West Des Moines United Methodist Church
 Music Sunday, May 22, 2016 Minimize

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 Music - Get Involved

 Our church has a rich history of music ministry. There are groups for singers and instrumentalists of all ages. We recently renovated our Reuter pipe organ, which is played at our Sunday services. Music enhances the theme of our worship services and can enable worshippers to feel the presence of God. We praise and glorify God through the gift of music.

 Music Opportunities

Adult Groups

Youth and Children Groups

Opportunities for All Ages

Chancel Choir— For high school students and adults. Sings at either worship service and at special services.  Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary.  Directed by Tom Sletto.

Bell Messengers—Plays monthly, practices Tuesdays at 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Room 303.  Directed by Jennifer Hawkins.

Wesley Ringers—Plays monthly, rehearsals are Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Room 303.  Directed by Jennifer Hawkins.

Jubilation—bell players from Grades 7-12 meet Wednesdays at 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in Room 303.  This group plays in worship several times per year.  Directed by Jennifer Hawkins.

Christ Chimers—A group for Grades 2-6 that plays tone chimes. They rehearse on Wednesdays at 5:00 to 5:45 p.m. in Room 311 and play in worship services several times per year.  Directed by Tom Sletto.

Children’s Choir opportunities (Cherub Choir and Alleluia Choir) for ages Pre-K through 6th grade –  6:15 to 6:55 PM – Rooms TBD


Brass—brass players perform in groups or as soloists as needed.

Other instruments—solo and small group instrumentalists are needed throughout the year.  speaking parts and chorus combine with an orchestra to bring a musical message.

Solo and small group vocalists— needed throughout the year to provide music when large groups may not be available, especially during summer services.

 Choir Robes to Liberia, West Africa Minimize

In July the choir blessed their robes and donated them to the New Life Christian Center, Rock Hole Paynesville, Liberia, West Africa.  The robes arrived the at NLCC in November.  Click on the picture to see the robes being received and used in worship.

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 Music Opportunities

Bell Choirs

  • Bell Messengers
  • Christ Chimers
  • Jubilation
  • Wesley Ringers 

Adult Choirs

  • Chancel Choir
  • Cross Generations Trio  

Children Choirs

  • Cherub Choir
  • Chorister Choir
  • Cantus Choir

Music Groups

  • Orchestra    
  • Timberline Brass    


  • Cantata 
  • Concert Series


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