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, and rings for a Nursing Home every year. Under the direction of Gloria Wendel, this choir rehearses weekly and participates in worship services from September through May
Contact: Gloria firstname.lastname@example.org – Phone: 419-513-1097
The Joyful Noise Singers
The Joyful Noise Singers welcomes kids in kindergarten through 6th grade. Under the direction of Kay Okuley, the choir meets weekly to rehearse during Mustard Seeds (3:25 pm- 5:00 pm)
Contact: Kay Phone: 419-203-0728
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 email@example.com 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.