Here at Fountain City UMC, we LOVE music.
Our contemporary worship service, The Journey, is led by The Journey band, with talented guitarists, keyboardists, bassists, and vocalists offering all of your favorite contemporary worship songs. The Journey band practices each Wednesday evening at 7:30pm led by the Director of The Journey Worship, Mark Seals.
Our Chancel Choir leads worship at every 11:00am Traditional service, ushering us into the presence of God with ancient, familiar hymns and beautiful, moving arrangements of old favorites. Our pianist Kim Meade and organist Joshua Bracken accompany our choir each Sunday. The choir rehearses every Wednesday evening at 7:30pm directed by the Director of Music, Leslie Hill.
Leslie also directs our Youth Choir, which rehearses on Sundays at 5:00pm. Our Youth Choir lend their voices to different Sunday services, and participate in a youth choir tour each summer.
During the school year, we offer children’s choir for all our kiddos. Preschoolers participate in Sprouts while our Kindergartners, 1st, and 2nd graders are our Cross-Trainers. Both of these choirs meet on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. For our 3rd through 5th graders, we offer Off Broadway (get it?) Kids that rehearse on Thursdays at 4:00pm, directed by Kathryn Paden. Our children’s choirs perform at the end of each semester, in December and in May. Our Off Broadway Kids perform throughout the year, and end the Spring semester with a full musical, complete with singing, acting, dancing, and general talented cuteness.
Our handbell music ministry is open to all musicians beginning as young as 3rd grade. Our Genesis Handbells ministry is for our budding bell-ringers between the ages of 3rd and 5th grade, rehearsing on Wednesdays at 5:00pm under the direction of Kim Meade. Our middle and high schoolers can participate in our Youth OffeRing group under Leslie’s direction, rehearsing on Sundays at 4:00pm. Our adult handbells ministry, the Tollers, also directed by Leslie, meets on Wednesdays at 6:30pm.
If you are interested in any of our music ministries, please contact Leslie Hill, or call the church office at (865) 689-5175.