Open to all ages 
Don Gunderson, Director
Cherry Tyree, accompanist and organist
Wednesdays 6:00pm-7:00pm

The Chancel Celebration Choir has been an integral part of the worship experience of the First United Methodist Church since it’s inception in 1890.  That’s 125 years of continued service to our Lord!  We’re proud of the years of tradition that has been established and even more excited about the prospects of being a vital vessel of praise and worship for today and in the future. The congregation has the experience of singing hymns and songs each week.  The Choir takes singing to a new level.  It is a sacrificial offering of love to God.  Our purpose is simple: 
To use God’s gift of music to bring Him the
praise and glory he amazingly deserves.
Contact Don Gunderson by phone at 885-3142, by text at 503-888-1710 or by email here.

Jubilate Bells

Open to sixth grade through adult
Ron Smith, Director
Mondays   5:00-6:00pm


This group appreciates the beautiful sound of hand bells.  Each week they gather to rehearse and have a great time while offering another way to praise our Lord through music.  Playing bells is not difficult.  Counting is the main course.  Almost anyone can do it.  Come check it out-you’ll have fun while making beautiful music.  We play every few months for our traditional service and for all special occasions. Contact Don Gunderson by phone at 885-3142, by text at 503-888-1710 or by email here.

FUMC Praise Band

Open to 6th grade - adult

Nolan Budgewater, Worship Pastor
Rehearse Thurs, 6:30-8:00pm

This group has been around since 1999 and leads worship every Sunday in our Contemporary service.  Our instrumentation includes acoustic and electric guitars, piano, keyboards, drums and vocals.  Our choice in music tends to run to the current songs people hear on Christian radio from artists such as Hillsong, New Life, Chris Tomlin, Elevation Worship, etc.  If you have a musical gift you would like to share with the church in the FUMC Praise Band contact Nolan through the church office at (575)885-3142 or by email here.