Contemporary: Praise Band

The Worship Team plays contemporary Christian Praise and Worship songs to accompany the 10:30am Sunday service in the Burnside Family Life Center. If you are a vocalist or play drums, bass, guitar, or keyboards, you are welcome to join us!  

Click here to get more information or call the church office at 937-642-4712.


Practice Schedule

Thursday nights in the gym

6:00-7:30 pm Vocals and Band together  

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is a choir open to adults, aged high school and older, interested in worshipping the Lord through song. The choir consists of men and women who lead the traditional services in worship between the fall and spring.  The choir also typically prepares a Christmas Cantata and Easter/Good Friday Cantata each year.  If you would like to join us, we would love to have you.

Rehearsal is Thursday evenings at 7:00-8:30 pm in the choir room. 

For more information, please contact Linda Forry, Director of Traditional Worship

or 937-707-9465.

Drama Team

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 Doug Hoy at 937-243-8034.

Handbell Choir

The FUMC Handbell Choir is a fun group of men and women that ring 3 octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and 4 octaves of Schulmerich Hand-chimes.  The bell choir rings approximately once a month primarily at the Traditional service at 9:00 am. They often join the Chancel Choir and other music groups for special events throughout the year.  

The group also attends Area 5 Handbell Musicians of America events including the spring conference each year where concerts are enjoyed, educational classes are offered to increase and refine their musical talents and participating in a large mass ring under

the direction of some of the finest handbell composers and directors.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings at 5:45 pm in the sanctuary.
New members are welcome!

For more information contact Carolyn Dunkin, Director
Email Carolyn at
Church office at 937-642-4712. 

Hands In MOTION [H.I.M.] Puppet Ministry

God has a sense of humor and the puppet ministry likes to present this through songs and skits with a message from Him to the audience.  It is always about glorifying Him.


The puppeteers are busy Sept-May.  We go to all six care centers in Marysville and one in Plain City.  We perform here at FUMC for services and special events.  After our performances, we have the kids take their puppetsand mingle with the residents at the care facilities.  It is a good experience for the kids and the residents love them.


It is a fun ministry to learn new skills hidden talents, and friendships while serving the Lord.  Practices are on Monday nights starting on in September and ending in May.  Practices are located in rooms 245 and 246 from 7:00-8:00 pm. All 5th - 12th graders are welcome. 

  For more information, contact Marianne Birt, Director


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Joyful Noise

If you enjoy playing an instrument - a flute, a violin, a trumpet - we would love to have you join the Joyful Noise wind ensemble!  This instrumental choir supports primarily traditional services at First United Methodist Church.  We also support large choral works and cantatas throughout the year, so even if you worship at the Contemporary worship on Sunday mornings, there is an opportunity to play in this group! We practice once a week and often perform along with the Handbell choir and Chancel choir.    

All are welcome!! We practice weekly in the Choir Room on Mondays at 6:30-8:00 pm each week.


For more information, contact Linda Forry, Director of Traditional Worship or 937-707-9465.