Music was created by God as a special vehicle of praise, worship, edification and witness. It was Martin Luther who wrote, “I am persuaded that after theology, there is no art that can be placed on a level with music; for besides theology, music is the only art capable of affording peace and joy of the heart… next to the word of God, music deserves the highest praise. The gift of language combined with song was given to us so we should proclaim the word of God through music!”
Just as the Old Testament believers searched for the unblemished lamb for the appropriate sacrifice, we at First Methodist believe that a spirit of excellence is also required of us as we prepare our music as a living sacrifice to be offered up to a Holy God. Therefore, we attempt to do our very best in a wide variety of musical styles.
We are blessed with a number of people gifted in music, but most of us are of average abilities with a willingness to serve our Lord through the music that wells up in our hearts. We combine our individual talents with those of others, the praise is multiplied many fold, and we are able to honor God in a way none of us can accomplish alone.
Whether you are three or ninety-three years of age, there is a place for you in the Music Ministry at First United Methodist Church. I pray that you will join us as we experience the joy of worship, and the joy of fellowship.
For more information about the music ministries of our church, please contact Robert Norris (256-845-1141) firstname.lastname@example.org