Music Ministry

FUMC Music Ministry Opportunities if you are interested in music, our music ministry offers multiple opportunities. For more information, please contact Barbara Zachow at 356-9078 or

Chancel Choir

For anyone who enjoys singing and wishes to serve God through music.

  • Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

  • Meets in Choir Room, 2nd floor

  • Normally provides music for the 11:00 a.m. worship service

Perceptions Praise Team

For youth and adults of any age with enthusiasm to lead worship

  • Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

  • Meets in the Sanctuary

  • Provides music for the 9:00 a.m. worship service (keyboard, guitar, drum set, vocalists, other instruments)

Youth Music

For 6th through 12th  graders      

  • Sundays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

  • In the Adult Choir Room, 2nd floor

  • Singing, intermediate bells, other artistic talents (instruments, dance, etc.)


For 3 years old through 5th graders

  • Sundays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

  • Meets in Room J, lower level

  • Singing, tone chimes, beginning bells, Orff and rhythm instruments, basic music reading skills

Chancel Ringers

For youth and adults who want to ring praises to God

  • Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

  • Meets at handbell tables in the balcony

  • Ring praises while enjoying the fun and fellowship of the art of handbell ringing

Instrumental Ensemble

For Youth and Adults (also known as the All Ages Band with Strings)

  • Sundays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

  • Choir Room, 2nd floor

  • Three or four rehearsals are scheduled prior to playing in worship

  • Short-term commitment – ensemble does not meet every Sunday

Festival Choir

For youth and adults who enjoy singing but cannot make a long-term commitment to Chancel Choir

  • Wednesdays, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

  • Meets in Choir Room, 2nd floor

  • Rehearsals prior to large musical work

Choral Union

A community chorus of Central Illinois for youth and adults

  • Mondays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

  • Choir Room, 2nd floor

  • Community chorus hosted by First UMC, Champaign.

  • Members enjoy singing together and give at least one concert each semester.

  • This chorus draws members of many faiths from the surrounding community.

  • For more information, contact Barbara Zachow at 217-356-9078 or by email at Visit: