Music ensembles

Chancel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 -7:15 pm during the school year and once a month in the summer. We sing one Sunday a month for Worship and for special Sundays. Teen and adults singers are welcome to join in the fun! Singers welcome to join in for Christmas and Easter specials. Bonnie Orris, accompanist and director

Youth Choir is the 5th-12th graders. They lead contemporary Christian music at the Sunday morning worship once a month and for special occasions. Rehearsals are Wednesday afternoons during the school year. Jenny Wills,  Music Director

Christmas Musical by children and youth. Rehearsals occur on Wednesday afternoons during the fall. They share the  musical on a Sunday morning during worship and on a Wednesday  evening. The children and youth of the community are welcome to participate. Jenny Wills, Music Director

Crazy 4 Christ is our Wednesday after-school program for K-4th graders. Music is part of the program. The kids sing in Worship once a month. The songs match the theme of the lesson. Jenny Wills, Music Director

Men’s Choir sings once a month during the school year and rehearses before worship on the Sunday they sing. We sing a familiar hymn. Don Van Gilder, Director

Hand Bell Choir rehearses Wednesday evenings through the school year. We play for worship about once a month, plus on special occasions. Jean Van Gilder, Director

New friends are always welcome to join the music groups. Check in the church office at (515) 386-4411 for the latest schedule for rehearsal times and places.

Nativity Festival

Every year on a Sunday of December, Greene County Habitat for Humanity celebrates Everyone Needs a Stable Home. First United Methodist Church hosts the Festival which is a fundraiser for Habitat. A musical concert, a soup supper, a pie auction and a Nativity display bless all who attend. Church choirs, small groups, soloists all make the musical concert truly memorable. All churches help supply food and workers for this great annual event.