This choir leads worship three Sundays a month and sings a wide variety of musical arrangements that create a sacred and blessed atmosphere. As of the Spring of 2022, the Chancel Choir has changed the months that it will be on hiatus. For 175 years we were on break from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We will now use soloists and small groups for worship without choir support beginning Christmas Day and ending on Palm Sunday. Currently rehearsals are at 7:00pm.
Our praise band, Open Circle, leads music during worship each second Sunday of the month. This offering of more current music combined with drums, keyboard, and both lead and bass guitar makes this a joyful expression of praise to the Lord each month. Open Circle rehearses every 1st Sunday of the month after worship service.
Also very instrumental in bringing joy and beauty to our worship service are the very accomplished “Rivertown Ringers”. They join our worship services usually on the third or fourth Sundays of the month. They rehearse at 6pm on Wednesdays evenings. Check the church calendar or call the church office for exact information, as their rehearsal schedule varies.
FIRST UNITED has a long history featuring liturgical dance for special services. We continue to embrace our young dancers who share their talent in this form of worship
Special music includes cantatas and other vocal and instrumental offerings that enhance our worship experience. During the months of the music department's hiatus, the congregation is blessed to have many special music offerings of solos, duets, instrumental selections and groups both from within and from outside of our congregation to enrich and bless our services.