwala. Using 3 octaves of hand chimes that are easy to play and maintain, the Chime Choir provides special music for some of our worship services, our Christmas Eve service, and annually plays publicly in the community during the holidays. The unique sound is a welcome variety to our Music Ministry! Practice time is Wednesday 7:00 – 7:45pm during the academic year.
Throughout the school year, children who attend WOW have a music segment to their Wednesday experience. Often, the music selections are chosen to compliment the pieces being rehearsed by the adult choirs and the groups share their collective talents together during worship. Multi-generational music is always popular and makes for memorable services. A few times per year, the children sing or play bells during Sunday worship by themselves as well.