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First UMC Gonzales

Music Ministry

The music ministry at First United Methodist Church is an outlet to serve, worship, and socialize in a way to bring yourself and others closer to the Lord. FUMC provides a number of dynamic ensembles consisting of chancel choir, praise band, and handbell choir. Come and join these incredible groups and be a part of our welcoming family.

• Chancel Choir
Rehearsal: Wednesday 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Sunday Service: 11:00am

Singing to the Lord is a wonderful way to express your inner most feelings. The choir members are comprised of youth and adults who love to sing, praise the Lord, and enjoy each other’s company. Our music consists of hymns, traditional, contemporary, gospel, and jazz music. No musical background is necessary, only the love of music and a desire to sing. Our doors are always open to all who would like to come and join us. We would love to have you sing in our choir.

For more information about chancel choir, please email Jesse White via our secure contact form.

• Praise Band
Band Practice: Thursdays 6:30pm
Sunday Worship: 9:00am

Band prayer request: We are looking for trained musicians, singers etc. Please contact Jesse White or the church office at 225-647-4678 if you or someone you know is interested in serving this ministry. 

• Handbell Choir
Rehearsal: Sunday 4pm - 5pm
Sunday Worship: 9:00 and 11:00 services

The adult handbell choir formed in August of 2014 with nine ringers under the direction of June Thomas. Ringers range in age from teenagers through retirees. Their goal is to make music to the name of the Lord in both the contemporary and traditional services. This choir practices on Sunday afternoons at 4:00 in the music room of the Celebration Center. Anyone who might be interested in trying their hand at ringing bells is welcome to attend a practice and join the fun. For questions, contact June Thomas at 225-252-5391 or