Bless, O Lord, us Thy servants, who minister in Thy temple. Grant that what we sing with our lips, we may believe in our hearts, and what we believe in our hearts, we may show forth in our lives. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
-The Chorister's Prayer, Royal School of Church Music
The STANBACK DEPARTMENT OF SACRED MUSIC at First United Methodist Church seeks to glorify God through a program of sacred choral and instrumental music. Known for its outstanding tradition of excellence, music at First United Methodist Church plays a significant role in the liturgical and spiritual life of the congregation and community.
Our music suite includes an acoustically-superior rehearsal hall made possible in 2012 through the generosity of Nancy & Bill Stanback. This space also functions as an intimate recital hall and includes a Steinway & Sons Model B piano, gifted in 2012 by Mary Anne Laningham, in memory of her parents.
Music at First United Methodist Church is grateful to receive generous support through ongoing gifts made to the MUSIC MEMORIAL FUND. This fund enables significant musical offerings through worship, concert, and outreach each year.