Music Ministry

Adult Handbells

Adult Handbells meet Wednesdays  to set up and rehearse at 6:30 pm. All experienced ringers are welcome. This choir rings in worship at least once a month. Under the direction of Gloria Wendel, this choir rehearses weekly and participates in worship services from September through May

Contact:  Gloria lgwendel59@gmail.comPhone:  419-513-1097


The Joyful Noise Singers

The Joyful Noise Singers welcomes kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Under the direction of Chris Gordon, the choir meets weekly to rehearse during Mustard Seeds (3:25 pm- 5:00 pm)

Contact:  Chris  –  Phone:  419-238-0631  ext. 307


Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir leads worship in the traditional worship services of First Church.  It also leads special services throughout the year as requested.  Singers from high school through adult are welcome to sing.  The only prerequisite is that you love the Lord and can sing in tune.

Since 1993, the Chancel Choir has been under the direction of Paul Hoverman.  They have traveled to England, New York City, Seattle and Portland, OR where they were selected to sing at the United Methodist General Conference in 2016.  They sing a wide variety of choral styles including Classical, Contemporary, Spirituals, Gospel and Jazz, often incorporating professional musicians to enhance special services.

Rehearsals are held Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in the church sanctuary.  They welcome new singers to join them at any time during the year.  Their service year runs from September through the beginning of June.

Contact:  Paul Hoverman    Phone/text: 419-513-0123

Annette Hoverman is Worship Coordinator for the 10:45 am service, where she coordinates and plans all aspects of the service.


Music Ministry Staff

We are blessed to have a dedicated and experienced staff that leads our musical ministry.

Mrs. Gloria Wendel offers her leadership to our music offerings and her experience and expertise on our Noehren pipe organ.

Wayne Wells is our 8:15 am service worship team leader.