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

6:30-8:00pm 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 leads Traditional Worship and  typically prepares a Christmas Cantata and Easter/Good Friday presentation each year.  This choir is ALWAYS accepting new members!

During the summer, rehearsals are on various Thursday
evenings at 7:00-8:30 pm in the choir room.   Please contact
Linda Forry to acquire music and a schedule. ALL are welcome!

For more information contact Linda Forry, 

Director of Traditional Worship

Email Linda at

Phone 937-642-4712

Drama Team

The Drama Team ministry presents short skits to compliment sermon topics and produces full length drama and musical plays for special occasions and off-site presentations. In addition to recruiting actors, the team is also interested in finding backstage and technical help. 

For more information contact Doug Hoy

Email Doug at

Phone 937-642-4712

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 group 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.

This group rehearses on Thursday evenings in the sanctuary from Sept-May and rings primarily at the Traditional Service.  They often join the Chancel Choir and other music groups for special events throughout the year.  

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. We share at FUMC for services and special events.


The puppeteers are busy Sept-May.  The group visit all six care centers in Marysville and one in Plain City.    After our performances, we have the kids take their puppets and 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 Sept-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
Email Marianne at 
Phone 937-642-4712


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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!   

During the summer, practice occurs on specific dates on Mondays at 6:30-8:00 pm in the choir room.  Please contact Linda Forry to acquire music and a schedule. ALL are welcome!  


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

Email Linda at

Phone 937-642-4712