Music Ministry

The music ministry at Cookeville First adds vitality and sense of holiness to our worship experience.  Worship is at the center of our church life, and music plays a vital role in how we experience the grace of God in our worship lives inside and outside of the church.

COOKEVILLE FIRST UMC

Discipleship Through Music

The music ministry at Cookeville First offers something for every age. From preschool music classes to opportunities for our school-age kids, and from our wonderful youth choir and various ensembles and hand bells, praise bands and our formal cancel choir, there are several ways to participate and experience God’s love through Music and Worship.

If you or your child are interested in participating in a choir, ensemble, program or special event, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page for more information!

Burger Bash

It’s time for Burger Bash!

Wednesday, August 4, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

in the Christian Life Center

$5 per person or $20 per family

Click HERE to register!

Youth Music

For grades 7-12

Get ready for Choir Tour 2022 …

This time, we’re going to Disney!

Click HERE for more information and to register!

Acolyte Training

Calling all 3rd – 6th graders! 

Meet Ms. Kathy for Acolyte Training on Sunday, August 8, at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. We will escort you to Sunday School when the training is over. Parents are welcome!

Bluegrass Gospel

Join us for Live Music August 28 at 7 p.m., at The Barn at Megwood Farm (500 Buck Lake Road). Bring your chair and water and enjoy this musical fellowship. This is a joint event hosted by St Michael’s Episcopal church and First UMC.

Early Childhood Music Ministry and Young Singer Adventures

Cookeville First UMC offers a quality, hands-on musical experience for your young child.

Parents and caregivers accompany their child in a loving and nurturing environment and start building their lifelong appreciation of music! Classes start August 12. Early Childhood Music is for infants through age five, Thursdays from 9:15 – 9:55 a.m. Young Singer Adventures is for ages 3 and 4, Thursdays from 2 – 2:45 p.m.

Click HERE to register and for more info!

Choir Club

Choir Club is for children ages 3 – 6th grade on Wednesday afternoons.  Activites include choir time, instrumental instruction, Bible lessons, drama, puppets, and so much more!  Participants in Choir Club have several opportunities to share their gifts in our church’s worship services on Sundays and various other opportunities throughout the year.

We hope your child will join us to learn the fundamentals of music and learn the importance of worship in the Christian life – all shared by our talented staff with lots of fun!  There’s no charge for Choir Club, but we hope you’ll be active and committed to sharing your gifts in this way!  Click HERE for more information and to register!

Music and Worship Arts

Don’t put off joining a choir or instrumental group any longer! Music ministry at Cookeville First UMC is a vital part of our worship life and an opportunity to grow in discipleship and relationships.

We hope you will share your God-given talents with us in one of our groups, whether it’s our Chancel Choir, an ensemble, a smaller vocal group, or one of our bands!  In addition to our music opportunities, other worship arts options are available!  Share your gifts with us – it is a wonderful way to praise God and share the story of grace in our own unique way!  Click HERE for a brochure with more information and schedules!

Handbells

Our handbell groups have been a special part of our church ministry since 1974.  The groups are a fixture in our worship life – sharing their musical gifts consistently throughout the year. 

We several handbell options to fit your busy schedule!  Options include rehearsal times on Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings, afternoons, and evenings.  If you are interested in learning more about playing in one of our handbell choirs, please fill out the information below and we will be happy to work with you!

Take a look at one of our special performances!

Mark Miller Concert – June 6, 2021

Contact Kathy

We would love to have you or your child involved in the music life of Cookeville First UMC. Please contact me through this form and I will be happy to help however I can.

Thank You!
Kathy Evans
Director of Music Ministries

Send Kathy Evans a message!

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165 E. Broad St., Cookeville, TN 38501
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