First United Methodist Church
Friday, July 03, 2020

Chancel Choir


Please come and join the CHOIR on Wednesday evenings at 7:05 p.m. in the church sanctuary!  Please join us and sing praises each week.  


Call the church for more information (317) 758-4195! 
First UMC -- Music Ministry
It is our mission to convey the Gospel of Jesus Christ through instrumental and choral music by offering a variety of Christian music styles to enhance congregational and community worship. Knowing that the world is a mission field, we seek opportunities to musically minister to the needs of the Sheridan community and beyond.
The tradition of music at Sheridan First United Methodist Church has been an integral part of the worship service since the church began. Many generations have sung in the choir or enjoyed the music of the organ, piano, the choirs, and church band.  We have been blessed with a magnificent antique pipe organ which was recently refurbished and updated with digital capability. The improved sound and pitch with additional voicing makes one superb instrument for the most discriminating church musician. Valri Fox serves as our talented organist enhancing every service with inspiring music.
The Chancel Choir has had a long history of traditional church music service which has evolved through the years to include many different styles such as Classical, Gospel, Praise and Worship, and Contemporary. The choice of music has only one criteria:  Does it reflect the word of God to all who may hear? This Music Ministry enhances the Sunday morning worship by coordinating with the Pastor's message as well as the UMC liturgy.
Special seasonal programs at Christmas and at Easter offer the mission outreach to the community of Sheridan. Proceeds from the Easter Community Choir are donated to Ministerial Association.
Led by Nancy Kerr, Music Director, the Chancel Choir meets every Wednesday evening at 7:05 pm in the sanctuary for rehearsals, fellowship, and prayer. New choir members are always welcome.
The children of our church perform special Christmas and Bible School programs giving them a great experience in all Christian performing arts. These special programs are directed by Nikki Davis and Mary Lou Finchum.
Our music ministry continues during the summer months as the Chancel Choir takes a break. Special music is presented by individuals or groups. Children and adults are all welcome to share their gifts of music with the congregation. The rousing church band led by Leslie Pence usually offers patriotic tunes on or near Independence Day.
The technology of sound has improved through the years particulary to accommodate the new orchestral recording of anthem accompaniment tracks available for choir use.  With our church technology grant, audio-visual equipment will be available in the sanctuary and the classrooms to enhance the worhsip and educational experiences.
Our capable sound technician Avery Finchum is truly essential to the success of our Ministry Team.  
For further questions, please contact the church office or the Music Director, Nancy Kerr.