We invite you to COME and join us in making music and to become part of our choir family!
We invite you to COME and join us in making music and to become part of our choir family!

I’m excited to introduce you to the vibrant Music Ministry of the First United Methodist Church of Jackson, Michigan.
The participants of our music ministry come from all backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
The combination of all these collective skills and varying abilities results in beautiful music that enriches our worship of God.

Maybe you’re a beginner or just haven’t sung in many years. That’s OK, we invite you to COME and join us.
Maybe your life is really hectic, and you can’t commit to weekly rehearsals. That’s OK too. COME check out our Fellowship Choir. They only rehearse once a month.  Maybe you’re a “snow-bird” and are gone in the winter. Come sing for the months that you are here.
There’s no richer gift to give to your children than the gift of music.
We hope that you’ll consider joining us in worship and in music. Come, your new choir family awaits!!!

Ensembles - Music Ministry

The Music Ministry of the First United Methodist Church has been and continues to be a vibrant ministry here in the heart of Jackson. While facing challenges due to the pandemic, we have met those challenges and continue to be a strong ministry in the worship life of the First United Methodist Church.

Chancel Choir

This adult choir continues to be a strong music fellowship.  The Chancel Choir is a non-auditioned choir that rehearses weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm. The Chancel Choir has been honored to have been invited in recent years to sing at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in NY city. Those concerts were an example of what “everyday, (non-musician) people” can do when they link their voices together in the praise of God.  After a year off due to the pandemic, the choir is back sharing music for our worship of God!  All are welcome to add their voices with ours.

Belle Canto

This select women’s ensemble has been making music together since 2006. Belle Canto sings in worship once a month. This nine-voice ensemble, with their close harmonies, have been a wonderful addition to our music ministry.


A “journeymen” is a skilled craftsman who works under the direction of the “Master Craftsman.” God is the “master craftsman.” This new select men’s vocal ensemble is one of the only good things that came out of the pandemic. This eight-voice ensemble started in the Fall of 2020 and are a joy to hear. They share their music in worship once a month.

Carillon RIngers

This is our handbell/handchime ensemble. Presently, this group has nine ringers with room at the table for more.  Some basic music reading ability is a must. This three-octave ensemble plays in worship about every six weeks and for holiday concerts and services.

There are always opportunities throughout the year for instrumentalists to share their music with us in worship.
Our church is uniquely fortunate to have such skilled organists and pianist who share their skills with us weekly. Our Martin Ott, 4 manual Pipe organ was installed in 2002.

Music Ministries Director

Timothy T. Meunier

Director of Music Ministries