children's choir

The children's choir sings on Sunday several times throughout the year, either in the contemporary worship or the traditional service. They participate in the large Christmas concerts in December.  Additionally, the Young Musicians may present a musical as part of the Spring Concert. 

For more information about our Children's Choir program, or if you have questions, contact Seth O'Kegley, Director of Music at sokegley@fumcor.org.

When: TUESDAYS FROM 4:00-5:00 PM


  • February 18- 11 AM Traditional Service

  • March 25- 8:45 Traditional and 11 Contemporary

  • April 22- 8:45 and 11 Traditional Services

  • May 20- 11 Contemporary Service

parish youth choir

The Parish Youth Choir of First United Methodist Church is comprised of students in grades 7-12 and serves as the primary worship choir for the 8:45 am service of worship. In addition to their worship responsibilities, the choir shares God’s love through music and fellowship with persons in hospitals, churches, nursing homes, children’s homes, and retirement centers throughout the world. The FUMC Parish Youth Choir strives for excellence in singing and has performed in some of the world’s most prestigious houses of worship.

When: SUNDAYS FROM 5:30-6:00 PM

chancel choir

The Chancel Adult Choir of First United Methodist Church is the primary worship choir for the church's 11 a.m. Sunday worship service. Comprised of over 30 members representing young adults to senior adults, the central goal of the choir is to worship God with its musical offerings. The choir presents an annual Christmas concert with orchestra that is regarded as one of the finest in the area. Additionally, they have presented several major choral works with orchestra through the years.

They have appeared before the Holston Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church on several occasions, as well as the Tennessee American Choral Director’s Association, the Washington National Cathedral and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC. The choir has commissioned anthems by American composers David L. Brunner, Austin Lovelace, Alfred Fedak and Alice Parker.  The members of the choir enjoy social activities which strengthen their bonds of friendship and fellowship in Jesus Christ.

When: WEDNESDAYS FROM 7:00-8:30 PM

the wesley singers

The Wesley Singers is an auditioned group of musicians ranging all ages that makes appearances in the worship services of FUMC, community events, and other services as called upon. Auditions take place in the late Spring for the fall semester. The Wesley Singers usually sing 4-5 times a year. For more information about auditioning, email conductor Seth O'Kegley at sokegley@fumcor.org.

When: SUNDAYS FROM 1:30-2:30 PM

contemporary band

The contemporary worship band is a great opportunity for singers and those who play guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, etc. Members of this group play and rehearse on a rotating schedule. Contact Jeff Kile at jnkile@gmail.com to find out how you can be involved in music and worship leadership in the Contemporary Service.

When: TUESDAYS FROM 7:00-8:00 PM