Music Ministry

"Music knows no national boundaries (unlike verbal languages) as it can speak directly to the heart, to the emotions.  It is vital for music to be subject to the authority of the word of God and to serve the ministry of that word in our churches.  Let it be said in the strongest possible terms that vibrant, lively, varied, engaging music is a huge boon, which significantly strengthens word ministry and enables believers to respond to God in heartfelt, genuine thankfulness, as well as in prayer and intercession."

-Christopher Hayward

  • Chancel Choir

    Sings weekly for the 10:55am worship service and occasionally for the 8:30am service.

    Rehearsal - Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Choir Room)

    Directed by Dr. Marc Foster

    Contact Paige Matthews for more information, (336) 454-2717

  • Nine On Main

    Praise Team

    Sings weekly for the 9:00 On Main service.

    Rehearsal - Wednesdays, 5:55pm - 6:55pm (Room #103)

    Directed by Dr. Catheryn Foster

    Praise Band

    A small group of instrumentalist whose focus is upon learning the sacred instrumental repertoire currently being composed.  The praise band can perform both on it's own or serve as an accompanying ensemble for the praise singers.  Plays weekly for the 8:45 On Main service.

    Contact Paige Matthews for more information, (336) 454-2717

  • CHildren's Choirs

    Directed by Mrs. Teresa Allred, our children's choir sing, on occasion at the 10:55am service and at the Nine on Main services and perform musicals at Mother's Day and at Christmas.

    Join us for our "ROCK@5" program ministry on Sunday afternoons.  Children ages 4 yrs. - 5th grade are invited to come for choir and dinner. Kindergarten - 5th grade students will follow-up with a Sunday School lesson and some fun activities. Parents can pick up their children between 6:30pm - 7:00pm.

    For more information contact Teresa Allred, (336) 848-4405 or Paige Matthews,

    (336) 454-2717.

  • Handbell CHoirs

    Our handbell choirs play for Sunday worship,  Available seasonally for community events.

    Ebel Memorial Choir

    For intermediate level ringers

    Rehearsal - Wednesdays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm (Handbell Choir Room)

    Jubilee Choir

    For Adult beginners

    Rehearsal - Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 6:00pm (Handbell Choir Room)

    Youth Choir

    For Grades 5+

    Rehearsal - Sundays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Handbell Choir Room)

    Contact Evan Petty for more information (336) 253-9738.

Once Upon A Tree by Pepper Choplin - Shawnee Press

The original words and music by Pepper Choplin will immerse your in the passion and intensity of the events of Holy Week. As the character of Luke is deeply touched by the story he is recording, the choir and soloist assume his role in the drama. Starting with Palm Sunday, it eloquently moves through the major events up to Good Friday and finally Easter.

Performed by the Jamestown UMC Chancel Choir on April 10, 2022 and directed by Dr. Marc Foster.